Frequently Asked Questions - Wedding Cakes

Can I book a consultation/cake tasting?
Yes! Consultations are available by appointment only so please call or email to arrange an appointment. We fully understand if something comes up and you are unable to attend your consult, we ask for the courtesy of 48 hours notice, if your appointment needs to be rescheduled Please keep in mind that cake samples are prepared specifically for you. Cancellations without the appropriate notice may be subject to an additional fee in order to rebook the appointment.

Do you offer cake tastings?
Absolutely!  During your appointment you will have the opportunity to sample several of our most popular flavors!

How many people can I bring with me?
Although cake tasting is an element of your event that often times the whole family is eager to be a part of, we’ve found it’s a bit difficult to focus with too much input! Our studio can accommodate a total of four guests.

How long can we expect to be there?
An hour is set-aside for each client to both design and taste our cakes. Often, appointments are scheduled before and after yours so please plan to be on time so we have a full hour.

What do I need to bring to our appointment?
It is helpful to have made venue, color and floral decisions prior to our meeting so we have that information available when designing your cake.

We ask that you put together a packet for us with any elements from your event that you feel we can draw inspiration from. Pictures of your wedding dress, reception venue, your invitations or design motif… a monogram, color swatches… a piece of jewelry that catches your eye… it can all be helpful.

The design process is definitely a collaborative effort and we’ll keep exploring options until you have a design you love.

If I want fresh flowers on my cake how can that be arranged?
You can arrange fresh flowers directly with your florist. We will deliver the cake safely to your venue and your florist can place the flowers onsite.

What Can I Expect To Pay For A Wedding Cake? Do you have a price list?
We do not have a general price list for wedding cakes because each cake is one-of-a-kind, custom designed and made just for you. The cake will vary in cost based upon the complexity of design and the number of people being served. Prices will be detailed in your quote. We are unable to provide wedding cake quotes by phone or email.

Sheet cakes are available to supplement larger parties and are priced at $2.50 per serving. These sheet cakes are designed and layered like your wedding cake.

Before you arrive for your consultation, it is helpful to have a budget in mind for what you would like to spend on your cake. This will give us a better sense of what we can design for you.

Do you offer mini cakes and cupcakes?
Absolutely! They can be used as your wedding cake, centre piece or guest favour. These trendy little cakes are a great way to accent your wedding day.

Do you deliver wedding cakes?
Yes, delivery of your wedding cake is preferred. Cost for this service is $25.00 for most venues within Kingston. The fee for surrounding areas will vary depending on the distance.

How far in advance should I order a wedding cake?
To ensure our high level of quality, we limit the number of cakes we can make for any given week. It is best to book early (6 to 10 months in advance) to ensure availability. We are often booked up many weeks ahead of time so the sooner the better to reserve your place on our calendar. While we are happy to book your date as early as one year in advance, we will only book tastings up to 6 months in advance. The chances are high that design elements may change if booked earlier and it is essential to have everything in place before designing your cake!

We definitely attempt to accommodate last minute requests if our schedule allows. Please call or email to find out our availability for your particular date.

Do you require a deposit to reserve the date for our wedding cake? If so, how much is it and can I get a refund, if necessary?
Yes, we require a 50 percent retainer to reserve your wedding date on our calendar. We will base your retainer on the total estimated amount at the time you place your order. We ask that you be absolutely certain that you would like to work with us, as all retainers are date specific and non-refundable.

I am not ready to make design decisions yet but I want to reserve our date so you don’t get booked up, is that possible?
Yes. You may reserve your date with a $250 retainer. Final arrangements just need to be made at least 6 weeks prior to your event. Again, we ask that you be absolutely certain that you would like to work with us, as all retainers are date specific and non-refundable.

Safari Cake Boutique is Kingston's Peanut-Free and Nut-Free:

Bakery, Cake & Cupcake Shop, Chocolate & Candy Shop, & Gift Basket Boutique.

Safari Cake Boutique

842 Gardiners Road

Kingston, ON K7M 3X9