Do you require a deposit?

Cakes and other Custom Creations take ingredients, supplies, and lots of time and labor to create. And because of irresponsible customers in the past, I now require full payment before I will even mark my calendar for your Custom Creation. The sole exception is for expensive wedding cakes for which I require a non-refundable retainer fee (technically not a deposit) which consists of 50% of the cake’s total cost. The remaining cost is due 2 weeks prior to the wedding.