Frequently Asked Questions

 
 

What are your prices?

Our prices vary based upon the item and complexity of design you choose. For a listing of cake pricing, click here. For our cupcakes and pastries, click here. You can also submit a specific quote request here.

 

Do you offer cake tasting?

Yes! For $25 we offer a cake tasting and design consultation by appointment. The $25 fee must be paid at the time the appointment is scheduled. Cancellations made less than 24 hours prior to your appointment will be charged the $25 fee. Should you purchase a cake within two weeks of your consultation, the $25 fee will go toward the purchase of your cake. Cakes for sampling are in assorted flavors and fillings. Please email us at hello@sweetlife218.com for an appointment. During our busy times, it may take us up to 72 hours to reply to your request.

 

Do you deliver?

Yes, we can deliver and highly encourage it. You can also pick up your cake and/or items at our bakery; however, we will ask you to complete and sign a waiver of indemnity.

 

How do I place a custom cake or cupcake order?

Due to the custom nature of our cakes and cupcakes, an order can only be placed by speaking with a decorator. We do not accept orders via email at this time; however, you can complete our custom cake quote request to get the process started. We require a minimum of one month’s notice for all custom cake orders.

 

How do I reserve the date of my event?

It is recommended that you reserve your date as soon as possible to make sure we are available. A 35% non-refundable deposit is required to hold your date. We are currently booking 2-4 months in advance, so call early if you want to make sure we have the date open!

Custom cake and cupcake orders can only be placed by speaking with decorator at a scheduled consultation. However, you can get the process started by completing our custom cake quote request.

 

Do I need to choose one of your designs or can I bring my own ideas?

We can do just about any design you’d like. We can duplicate another cake from a website or magazine, use several different elements from several different cakes or design something from scratch! During your appointment, bring anything you’d like to inspire your design… a color, a picture – even your wedding dress! To view some of our cakes, visit our custom cake gallery page - you can even select a cake you like from there to be attached with your custom cake quote request. The more information you are able to provide, the more accurate a pricing quote we will be able to provide.

 

Do you accept last-minute orders?

Custom cakes must be scheduled at least one month from the event. However, we may be able to accommodate you with a different dessert upon request.

 

Can we order a cutting cake from you and buy our cupcakes or other cake from another bakery?

No. For health reasons, among others, we will not allow the mixing of our product(s) with other vendors.

 

Why do you charge more than grocery store-baked cakes?

It’s true what they say – you get what you pay for. Our products are baked fresh, from scratch, and with only the highest quality ingredients. They are custom designed especially for our customer. You will taste the difference between our cakes versus others that are created from frozen product and frosting from a bucket.

 

Can I stop in to see what items are available for purchase?

One of the fun things about Sweet Life Bakery is we evolve with the seasons. We do offer a variety of items for sale to the public at our Pequot Lakes location during our open hours. While we will offer some of our popular, staple items; you’ll also be constantly surprised by what our pastry chefs decide to create that particular day.

 

Do you offer any gluten-free, diabetic-friendly or specific allergen free items?

We recognize the seriousness of food allergies and will do our best to address dietary concerns. We use almonds and other tree nuts on some of our desserts. There is a possibility that ALL of our products have a trace of these nuts.

For gluten free or dairy free diets: since we make wheat and dairy products in our bakery, we separate gluten and dairy free ones and clean our facility daily to prevent cross contamination.

If you have a food allergy, please let us know before buying or ordering any of our sweet treats. We love to bake for everyone’s needs, but please be aware that we are not a gluten, dairy or tree nut free bakery.