How far in advance to book wedding date? Most brides book anywhere from 6 months to a year in advance of their wedding. However, if you haven't booked your wedding cake, & time is short, please don't hesitate to call & ask about availability. Creative CelebrationS is a small bakery. We are limited in the number of wedding cakes we book to ensure quality cake in the design and taste. Even if you have not decided on your cake design, you can reserve your date with a deposit.
Pricing of wedding & groom's cakes.......Each cake we create is custom designed & priced individually. Every bride selects different cake & filling flavor combinations, size/number of servings & style/design for her cake. These 3 elements influences the cost of the cake. Due to unlimited combinations, we do not have a price list. We are happy to work up pricing on any cake you desire. Just ask!!
Reserving date & payment requirements......To reserve your event date, 1/2 the total cost is required. The balance is due no later than one month prior to the wedding date. Any cancellation of less than 3 months prior to wedding date forfeits entire payment. We accept check, cash, MasterCard, Visa & Discover cards. There is a surcharge of 3.201% on credit /debit card payments.
Delivery & Set-up of Cakes.....We delivery to most area venues in the Northwest Florida Panhandle, to include Destin, Ft. Walton Beach, Navarre, Pensacola, Panama City Beaches, Orange Beach, Perdo Key & Gulf Shores, AL. Delivery fee is based on distance. If you prefer to pick-up your cake from our shop, we can have the cake boxed for travel. We do travel all over the Southeast & other areas, as schedule allows. There are travel fees according to distance/location. We are happy to discuss delivering one of our unique creations to your location, give us a call or sign our guest book .
Things to consider when deciding of where to place your cake....... We do routinely set up cakes on our beautiful beaches, area gardens & beach pavillions. Out of doors wedding & receptions are very popular on the Emerald Coast. You need to consider the heat, humidity, sun & wind affects on your sugar centerpiece. We recommend placing your cake in a shaded area,... under a tent, pavillion or veranda. Even when the cake is located in the shade, if the icing gets to warm it will melt. Traditional buttercream icing is not recommended for out of doors set ups. Rolled fondant icing is recommened for the outside receptions, it holds up much better. However, if fondant icing gets to warm, it can melt too.
Consult/Cake Tasting......We believe that your wedding, groom's or celebration cakes should be a reflection of your personal style & personality. We encourage your participation in the design planning of your cake. Bring your sketches, photos, ideas & color swatches to the consult. If you need some inspriation, we have our portfoilos, cake magazines & photos of other decorators creations to help you design your cake. When you call for an appointment for consult, please let us know if you wish a tasting. We require 48 hours notice for tastings. First tasting cake is free. Additional tasting cakes are available for a nomial fee. We are happy to schedule consults during the day or evening hours, however, we are not available to schedule appointments on Saturday, due to that being our busiest day for delivering wedding cakes. We are closed on Sunday.
Destination Brides---Long Distance Planning.....We have over 30 years of experience creating wedding cakes. Here on the beautiful Emerald Coast, we work with "long distance" brides on a routine basis. Our goal is to make your cake planning as painless & fun as possible. We are a small company with an exceptional creative & professional reputation. We can provide references upon request. Communication via email allows us to provide brides with full color photos of our cakes. We do reply to all inquiries, but please know during our busy wedding season, response may be a little slow, but we do value each bride's inquiry & will contact you in most expediant manner possible.