Christmas Cheer Cake: 8 inch Cake with your choice of Vanilla or Chocolate Cake – $52.99 (Feeds 10-15)
Santa Claus Cake: 8 inch Cake with your choice of Vanilla or Chocolate Cake – $52.99 (Feeds 10-15)
Custom Christmas Cookies: A variety of Holiday Shapes (no substitutions please) – $34.50/DZ or $2.89 each
Holiday Mini Cupcakes: 1/2 Christmas Trees and 1/2 Snowmen, 1/2 Vanilla and 1/2 Chocolate with Buttercream – $30 for 24 Mini Cupcakes
Full Crumb Buns: Traditional Crumb Bun comes uncut – $34.99
Cookie Kits: Includes 6 sugar cookies (3 different designs), 3 bags of colored icing and holiday sprinkles – $14.99 per box
Gingerbread: Sold individually or by the dozen. Homemade Gingerbread made in shop! – $35.50/DZ or $2.99 each
Christmas Cookie Tray: A total of 18 cookies (Includes Chocolate Chip, Chocolate Crinkle, Gingerbread, Custom Sugar Decorated Cookies and Snickerdoodle (no substitutions please) – $38.99 per tray
Starting 12/8 – Many cookies available all month long in the shop! Chocolate Crinkle, Snickerdoodle, Gingerbread, Grandmas Peanut Butter, and more!
Thanksgiving Pies: Apple Crumb Pie, Pumpkin Pie, Peanut Butter Pie – $23.99
Full Pan Crumb Buns: Traditional and Pumpkin Flavors (Not Precut) – $34.99
8″ Thanksgiving Cake: Pre-Set Decoration Vanilla or Chocolate with Vanilla Buttercream – $44.99 (Feeds 10-15)
Mini Cupcakes: 1/2 Turkeys 1/2 Pumpkins Vanilla and Chocolate Only – $30 for 24 Mini Cupcakes
Custom Sugar Cookies: Turkeys, Acorns, Pie Slices. and a Thanksgiving Message – $34.50/dz or $2.89 each ($5/dz to individually wrap)
Cookie Kits: Includes 6 sugar cookies (3 different designs), 3 bags or colored icing and holiday sprinkles ($14.99 each)
Mini Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Loaf: $6.50 each
All items must be picked up prior to 3pm on 11/23.
Hi There!!! As part of our weekly wedding blog, we are talking about all things wedding cake. We have talked about how to choose your baker, what questions to ask and when to book.. today we are talking about pricing and tasting!
Pricing and Tasting
Contact your top 3 bakeries and ask for pricing! Each bakery has different stipulations on pricing but here are some items that they might ask from you to provide pricing options:
– Your estimated guest count. Wedding cakes range in size and this is all based on serving size, so provide a range.
– Your wedding date. Different times of the year, pricing could fluctuate.
– What you are looking for. Would you like to have all tiered wedding cake? Cake and Cupcakes? A dessert table with multiple options? Be specific and provide examples.
– Where is your wedding reception being held? They will want to include pricing for delivery as well, if they offer that service.
Once you have decided that the pricing makes sense for you – TASTE THE CAKE! Tasting the cake is so important before you book your baker. Keep in mind, YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR! Don’t eliminate the most expensive before you taste. Pick your top 3 and schedule tastings. If you are fortunate enough to live near or can visit your wedding cake bakeries take advantage of it – this is the FUN PART, remember?! Every bakery has different procedures & Specialties – so make sure you contact your top 3 and be open to suggestions! If you don’t live near them, ask your friends or family to have the tasting for you – I’m SURE they won’t turn down free cake!!!!
Stay tuned next week for our Part V topic – DESIGN! As always, if you have any questions, please check in with us about how we can help!
Hi Again!!! We are back to help you with all the things you should ask your potential baker! We talked about in Part I and Part II How to choose your baker and when to book – in the next couple weeks we will be talking about all things wedding cake, so please stay tuned!
What to Ask your potential Baker!
Here are some helpful questions to ask to discover which bakery is right for you!
– What options can you offer for this size wedding?
– Do you Deliver?
– Do you offer Gluten Free Options?
– Do you work with my wedding vendors often?
– Are you familiar with my wedding venue?
– Do you offer both buttercream and fondant designs?
– Considering the time of year that we are getting married, what would you recommend?
There are many more things to ask after you secure your wedding date and begin to talk about design, but these questions will help you find the best fit for you! Ask all 3-5 bakeries these same questions and compare their answers to find the best bakery for you!
Thanks for checking in with us – and as always please contact us with any questions that you might have! Next week we will be talking about helpful tips and tricks for pricing and tasting! See you then!
In Part I, we talked about how to pick YOUR right bakery! We continue in this Part II to talk about when to book your wedding cake, when is too late, when to start… all the deets!
When to Book Your Wedding Cake!
There are certain pieces of information that are necessary to have BEFORE reaching out to your potential bakeries. Before reaching out to your 3-5 bakeries, make sure you have:
– A Wedding Date. This means you have already BOOKED your venue and have a secured date. Part of your inquiry to each bakery, should include asking them if they are available on your wedding date. If you don’t have your wedding date secured – you are just spinning your wheels.
– A Wedding Venue. Again, this means that you have a signed contract with a venue. Some bakeries have their wedding cakes included with local venues/resorts – so ensure that you know WHERE you are getting married before you call or inquire.
– Wedding Colors/Design Concept. This DOES NOT mean that you need to have your exact wedding cake chosen. This ALSO, DOES NOT mean that you need to be Martha Stewart and have a power point presentation put together for the entire wedding. But… Have a good idea what your wedding colors are, an idea of what you like and (most importantly) DO NOT like… It is always helpful to put together some images of what you like or have a Pinterest board started of what you are drawn to as inspiration. This allows your wedding vendor team to see your vision.
Thanks for reading this week’s Wedding Blog – stay tuned to Part III – All about What questions to ask!! Part III will be live on Sept 24th! See you then!
So many couples reach out and simply don’t know where to start – and THAT’S OK! If you were a PRO at this we’d be concerned 😉 After YEARS in the wedding industry, I am put together some of the most helpful tips and tricks to share with you – so stick with us on this monthly BLOG and learn what we have to share!
When it comes to cake – this should be the EASY part! LadyCakes is here to make sure CAKE IS FUN!!! Whether you want a simple cake or a grand centerpiece, we can help you achieve YOUR vision! Here is a step – by – step guide to help you navigate through Cake tasting, shopping around for your ideal baker, display tips and tricks and so much more!
How to Pick the Right Bakery!
The best way to get honest feedback is to ask friends, co-workers, neighbors about local bakeries! Ask anyone that you know just got married about who THEY used to create their cake, ask questions – believe me – people will share their stories (whether you want the nitty gritty or not). Attend local bridal shows and expos in your area to get a feel for what bakeries are out there. Finally, stop into local wedding cake bakeries and look at their displays, gather information and talk to the staff. Compile a list of 3-5 bakeries to contact to get pricing!
Stay tuned for Part II – going live Sept 17th!
It’s the beginning of wedding season and we are so blessed to have some of the best wedding vendors as partners! We work with many local wedding professionals and wedding venues to make YOUR wedding cake dreams come true. Take a look at this stunning wedding at The White Orchid at Oasis in Fort Myers, FL. The wedding cake we created as part of this picture perfect day, captured by Rut Photography, was 100% Custom from top to bottom. LadyCakes kept in mind the beautiful dusty blue brides maids dresses and the bright and airy feel of this wedding while creating this cake and we are pleased to say that this wedding was nothing shy of perfection. Thank you to all the vendors involved and Congratulations to the lucky couple.
Contact us today to talk about creating YOUR wedding dreams!
Latest wedding collab: Romantic, Elegant Wedding – Brides & Weddings Magazine (bridesandweddings.com)
*LadyCakes Bakery Teachers Specials!
Mini Cupcakes, 1/2 Vanilla and 1/2 Chocolate – 24 for $24
Custom Sugar Cookies: Variety of Designs Including: Apples, Paper Design and Pencil – $2.49 each
*LadyCakes Bakery Easter Specials!
6 inch Bunny Butt Cake: Your choice of Vanilla or Chocolate Cake, Vanilla Buttercream, Feeds 6-8 people – $45.00
Custom Cookies: Variety of Designs Including: Eggs, Bunnies, Flowers and Messages – $28.99 per dozen; $2.49 each
Mini Cupcakes (1/2 Ducks and 1/2 Bunny Butts, 1/2 Vanilla and 1/2 Chocolate – 24 for $20 *No changes
St Paddy’s Day 2022 Special Menu!
Mini Cupcakes (1/2 Vanilla, 1/2 Chocolate; 1/2 Leprechans, 1/2 Festive Sprinkles) – 24 for $20
6 inch Leprechan Hat (Feeds 6-8 people; Vanilla Cake Colored Green) – $29.99
Contact LadyCakes Bakery today to begin to talk about YOUR wedding cake. We would love to create a custom wedding cake that matches your design, colors and overall vibe! No choosing from pre-set designs here! We custom create each and everyone of our cakes for EACH couple that comes to us! Want to talk cake? Send us the following information and we can provide additional information about pricing and details!
Please allow 24 – 48 hours for a response! Can’t wait to TALK CAKE!
LadyCakes in Cape Coral has sweet relationships with the local community
Randy Kambic – Published in the News-Press
From popular cartoon characters to beloved sports teams and hobbies, Bess Charles and her staff at LadyCakes Bakery have creatively customized countless cakes for birthdays, graduations, anniversaries, baby showers and many more special occasions. Scroll through her online gallery and you’ll find a dizzying array of wedding cakes in all sizes and designs.
Along with cookies and pies, the bakery offers more than 25 cupcake flavors that change daily or weekly with names like Country Girl, Doozie and Queen Anne’s Lace.
So when it comes to Valentine’s Day, it’s no surprise Charles is offering such love-themed treats as red velvet whoopie pies, decorated sugar cookies and heart-shaped death by chocolate and rose-topped cakes.
Charles has been operating LadyCakes for eight years. She founded and co-owns the Cape Coral store with her husband Jeff. And as busy as she is, Charles continues to find the time to put down her cooking utensils to serve delicious life lessons by mentoring the next generation of successful women and supporting local causes.
Last July, the pandemic forced a cancellation of a scheduled speech and meeting with members of the PACE Center for Girls to help motivate and inspire them — one of many nonprofit organizations that Charles has also donated fresh-made treats to.
“I was so disappointed,” she said, adding that both parties hope to reschedule it soon.
Charles wrote her first book, “The Adventures of LadyCakes: Kindness is Sweet,” in November 2019, but its distribution was stalled with the onset of the pandemic. The richly illustrated work — the first in a series that encourages and empowers young girls — is now available at area retailers where books are sold and on Amazon.
Charles also serves on the board of the nonprofit Better Together organization that finds advocates to keep families intact and improve foster care by reducing child abuse and neglect.
Some of the many other nonprofits she has donated cakes to include Cape Coral Animal Shelter, Cape Coral Friends of Wildlife, Icing Smiles, the Mighty Mikey Foundation and the Wounded Warrior Project.
Her passion for helping the community reached new heights with the recent Caring Through Cakes program that benefited the Cape Coral Caring Center. In December, customers were invited to drop off non-perishable cake ingredients at her store and participate in a sweepstakes prize giveaway. Collected materials – including 161 cake mix boxes, 112 icing cans, 31 bottles of oil “and tons of sprinkles and disposable pans!” – were donated to the nonprofit on Dec. 23 and a lucky participant won a dozen free cupcakes in a Facebook live event.
“The response was fantastic,” said Charles. The program “helped those who didn’t have funds to make their own holiday cakes.”
She loves to mix work — which encompasses three times the space compared to when she started her bakery — with supporting the community. She’ll be a featured speaker at the SWFL Goodwill Industries Micro-Enterprise program graduation ceremony on March 17.
“I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for the community helping me get to where I am now, so I feel it’s my duty to give back.”
About LadyCakes Bakery
LadyCakes is Cape SW Florida’s #1 Bakery for custom cakes for any event. Stop in and grab some Cupcakes or a Cake To Go.
We look forward to helping you create a cake that will wow your guests at your next event.