Wedding Cakes in Charleston, SC | Bakery in Charleston, SC | Ashley Bakery

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Frequently Asked Questions

Many people are curious about how to go about ordering a wedding or specialty cake from Ashley Bakery. For general questions about our bakery, click here.

Wedding Cakes

Q. How much are your wedding cakes?

A. Because each cake is custom made to your specifications, we are unable to provide on the spot quotes for wedding cakes. The minimum serving size for a tiered wedding cake is a 2 tier round cake to serve 45. It starts at around $250. Please visit the wedding cakes section of our site. The page contains PDF versions of our Consultation Guide and several pricing guides.

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Please make an appointment to come in to talk with us about your wedding cake. Estimates, including sales tax, delivery, and fees are provided with a consultation. Consultations with tastings are reserved for wedding and occasion cakes, estimated at a minimum of $250 or more.

Q. How do I schedule an appointment?

A. Please call or e-mail us for wedding date availability and appointment times only after you have read our Consultation Guide and pricing brochure. We ask that you read these to be certain our policies and pricing meet your needs.

We schedule complimentary appointments M-F between 10 and 4 and on Saturday mornings only. Saturday appointments book several weeks in advance. Please call early if you would like to visit us on a Saturday. There is a form on the website to request additional information.

While we encourage brides to book consultations early, we have found that 6 to 8 months in advance is the best time to schedule your consultation. It is our policy that we do not schedule appointments for wedding dates more than a year in advance. We are unable to schedule an appointment or guarantee availability if you have not chosen a wedding date. We are dedicated to helping you create a very special cake for your once in a lifetime event!

Our dates book on a first come, first paid, basis. We require a non refundable deposit to secure your date. The price is applied toward the price of your cake. Your date is not confirmed or guaranteed until we receive a deposit. More specific policies and procedures are available for review in our Terms and Conditions. We are happy to send you a copy.

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Q. Do you make Groom's cakes?

A. Yes, we make all kinds of Groom's cakes, from round to sculpted to pies and cheesecakes! They are priced on request. In an effort to control our image and protect our reputation, we are unable to provide or deliver Groom's cakes or other desserts to a reception site if we do not provide the wedding cake too. If our schedule permits, we are happy to provide a Groom's cake for a rehearsal dinner if we are not providing the wedding cake.

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General Questions

Q. Do you offer retail?

A. We currently do not offer retail, however if you would like something in particular we would be glad to make it for you!  We are a bake to order bakery and we would be happy to make your favorite cake or bread with advanced notice.

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Q. Do you sell bread?

A. Yes! Please see the breads page for some of our delicious bread items.  Please note, there may be a minimum amount for specialty bread orders. We provide pricing for wholesale and retail breads by request.

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Q. How much are your cakes?

A. Our cake pricing starts at $40 and goes up, depending on frosting, flavor, filling and decoration. You may stop in at any time during regular business hours to place a cake order. It may be best to call ahead to be certain we are available. An appointment to place a general cake order is not necessary. Consultations with tastings are reserved for wedding and occasion cakes, estimated at a minimum of $250 or more.

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Q. How do I go about ordering a cake?

A. We recommend that you place your order as soon as possible. A minimum of one week notice is best in order to provide you with a specific flavor or design. We are sometimes available on less notice. The weekend is a particularly busy time, so please place your order early!

We encourage you to come by or send us invitations, pictures, and images to help design your cake. Each cake is uniquely designed and priced according to size, flavor, filling, artwork, and complexity of design. Please contact us for specific quotes.

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Q. Can I just walk in to place an order?

A. Yes. It may be best to call ahead to be certain we are available. An appointment to place a general cake order is not necessary. Consultations with tastings are reserved for wedding and occasion cakes, estimated at a minimum of $250 or more.

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Q. Do you ship cakes?

A. At this time, we are unable to ship our wedding cakes. We have shipped a few occasion cakes. Please be aware that they must be shipped overnight with special packaging, including dry ice.

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Q. Can you cater to dietary restrictions?

A. At this time, we are unable to provide sugar or gluten free cakes. We are also unable to provide baked goods for those with any severe allergies, nut or other.

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Q. How much are your sculpted cakes?

A. We create sculpted cake design from simple outlines to intricate, dimensional replicas. Because each cake is uniquely created for you, we are unable to provide on the spot quotes for sculpted cakes. We can tell you that because of the labor and preparation time spent on sculpted cakes, they are priced along a scale similar to that of a wedding cake. Please contact us for more details.

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Q. Request a Donation Information.

A. Ashley Bakery cares about our community and believes in supporting local charities whose members and participants patronize our bakery.

If you would like to request a donation, please e-mail us and include the following information: (incomplete submissions will not be considered)

Name of organization, is the organization a 501(c)(3) non profit?, date donation is requested, what would you like us to donate?, what exposure would Ashley Bakery receive?

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