Consultation

During this supremely challenging season of life in which we are living (oh, 2020), I have had wonderful success meeting with clients virtually!
 I do this for many reasons:

I love seeing your faces!

Communicating with you on a more personal level like this helps us to connect and discover all of the gorgeous little details that you dream about together.

We're all human; chatting together face-to-face allows us to remember that we are not just words on a computer screen.

The more the merrier. Invite your friends and family members who are interested in learning more about your wedding cake and dessert possibilities.

Booking your Consultation

If you are ready to inquire click below and send me a message!

Please fill out the form on our Inquire Page and I will get back to you within 24-48 hours. If I have your event date available, I will send you a calendly link to schedule a virtual consultation.

If you do not hear back from me within 48 hours, please send an email to ambrosiacakestucson@gmail.com

During your Consultation

During your virtual consultation, we will go over:

Vital contact information (ie phone numbers, email addresses, wedding planner contacts, etc.)

Day of information (ie venue location, ceremony time, reception time, where the cake table will be, etc.)

Guest count + size of cake

Cake flavors, combinations, etc.

Cake design, inspiration, style / theme / colors / personal touches (ie checking out Pinterest, our Instagram photos, etc.)

Delivery time + set-up

Total balance / deposit, etc.

Once we have gone over everything together, and I've answered all of your questions, I work up your cake order to the best of my ability and email it over to you within 24 hours.

Next step

Cake Tastings

 If you are in town and available to pick up a prepared tasting box, please feel free to send me an email and let me know. We will then coordinate the best time for pick-up. You may choose to taste before, during, or after our virtual consultation - that is up to you! For reference, we are located on the Northwest side of Tucson, near Mountain View High School.

Tasting Boxes

Tasting boxes include six pre-selected standard cake flavors, a couple of fillings, and my vanilla buttercream frosting. I am unable to take custom cake/filling requests, but please let me know if you have specific food allergies.

Thanks to COVID-19, I am currently offering complimentary tasting boxes to all wedding events serving 25 guests or more.

The second tasting box is $36. If you would like to try additional cake flavors and fillings, you will need to place an order for at least one dozen cupcakes of each flavor that you would like to try. Please check with me for availability.

I do not have custom desserts available for tastings. If you would like to try any of our desserts, you will need to place an order of (25) minimum pieces per dessert.

Booking

When you are ready to book with me, we will need your 50% deposit and a signed contract. I accept multiple methods of payment including: Square invoice, Venmo @ambrosiacakes, check, etc.

Your 50% deposit will ensure your date is in my calendar. It is non-refundable.

Your remaining balance will be due 2 weeks before your event date.


Next step

Pricing

Minimum Order Amount $100 exluding tax + delivery

Wedding + Celebration Cakes

$5 per serving

simple buttercream finish + includes two (2) complete cake+filling combinations up to four(4) tiers

$6 per serving

simple fondant finish + includes two (2) complete cake+filling combinations of your choice *up to four tiers

$75 | 6" cutting cake

simple buttercream design + includes one (1) complete cake + filling combination of your choice

not sold separately | must accompany a tiered cake and/or cupcakes and/or dessert table

Cupcakes

$3.5 each

standard unfilled cupcakes with vanilla buttercream frosting

$4 each

standard filled / gourmet buttercream frosted cupcakes

two (2) dozen minimum per cake flavor & maximum of three (3) different cake flavors

$6 each

custom buttercream cactus decorated cupcakes

Dessert Tables

Dessert tables and options are available upon request. Dessert table fee starting at $100-$300.

Delivery

I deliver most wedding cake orders. Delivery + set-up fee starts at $50-$100 and will vary depending on location and extent of set-up.

Cake Tastings

Complimentary cake tasting + design consultations are offered to clients with cake orders serving 75 or more and are by appointment only. They include six different popular cake flavors that I have available, two fillings, and our vanilla buttercream frosting. I only offer one appointment per client. If we need to discuss details further, I am available via email or phone. For events serving less than 75 guests, I offer tasting boxes for $36 and with a scheduled pick-up appointment.

PLEASE NOTE
* We currently have a policy in place to offer and provide the only cake/cupcakes/desserts - both for display and for consumption - to all guests present at an event. We are unable to provide a cake alongside desserts from a different bakery.

* We do not offer any form of fake, decorated tiered cakes. We take pride in our creations and want all of your guests to enjoy your tiered wedding cake.

* We are happy to create an anniversary cake for you upon request, however we cannot guarantee availability. Anniversary cakes are small 5" round cakes with one cake+filling flavor combination of your choice, with limited buttercream design. $100 minimum order.

*Any additional tiers / flavors / colors / piped designs / stenciling / extensive details / sugar florals and designs / fresh florals baker’s choice will incur a design fee starting at $50


Next step

Designing

When designing your wedding cake, we want to consider a few things first:

Your overall style of the day (ie romantic, casual, rustic, elegant, classic, etc.)

Your interests as a couple

How many people you need to feed


I love seeing your inspiration! Whether you have photos of Ambrosia cakes, cakes on Pinterest, photos of your floral inspo, colors, mood boards, etc., I love to get an idea of your style before we start designing your cake. Then, we can chat about the other things that bring you and your partner joy.

Florals

I work with a number of incredibly talented florists in town and love them dearly. If you would like fresh florals arranged on your cake, please allow me to do the arranging! Please have someone in your party deliver your cake florals to me the day or so before your event date so that we are able to deliver your cake fully dressed. I am also happy to acquire the florals myself starting at $50; this will depend on what types of florals you would like me to use.

Are you inspired by specific colors or textures?

Do you love the movement and delicate placement of fresh florals?

Are you drawn to cakes with all different kinds of styles brought together or are you most interested in something classically simple and elegant?


Honestly, I LOVE a good simple buttercream-textured cake with fresh florals, and you'll find hundreds if not thousands of photos of these cakes all over the internet. But if you're interested in dressing up your cake with details that are meaningful to you or incorporating new textures and fun flavors, let's do it! I can't wait to create the cake of your dreams with you.

Flavor List


Vanilla Almond Cake + Fresh Raspberry Preserves
Strawberry Champagne Cake + Fresh Strawberry Preserves
Lemon Cake + Fresh Blueberry Compote
Orange Cake + Chocolate Swiss Meringue Buttercream Filling
Mexican Hot Chocolate Cake + Fresh Raspberry Preserves
Rum Cake + Salted Caramel Swiss Meringue Buttercream Filling
Chocolate Cake + Espresso Swiss Meringue Buttercream Filling
Banana Cake + Chocolate Ganache Filling
Red Velvet Cake + Cinnamon Vanilla Swiss Meringue Buttercream Filling

favorite combinations


Vanilla Almond
Vanilla
Strawberry Champagne
Lemon
Orange
Chocolate
Mexican Hot Chocolate
Rum
Red Velvet
Banana
Pumpkin Spice
Carrot


available cake flavors

Fresh Strawberry Preserves
Fresh Raspberry Preserves
Fresh Blueberry Compote
Apricot Preserves

available
filling flavors

available filling flavors

Chocolate Ganache
Cream Cheese Frosting
Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Frosting

Golden Vanilla
Chocolate
Mexican Hot Chocolate
Rum
Red Velvet
Banana
Pumpkin Spice
Carrot


gluten free cake flavors

gluten free
cake flavors

Golden Vanilla
Almond
Lemon
Orange
Chocolate
Mexican Hot Chocolate
Red Velvet
Carrot

vegan
cake flavors

vegan cake flavors

Fresh Vanilla
Chocolate
Cinnamon
Coconut
Strawberry

Swiss Meringue
buttercream flavors

Swiss Meringue buttercream flavors

Raspberry
Lemon
Espresso
Salted Caramel
Hazlenut




Vanilla Almond
Vanilla
Strawberry Champagne
Lemon
Orange



Chocolate
Mexican Hot Chocolate
Rum
Red Velvet
Banana
Pumpkin Spice
Carrot


Next step

Event Day

On the day of your wedding, you should not be thinking about your cake, or your flowers, or your DJ, or anything that isn't getting yourself pampered and feelin' fine. We make sure your cake delivery time is predetermined and set far before the big day so there isn't any confusion.

During peak wedding season here in Tucson (spring and fall), we will deliver up to six wedding cakes on a Saturday, so please note that we will ensure your cake is delivered at an appropriate time for your event. Timing is very important to us, as buttercream will melt. If you need to get in touch with us on event day, please feel free to send us a message and we'll do our best to communicate with you in a timely manner.

Cake Topper

When we come to deliver, we make sure everything is looking lovely and photograph-ready! If you have a topper, please leave it on your cake table.

Providing Equipment

If you are using your own cake stands, cupcake towers, equipment, etc., please note that we may be unable to fit your entire dessert display on what you provide for us, or we may not end up using all of the pieces you provide for us. In certain cases, cake stands may be too large or too small for your cake size and may not be used, especially when it comes to stability of your cake. If you have any questions, please ask!

Next step

Post Event

Hooray! You're MARRIED! Finally.

Equipment Rental Returns

 Where and when should I return any cake equipment that I've rented? Please make sure we chat about this beforehand so that you can have a seamless transition from wedding day to newly-married bliss. Delegate a family member or friend to ensure our cake stands are returned to us within 72 hours of your event date so you can get your full rental deposit back.

Cake Freezing

I have extra cake, can I freeze it? Yes! Make sure to wrap it tightly with plastic or foil wrap and place it in a Ziplock and/or airtight container. Ambrosia cakes taste best when eaten fresh within 4-5 days.

Sharing Photos

I have professional photos of my wedding cake! Yay! Please send over any and all professional photos of your wedding cake and/or dessert table as well as your photographers name. I would be forever grateful, as your cake photos help to continue to build my portfolio.

Writing Reviews

I would like to write a review online; how should I do that? If you'd like to leave us some love on the web, feel free to use WeddingWire, The Knot, Facebook, or Google to write us a review. Your review is so helpful to our business growth! Leave us a review and get 50% off of your anniversary cake (you must still get in touch with us with plenty of notice to book your anniversary cake).

Anniversary Cakes

Can we order a cake for our anniversary? Yes, absolutely! I will need plenty of notice (at least 2-3 months) if your anniversary is during the spring+fall seasons, and we do not accept cake orders for Mondays or Tuesdays.

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