Weddings

Congratulations on your engagement!

Cake tasting is one of the most enjoyable parts of planning your wedding. We will work you to create a beautiful custom cake that captures the spirit of your special day, from simple elegance to rustic chic to over-the-top glam. Not looking for a traditional wedding cake? We also provide cupcakes, pastries and other desserts as well as groom’s cakes, and we love to be part of non-traditional celebrations. We take pride in creating cakes and desserts that taste as good as they look and in providing unique options that you won’t find everywhere else. You’ll find answers to the most commonly asked questions below. Share your dreams with us and let us make them a reality!

Do you offer complimentary tastings?

Yes! We offer complimentary tastings of most of our cake flavors on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10:00 – 4:00 and Saturday from 9:00 – 1:00. Please contact us at 512-219-1235 or at dreambakeryaustin@gmail.com to schedule your appointment.

How far in advance should I book my wedding cake?

We are a family-owned boutique bakery and make a limited number of custom cakes each week so that we can give each one the care and attention it deserves. We accept bookings up to 12 months in advance, but can often make cakes with a few weeks’ notice during slower periods. March, April, May, October and Christmas/New Year’s are our busiest times, so if you are getting married during those time periods we recommend making your cake arrangements as soon as you have finalized your venue, colors and theme and have a reasonable estimate on the number of attendees.

What should I expect at my tasting?

Tastings last about one hour. You can try up to 4 different flavors of cake and will leave with a cake design and price quote. Our tasting room holds up to six people, although most couples find it easiest to make decisions with no more than four attendees. Please feel free to bring pictures, color swatches, invitations or anything else that will serve as inspiration for the cake design.

How much will my wedding cake cost?

Every cake is different and is therefore individually priced. There are three main factors that impact the cost — the size, the flavors & fillings and the decoration. Our tiered wedding cakes are priced by the slice, starting at $3.75 per slice for buttercream frosting and $4.50 per slice for fondant (wedding cake slices are generally 1” x 2” x 4”). The base price includes four layers of cake and three layers of filling inside each tier in one of our basic flavors with buttercream or fondant icing on the outside. Our cakes can be made in any size to accommodate your number of guests, but as a reference point three tier cakes start at $275 (74 slices) and four tier cakes start at $485 (130 slices). An upcharge applies for premium flavors and fillings. Our full menu of flavors and fillings is available on our custom cakes page.

The additional charge for the decoration is based upon the complexity of the design, the materials used and the time required to complete it. Generally speaking, buttercream designs and fresh flowers are less expensive than fondant work, intricate piping, metallic finishes or gumpaste and wafer paper flowers.

Can you accommodate special diets?

Yes! There is no need to deprive yourself of delicious cake just because of specific dietary requirements. We have gluten free, dairy free, vegan, GF/DF, and GF/vegan offerings (note, however, that they are made in our regular kitchen, so we cannot guarantee that they are free of cross-contamination). Most of our flavors can also be made without nuts (but again, we do use tree nuts and peanuts in our kitchen in case cross-contamination is a concern).

The tasting was a success! I love your cake. Now what?

We require a 50% deposit to hold your date based upon the size and design we discuss at your consultation. We will re-confirm all the details two weeks prior to your wedding (you can make changes to the design, size or flavor up until then) and collect the remaining balance at that point. Then we will make you a beautiful, delicious cake and you and your guests will enjoy it!

Do you deliver?

Yes, we deliver within Austin and the surrounding areas for an additional fee that is based on actual mileage and the complexity of set up.

Can I pick my cake up myself?

Yes – in many cases you can safely transport your cake yourself (or have a friend or family member pick it up for you). In these cases, we will have the cake fully assembled and ready to go. We will package it in a sturdy cardboard box the same size as the cakeboard on the bottom tier (so it doesn’t move around). The box will have a flap in the front, so once you arrive you just fold down the flap, slide the cake out, and set it in its place of honor.

You will need a safe driver and a vehicle with a flat surface big enough to hold the cake (e.g. the cargo area in a station wagon, SUV, or minivan – sometimes the floorboards will also work for a smaller cake). Please note that the front seat is generally not truly flat and is not recommended for transporting your cake. The key to success is to keep the cake cool (turn on that AC!) and to avoid hard stops or sharp turns. If you are traveling some distance or if it’s particularly warm outside, you may want to consider renting our special insulated cooler box for additional peace of mind.

Do you provide cake stands?

A cake stand provides the finishing touch for your cake, elevating it (literally!) and completing the presentation. We have a variety of cake stands available for rent which you can browse during your appointment – just be sure to return them within three business days.

Where can I see some of your cakes?

Check out our gallery of bride’s and groom’s cakes! These are just a sampling of the hundreds of cakes we’ve make over the past 12 years – if you don’t see your dream cake, we’ll be happy to design it for you!

Wow! Our wedding cake came out absolutely amazing! Thank you so much Dream Bakery for creating such a gorgeous and delicious cake for our special day! I highly recommend them to anyone! You all are going to be our go to for any cake! Everyone loved it and the entire cake was finished! Again, thank you all so much for adding such an incredible detail to our wedding!” — Christine M.