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I hope that my catering staff can be of service to you. I have helped make wedding days special for many years now catering wedding cakes, groom’s cakes and Hors d’oeuvres. I also make cash and carry trays for the budget minded folks. I know how hard it is to stay within a small budget and to keep the costs down, I offer a variety of options. The best option I have found is a package of your basic catering services I have listed as Wedding Package. This isn’t the only service I can offer. Please let me know your budget and I will work with you to get the most of your money and fulfill your needs on your special day.
Please look around my website and email or call me with questions or concerns.
Number One Question! - Cost?
WANT MORE FOOD? - For those wishing to supplement the occasion with an emphasis toward food, we can provide an array of hor d'oeuvres ranging from gourmet delights to simple delicacies. Please refer to the hor d'oeuvres list for suggestions and prices. I will be happy to suggest menus that will remain within your budget. Don't see what you are looking for? Ask, I am happy to accommodate you. The list below is just a main menu guide and prices.
Cost Per Person Per Item
Wedding Punch .45 each guest
Coffee Service - $95
DEPOSIT AND FINAL PAYMENT: A 25% deposit is required to hold a date. The total balance is due two weeks prior to the event.
MINIMUM*: A $480.00 food and beverage minimum is required for any full catering event. (See My catering for small events and trays page for other options for smaller occasions).
CANCELLATION: The 25% deposit will not be refunded when a client cancels the booked event.
You will be required to sign a release of liability before I can cater to you.
PLANNING: After we receive a client's deposit, suggestions for activities; i.e., photographers, florists, entertainment and other information will be discussed to make the event planning easier.
TIMES: Events are based on a four-hour maximum, requiring a 2-hour food set up, a 1.5-hour food service and a half-hour clean up. Some events require more time; consequently, additional service will be billed at a rate of $15 per employee per hour.
BARS: At this time, I do not offer bar services.
PERSONNEL: One bus person is required for every 100 guests at a flat rate of $50. Additional bus persons may be added to an event if the layout of a particular facility required more effort. Chefs to man pasta stations are $50 each. Events requiring extensive cooking on site will be charged an $80 chef fee. Cake and punch servers will be charged at a rate of $40 each.
RENTAL**: If additional equipment is needed, such as china, linens for guest tables, etc., you will be responsible for the "at cost" of these items. Our consultant can make the event as formal or as casual as one desires.
FINAL COUNT: Two weeks prior to your event, we will need a final guest count. The balance due will be based upon this final count. You may increase your guest count within the two-week period prior to event, but there is a $.25 surcharge for each person added.
Gratuity is neither
charged nor expected for our service.
WEDDING PACKAGE - **Full service catering is available for your reception at the moderate rate of $6.00 per person. The minimum cost for your reception would be $480.00 (this is based on 80 guests or less). Should you have a bigger guest list than 80, you can simply add a supplement sheet cake or two listed below. If you want more food options, see the more food option to the left of this page to add Hor d'oeuvres to this order.
Our staff will be wearing the black and white "tuxedo type look" along with their ever present smiles while displaying their friendly and helpful service.
The base cost of $6.00 per person includes your wedding cake, punch, cloth linens for all service tables (food, gift, guest book, bride and groom tables), silver serving pieces, cake knives, silver toasting goblets or wine glasses, and the personnel to setup, replenish, and break down your reception. Leftover food will be packaged up to be taken home by the wedding family. Please see our list of other expenses under Company Policy for a final cost breakdown. COMING SOON: Optional Punch Fountain at no extra cost included in this package.
LIMITED WEDDING BUDGET? - You have two wonderful options for a limited budget! A reduced cost will apply if you just want to order the cake or food and not the services of a caterer. This reduced rate will only include the cake (option number 1 below), or food (option number 2) or both cake and food (option number 2) delivery and setup of cake. This price will be charged according to the “cake only” rates or "food only" rates per serving. The base price for cake only start at $2.00 per serving. A serving chart is posted below for your convenience.
YOUR BUDGET OPTIONS:
1. BUDGET FOOD & CAKE (Can be without cake): Hors d'oeuvres & cake without the service. This is an at cost for food and wedding cakes for those on a limited budget. You can order the cake at the cake only cost and order the hors d'oeuvres at food only cost but will not have the service of a caterer for serving and replenishing. If you are just pinched for pennies but want all the good stuff, this may possible be an option for you. This option does not include the table linens, cake knife or server knife, goblets and does not include any clean up. We will come, set everything up and you have your own people to serve the punch and food and cut the cake. We will pick up our items at a later time. You would be responsible for all items belonging to this company until a pickup is arranged. All food would be set out on serving trays and arranged on service table for you in the same manner as above.
2. BUDGET Wedding Cake ONLY: Start at $140 (depending on decorations and custom fillings) for a three tier cake (feeds approx. 70 people at $2.00 each person). This is for a buttercream icing cake (10", 8", 6") with minimal decorations. This price does not include cake plates or columns.
Rolled Fondant cakes start at $2.25 per serving. Fondant gives your cake a smooth cover. You can add any color pearlized edible dust to give it a nice glowing finish. Fondant is especially popular.
Fountains or special stands rented are extra.
The more difficult the design, the more per serving it will cost. Most people choose a smaller more fancy wedding cake and have supplement sheet cakes to the side to feed a large guest list.
Supplement Sheet Cakes start at: $1 each serving
9x13 $48 each 11x15 $60 each
Supplement Cakes will match your wedding cake.
Custom shapes vary depending on market price for pans. Just ask and I will get you a quote. Prices are subject to market prices and may change without notice.
The Cake Gallery
These cakes represent some of the cakes we do and ideas. Cakes can never be duplicated exactly as pictures in magazines, etc but we will come as close as possible. Extremely complicated cakes may have an additional charge. Please keep in mind the weather conditions of your reception. If it is very hot or sunny, your icing is likely to melt or become glossy. An indoor room is suggested for your wedding cake table.
Some prefigured popular cakes prices and pictures.
The cake above is a simply plain decorated cake with butter cream icing covered with real rose petals (attached with icing) $2 per serving plus the roses or flowers.
Cake featured above is a 3 tier fondant covered cake with string of gumpaste roses and lilies with ivy. This cake starts at $3.25 per serving. Serves 70 guests (flowers included in cost).
Cake featured above is a 4 tier buttercream cake. This cake feeds approximately 110 guests and starts at $2.00 per serving. This cake can be a three tier cake feeding approximately 90 guests.
The cake above is a cheesecake decorated with snowflakes for December Winter Wedding. Added to the tiers is candy molded snowflakes and a supplement cake decorated with icing snowflakes on top. Edible glitter and sparkle dust was added to make this cake literally glow.
BELOW: MY FAVORITE! Thought about wedding cupcakes instead of a large cake? Each guest have their own elegant pleasure! These special wedding cupcakes start at $3.00 each serving. These are great for the smaller reception.
BELOW: Love Daisies? This cake is a two tier cake covered with rolled fondant and gumpaste daisy garland and fondant bows. This cake feeds approximately 50 people. The price for this cake begins at $4.00 per serving (including flowers). A large bottom tier can be added to this cake, feeding an additional 40 guests.
|Character Birthday Cake|
To custom designs drawn out.
|1 Cake and box - $30+
depending on cake
Special Event Cakes
depending on your needs. Starting price is $25
Shower Cakes, cupcakes, Anniversary Cakes, Groom's Cake, etc.
Prices are subject to market prices and may change without notice.
Q: I saw a cake in a
wedding magazine that I love. Would it be possible for a baker to copy it?
A: It's possible, but be aware that many of the cakes that are shown in magazines are very labor-intensive. When you get a price quote from a baker for the design that you want, it may be substantially more than you were planning on budgeting for the cake. If that's the case, you should work with your baker to imitate the elements of your cake that you love, but eliminate some of the other details. You could also order a smaller cake, then buy sheet cakes in the same flavor to be cut behind the scenes at the reception. You'll still get the look that you want for the cake-cutting ceremony, but you'll reduce the overall cost.
Also, keep in mind that since cakes are decorated by hand, each person's style will be slightly different. I can mimic designs pretty well, but there will always be the imprint of my style on the cake. For example, I tend to make flowers in a "soft" style, so if you brought a picture of a cake with very precise, "angular" style flowers, I won't be able to make them look EXACTLY the same. I'm detail-oriented, but I'm not an extremely fussy person, so my cake designs tend to reflect that!
Q: What types of decorations are available?
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