FAQ

NEW FOR 2017!  We've chosen the three most popular wedding cake designs for 2017 and packaged them at one low price.  Choose up to two cake flavors and two filling flavors (the filling goes between the layers) and the decorating style for your cake.  We will deliver your beautiful cake to your venue within a 20 mile radius of our bakery, all for one low price.  (Greater than 20 miles, add $1 per mile.). Same delicious award winning cakes, new great price.  A three tier cake is just $360.  Check out our MODESTLY PRICED wedding cakes here.

Wondering whether you'll love our cakes?  Check out our reviews.   Still not sure?  Order a sample cake to share with your family.  Just click on any of the three options below and fill out the inquiry form

FOR CUSTOM WEDDING CAKES:  Sorry, we are completely booked for custom cakes in the 2017 wedding season.

How much will my custom wedding cake cost?  Most of our  wedding cakes go out the door at $450 to $900.  Price is based on the complexity of design and the number of servings required.  Our Modestly Priced wedding cakes start at just $360.

How do I order a cake now when I don't know exactly how many guests I will have at my reception?   When you come for your private consultation, we will develop an estimate for the price of your wedding cake based on your anticipated guest count.  Three weeks prior to the wedding (when you have all of your RSVPs back), you will give us the final guest count and we will determine together the exact size/number of servings of cake you will need.  Appletree will then send a final invoice based on that number.  Note:  Private consultations are not available for the Modestly Priced wedding cakes.  You will have the opportunity to purchase a small sample cake for just $30.

How far in advance should I  order my wedding cake?  Typically, wedding cakes are ordered four to twelve months prior to the big day.  Since Appletree is a small custom bakery, we make only two wedding cakes per week so it is best to order early.   As soon as you book your venue, give us a call.

Do you deliver?  Yes.  Jan will personally deliver your wedding cake to ensure it reaches your reception site in perfect condition.  Most of our wedding cakes are stacked on-site, and we deliver to most venues in the greater Richmond area.   Delivery fee is usually $45, but it can be slightly higher depending upon distance to the venue.

How do I set up a tasting?  Give us a call or send us a request through the Contact Page.  Tastings are designed for two, but we can accommodate as many as four guests with advance notice.  The tasting will consist of a selection of our most popular cake and filling flavors  for you to mix and match.  Your $20 tasting fee will be applied to the price of your cake if you book with us.  

Who and what should I bring to my tasting?  Whenever possible, bring your fiance.  This is a fun, relaxed time for you to be together and choose the most important centerpiece for your reception.  You will be pleased to discover that not only do our cakes look gorgeous, they taste delicious!  You should have a general idea of the style of cake you want (inspiration pictures are encouraged).  We will ask about overall style and event theme, colors, decorations, anticipated guest count, and more.  

Can you explain serving size and price per serving?  Wedding cakes are almost always priced on a per-serving basis.  A standard serving is 1"x4"x2".  Your caterer will know how to cut your cake in the proper portions.

Do you require a deposit?  Yes.  Your wedding cake will be considered booked when we receive a signed contract and your cake deposit which is usually $150.00

Can you accommodate special dietary needs?  We can make any of our cakes gluten free.

Do you rent cake stands?  Yes.  We have a variety of cake and cupcake stands that rent from $10 to $35.