The 25 Most Frequently Asked Questions About Ordering a Wedding Cake From The Cake Gallery.
Here are the 25 most frequently asked questions about ordering a wedding cake from The Cake Gallery. If you have a key question that is not answered, please call Naomi at 402-397-2253 to receive personal assistance.
Why should I choose your bakery over other bakeries or cake artists?
Here are six reasons for you to consider.
- The Cake Gallery provides a great wedding cake for every budget.
- Our wedding cakes are made with our unique flavorful ULTRAmoist.™ cake blend.
- Our showroom displays 20-30 new and trendy cakes every six months. That means you will be seeing the most current styles available anywhere.
- We are recognized as innovators for the wedding cake industry. As a couple examples, we are the first bakery in the country to provide a comprehensive written guarantee for your assurance of receiving a fantastic wedding cake and the first bakery to present wedding cake videos, in addition, to the single largest photo gallery for a bakery.
- We co-founded Gold Standard Wedding Cake Bakers of America. An organization that only accepts wedding cake providers who are willing and able to abide by the wedding cake principals and standards found in the guide "How to Buy The Picture-Perfect Wedding Cake...GUARANTEED!"
- We are recognized as the best cake bakery by "Omaha Magazine's Best of Omaha," "Reader Magazine," "One Magazine," "KETV" and the nationally recognized "Wedding Wire's" 2011 winner for Omaha.
While those may be good reasons, we encourage you to use an independent source to judge whether The Cake Gallery or any other bakery is r-e-a-l-l-y worthy of creating your wedding cake.
We recommend downloading
“How To Buy The Picture-Perfect Wedding Cake…GUARANTEED!” to get this inside information
And, don't worry about the $39.95 price tag. We'll reimburse every penny.
All we ask in return is the opportunity to show you The Cake Gallery difference by having a cake-tasting and consultation with us.
Do you make more wedding cakes than you show on your website?
Yes. The Internet is a great tool for demonstrating our work. However, not all of our designs make it on-line. We suggest you stop by the store and go through several albums of additional designs and see the 20-30 displays in our store of modern and trendy designs.
Can you duplicate a photo from a magazine or from another website?
Yes. We have seven full-time decorator/designers with diverse skill sets who can create or duplicate just about any wedding cake design your heart desires.
How do you charge for your wedding cakes?
Most of our wedding cakes are priced using a combination of the size of the tiers and the time it takes us to bake, frost, and decorate your wedding cake. This is called a "time and material" method.
Typically, as the wedding cake gets larger, the price goes lower on a cost per serving basis. This is a topic that is easier to understand if you come into the store and receive some first-hand clarification.
To see a general price range for all the wedding cakes go to: Ordering Info topic 15.
Why don’t you list the exact prices of your wedding cakes on your website?
Since we charge according to a time and material methodology, every serving size changes the price of a particular cake.
In addition, there are variables that could change the price. Such as changing a cake from all round to all square, changing the flavors of the cake, changing the amount of tiers, changing the frosting type on the cake, removing certain design elements etc.
To receive an accurate quote, please speak with Naomi to schedule a meeting with her to go over wedding cake designs that interest you.
Do I need an appointment to see your wedding cake showroom?
You are welcome to see our showroom Mon-Fri 7am-5:30pm and Sat 7am-4pm or schedule an appointment Mon-Fri 9am-4pm and Sat 9am-3pm.
If you would like to sit down and talk with Naomi or another consultant, please call to schedule a consultation at 402-397-2253.
Do you offer free sample cakes?
Yes. You are welcome to receive the first three flavors for free.
Choose any flavor(s) of cake; then, if would like, choose any filling(s). The normal frosting for sample cakes is buttercream. (If you would like to sample fondant, please ask.)
If you would like more than three flavors, we charge a nominal fee of $1.99 per 4” cake or $4.99 for fondant covered samples. There is no limit to the amount of sample cakes you can order at one time.
How much cake should I order?
Here’s a simple formula that will help you determine the probable number of guests who will be having a slice of your wedding cake.
For a full dinner or buffet: Multiply your invitations by 2 and reduce that number by 25%
In an example: You send out 100 invitations, multiple that by 2, which equals 200 and subtract 25% of 200, which leaves you with 150 pieces of cake.
If you are serving only cake and punch, order cake for the entire guest list.
If you are having different flavors of cake for each tier, order enough for the entire guest list, plus consider adding up to an additional 10% more. Because of the added flavors, some guests are more likely to have two pieces.
Do I include the servings from a groom’s cake in my total servings?
No. The bride’s cake is your main dessert. The groom’s cake should be viewed as supplemental. Once again, there are always exceptions. But keep in mind, most guests view taking a piece of the bride’s cake and a piece of groom’s cake as acceptable and expected.
What are your most popular flavors and fillings?
Please review this answer within the Ordering Info page, topic 3. They are updated twice per year in the winter and summer.
Currently, they are: 1) Pink Champagne, 2) Red Velvet, 3) Strawberry Cream Cheese, 4) Almond Raspberry Torte, 5) Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Torte, 6) Chocolate Fudge Torte, 7) Lemon Torte, 8) Raspberry Swirl, 9) Vanilla, 10) Irish Cream Torte
Can I have more than one flavor of cake?
Yes. About 80% of all brides are having multiple flavors among the tiers.
Go to: Ordering Info topic 3 and take a look at our flavors and fillings. There are literally over 1000 combinations.
How can The Cake Gallery have so many more flavors and fillings than other wedding cake places I have visited?
The Cake Gallery is dedicated to making a wide variety of wedding cake flavors that satisfy the desires of most brides.
Brides, like you, have told us they want a broad selection of flavors and fillings. So, we built our bakery to accommodate the refrigeration and storage space that allows us to mix and inventory such a vast selection.
How small or large can you make a wedding cake?
Our smallest wedding cake is two-tiered and serves 16. On the other hand, if you need your wedding cake to serve 500, 1000 or 5000 we can accommodate your needs as well. Give us a call or come in to discuss your individual requirements.
How much do you charge for your smallest wedding cake?
Our smallest two-tier wedding (that serves 16) starts at $79.99.
Can I change the colors I see on the Internet or from a display in your store to my colors?
Of course. We expect you’ll exchange the colors you see in the photos or on a display to the colors of your wedding. There are always exceptions to the rule, but 95% of the time colors can be adjusted.
I have unusual colors. Are you able to match them?
We cannot give you a definitive answer until you bring in your color samples or swatches. However, 95% of the time we are able to closely match even unusual colors.
Can I change anything I see on a particular wedding cake design?
Most of the time, you can change design elements on a wedding cake and still have it look great.
If we believe your requested change will reflect poorly on the overall appearance of your wedding cake, we will help steer you in the right direction.
Just remember, wedding cakes are a piece of art and we all have different opinions. We are not here to impose our artistic impression on you. We are here to help guide you.
If I use fresh flowers, do you or my florist place them on my wedding cake?
About 75% of the time, your florist will place the flowers on your wedding cake at the reception site.
Typically, we deliver the wedding cake before your florist arrives. Then, they decorate the cake and table, if necessary.
25% of the time, you'll need to bring the flowers directly to us. Typically, we arrange the flowers if the design is complex and too difficult for the florist to understand, or if it makes it convenient for you.
Why is fondant more expensive?
It takes extra training and skill to work with fondant. In addition, most wedding cake designs created in fondant take longer to complete.
Since we price our wedding cakes using a time and material method, the extra time it takes to execute your design using fondant will reflect in a higher overall price
Do you carry any wedding cake toppers?
Yes. We carry several brands and styles ranging from under $30 to $150.
We also represent a leading "monogram initial" company that permits us to order superior "keep-sake" monograms at a discount. Ask your consultant for further information.
How far will you deliver a wedding cake?
The majority of our wedding cakes are delivered within metro Omaha, Bellevue and surrounding communities.
Additionally, cities like Lincoln, Nebraska City, Fremont, and Blair are regular deliver destinations in Nebraska.
In Iowa, Glenwood, Missouri Valley and Atlantic top our list.
Overall, our deliveries usually range up to one hundred-fifty miles in any direction, including Kansas City.
Outside the normal delivery areas some of our wedding cakes have been delivered to California, Florida, Colorado, Kansas, South Dakota, Minnesota, and the country of England.
How far in advance should I reserve my date?
Remember, it’s never too early to reserve your date, but it could be too late!
On average, we only accept 12-14 orders per weekend. We have instituted this rule to control the quality of our wedding cakes.
Since we cannot project when a particular weekend will be completely sold-out, we suggest reserving your date as soon as you have made a decision to use The Cake Gallery.
Under normal conditions, you can reserve most dates with only a 2-6 month notice. Although, we suggest 4-12 months to be safe.
How much payment do you require to hold a date for me?
We require a seventy-five dollar ($75) retainer. The funds are applied to your balance and are non-refundable.
How far in advance should I finalize my order?
In most cases, you can make all final adjustments and a final payment thirty (30) days prior to your reception. Your wedding cake consultant will let you know the requirements of your particular wedding cake.
I understand The Cake Gallery only takes a certain amount of wedding cakes per weekend. If you are already booked up for my date, who else do you recommend?
Sorry, but we are hesitant to recommend anyone else at this time.
Here’s why. We are not aware of any other bakery within a hundred miles of Omaha who is a "Gold Standard Wedding Cake Baker." As soon as other wedding cake providers in the Omaha or surrounding areas are willing and able to comply with the same stringent standards that we adhere to, we will be happy to pass along their name.
Want more proof The Cake Gallery is the right wedding cake baker for you?
Get your copy of “How To Buy The Picture-Perfect Wedding Cake…GUARANTEED!”
(remember, bring in your receipt, along with your voucher and we'll gladly reimburse every penny) and see for yourself.