Rue Cler Seattle

Cake Design

WHEN SHOULD I BOOK MY CAKE?

6-9 months before your wedding date is a good time to book your cake, but I accept orders anywhere from 2 months to 2 years in advance.


DO YOU DELIVER?

I do deliver! During the booking process, we will discuss specific delivery fees based on your order. I charge for roundtrip mileage in addition to an hourly rate, so factors like delivery time, roundtrip distance, and cake size come into effect.


can i PICK UP MY CAKE?

Kind of. Since I do not have a brick and mortar location, I cannot offer “pickups”, but cakes delivered within 2 miles of my commissary kitchen will count as “handoffs”. This simply means that I will deliver within 2 miles of my starting location free of charge. So if you are located within these parameters - great! If not, we will choose a location within those parameters to meet, and I will load the cake into your vehicle.


HOW DO I HANDLE AND STORE the cake?

If we are “handing off” the cake (see above), you will want to clear a flat surface in your car, and drive slowly & carefully. Make sure nothing can fall onto the cake, knock it over, or push it around. Cakes are served at room temperature, so depending on the size of your cake, you will want to leave it out for at least 2 hours before serving. I will give you handling and storage instructions specific to your cake on the day you pick it up.


DO YOU HAVE OTHER FLAVOR OPTIONS?

I do! As I stated in my menu, the flavors I have listed are some of my favorite combinations and recipes. I do have more, but I know that giving too many options can be overwhelming. Feel free to ask for my flavor options! You may also mix and match any flavors, omit anything extra to decrease your cost per serving (such as curds, ganaches, etc.), and ask for specific flavors that you would like to try in your consultation.


HOW DO CUSTOM ORDERS WORK?

Email me with any questions about custom orders. I love to experiment and try new things, but sometimes I simply cannot offer certain desserts. It doesn’t hurt to ask, so if you don’t see something on my desserts menu, send me an inquiry and I will let you know what I can do! I do want to honor my specialized brand, so I do not offer novelty cakes, cupcakes, or cake pops.


WHERE ARE CONSULTATIONS HELD?

Consultations are usually held in a coffee shop of your choosing. I have been asked to hold consultations in clients’ homes before, which is okay with me if you are comfortable hosting me. I prefer to hold my tastings at Starbucks locations because they are everywhere and do not directly compete with anything I am selling, unlike some smaller local coffee shops.


WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE TASTING CONSULTATION?

Tasting consultation include bite size tasters in 4 flavors meant to serve 4 people. There are 32 bites total, with 8 of each flavor so that each person can try each flavor twice. Please let me know if you will have more than 4 people! It is an additional $16 to add on extra guests or additional flavors to your tasting. Consultations are usually 1 hour long. See above for location information. Please come with as much knowledge of what you would like as possible. It is okay if you are unsure with what you want, but if you want to put a deposit down at the consultation, you will have to have a basic idea of what you are looking for so I can ballpark a minimum cost.


HOW MUCH WILL MY CAKE COST?

The cost of a cake is entirely too subjective to answer broadly. Please schedule a consultation, or discuss your requirements in detail via email, so that I can more accurately give you a quote.

Pricing is per serving and starts with what flavor is preferred. From there there are additional costs such as complexity of design, number of tiers, delivery fees, fresh vs sugar floral, etc.

These costs are based on time required, size of the cake, cost of materials, complexity of design, and distance to venue if delivered.


HOW MUCH OF A DEPOSIT DO I HAVE TO PUT DOWN TO COMPLETE MY BOOKING?

For your order to be on the books, I must receive a deposit of at least half the minimum cost. This deposit is usually made at the time of the consultation; locking in your booking then and there. However, it can also be made afterward, as long as it is made at least 2 months before your event. To reiterate, your order will not be on the schedule until at least half of the minimum amount has been paid before 2 months to the date. Sooner is better than later. I cannot guarantee I will still have availability on your date if you wait too long to complete your booking.


CAN I CHANGE MY ORDER AFTER I HAVE BOOKED IT?

All major changes to your order must be made at least 2 months before your event date. Anything minor can be changed 2 weeks before, and I will contact you 2 weeks out to make sure that we are settled up, check if there are any minor last minute changes, and to get a final headcount for your event.


BY WHEN DOES MY ORDER HAVE TO BE PAID IN FULL?

Your order must be paid in full 2 weeks before your pickup/delivery date.


Please contact me with any questions! inquiry@rueclerseattle.com


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