About Our Cakes
Our custom cakes are truly one of a kind and include handcrafted edible artwork such as sugar flowers, wafer paper flowers, custom fondant designs, and more.
In the section below you'll find the answers to some commonly asked questions. If you'd like to view samples of our work, you can visit our gallery here.
1. Do you have a minimum order amount?
All of our cakes and desserts are priced based on the design and the estimated amount of work involved to create them. For weddings and celebration cakes, we have an $800 minimum.
3. Do you make anything gluten-free, wheat-free, dairy-free, nut-free, eggless, or vegan?
No, we do not offer any products that are gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free, eggless, or vegan. All products are processed on equipment that comes in contact with wheat, gluten, dairy, eggs, and nuts.
4. Do you deliver?
Yes. There is a delivery charge that will be applied to your order that is based on the distance of your venue from our facility in Oakland, CA.
2. What is your main offering?
Samantha Mayfair's main offering is custom cakes decorated with handcrafted sugar flowers, but we can also supply custom desserts, such as cupcakes and decorative cookies, for special events. All of our offerings are made to order, and by appointment only.
5. What's the process for wedding cakes?
Three to nine months before your wedding is ideal to start the process of working together.
To begin, we'll schedule a phone consultation form to gather some basic information about your big day, and what you're looking for in a cake design and/or dessert display. From that call we will develop a starting quote.
We offer tastings by appointment only. At the tasting you'll try a few of our most popular flavors, and we will also discuss your vision in further detail. We'll talk more about what you're planning, look at pictures, and find inspiration for the cake design. Feel free to bring along images, style boards, and anything else that you think will help bring your vision to life. Got a Pinterest board? Share it with us!
After your tasting, we'll finalize your quote and send you a contract. We require a 50% deposit due at the time the contract is signed (we can't move forward without this) and the remaining 50% two weeks prior to your event date.
6. Do you make "dummy" or display cakes for events?
For events such as weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, etc., we will provide a display cake if we are also providing the cakes and desserts for that event. We work incredibly hard on all of our cakes and to ensure quality, we'll only deliver display cakes if there is an accompanying order for edible product.