The Answers You Need
What is the process when buying a cake?
Alexis Nicole Cakes believes that buying a cake should be an experience from beginning to end. The first step is to have a consultation, this can be done in person or over the phone. After that you can decide whether or not you would like to book an appointment for a tasting. There you get the opportunity to try a variety of flavors of your choosing. Once you decide your mouth-watering cake, then the fun begins, the design. Alexis will ask you a series of questions in order to get to know you on a personal level. This allows her to create a completely unique cake that is a reflection of who you are and your event. Once the logistics are sorted out, all you have to do is sit back and wait for your dream cake to become a reality.
What are sugar flowers? What are the benefit of them?
Sugar flowers are handmade flowers made out of a sugar paste known as Gumpaste. Alexis Nicole has trained under some of the top sugar artists in the country to perfect this craft. There are many benefits to them. Since they never wilt, die, or fade, they can be taken off your cake and saved forever as a keepsake from your wedding or event. You can use them on future cakes such as anniversaries or baby showers - or you can simply put them in a vase and have them as a decoration. Another benefit is that since they are handmade, they can be made in any style, size, or color you want so they match your vision. Alexis Nicole can recreate any type or variation of flower so they perfectly match your wedding day florals!
How much are sugar flowers? Why are they so expensive?
All sugar flowers and leaves get priced out individually based off the size, time, and materials. Flower prices range anywhere from $4 - $200 per. Some flowers can be whipped out in a matter of minutes and others can take an entire day to make. While you may be able to find cheaper prices elsewhere -- the ANC difference is that every petal of every flower is hand sculpted by Alexis Nicole herself, rather than being purchased from an outside source or factory.
Can I eat sugar flowers?
While sugar flowers are 100% edible (with the exception of the inner wire and structure), they are more for decoration rather than eating
Do you deliver?
Yes! For an added fee we can deliver as far as New York or Virginia.
Do you accommodate allergies?
We accommodate certain allergies depending on the severity. Our kitchen may have the presence of eggs, dairy, nuts, wheat, shellfish, and soy. When inquiring about a cake, it is very important to tell ANC of any allergies that you or your party might have.
How much does a custom cake cost?
For wedding orders, there is a $600 minimum, including everything: cake, decorations, delivery, and set-up. The price per serving is $6.50. For other events, there is no minimum. Alexis Nicole Cakes tries to accommodate all budgets. From simple to elaborate, Alexis works hard to bring your vision to life within your means. The price is outlined by the size, design, and cost of ingredients. To see a general pricing guide, please visit www.alexisnicolecakes.com/investment - For a more accurate price inquiry, contact us! We would love to work with you!
The flavor that I am looking for is not listed in your menu, can I still get it?
Of course! We always try to accommodate even the wildest of ideas. However, this can sometimes depend on availability of ingredients. If you have an idea for a unique flavor, let us know and we will see what we can do.
Do you only make wedding cakes?
We make cakes for all events!
Do you also make cupcakes?