Frequently Asked Questions
What makes you different from other bakeries?
We bake everything from scratch, meaning that we use only real ingredients the way baking was traditionally done. We use butter instead of shortenings, real eggs instead of pre-frozen egg substitutes, fresh heavy cream instead of artificial whipped topping, real fruit instead of manufactured fruit fillings... you get the idea. Only the real stuff! You’ll notice the difference in the taste of our baked goods. And when you walk in the bakery it smells delicious all day long because we’re baking it all right here. We want everything we make to taste as good as it looks, so we do not make fondant cakes. When you visit our gallery, you’ll see all of the custom decorating we’re able to do with real buttercream. Enjoy!
Can I place an order over the phone or online?
You may absolutely place an order over the phone! Take a look at our menu and give us a call. For custom decorated cake orders, stop in the store and any one of us would be happy to help you come up with an idea that’s perfect for you. Unfortunately, orders cannot be placed through email. (we’re baking during the day, and don’t always get the chance to look at the computer!)
Why do you need 3 days notice for a cake order?
We ask for at least 3 days, but it’s never too early to place an order! Because of the small size of our shop, and because we make everything from scratch, we have to plan ahead and order our ingredients accordingly, so your advance orders help us to give you exactly what you want. So it’s never too early to place an order (we have many orders that are placed months in advance) and we greatly appreciate it!
What are your hours?
We’re open weekdays from 7 am until 5 pm. Weekends from 8 am until 1 pm. We’re closed on Mondays and on the last Sunday of each month (so we can have a weekend off!)
Do you deliver? Do you ship?
We do not deliver. Wedding cakes, of course, are the exception. We do not ship. However, if you would like to send some of our baked goods to a friend or relative out of state, we can certainly help you make a selection that will hold up best in travel.
If I buy a cake today, how long will it last?
Because we bake everything from scratch, we do not use any preservatives. So your cake is fresh-off-the-presses when you pick it up! We recommend finishing it within the next two or three days (but after your special occasion, we don’t expect you’ll have any leftovers anyway!)
Can you make anything without_________(nuts, sugar, gluten, eggs, etc.)?
We do offer selections without common allergens however we cannot guarantee there will be no cross-contamination. Everything is made in the same small kitchen. Since we make everything from scratch with real ingredients, we don’t bake with sugar substitutes or fat substitutes. However, we do have several items that are made without any gluten; the chocolate flourless, the hazelnut torte, our cheesecake, and our coconut macaroons.
What do you do with the leftovers?
At the end of our week we donate any leftover baked goods to the Somerset Home for Temporarily Displaced Children in Bridgewater. It is a home for abused, neglected and homeless youth in our area. These children deserve home-baked goods made with love just as much, if not more than the rest of us!