Wedding Qs & As

Do you have a portfolio of work I can view?

Yes! Visit our Wedding Gallery for pictures of cakes we’ve done

How many wedding cakes do you schedule to make during an average week?

We only take on 2 wedding cakes per week. All of our wedding cakes receive very special attention to detail and we never want to over extend ourselves and lose sight of your design.

How far in advance should I order my cake?

Since we only allow for 2 cakes on the schedule per week, we encourage you to schedule your tasting and book your space as quickly as possible. Keep in mind weekends will fill fast in high wedding season, that being, the months of May through November.

Do you have a menu of cakes and prices that I can view?

Here is a list of our common flavors, fillings, & buttercreams. Wedding cake prices will vary dependent upon design and labor. Request a tasting with us to learn more!

How do you price your cake? Does the cost change based on flavors?

Our wedding cakes are priced per slice. This enables us to create a cake that suits your design and gives you the appropriate amount of cake for the number of guests you are hosting. A basic buttercream cake will start at $4.50 per slice. A basic fondant covered cake will start at $5.75 a slice. Prices increase from there, depending on the intricacy of the design. There may also be an upcharge for specialty flavors or fillings.

Do you provide cake accessory rentals? What is the cost?

We have a limited number of cake stands and macaron towers that we offer on a rental basis. This is an item we will discuss during your tasting.

Do you decorate cake tables?

We do not decorate the cake table for you, unfortunately. We will assist in the placement of the cake and dessert table items. We would be glad to discuss options and procedure with you regarding cake table arrangements.

What are your standard delivery fees?

We deliver within the Winchester, VA and Martinsburg, WV area for a nominal fee. Any further and we will bill at the current federal mileage rate. These costs will be listed on your cake contract before final payment is taken.

What recommendations can you give me to maximize my budget?

There are many ways to work within your budget when purchasing your wedding cake. These include smaller tiers, cupcakes, etc. We will do our best to help you stay within your budget and still have the cake of your dreams

Can you adapt old family recipes?

We think dessert should be a reminder of special times spent with family and friends. If you have a family recipe you would like to share, we would be more than happy to give it a test run and allow you to taste it. Our Pastry Chef has extensive training and can frequently replicate anything given to her.

Do you offer vegan/alternative diet options?

We know that having a diet restriction is frustrating. We pride ourselves on our high standards; so bear with us as we develop new diet-friendly recipes. We do offer some vegan, sugar-free, and gluten free alternatives to our current menu. Please contact us for more information.

How far in advance is my wedding cake made? Do you freeze cakes?

At Crumbs & Crumbles we NEVER freeze cakes. We feel this affects flavor and consistency to the detriment of the cake and we never let an inferior product leave our kitchen. Your cake will be baked no more than 2 days prior to your event, dependent upon design and labor that has to be put in after it’s baked.

Do you preserve the top tier of my cake for my first wedding anniversary?

We would be happy to help you preserve the top tier of your cake! We have a few options for you: 1) We can provide storing instructions for you to keep the tier that is already on top of your cake. 2) Or, for a small additional fee, we can provide a small 4 inch cake that is already wrapped and ready to freeze for your one year anniversary celebration.

Do you work with real flowers? Can you create decorative flowers?

We regularly use fresh flowers on our cakes. We can coordinate with you and your florist to design a cake that meets your vision. We can also create edible flowers for you that match your fresh ones.

Do you make groom’s cakes?

Of course we do!

Do you make your cakes from scratch or do you use store bought ingredients?

Everything that leaves the Crumbs & Crumbles kitchen is made from scratch, from the whipped cream, to the cake batter, to the fillings. We DO NOT use cake mixes, pre-made product, frozen product, or par-baked items. Rest assured, your wedding cake receives our utmost attention and care.

Can you replicate a desired cake design?

We live in a Pinterest fueled world and we love it when our couples arrive with ideas already in hand. We are glad to replicate designs that appeal to you. Please remember, however, we are artists just like the talented bakers that created the image you’re bringing us. Every artist is unique. We will try our best to replicate it, but anything we make will also have our personality in it as well. Therefore your finished product may not be an EXACT replica.

How do you transport my wedding cake to my reception site? Can I pick up my own cake?

Our experienced staff delivers your cake in air-conditioned vehicles to keep your cake cold. This is important for the delivery process, especially during hot summer months. For cakes that are 2 tiers or smaller we will allow you to pick up your cake. We will provide you with transportation instructions. But we strongly encourage you to allow us to do the delivery for you. Your wedding day should be stress free and the last thing you need to worry about is transporting a heavy and fragile cake!

Would you add a tier of Styrofoam to my wedding cake to make it look larger?

Due to issues concerning the mix of artificial and real cake, we do not use Styrofoam. Our method is structurally safe for the delivery and service of your cake. We do not want to take any chances!

Do you offer dessert tables?

We love the idea of a large selection of sweets for your guests! We make plenty of other delicious items that would contribute to a beautiful dessert table at your wedding. Contact us for more information.

Do you make edible wedding FAVORS?

Absolutely! Have you taken a look at our Macaron gallery? We can create some beautiful custom French Macaron with your wedding colors in mind and even add monograms to them. We also offer custom macaron shapes. Contact us for more information on our wedding favor options.

We don’t like cake. What else can we order for our wedding “cake”?

Going the non-traditional route? We love to think outside the box! We offer lots of dessert table options, as well as other wedding cake alternatives. Schedule a consultation with us and we will talk about your options. We love a challenge!

I need a wedding cake quote

We would love to help you with a quote for your wedding! Every cake is different, and every couple is different. We prefer to meet you in person to discuss your wedding cake vision. Setting up a cake tasting is the best way for us to get to know you and discuss all the options. Click here for more cake tasting information or to schedule one with us.

Do you make wedding cupcakes?

Yes we do! We can make most of our cake flavors into cupcakes. Request a cake consult/tasting or contact us for more information.