Frequently Asked Questions:
When do I need to book a cake artist?
Most cakes are booked 90 days (3 months) before your event.
- 90 days for all Custom Wedding Cakes and Sculpted cakes
- 30 - 60 days for Classic and Petite Wedding Cakes depending on the season
- 30 days for Petite Celebration Cakes
- 7-14 days for Everyday Cakes & Sweets - depending on availability
May - August & December - January Weddings/events should be booked at least 6 - 9 months in advance to insure your date.
Always check for our availability as orders do cancel, we’ll do everything
we can to accommodate your request. In the case of a rush order we can provide you with that service for a 20% rush fee, depending on availability.
Is there a minimum size or cost for custom cakes?
- $300 for all specialty or custom order cake orders.
- $100 deposit or 50% of total is required for all cakes.
Do you deliver?
We deliver within a 1 hour drive of Kamuela, Hawaii.
Pickups and special circumstances can be discussed. Deliveries are made within a 1-hour window. Deliveries are offered for all cakes $200 or more. Delivery charges are based on your event location approximately $1/mile from Waimea. You may pick up your cake at our Cake Studio in Waimea from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm or on Wednesdays or Fridays after 4:30 pm at Napua Restaurant. To pick up cakes at Napua on off delivery days there is a $15/surcharge. Do you offer a formal cake tasting? We offer a convenient Cake Tasting Box to enjoy in privacy with your loved ones. We do offer a Design Consultation for clients who need to go through the design process of their Custom Designed Cake, limited to a value of $600+.
What is the difference between a Specialty Cakes/Wedding Cakes and Everyday Cake?
Our Everyday Cakes are just that for everyday, they are off the rack and have no decoration. Our Specialty Cakes and Wedding Cakes have been designed for your event in mind, personalized to you. Our Classic Wedding cakes or all Specialty Wedding Cakes and Cakes usually have an inner structure to hold up the tiers for stability which is the additional costs incurred. Our Classic Wedding Cakes are not customizable.
How many layers do your cakes have and what shapes do you have to offer?
Our cakes have 3 - 5 layers, starting with Everyday Cakes - 3 layers, Petite Cakes - 3 - 4 layers then Party Cakes with 5 layers.
Shaped cakes (hexagon, heart, etc) - add $1 per serving
Multiple cake flavors - add .50¢ per serving
Specialty fillings and frostings - add .50¢ per serving
Fresh fruit (seasonal) - add .50¢ per serving
What size wedding cake do I need to order?:
We offer larger portion sizes than our competitor. Here is our size chart that may help you choose the size and height of your cake. Size Chart.
Human sugar figures start at $25, depending on difficulty.
Flowers range in price from $5 to $30 a flower depending on degree of difficulty.
Orchids start at $8 per medium orchid, $10 per larger orchids.
More answers about decorations:
All of our sugar figures are sculpted entirely by hand and some of the more detailed figures will take many hours, often a couple of days, to create. The faces and details are hand sculpted and hand painted, and each character is an original work of art. Although entirely edible the sugar figures will last quite a long time and make lovely keepsakes if kept cool and dry.
A sculpted cake is a true work of art as it is carved and sculpted by hand and often needs an internal structure. Many hours go into the design and creation of these cakes and the price must reflect the time, effort and skill involved.
Please note that the number of servings in a sculpted cake are estimated based on the cake size prior to sculpting. I cannot guarantee serving quantities due the odd shapes of sculpted cakes.
*We are not a licensed dealer for Disney, Sesame Street or any other logo or character that is replicated upon requested. If you want any copyrighted character cakes they must be changed by 10 percent from the original character and not in anyway sold under that copyrighted label, we can provide a themed cake and you provide the characters. The character cakes or logos on our website are for demo purposes only and not for resale.