How far in advance should you come for a Wedding Cake Consultation?
We suggest an appointment approx. 4-6 months prior to your Wedding however all we need is 2 weeks notice for most Wedding Cakes. We do NOT except Wedding Cake appointments more then 6 months in advance unless it is a unique situation ( Military, Out of State, etc..). Wedding Cake styles change all the time so this will allow you to have upto date designs. Simply call us at 215-773-9779 and we will gladly help you. Our Consultations are free and we offer Pound Cake flavor samplings at your appointment. Our daily selection changes on available sample choices and we can’t guarantee a specific flavors. If you would like to sample Red Velvet, Carrot Cake, Gluten Free or any other flavor besides Pound Cake you will have to purchase these. Our Wedding Cake Consultations lasts approx. 30-45 minutes. You are only given a 45 minute time slot for your appointment. If you are more then 10 minutes late we ask you to reschedule your appointment as we truly work on a tight time schedule. If you can’t make your appointment please cancel it as soon as you know. If there is an unforeseen situation and we can not make your appointment we will call you as soon as possible to reschedule. We are on a snow route so if there is bad weather we may cancel appts and will call you as soon as possible.
We do charge a $25 cake consultation fee for clients who are not working with one of our vendors. If you decide to use Lochel’s Bakery for your wedding cake ( and of course we definitely want you to!) we will deduct the $25 from your final cost.
What should I bring to my Wedding Cake Consultation? Whom can I bring?
We have plenty of Cake Pictures for you to look at but you are more then welcome to bring any pictures of cakes. Bring all questions with you, we will answer all of them. We are a new, updated cake consultation room that houses a table for 4 people, many displays and information needed. If you have a specific color in mind we suggest bringing in a swatch of your color (either a fabric sample or even a paint chart clipping). If you have a Cake Topper ornament you can bring it to us to look at but we do not keep Cake Toppers/Ornaments here. Please bring ornaments to your venue for them to place on your Wedding Cake when it is delivered. We are not responsible for Cake Toppers nor can we travel with them on.
What does Lochel’s Bakery charge for Wedding Cakes?
Our starting price is $4.00 for Buttercream Iced Wedding Cakes per person/slice with a 50 person minimum. Fondant Iced Wedding Cakes are available (not included in catering packages) and price based on design. All final pricing is determined on Cake Flavor, Cake Filling(s), Icing Type, Design Style, etc.. We do not give prices over the computer or over the phone as we need alot of information to accurately price out. Once you meet with us regarding your Wedding Cake we will guarantee the price given for 30 days with a small non refundable deposit.
Can Lochel’s Bakery delivery my Wedding Cake?
Yes! We offer delivery to many locations. Actual cost of delivery depends on mileage and kind of cake. Actual charges depending on location and can be discussed at time of your appointment. If your using a florist we will have the cake there at the time needed for the florist. After your cake is delivered Lochel’s Bakery is not responsible for any damages that someone may incur. We do take photos of cakes on delivery to ensure they are left in good condition.
Does Lochel’s Bakery provide an Anniversary Cake?
Yes! We allow for the top of your cake to be sent home with you and you are not charged for that! A box is provided with freezing instructions. As a gift for you we will also provide at no charge a free 1 year Anniversary Cake. We just ask that you call the bakery or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org the month of your Anniversary and we will put your order in. The Anniversary cake is a 6″ cake in your choice of Pound Cake flavors with Happy 1st Anniversary written on it. Any special decorations or special cake flavors other then mentioned will be charged for.
How do I pay for my Wedding Cake?
Lochel’s Bakery accepts Cash, Visa, Mastercard & Discover. We only accept personal checks for Wedding Cakes if the check is given 2 months prior to the Wedding date. A small deposit is required within 1 month of your appointment to hold your price and date.
My Wedding Cake is included in a Catering Package, which cakes, icings, etc are included?
All Venues offer different packages so the best thing to do is ask at your venue or make an appointment to go over the cakes. Most Buttercream Iced cakes are included in Catering Packages however there may be limitations. All options, upgrades, etc. will be gone over with someone at your venue or when you come in for your appointment. Only Pound Cake flavors are included in Catering Packages. Flavors such as Red Velvet, Carrot Cake and Gluten Free are not included in Catering Packages nor are they available for free to sample at your appointment. Each one of the venues that Lochel’s Bakery provides Wedding Cakes for does have a copy of Wedding Cake album with information in it and we encourage you to look through it to be prepared with some knowledge!
What Cake Flavors does Lochel’s Bakery have? How about Icing types?
We have flavors from Butter Vanilla Pound Cake to Coconut to everything in between! Check out our Wedding Cakes homepage for the full selection of cake flavors. Our Wedding Cakes are always Pound Cakes but we do offer Red Velvet, Carrot Cake and Gluten Free. Our Gluten Free Cakes come in Vanilla or Chocolate. We do offer Sugar Free Wedding Cakes however they are based on current market pricing and extra time is needed for them. If you’re looking for a flavor not listed please ask us for it as we will make every attempt for special flavors. Our traditional Buttercreme is available in White, Pale Ivory, True Ivory & colors. Our Fondant is creamy, thin and yummy NOT thick and crunchy!
Ribbons, Coloring and Additional Info~
Ribbon on cakes does darken so we do not advise on using an extremely dark color like Navy, Eggplant or Wine, etc…. We prefer to use a Gros Grain Ribbon on our Buttercream Iced Wedding Cakes in a 7/8″ size. We do have a ribbon chart at the bakery with available colors we offer. If you are using a very dark color or any other ribbon other then Gros Grain, we will ask you to sign a disclosure informing you of this information.
Some Buttercreams such as Navy, Eggplant, Plum, etc… darken, so when adding color to your cake please keep in mind. Some colors also lighten such as Pale Pink, Lavendar, Peach, Pale Yellow, etc.. so keep in mind that these colors may look muted on cakes.
We do offer Silver and Gold color for your cake, see us for details.
We do offer Rhinestone/Crystal Ribbon on cakes, see us for details.
We offer other options such as Pillars, Plates, Luster Sprays, etc… please see us for details.