Our process of designing and supplying a wedding and/or groom’s cake begins with an appointment for a consultation usually lasting one to two hours. We schedule wedding appointments Wednesday-Friday 11:00 to 4:00 and beginning at 10:00 on Saturday. Saturday appointments are in high demand, so we suggest you book as soon as possible.
You may bring examples of cakes from any source (i.e. magazines, Pinterest, etc.). Alternatively, we have numerous photos of our own from which to choose or to begin an original design of your own. We rarely do exactly the same cake twice but often pick, choose and incorporate features from our previous cakes, your wedding dress and/or the characteristics of your wedding.
During the consultation, you will also select up to three unique cakes to sample. These four-inch, round, two-layer cakes are provided at no charge. Sample cakes are freshly baked to ensure an accurate representation of Gabriel’s quality. These cakes are picked up at a later date of your choice to enjoy at home with family and friends. but if you need to get your samples on the same day of the consultation, please let us know when you schedule your consultation. Should you require additional samples, the charge is $7.50 per sample. Most brides/families can make a decision from the three that we initially provide.
We can usually provide you with a cost estimate during the initial consultation. However, a cake of more intricate design or numerous gumpaste flowers may require consulting with our pastry chef and/or decorators, but will be provided within a few days. Should you decide to employ us, we ask for a one-third deposit to hold the date, with the balance payable 10-14 days prior to the wedding.
Schedule your consultation:
Please email Pam@gabrielsdesserts.com with a day and time that is convenient for you and she will get in touch with you to confirm an appointment time.