Frequently Asked Questions

Where are you located?

Syracuse City in Davis County, Utah.

How long have you been making cakes?

With my mothers help, I made my first wedding cake in 1996. And I've been making cakes ever since!

Did you make all the cakes pictured on your website?

Yes, absolutely!

When should I place my cake order?

Give yourself at least 2-6 months in advance to place your wedding cake order. And other occasion cake orders can be placed 1 month prior. This will help ensure that your event date is available.

How is the best way to contact you?

Please feel free to call, text or email. 801.309.3020 or maureenesteel@msn.com

How much do your simple 3 tiered round or square cakes cost?

A simple round 6" 9" 12" wedding cake starts at $325. (85 servings)

A simple square 6" 9" 12" wedding cake starts at $370. (110 servings)

Do you offer samples or cake tastings?

Aug. 5, 2017 is the scheduled tasting event! Call to set up a wedding cake consultation on or before this day and we'd be happy to offer you our most popular flavors to sample at our complimentary Tasting Event August 5th or Private tastings may be scheduled as well for a $35.00 fee. You may request up to 4 cake menu choices. Private Tasting fee must be paid for and scheduled no later than 1 week in advance.

I am not a fan of fondant....What makes your fondant better?

Our fondant is the best tasting commercially avaiable fondant. It is imported from Switzerland and is beautifully smooth. Fondant is rolled to an 1/8" thickness, then is applied over buttercream iced cakes. You get the best of both worlds smooth fondant paired with delicious buttercream. I'd love to offer you a taste of our fondant!

Do you bake your cakes from scratch?

Yes, your wedding cake should look and taste just as wonderful. My Sweet Cakes are baked fresh to order and are never frozen. Our buttercream icing is also made from scratch and is delicious!

Do you require a deposit when I've choosen my cake?

Yes, a $50 cake deposit is required to hold your event on our calender. This deposit subtracts from the total cost of your cake. Please note that this deposit is nonrefundable.

How much do your birthday or special occasion cakes cost? We need to serve around 20 guests.

Birthday and special occasion cakes start at $95 for a simple 8" round double layer cake.

I have collected pictures of cakes that I really like. Using those ideas, can you recreate something just for me?

Absolutely, clients bring or email pictures to us all the time. This is very helpful in the creative process. From those designs, and with our expertise, together we'll customize a cake just for you!

Can you deliver my wedding cake? Does it cost extra?

We deliver and set up all wedding cakes. This service is done at no additional charge when the delivery is within Davis County & Ogden area located in Utah and has met the minium delivery amount of $150.00. Outside of Davis County, delivery and setup charges start at $35 and go up depending largley upon the amount of distance being traveled and your cakes specific setup requirements.

Can I get a price quote for the cake I have in mind?

Yes, because no two cakes are exactly alike, pricing is always customized to your cakes specifics. The most accurate quotes can be given when your cake consultation (whether done in person or through email) is complete.

What will I need to bring to my consultation?

There are many things that will be helpful to bring when planning your wedding cake design at our consult. Here's a list: picture(s) of cakes you like, color swatches, ribbon (if wanted for cake), cake topper and an estimate of how many guests you're expecting.

I would like fresh flowers on my cake, do you provide those?

No, not typically, all fresh flowers used for the cake must be ordered through your florist.This way, flowers will be uniform through out your event.Upon cake delivery, we would be happy to help place fresh flowers for the cake on site.

I am not working with a florist, can I order flowers from your company?

Yes, minimum fresh floral design orders start at $75.

Do you or do private lessons?

Yes, I'd love to work with you hands-on with whatever cake art you'd like to perfect, weather it be in my cake studio or at your own home!

Do you watch Cake Boss?

Yes, I like to watch Ace of Cakes, Amazing Wedding Cakes and the cake challanges on Food network and TLC also.

Are you now hiring? Or do you work alone?

Not hiring at this time. I currently have two wonderful assistants!

Is My Sweet Cakes on Facebook or Instagram?

Yes, just search My Sweet Cakes on FB & IG & like our page!

How long does it take you to make a wedding cake?

It generally takes 3 days for a simple design. 2-3 days before the event, I bake all the cakes. They are cooled and placed in the fridge. The day before the event, the cakes are then leveled, filled and iced, then placed back in the fridge over night. The day of the event the cakes are covered with fondant, and design work is completed and then is delivered. Begining to end, roughly 8-10 hours on average.

I noticed you have some really pretty cake stands. Do you rent those out?

Yes, for a small fee. A security deposit is also required at time of pick up and is given back when all items come back in original condition.

*Note: If you are purchasing a cake there is NO fee for the use of my stands or candle stick holders. But again a fully refundable security deposit is required.