Wedding Cake Consultations

2020 Wedding Cakes

For the year 2020 we will not be able to deliver wedding cakes. If you are interested in a smaller cake, such as a single-tier cutting cake or a two-tiered wedding cake, that is something we can absolutely still do for you! These smaller cakes are very easy to transport on your own. You then have the option of providing sheet cakes, cupcakes, pastries, or donuts to serve to your guests. If you scroll to the bottom of the page you will find photos of my cakes to give you an idea of my decorating style. Most of your initial questions can be answered with the information that I have provided below, if you have any further questions or are ready to start the process of placing an order please feel free to contact me.
I look forward to hearing from you!
Courtney Van Lengen
Boone Dutch Oven Bakery Wedding Cake Designer
515-432-9567
dutchovenbakeryiowa@gmail.com

Cake Samples & Consultation
I am here in the Boone store Monday-Thursday 8:30am-3:30pm. If there is a day within those times that work well for you to schedule a consultation, I’d love to meet with you. If these times do not work out, I recommend ordering a cupcake sampler ($5.00-10.00+), you can pick this up at your own convenience from either our Boone or Ames location and bring it home to test our cake and filling flavors. Then we are able to easily coordinate the rest of your order through calls and emails.

Wedding Cake Sizes & Prices
The prices of our wedding cakes depend entirely on how intricate the design is and the time required to decorate the cake. The price ranges listed below will give you a good idea of what each size may be priced at, but keep in mind there may be added costs for extra design. I will decorate your wedding cake onto a silver or a gold board.
6” single-tier          8-12 servings      $20.00-30.00+
8” single-tier          16-25 servings    $25.00-40.00+
4” – 6” two-tier      12-15 servings    $45.00-60.00+
6” – 8” two-tier      25-35 servings    $80.00-100.00+
8” – 10” two-tier    40-60 servings   $120.00-170.00+
*adding a filling is an extra cost

Wedding Sheet Cakes
The sheet cakes will be marked for you to the standard 1”x2” wedding size serving.
This is TWO layers of cake with either frosting or filling between the layers.
1/4 sheet cake    24 servings    $22.00    Filling +$8.00
1/3 sheet cake    32 servings    $27.00    Filling +$12.00
1/2 sheet cake    48 servings    $37.00    Filling +$15.00
2/3 sheet cake    64 servings    $50.00    Filling +$20.00
Full sheet cake    96 servings    $60.00   Filling +$25.00

Cake Flavors: White – Chocolate – Marble – Red Velvet
Frosting Flavors: Buttercream – Chocolate – Cream Cheese*
Filling Flavors*: Champagne – Lemon Chiffon – Raspberry – Strawberry – Mocha

Cupcakes: $1.35 each
Filled Cupcakes: $1.70 each
For most weddings we decorate each cupcake with a white rosette and clear sparkles. If you have something else in mind the price may vary. If you would like us to bake the cupcakes into a colored liner you would need to purchase those and bring them into us at least 2 weeks prior to your wedding date.

Donuts & Pastries
Donut prices may vary as well depending on how you’d like them decorated.
Full Sized Pastries: $1.69 each
Half Sized Pastries: $.89 each
Donuts: $1.00 each
Rolls: $1.35 each

Things to plan for when transporting your cake
– Make sure the car that is picking up your order is clean and that there is a level space cleared away for the cakes to set. Please do not send a car that is already full of decorations for your wedding 🙂 
– Do not put the cakes on the seat of the car as they are not level and can very possibly fall off of the seat during a hard brake.
– I do not recommend someone holding the cakes in their lap.
– Make sure you have refrigeration available immediately when you get to your destination if you are not serving the cake right away. (The cakes can set out for 1-2 hours, I suggest setting the wedding cake out once guests start arriving at your reception venue. Sheet cakes are easiest to cut when they are chilled.)
– If you have refrigeration space available you could even pick up your cakes the day before.
– Some venues do not allow you to use their refrigeration space, so please double check with your planner. Also, some venues don’t have their refrigerator chilled unless it needs to be used, so check that it is turned on the correct setting in advance.

Floral Arrangements on your cake
If you are working with a florist and would like fresh flowers arranged on your cake, you can arrange that with your florist. Give them a picture of what you have in mind and they will provide the flowers and possibly place them on the cake for you as well. If you would like to use fake silk flowers, you can bring those in to me at least 2 weeks prior and I can arrange them when I decorate your cake.

Reservation & Payment Information
To officially reserve the date for your wedding cake I ask for a $75.00 deposit which will apply to your total. Any final changes to your order and the final payment needs to be made 2 weeks prior to your wedding date or before. Your deposit can be refunded if you cancel your order no later than 30 days prior to your wedding date. You can make your payments with cash, check or a credit card. However, our credit card processing company automatically charges 4% for card transactions.

Make sure your cake servers have…
Knives to cut and serve the cake
Plastic Gloves
Paper towels – things can get messy!
Servings plates, forks, and napkins

Many couples choose to save the top tier of their cake to enjoy on their fist anniversary. I recommend placing the cake into the freezer uncovered and letting it freeze for 4-6 hours first. Then once it’s frozen you can wrap it in saran wrap and then place it into a Tupperware container ….OR you can order a small fresh anniversary cake from us for as little as $12.00-20.00 🙂

 


Wedding Cake Gallery

To view more photos of wedding cakes visit Courtney's cake gallery: www.iowacakesbycourtney.com