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I'm very happy you're here.
Thank you so much for visiting, and I hope to hear from you soon so we can get started with planning your baked party item orders for 2021.
Have an awesome and blessed day!
Your cake decorating Diva!
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All baked items ordered need to be requested ahead of the date needed. In other words, if you need a cake for 2 month from now, for birthdays, anniversaries, etc., you need to order NOW. A minimum of 2 months ahead of the scheduled event is required. For wedding cakes or large event cakes, 6 months or more is required.
Let’s say you are requesting a custom cake. Custom cakes are what you see here on my website and also all over the internet. Creating your cake, cupcakes, cake pops or cookies are all time consuming.
Starting with your cake or other baked item, ingredients need to be gathered, measured, and mixed, all based on the recipe instructions. Not to mention greasing the pans with a mixture of flour, shortening and oil, also, made by me. Next comes the buttercream, depending on the style made, also requires measuring, mixing, stopping the mixer to scrap down the bowl, then continuing these steps until the item is completely mixed. Depending on whether it’s an all buttercream cake or buttercream and fondant (made by me), there are also colors that may or may not need to be added to both items. Adding more than 1 color may require additional batches of buttercream and/or fondant, depending on the amount needed to complete your order.
Buttercream, fondant, gumpaste, modeling chocolate, and even cake, can all have the color added at mixing, if only one color is required. If multiple colors are required, each of the above items need to be separated into batches and colored either by mixing in or manipulating by hand.
Flowers and figurines that use gumpaste, made by me, require drying times for various elements of each item. Generally, there will be 2 or 3 days needed for drying each element and completion of the item.
As a home baker/decorator, I make everything from scratch; the cake or other baked items, the buttercream, gumpaste, and fondant. I also make all the decorations from flowers to figurines. If you want a specific plastic character set of figurines, those can be purchased, but may require ordering, so time in receiving them, may be added to the required time for completion of your item. Even with plastic figurines, this is also a custom cake with various colors of gumpaste or fondant to complete the custom design.
Your custom cake needs time for designing, and to create any needed elements (described above) ahead of time. Specialty cutters or pans may also need to be ordered to complete your cake. In today's uncertain times, shipping may take longer than normal to receive any item that I need to order.
I appreciate your understanding of the requirements necessary in completing your order, and look forward to creating something amazing for you.
So, while it's fresh on your mind, why not start to make a list of birthdays, anniversaries, retirements, and any other special event you might have coming up, that you may want a baked item prepared for, and click on "REQUEST A QUOTE". Let me know all the details of your event by completing all the requested information in the form, so I can get started on your quote, as soon as possible. Remember, at least 2 months for birthdays and special events, and 6 months or more for weddings and engagement parties. As mentioned, I make everything from scratch, so a considerable amount of time is put forth to make your cake, or other baked items, as memorable and tasty as possible.
Have an awesome day! I'm looking forward to hearing from you soon with your request for a quote. Fran
Hello Cake Designs by Fran Customers and Friends!!! Cake Designs by Fran has a new email address. Send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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How about jumping on over to the REQUEST A QUOTE page. At the bottom of that page, you can now send me a photo before or after submitting your request. Keep in mind I don't copy a cake exactly like the picture, but take inspiration and possibly colors from it. Take a look now.