The Makery Cake Company – FAQ
First, we would like to thank you for coming to the most creative cake shop in Denver.
We’ve been trusted and loved in Denver since 2006, have been featured on Food Network, and have been a big part of over half a million happy events. We are well reviewed, and promise to make you an extraordinary cake!
You have 2 options. We do free and open tastings Sundays 1-3 with no appointment necessary, where you get to try 5 flavors, look at books, and get questions answered. You don’t have time to design your wedding cake here, but it’s a really good way to get started and meet us.
HOWEVER, Free and Open Tastings have become “carry out only” until May 11, 2020
We will be making bags of samples “to go” with our Frequently Asked Questions flier tucked inside. We are available to chat with you via phone, Facebook chat/video, Instagram chat/video, Skype (dezkelly), text, email etc. We’re here for you!
After the tastings, we encourage you to book a consultation. Consultations are done outside of the Sunday 1-3pm tasting time. At the consultation we actually talk specifics such as design, delivery time, flavors, and pricing.
Our wedding cake designs start at $8.60/serving for three or more tiers. A two tier cake starts at around $436. The top cutting cake starts at $132.60. This also includes our house specialty flavors, your free anniversary cake, a honeymoon cake, and standard decoration. Cupcakes start at $38.99/dozen for a basic swirl of icing and standard sprinkles. Stand rental is $35-$105 depending upon the size/type.
One thing that most people don’t know is that we offer a 10% discount to YOU if referred to us by our 250 vendor partners. That makes our cakes start at $7.74 per serving.
We are the only bakery in town doing a free Honeymoon Cake to take to the hotel room after the reception. Usually the couple is too busy and don’t get a chance to have cake, so we pack them one to go. We’ll give it to the caterers upon delivery of the wedding cake.
No. We provide a free anniversary cake in a year. We never encourage frozen cake. Yuck!
Some of our couples live out of town, so get it the next time you are in town. It never expires.
We can replicate any cake from a picture. The couple doesn’t have to stick to our book. We also do a lot of techniques that other bakeries would not attempt. We aren’t scared of power tools!!
Yes. Delivery is $130 for the first 60 miles, round trip, and $2.75/mile thereafter, round trip. We also offer a delivery system to make picking up your cake safe, if you would rather
If the flowers are made of buttercream or sugar, yes. Fresh flowers should be provided by the florist. Please make sure the florist washes the pesticides off the flowers prior to application, and that they have confirmed that your variety of flowers are not poisonous.
2-3 days ahead. One day to bake. One day to fill, frost, and decorate. Then we like the finished cake to set overnight in the refrigerator. It is a much safer ride if the buttercream is cold when you transport on the day of the wedding.
Not usually, unless we absolutely have to. Our pastry chef bakes, we have someone who fills and ices, and our sugar artists decorate.
Your sugar artist is the person who will be creating the decor on your wedding cake and taking your order. We feel it is imperative to talk to the person actually decorating your cake. You should feel confident that your vision of the perfect cake was understood.
Yes! We are very flexible in our flavor configurations. Even if you want 2 flavors of cake in a single tier, we can do that.
No, our wedding cakes are not frozen. We feel that if someone is paying you to make them something wonderful, it truly should be wonderful. Our kitchen is on site at The Makery Cake Company, and we are very proud that we bake fresh to order.
The answer to this is sort of and yes…For our Gluten free cakes although the cake is in fact gluten free it is still manufactured in an environment that is not. This means that although we are gluten friendly it should not be consumed by those with serious allergies or celiac disease. As for Vegan, the answer is simply yes! But only in Vanilla, Chocolate, and Pink Champagne.
Fondant is a sugar dough that is made of tree gums, powdered sugar and corn syrup. It traditionally does not taste good, because most bakers use the stuff off the craft store shelf. Personally, we do not advocate eating things purchased at the craft store. We, however, use a premium fondant which is the same brand that The Cake Boss and Ace of Cakes uses. It is much softer and tastier. It also has a “glow” that can not be replicated in buttercream. Fondant cover adds $2 per serving.
- We have been on Food Network’s Unwrapped.
- We were featured on Food Network’s Designer Wedding Cake Off .
- We have won Best of the Knot.com‘s “Hall of Fame” Award.
- We’ve won Weddingwire.com‘s couple’s choice consecutively since 2011.
- We’re on 250 of Denver’s wedding venue’s preferred vendors lists (they’ve eaten a lot of cake!)
- We give YOU a 10% discount if you are working with venues or other vendors featuring us on their recommended vendor list.
- We’re called by FOX31 in as an expert in Denver’s sugar world for features.
- We won Denver’s “Confectioner of the Year” 2019 by The National Association For Catering and Events Greater Denver Chapter
- Event Integrity (vetted and trusted event pro organizers) did a spotlight on us.
- We were just featured on KUVO‘s wine and food pairings with Carolyn Joy of Joy Wine and Spirits.
- Our pink champagne cake was featured in Avid Lifestyle Magazine.
- Our fearless leader, Dez, was spotlighted in Colorado Meetings and Events Magazine (page 56).
- We are Tri-County Health Department Inspected, Licensed, and Insured (Cottage/home bakers are not inspected by the health department)
- We have been trusted and loved in Denver since 2006.
We have a truly helpful website with hundreds of wedding cake images to aid you in finding the perfect elements for your cake. You can trust us to truly care about your wedding cake, and make it with passion and pride. We will not take more business than what we can handle in a day/weekend so that we don’t compromise quality. We have really good reviews, a great reputation, and consider it an honor to be such a big part of your special day. Most helpful of all… we are nice.