Ferquently Asked Questions
At Cake Art & Australia we get asked a great deal of questions about all sorts of things relating to cakes, and cake decorating, so we thought that we would try and help answer them for you.
Here is a list of common questions and answers that you may find helpful in the time leading up to ordering your wedding cake, child’s christening/baptism cake, birthday cake or any special occasion you may be celebrating.
Question: Will someone help me design my wedding cake, christening cake, birthday cake, engagement cake or special occasion cake?
Answer: Yes! At Cake Art & Australia our team members are only too happy and able to assist you in designing your wedding cake, birthday cake, christening cake, engagement cake or special occasion cake. If you have a special theme in mind for your cake, it is a good idea to bring in colour samples and/or pictures of what you like so that we can help you design your ideal cake. Our designers will help you every step of the way; from size, to colour and decoration, you can be assured the your cake will be a piece of art.
Question: What cake flavours does Cake Art offer?
Answer: Cake Art offers a wide selection of cake flavours. Our delicious flavours include: Chocolate mud cake, Caramel mud cake, White mud cake, Banana mud cake, Choc-hazelnut mud cake, Jaffa mud cake, Red Velvet cake Strawberry mud cake and Marble mud cake (a mixture of any two mud cake flavours). We also make Butter cakes, Continental cakes, Blackforest cakes, Tiramisu cakes and Baci cakes, as well as Traditional Fruit Cake, Banana Cake, Carrot Cake and Jam & Cream Sponge Cake. We also make profiterole cakes. All cakes are baked fresh on the premises made to order. Some wedding cakes and sculpted cakes are limited to a selection of flavours so it is best to speak to our cake designers when choosing a flavour for your cake.
Question: How do I know what size cake to order?
Answer: The number of guests you intend to cater for will ultimately help you decide on the size of your cake. Other important factors to consider include: whether there will be other desserts; will you be keeping some of the cake for yourself? will you be keeping the top tier of your wedding cake? and will the cake be served as dessert portions or coffee portions? (coffee portions are generally half the size of a dessert portion)
Question: How much can I expect to pay for a Cake Art cake?
Answer: Our cakes vary in price depending on size and design. Generally our cakes range in price from as low as $38 to up wards of $2500 If you have a budget that you need to work to, please let us know and we will be only to happy to design a cake within your budget.
Question: Should I use iced or fresh flowers for my cake?
Answer: Cake Art can supply you with either iced or fresh flowers for your cake. It is really a matter of personal choice. Keep in mind that some fresh flowers are not available at all times of the year and that some fresh flowers are more tolerant to the weather than others.
Question: How far in advance do I need to order my cake, and do I need a deposit?
Answer: Generally we like 10 to 12 weeks notice for a wedding cake, the reason being that flowers need to be made in advance, although we do have a large selection of pre made-flowers. If you are after some thing unusual these will have to be custom made. For all other cakes 1 - 2 weeks notice is ample. However, we will usually accept late orders. As a rule we take a 50% deposit on all cake orders with the balance on wedding cakes due 1 week prior to delivery/pick up. All other cakes are payable on pick up.
Question: Does Cake Art deliver cakes?
Answer: Yes. We do deliver our cakes anywhere in the Sydney Metropolitan and Blue Mountains area up to Katoomba, however, delivery charges do apply & this is based on the distance between our store and the final destination.
Question: How do I care for my cake once I have picked it up?
Answer: You are responsible for your cake once you have left the store so you want to be sure you care for it correctly. We suggest that you transport the cake on the front passenger side floor with the vehicles air conditioning set to feet, or if too large in a clear boot as this is generally the flattest part of the car with the back seats down so that the cars air conditioning can also flow around the cake. When you arrive home with your iced cake we advise that you place it in a cool room not in the fridge out of direct sunlight. The ideal temperature for fondant iced cakes is between 15-18 degrees celsius. If your cake has fresh cream we recommend refrigeration. Refrigerate after cutting or freeze to preserve. If you wish to keep figurines or iced flowers these must be removed from the cake and stored with anti-moisture crystals in an airtight container.
Question: I want to keep the top tier of my wedding cake, how should I store it?
Answer: Firstly remove all iced flowers and other decorations, then wrap your cake twice in cling film, and once in foil. Try to remove all the air from between your cake and the cling film, if you have the space, an air tight container is advisable. Store the cake in your freezer. Cake Art will guarantee your fruit cake will taste as sensational as the day you picked it up for up to 12 months. Ask about our special rates to redecorate your cake for your child’s christening.
We hope that we have answered some of your questions, however our friendly and experienced team are more than happy to answer any additional questions you may have. Simply come into any Cake Art Australia store located at:
Rouse Hill: Civic Way, Rouse Hill Town Centre. Opp. Westpac Bank or Penrith: 41 York Road, South Penrith. Opp. Jamison Park or simply give us a call on: Rouse Hill: 02 8883 1923 Penrith: 02 4731 2514