FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Tampa Bay Cake Company is a private cake-studio located in beautiful Apollo Beach, FL.
Address is provided for pick-up only.
Do you deliver?
Yes! Wedding cake delivery starts at $100, and covers up to 30 miles from our location. After the initial 30 miles, we charge $2/mile one way.
Do you use fondant or buttercream?
We offer both, but most of our cakes are covered in fondant because of the flawless finish we can achieve. Fondant cakes also include a layer of buttercream underneath, so no flavor is lost!
**We use the highest quality fondant on the market and have the ability to roll it very thin (1/8 of an inch)
Can we supplement servings with sheet cakes?
Yes! Kitchen cakes are also 4 layers of cake and 3 layers of filling-just like your main wedding cake.
How can I receive a quote?
If you head over to the 'Contact' page, you can either receive a quote or book a consultation. Email's are usually answered within 24-48 hours.
How far in advance should I place my order?
The sooner the better! We take a limited amount of wedding (and celebration) cakes per week. Sometimes we are booked 3-6 months in advanced, even longer during peak months. As much as we try to accommodate last minute orders, sometimes it is just not possible. So, please place your order as soon as you have solidified the date of your event.
We only use quality ingredients - Ghiradelli chocolate, buttermilk, heavy cream, real sweet cream butter, fresh fruits and pure vanilla bean extract.. All of our recipes are made fresh for clients with the best REAL ingredients and flavors we can get our hands on! Our fondant is the highest quality fondant on the market. It has a great taste, and we have the skill to roll it very thin! We also make our own buttermilk, salted caramel, fruit fillings, and ganache. Our buttercream is made only with real butter, no shortenings will ever be added. These quality ingredients do cost more, but also gives our clients the highest quality, and best tasting product possible.
We use the industry standard serving size of 1" x 2" x 4" slices, but our cake tiers are taller than standard, and are generally closer to 5 1/2" or more in height. We also offer extended tiers and shorter tiers for height variation options.
Do you offer wedding cake tastings?
Yes! We ship all of our tastings directly to your door! Please fill out our consultation form to schedule. You can choose between 4 or 8 flavors to try.
How does payment work?
Tampa Bay Cake Company works with Square to offer secure payment transactions. We use a 3rd party to send invoices to to ensure we get all the details right! In order to secure your event date, we do require a non-refundable retainer for all cakes. This ensures commitment on both of our ends.
Postponement and Cancellation Policies
Due to the current circumstances if your wedding is postponed there is no rescheduling penalty as long as we are notified in writing 30 days before the original event date. If there is a second postponement there will be a 10% fee added on to your balance. If the event is cancelled after the first postponement there will absolutely be NO REFUNDS.
We are constantly turning down orders in order to do our best for each client, and we cannot afford to hold two dates for someone and provide a refund.