Wednesday, 2 December 2015

Are you too busy to bake??


Let Santa's elves do the work for you this year!!! 

It is that time of year and once again I am offering a Christmas cookie package. Each package contains 2 dozen shortbread, 2 Dozen thumbprint cookies, 2 dozen spritz cookies, 2 dozen jewel cookies, 1 dozen chocolate pinwheels & 1 dozen gingersnaps.

ALL 120 COOKIES FOR JUST $50 (tax included) 

Pick up dates are:

Saturday, December 5th, 12th or 19th

Please pre-order at least a week in advance, as the cookies will be baked fresh and not available for drop-ins. 

SO SIT BACK, RELAX, AND LEAVE THE BAKING TO ME!

In the photo below, clockwise from the top left corner: gingersnaps, spritz, shortbread, chocolate pinwheels, jewels and thumbprints.


And NEW this year - cookies for Santa!!


This cute gift box with 4 decorated sugar cookies, complete with customized gift tag, will be baked to order and ready for pickup on December 23rd! Just $20, it is the perfect set of cookies to leave out for the man in red!

They are in limited supply, so order now before all the spots are filled.
 

519-787-1805 info@fancythatcake.ca 
www.fancythatcake.ca

Monday, 21 September 2015

Thanksgiving Dessert Package!

Thanksgiving is only weeks away!

We always spend Thanksgiving with family - we love to come together and share a great meal and just spend time visiting.

And what is a great meal without great dessert? Do you know what you're having yet?

Why not make it super simple, and order a Thanksgiving Dessert Package from Fancy That Cake?

There is enough variety to please everybody - 6 Apple Spice Cupcakes (spice cake, filled with apple pie filling, topped with cinnamon buttercream and a dried apple slice), 6 Chocolate Pecan Tarts, 6 Sugar Cookies (decorated for the season - 3 fall leaves & 3 pumpkins) and finally, 12 Pumpkin Pie Macaron (pumpkin spice shells filled with a decadent cream cheese & pumpkin filling).

The package is only $50 - so pre-order yours today! Pickup will be Friday, October 10th or the morning of Saturday, October 11th. Limited quantities are available, so first come, first served!

Wednesday, 3 June 2015

What's in a custom cake order?

I'm often asked if I do cakes for occasions other than weddings.

Of course I do!

But unlike walking into the grocery store where they have ready made cakes that you can ask to have a message piped on right then and there, or a retail specialty bakery that may have cakes for same day pick-up, I work from a home studio, and my orders are all strictly custom, and made to order.

So how does it all work? It isn't complicated at all. One of the best ways to start the custom order process is email. That way, we can send photos back and forth, and I will have all of your information/decisions right there in my emails (instead of on a piece of paper, or my own notes from a phone conversation where I may have missed jotting down an important detail). I am also the only staff member at Fancy That Cake - so everything from the baking to the decorating to doing the dishes is done by me personally. Which means that I can only physically do so many orders in a week!

Typically, I require at least two or three weeks notice for a custom cake. All my cakes are baked fresh the week they are ordered for, so often last minute cakes are impossible to squeeze in. Especially in the summer months when wedding season is upon us and the wedding cakes are booked months in advance.

Have a theme but no idea what to do for cake? Leave that part to me! I'll put together a few different cake ideas and a few different price points for you to choose from. I will search the internet for inspiration ideas, as well as other cakes out there that have been done before. I won't copy another designer's work exactly, but I can take those ideas and make the cake unique and custom to your celebration.

And how does pricing work? For single tier specialty cakes, prices start at $3 per serving. Multi-tier cake prices start at $4 per serving. Figurines, sugar flowers, and super elaborate details will add extra cost as well. I do have a minimum order price of $60 for single tier cakes, and $100 for multi-tier cakes. For cake orders under $100, payment can be made when the cake is picked up. For orders over $100, I do require a 50% deposit.

So there  you go - ordering a custom cake isn't so scary after all!



Tuesday, 24 February 2015

What's in a Consult?

Planning a wedding for 2015? Are you ready to tackle booking your wedding cake? Wondering what is involved in a cake consultation? What should you bring along to the consult?

The consultation is a time to sit down with your prospective cake designer and discuss what you would like to have for your wedding cake. Most designers also offer a few taste samples as well during the consultation.  Depending on the designer, there may or may not be a charge for the consultation.

Bring along some cake photos that have caught your eye – but not too many! Too many choices can make it difficult to narrow down exactly what you want. A great designer will take those ideas those ideas and create a design just for you – not just an exact copy of another cake.

Your designer will need to know how many guests you plan to have and if cake will be dessert or for a late night snack table. If you have a specific colour in mind that you want incorporated into the cake, then providing a colour swatch for the designer is a good idea. Your idea of teal blue and the designer’s idea of teal blue could be two completely different things! An inexpensive way to provide a colour swatch is to visit your local paint store and match a paint swatch to the tiny fabric swatch you have. Then the decorator is able to keep that on file and create the best colour match for your day.


Fancy That Cake is currently booking consultations for the 2015 wedding season! Give me a call (519-787-1805) or send me an email (info@fancythatcake.ca) to book yours today. Consultations also include a free sample box for you to take home and enjoy!


Monday, 19 January 2015

Valentine's Day Treats!!

Valentine's Day is just around the corner, so it is time to start thinking of some sweets for your sweetie!

This year I am offering an assortment of goodies, sure to make your somebody special smile.

Sugar Cookies:

One dozen decorated sugar cookies
Actual designs may vary per order

 $25 (regular $30/dozen)





Cakes:

 6" round single tier cake
Actual decoration may vary per order
Your choice of chocolate, vanilla or red velvet

$25






Giant cupcake cake
Actual decoration may vary per order
Your choice of chocolate, vanilla or red velvet

$60






Cupcakes:
One dozen cupcakes
4 each of vanilla, chocolate & red velvet

$24 (regular $30/dozen)
Macaron:

18 pack of French macaron
6 each of red velvet, vanilla & raspberry

$25 (regular $27)



Pre-orders for Valentine treats will be taken until Saturday, February 7th. Treats will be ready and available for pick-up on Friday, February 13th. Pick-up will not be available on the 14th.

Email today to order your treats! info@fancythatcake.ca

Monday, 12 January 2015

Welcome to the blog!

New year, new things happening with Fancy That Cake. The website is getting a new look, tweets are being tweeted, and a blog is being started!

This is going to be THE place to discover all things Fancy That Cake! New promotions, the latest cake creations, what is going on with Fancy That Cake! I will also share any fabulous articles about cake (wedding or otherwise) that I find online.

I'm very new to blogging, so be patient with me as I learn the ropes.

But welcome to my blog!  For now, I'll leave you with a photo of one of my favourite cakes from 2014. My hubby's nephew and his lovely wife are having their first baby. Mr. Maxwell is due any day now, and this cake was for his baby shower. The design was taken from the invitations sent out for the shower, and matched all the decorations at the shower. Can't wait to meet him!