FAQ

Does The Artistic Whisk have wedding cake tastings?

  • Yes! Our cake tastings are by appointment only, every day! Weekdays or weekends, mornings, afternoons, even evenings up to 8pm. Whenever is best for you!

How Far in Advance Should I Schedule a Tasting?

  • We recommend that you schedule your tasting as soon as possible, as we are booking cakes up to a year and a half away! Typically 6 months is a great rule of thumb. If you require a weekend tasting, please inquire even sooner as our weekends fill up quickly.

Are your cake tastings free?

  • YES, our wedding cake tastings are complimentary up to 4 guests. After 4, there is a $10 fee per person, with a maximum of 6 people.

Do we need to pay a deposit at the tasting?

  • You certainly do NOT have to pay a deposit at the tasting. We will give you an estimate either at the tasting or afterwards which is good for 30 days.
  • We book our cakes by a first deposit paid basis, so the sooner you pay the deposit the better.
  • Because are cakes are detailed and require a lot of love, we can only accommodate a certain number of wedding cakes per weekend and we book up quickly.
  • If you are more than 1 hour late for you tasting appointment, your session will be cancelled and you will need to reschedule.  Sometimes it may take up to a month to get another appointment.
  • Please make sure everyone is present at the time of the tasting.  Only 1 complimentary tasting per event.
  • Do we do tastings To-Go? No.

How much is your deposit?

  • Our deposit is 40% non-refundable
  • The remaining balance is due 2 weeks before the day of the event.

What should I bring to a cake tasting?

  • We recommend that you bring anything that can inspire your custom dream cake; ie Color swatches, pictures of different cakes, invitations, Pinterest boards, etc. And don’t forget an appetite!

Is there a delivery fee?

  • Yes, we do have a delivery fee. Wedding cake delivery starts at $50 and we typically bring a minimum of 2 people to deliver each cake. The rate may increase due to mileage and busy holiday weekends. Delivery for other items begin at $10 and is also based on mileage.

Can I pick up my wedding cake or have someone else pick it up?

  • This is NEVER recommended. Honestly, delivering our hard work is the most stressful part of the job, we wouldn’t want to place that burden on anyone else. PLUS, when we deliver the cake, we bring a repair kit full of extra icing, piping tips, spatulas, etc to ensure your cakes looks absolutely perfect upon delivery.
  • If you still choose to have the cake picked up, the answer is no, we will not come to fix the cake should anything happen. You assume all risk.

How are your cakes priced?

  • Our wedding cakes have a base price of $5.50 and some flavors have a higher base price due to cost of ingredients.
  • Each wedding cake includes a free tasting, anniversary tier, cake stand rental, and 1 hour of decorating time.

What is the average cost of our wedding cakes? 

  • Typically wedding cakes are averaging around $8 per person.  It can be less/more depending on the flavors/decorating.

Do you have a minimum order?

  • Due to the volume of business we currently have a $200 minimum order, excluding our Signature Mousse cakes.

What does a cake look like at the base price?

  • Naked cakes are included, smooth buttercream frosting, simple piped designs/boarders, and textured buttercream

base price cake

How much is an hour of decorating?

  •  After the first hour, we charge $50/ hour.

What type of payments do you accept?

  • We accept cash, check, or credit cards.
  • There is a 3% service charge for all credit card transactions.

Do you charge for fondant?

  • We charge $1 per person to add rolled fondant. Additional designs (swags, bows, ruching, etc.) is additional

What if I don’t like the taste of fondant?

  • Do not worry! Fondant is only supposed to be used for aesthetics. Most venues/catering companies know to remove the fondant before the cake is cut and served to your guests… if they don’t know, we tell them.
  • Our cakes are iced with buttercream underneath the fondant so that once the fondant is removed there is still delicious icing.

Do you sell cake toppers?

  • We do not sell cake toppers, but we do know where to find some amazing toppers to add to your cake.
  • We can make edible cake toppers

Where are you located?

  • 11873 34th N, St. Petersburg, FL 33716

It’s been determined that most GPS’s hate our location. Here’s a couple helpful tips…

  • We are located near the corner of 118th Ave and 34th N (NOT U.S. 19)
  • We are near the exit/on ramp to 275 from 118th
  • 34th St has a light at the overpass on 118th
  • We are on the NE corner of the intersection with the overpass.
  • Look for the sign that reads “Pinellas Workshop Center”
  • We are in a warehouse type facility, not a retail space.

*** WE ARE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

Where do I store the cake?  

  • It is best to keep the cake refrigerated, however, our cakes are best served room temperature. (Because our buttercream is made from real butter, which gets firm when cold) Cupcakes will come to room temperature in 1 hour, larger cakes will take 2-3 hours to soften up.  If you keep your cake in an air tight container, they may last up to 1 week on the kitchen counter room temperature, depending on the filling.

How do I preserve and thaw the 1st year anniversary cake? 

  • Ask a responsible person to take the top layer home. First, the cake box (provided to the venue) containing the anniversary tier should be wrapped in plastic several times and placed into the freezer.  This will preserve the taste and texture of the cake.

Caution: never keep the cake in a frost-free freezer because the constant defrosting will draw the moisture out of the cake. If you are moving within the year, leave the cake with in a family member or friend’s freezer after the wedding to avoid moving the cake before your anniversary.

  • ​ Do not remove the cake from the freezer for any reason! ​
  • When you are prepared to eat your cake on your anniversary, remove the cake from the freezer and thaw in the refrigerator for
  • ​ 24-​48 hours, then place at room temperature for ​4​  hours. Your cake will be as beautiful and tasty as the day of your wedding!