Consultation Guide and General Wedding Cake Pricing

 

Thank you for considering Ashley Bakery as a part of your wedding day!
Ashley Bakery has been expertly baking and decorating beautiful and delicious wedding cakes since 1988.

The minimum size for delivery of a tiered wedding cake is a 10in and a 6in. This cake serves approximately 45 and may be delivered or picked up from the bakery. We offer a smaller size tiered cake, which is available for pick up from the bakery. 

We have a Sunday minimum of $900, which is usually met with a cake to serve over 100.

We provide consultations and tastings by appointment only. We recommend scheduling the appointment six to nine months before your wedding. It’s best to have your date, venue, and many of your reception details. If you are undecided on a date, we can’t confirm our availability.It is helpful to have a preliminary budget in mind before you come to the meeting. Try to be flexible about your design, practical about your budget, and mindful of your needs. It will make you a happy client!

Out of consideration for you and our commitments to other clients, we limit our consultations to one hour.

 

Consultation Times and Guidelines

We schedule consultations during the week Monday between 11 AM and 2 PM, Tuesday/Wednesday between 9:30AM and 4PM, and Thursday/Friday during the same times, schedule permitting. In most cases, we can offer Thursday and Friday appointments only during our off season: January-February, July-August, and November-December. It will depend on our work load for the week. 
 
At this time, we do not offer Saturday appointments. On Saturday AM, we’re attending to retail order pick-ups and deliveries and we’re delivering wedding cakes on Saturday afternoons. We are closed on Sunday.
 
If you aren’t able to make it during those times, we offer sample boxes.


Sample Boxes

The sample boxes are available for $25 each. They contain up to 6 flavors of cake, and any fillings we have available for the week. We ask for a 4-5 day notice on the sample boxes. They are available for pick up during our business hours, Mon-Sat.
 
Please see the cake flavor and filling options below to choose your flavors and a couple of fillings you may like to try. We do our best to provide the flavors and fillings you ask for, but we’ll make a substitutions if they’re not available. 
 
The cake flavors are frosted and filled with either Vanilla Almond Buttercream or Cream Cheese Frosting. The fillings are separate from the cake and you can pair them as you like. The fresh fruit and cream fillings are not available in sample boxes.
 
 

Price Quote

We book on a first come, first paid deposit basis. Your date is unconfirmed, and available to others, until we have received a deposit. Our price quotes/estimates are subject to adjustment, and are valid for 30 days. 
 
We do not provide sketches until you have made your commitment to us by sending a deposit. You will receive an emailed quote usually within one week of the consultation date.
 

Deposits and Policies

The full details of our policies are outlined in our Expectations/Terms and Conditions, which you will receive along with your quote. If you choose Ashley Bakery to be a part of your wedding day, we ask for a $250.00 non-refundable retainer to guarantee the date and place your order. Your order is not complete without all parts of the contract and a deposit.

We offer delivery and set up in the Charleston area. The starting fees vary.

 

Wedding Cake Pricing

Our round buttercream wedding cakes average from $6-$12 per serving with artwork, delivery, sales tax and a stand rental. Shaped cakes other than round (i.e. square, hexagon, etc) are an additional charge.

Below are the average starting prices for our most popular sizes of round buttercream cakes including a stand rental, the standard delivery fee and 11% sales tax. These are rough starting prices and do not reflect any artwork or specialty fillings.

  • The average price for a round buttercream 2 tier cake to serve ~38 is $335.
  • The average price for a round buttercream 2 tier cake to serve ~45 is $375.
  • The average price for a round buttercream 3 tier cake to serve ~65 is $525.
  • The average for a round buttercream 3 tier cake to serve ~89 is $640.
  • The average starting price for a round buttercream 3 or 4 tier cake to serve ~116 is $825.
  • The average starting price for a round buttercream 4 tier cake to serve ~184 is $1220.

 

Cake Flavors

Almond - This is a traditional Almond cake with a light texture. This is our most popular flavor for weddings, birthdays, and every occasion

Vanilla - This is a light textured Vanilla cake for those who like it old fashioned.

Lemon - Our Vanilla cake with just a hint of lemon.

Marble - Our Vanilla cake swirled with chocolate ganache. It's not your average marble cake!

Carrot - A moist and spicy blend of cinnamon, carrots and pecans-hold the raisins!

Pumpkin Spice  (seasonal, available only in October and November) - When it is Fall and you really want a spicy cake, this cake with pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, and a pinch of clove is sure to please!

Chocolate - A true chocolate cake for the chocolate lover.

Chocolate Kahlua - A rich mocha flavored chocolate cake with chocolate chips.

Hummingbird - This Southern cake flavor is a moist and yummy blend of bananas, pineapple and pecans- great with cream cheese frosting.

Banana Chocolate Chip - A delicious and moist banana cake studded with mini chocolate chips

White Chocolate - A Vanilla cake studded with White Chocolate Chips. It’s great with fresh fruit and Buttercream!

Red Velvet - Familiar to all Southerners and Southerners at heart-not as rich as our regular chocolate.

Sour Cream Pound - A firm and moist pound cake that pairs well with several frostings and fillings.

Strawberry Sour Cream Pound - Our sour cream pound swirled with delicious strawberry jam.

Italian Cream - A family favorite-a delightful combination of coconut, buttermilk and pecans- great with cream cheese frosting.

Coconut - Our delicious Vanilla cake combined with moist flaked coconut.

 

Frostings

Vanilla Almond, Vanilla, Chocolate, or Cream Cheese Buttercream are the standard cake frostings. We offer the Vanilla Buttercream for those who prefer it over the Vanilla Almond Buttercream.

We recommend Cream Cheese buttercream with Carrot, Pumpkin Spice, Red Velvet, Italian Cream, and Hummingbird.

 

Fillings

Our Vanilla Almond, Vanilla, or Cream Cheese Buttercream are the standard cake fillings. We recommend Cream Cheese buttercream with Carrot, Pumpkin Spice, Red Velvet, Italian Cream, and Hummingbird.

We also offer the following specialty fillings. These are subject to seasonal availability.

  • Raspberry
  • Chocolate Ganache
  • White Chocolate Mousse
  • Caramel
  • Chocolate Mousse
  • Cream Cheese Frosting
  • Lemon Curd
  • Chocolate Hazelnut
  • Strawberries and Cream
  • Seasonal Fresh Fruits, with Buttercream or Whipped Cream

 

Cupcakes

2 dozen minimum per flavor

Yellow Almond, Marble, White Vanilla, Lemon

Chocolate, Carrot, Hummingbird, White Chocolate, Italian Cream, Chocolate Kahlua, Red Velvet, Sour Cream pound, Strawberry Sour Cream pound, Banana Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Spice, Coconut

Mini Cupcakes are available in the same flavors. There is a 2 dozen minimum per flavor.

Specialty papers and buttercream substitutions are available for an additional fee. White is the standard color.

 

Rentals

We have an assortment of cake stands available for rent. The stands are rentals and must be returned to the bakery by the Wednesday following the wedding.