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When should I place my order?

Right now. Your order is placed on our production schedule as soon as you place the order. To guarantee a spot on the schedule we recommend you place your order at least 3 months before your date. Shorter time frames may be possible, please phone us for availability. Up until 2 weeks before your date you can alter your choices.

I can't decide on a cake flavor can I place my order anyway?

Sure! We can add your choice for cake flavor onto your order whenever you decide.

How many servings should I order?

The tradition of wedding cake is that it is a shared blessing between the bride and groom and their guests. One slice per guest is sufficient. The top tier is not considered in the serving, that is for you to take home and save for your first anniversary.

I'm not sure yet how many people I will have at my wedding yet, how do I calculate what to order?

Please give us a reasonable estimate of how many people you are expecting. 2 weeks before your date we will confirm your order and at that time you can adjust the size of the cake.

When is the cake delivered?

We will coordinate with your venue to arrange for convenient delivery.

Is there a minimum order?

Yes, it's $325.

How far do you deliver?

We deliver within a 100 mile radius of Columbus Circle.

How much of a deposit is required?

At the time of ordering a 30% non refundable deposit is required to secure your spot on the production schedule.

When is final payment due?

Two weeks before the event you will receive a final confirmation phone call. All details will be reviewed and the final payment will be calculated. The final payment will be due at that time.

How do I calculate the delivery charge?

Manhattan $50
Brooklyn $70
Queens $70
Bronx $70
Staten Island $75

All other delivery prices please call for a quote.
917 499 2030

Can I taste the cakes?

We offer you the ability to order a sample cake of the combination of your choice. We recommend that you review your menu and limit your choices to 1-2 cakes. Each sample is $20 and is enough cake to serve 6-8 people. If you need guidance on choosing a flavor combination please call us, we are here to help you.

Can I come in to see the cakes?

In order to offer such high quality cakes at such a low price we have designed the site to eliminate the need for you to come in for a meeting.

Can I alter the cake design, say tint the icing?

Yes and no. The cakes from this line are set and cannot be altered, however if you would like something detailed and personalized you may visit us at www.gailwatsoncake.com, and we would be happy to create the cake of your dreams.

I am thinking of a small display cake and sheet cake on the side, will you do that?

At A Simple Cake sheet cake is the same price per serving as the display cake- so make it grand!

I have dietary concerns, are you able to accommodate me?

We are not able to alter our recipes at A Simple Cake, but please contact us at www.gailwatsoncake.com and we would be happy to serve you.

How many tiers would my cake be?

The number of servings you require will determine the number of tiers the cake will have. Below are the basic guidelines.

Note: a cake for 60 and a cake for 100 would both be a 3 tiered cake, but the width of the layers would be adjusted to accommodate the number of servings the cake provides.

Servings of 50-100 = 3 tiered cake
Servings of 100-200 = 4 tiered cake
Servings of 200-300 = 5 tiered cake
Servings of 300-400 = 6 tiered cake

What's the difference between fondant and buttercream?

Fondant: A sugar dough that is molded over the cake creating a clean porcelain look.
Butter cream: A Swiss meringue butter cream with a delicate taste and slightly off white color.

Can I have buttercream on a hot day?

If you are having your wedding in a temperature controlled environment, absolutely. If you are planning an outdoor reception you may opt for fondant.

What are dragees?

These are edible sugar balls that have been coated with silver.

May I provide you with my own ribbon to wrap around the cake?

Of course! Please phone us to get the length of ribbon you would need to provide us with.