How to Order, and Other Frequently Asked Questions
Plus, a Short Tale About Baking from Scratch
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Baking from Scratch
Why do we bake from scratch? From our perspective, this answer is obvious: making a dessert by hand, with fresh, natural ingredients is going to taste inherently better than either convenience products (mass-produced in factory-sized ovens with preservatives and other chemical ingredients), or pre-made mixes. In addition to the deliciousness factor, another advantage in from-scratch baking is the peace of mind we have in knowing exactly what we are putting into our customers' bodies.
How does baking from scratch affect my order? Because we bake from scratch, we bake our cakes fresh daily, which means that we have to schedule carefully which cakes will be baked on each day. We cannot, for example, delay work on someone's wedding cake because another customer remembered Uncle Harry's birthday at the last minute and was hoping that we could whip up a custom cake with 24 hours notice! Our cakes utilize the freshest ingredients, intensive preparation methods and careful decoration by real human hands to achieve the desired taste and presentation, so we ask that you place your orders at least one week in advance (but please check the FAQ below for more details about how much notice we need for different kinds of desserts). Every customer and every order is special, so ordering at least a week in advance enables us to spend as much time baking and decorating Uncle Harry's birthday cake as we spend on the most elaborate and multi-tiered wedding cake!
The moral of the story:

We bake everything from scratch — from eggs, flour, sugar, real fruits and real flavorings — not from a mix. If you've ever baked a cake from scratch yourself, you know that it is a time-consuming process. This is why we require at least one week's notice for your order of a single-tier standard cake, and at least two weeks' notice for multiple-tier cakes or special artwork. But if you need a cake at the last minute, check with us! Sometimes we can accommodate short notice if our workload permits. A rush fee applies in these cases.

Frequently Asked Questions
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How to Order | How Much Do I Need? | How to Serve (and Store) | Wedding Cakes | Holiday Orders

How To Order
Do you take orders by email?
Choose your flavor first!
What kind of event?
Role call!
When do I need to order my cake?
Do you have gluten-free options?
How about vegan or vegetarian options?
Pick-up and delivery

How Much Do I Need?
How many servings in a cake?

How To Serve (and Store)
Do you have any tips on slicing?
What's the best way to store the cake or pastry?
Should the cheesecake be served at room temperature or chilled?
How long can a cheesecake be stored in the refrigerator after thawing?
How long can a cheesecake be stored in the freezer?

Wedding Cakes - How to Get Started

Where can I see some of your cakes?
Reserve a Tasting Plate
What is the price of the wedding cake?
Schedule a Consultation
Does the wedding cake have to be all one flavor?
What wedding cake flavor and design do most people choose?
Do you use frosting or buttercream?
How should my wedding cake be served?
What is the difference between a tier and a layer?
Should we get enough cake to feed all of our guests or only a percentage?
Can you replicate a wedding cake if I bring in a picture?
If we want fresh flowers on the cake, does Sweet Jazmines provide them?
What is a service cake?
Do you deliver the cake? When does it arrive? Is there an additional charge?

Holiday Orders

Why is your menu limited during the holidays?
What holidays are your busy season?
Can I order muffins during the holidays?
Can you set aside something from the showcase for me during the holidays, if I call and ask?
How far in advance should I place my holiday order?