There are several things to consider when designing your wedding cake!
Shape and Structure
Choose the Number of Tiers (approximate servings)
Specialty Flavors **
Gumpaste Flowers - Edible Adornments - Ribbon - Jewels - Fresh Flowers (Provided By Florist)
Provided by Client
Colors- Many shades to choose from.
Wedding Cake FYI
What about cupcakes for weddings?
We can make all of the same flavors for the cupcakes as the cakes.
Will you make other desserts for a dessert/sweet table?
Yes! We can do pies, cake pops, cake balls, cookies, cheesecake, brownies, etc… If you have a special request let’s talk about it!
Who supplies the ribbon for the cake?
The Client is responsible for providing all non-edible items used to decorate the wedding cake. It is best to get the ribbon to us before cake delivery.
Are fresh flowers safe for a Cake?
Always confirm with your florist that the flowers are safe to be placed on your cake.
How far will you deliver?
We will deliver approximately 60 miles from our bakery for a $50 delivery and setup fee. Beyond 60 miles there is an additional charge.
Can we pick up our wedding cake?
Yes, you can pick up your wedding cake, but if it is a stacked cake it is best if we deliver and set up. It’s harder than you think! We are not responsible for a cake once it is picked up.
What about the top tier of our cake?
We prepare a 6"cake in a box and wrapped several times with plastic wrap and foil all ready for your freezer! This anniversary tier is a gift from Valor Catering!!!
When should I order my wedding cake?
The sooner the better to ensure you make it on the calendar! For Valor Catering it is best to order your cake 6-12 months in advance. April, May and October are very busy wedding months for us.
Does fondant icing cost more than buttercream?
Yes! Fondant is a rolled sugar dough that is placed on top of a thin layer of buttercream. It is a three step process.
What is the difference between fondant and buttercream?
Fondant cakes have a beautiful smooth look. Fondant is more about the looks than the flavor.
Can you match colors for the cake to my decorations/dresses?
It is VERY difficult to match colors exactly, but we can try to make it as close as possible. You should always provide your caterer with a swatch of color.
Is it possible to have different flavors of cake for each tier?
Yes! You will want to make sure your icing color/flavor coordinate with your icing color and appearance.
How much cake should I order?
Plan on 75% of your invited guests to attend, unless most of your guests are in-town or close by this number could be higher.
If you are planning a seated dinner, your dessert will likely be served so you should order one slice per guest. If your caterer is slicing and serving the cake plan on 80% of your anticipated guest count.
If you are offering additional sweets you can reduce your cake order to serve approximately 60% 70% of your guest count.
We allow you to adjust your number of cake servings up to 10 days before the wedding.
At what point do we cut the cake?
Shortly after the bride and groom arrive to the reception. This allows your guests to see the cake cutting in the event they have to leave early. Then the cake can be taken to the kitchen for cutting and served after the meal. Cake cutting is messy business, cutting it in the kitchen is the best way to cut the cake.
Do you provide the cake stands and cake knives?
We have cake stands that can be rented. If Valor Catering is catering/serving the food for your wedding we will provide the cake knife and server.
How much are your cakes?
Our wedding cake prices start at 3.00 per serving, for a basic buttercream iced cake, and $4.00 per serving for a fondant cake. There may be additional cost for fillings, type of icing, flowers, decoration and the intricacy of the design.
What is your payment policy?
After our consultation and agreement we will create a catering/cake contract. When it is signed by both parties there is a non-refundable deposit required. This deposit hold that day for you. The balance is due ten days before the event.
A special note about outdoor receptions!
We live in Alabama! Heat and buttercream are NOT friends! Fondant is the best choice of icing but humidity will also take a toll on fondant. Buttercream will work, but for a very short period of time.
Also, bugs love sweets more than you do! Flowers will wilt quickly.
It is best that cakes remain indoors in a cool area, until just before the cake cutting ceremony.
The taste you crave. The attention you deserve.
Bridal Cakes start at $3.00 per serving for buttercream icing.
Price may increase depending on detail of decorating, adornments (ribbon and such) and icings/fillings.
Fondant Cakes start at $4.00 per serving.
Grooms Cakes start at $2.00 per serving for chocolate buttercream icing.
Price may increase depending on detail of decorating, adornments (fruit, ribbon and such) and different icings/fillings.
There is a $50 delivery and set up fee.
Private Cake Tastings can be scheduled during off bakery hours. We can occasionally schedule for Saturday depending on how may bookings there are for that weekend.
Private Tastings are $25 for the bride and one guest. If you would like to bring additional guest to taste there will be a $5 fee per guest. If you choose to book with Valor Catering there will be a $25 credit applied to your balance when your deposit is paid.
Public Cake Tastings are scheduled several times a year and are free. You can fill out the form below if you would like to be notified when a public tasting is scheduled.
Valor Catering is a catering service/bakery kitchen built on to our home, which means no store front, but we are licensed and inspected. We meet with brides in our bakery kitchen during off hours. The bakery entrance is on the left side of the house, follow the signs.
Plan your appointment to last 30 minutes to an hour.
Bring anything that will help us design your cake: invitations, photographs, cake toppers, fabric swatches, as well as anything that has been created for your event.