If you have a function or event coming up that requires cake or cupcakes - let's be honest here, what event doesn't! - I recommend considering the following 6 questions before requesting your quote to help the process run as smoothly as possible.
1. When is your event and what type of event is it?
Letting me know your event date straight away will ensure that I am available for that date. Once that has been checked, knowing the event type, be it a birthday party, wedding, engagement party, baby shower, christening, cake smash, etc will assist in creating a design to match the event.
2. What is your budget?
This might seem like a trick question but letting me know your budget from the get-go could save you a lot of time. If the cake or cupcakes that you have in mind are outside your budget I will discuss different options such as a smaller cake or fewer cupcakes, or less elaborate decorations and do my best to fit within your budget.
3. How many people are you catering for?
Whether you are ordering a cake, cupcakes, cake pops or any treat from the range, knowing how many people you plan to cater for will help you when placing your order. For cakes, see the blog post '3 Points to Help with Ordering the Right Cake Size' (April 2015). For other treats, you'll need to consider what other food will be served and whether you plan to allow for one of each item per guest or whether guests will choose one item total.
4. What is the colour scheme or theme of the event?
Matching treats to themes or colour schemes is one of my favourite parts of baking treats. If you have a theme already in mind, be sure to mention this when requesting your quote. If you haven't decided on a theme yet, but plan on having one, please discuss your ideas with me so I can make your initial quote as accurate as possible (a final price would then be discussed once the theme/colours have been finalised).
5. What flavour/s do you have in mind?
Knowing which flavours you would like can save you time when requesting your quote, but if you are unsure I can make some suggestions to suit your event. If ordering cupcakes, 2 flavours can be chosen if ordering more than 30 cupcakes. Please understand that multiple flavours for small orders is not cost-effective and therefore is strongly discouraged (and will incur a surcharge). Click here to see the available flavours.
6. Will you require delivery?
Picking up your cake from the Perfectly Petite Treats kitchen is free, but perhaps you'd prefer the convenience of delivery? If you are placing a large order and would like help to set up the treats at the venue, then delivery is definitely the way to go. This can be particularly useful for weddings, engagement parties or desert tables at parties. Please bear in mind that I am located in Bacchus Marsh, Victoria, and delivery charges will vary depending on the distance travelled.
Confused? Don't be. If you are having difficulty answering any of these questions while planning your event, please contact me and I'll do my best to discuss the details with you to help you get a better idea of what you would like to order. I look forward to hearing from you!
Perfectly Petite Treats is owned and run by Krystal Conlan, a 33 year old home-baker. All products are freshly baked from scratch in her home-based council-approved kitchen in Bacchus Marsh, Victoria.