How far in advance do I need to order?
That depends on a lot of factors! How complex is your design? Is it a busy season where there are lots of other people needing cakes? Do you need it delivered? How big is your cake? What type of occasion and venue is this being held at? Sometimes I can fit your cake in the same week, other times they're booked several weeks, even months in advance. The best bet is to order as far in advance as you can, this will ensure that you get your date for certain.
Cakes ordered with less than 7 days notice will have a $25 rush fee, depending on my current schedule.
What's your minimum order?
My minimum for an order is $50
Cakes are a work of art with many hours put into them in both home baking and decorating. I'm not opening a freezer and pulling a month (or more) old cake out and scooping icing from a 5 gallon bucket brought to me in a freezer truck. Everything is made fresh, specifically for your cake at the time of your order. Cakes are a work of art with many hours put into them in both home baking and decorating. I'm not opening a freezer and pulling a month (or more) old cake out and scooping icing from a 5 gallon bucket brought to me in a freezer truck. Everything is made fresh, specifically for your cake at the time of your order.
What's your payment policy?
If the order is resesrved with more than 30 days notice, a $50 non-refundable retainer will be required to book your event and final payment is due 7 days prior to event date. If the order is reserved with less than 30 days notice, 100% of the total is required to book your event.
Cakes canceled before the final payment date, 7 days will have paid money applied to a future cake, and no refunds will be given.
Cakes canceled after the final payment date, 7 days before the event will not be refunded nor future credits given.
What do you accept for payment? I accept paypal, credit cards and cash. Checks are not accepted
Face to face cake tastings and consultations with sketches are available for cakes over 100 servings. Face to face tastings and consultations are held at Pink Octopus Fro-Yo, located at 1941 Hwy 35 N, Rockport, TX 78382 at a mutually agreed upon date and time, typically tastings are held Monday-Wednesday unless my schedule permits and arrangements are made. Tastings include up to 3 flavors of cake, baker selected appropriate filling pairings unless specific fillings are requested, and 2 frosting choices. Fees are $50 and covers up to 4 parties, additional parties are $10 each. Additional cake selections are available at $10 each. The $50 fee will be applied to your cake if a contract and retainer fee is received within 15 days of the scheduled tasting.
Electronic communication will be conducted via email for cakes with less than 100 servings.
Delivery and Set-up
Delivery and setup is required for all wedding cakes and for all three tier or more special occasion cakes. Delivery is a minimum of $10 for cakes within a 10 mile radius of Simply Sinful. All other deliveries are $1 per mile round trip. You assume all liability and responsibility once the product leaves my possession. Keep in mind cakes are heavy and require a sturdy table and optimal room temperature of 75 degrees or below. Texas outdoor heat and sun is not cake friendly!
Picking up your cake
Picking up your cake is a great way to save money. If you choose to pick up your cake you should make sure that you have a clean, flat surface to set cake on while driving. Vans, sport utility and any vehicle that the back seat folds in so the air conditioning can make it to the trunk are the best for traveling. If you are in a car, the floor is generally safer than the seat.
Recreation of Designs
I prefer NOT to duplicate exactly another person's creative work. I will try to get as close as I can to what you are asking for using images provided (via Google and Pinterest), but I cannot guarantee it will be exact as I am a different baker/creator then those who made the product in the pictures.
I DO NOT create any characters or logos that are protected by copyright laws. This includes but is not limited to Disney, Pixar, NFL, Colleges, Liquor Brands, etc. If you would like any of these such designs created out of cake or cookie, you must receive in writing permission to use them directly from the copyright owner. It is their intellectual property and I will not create them without written permission.
A theme using store bought toys is perfectly acceptable however! These toys must be provided by you unless previously agreed upon by me to purchase myself. Such toys must be received no later than five (5) days prior to event date.
Allergens and Operations
All products made may contain or come in contact with the following allergens: Eggs, Nuts, Gluten, Soy, Peanuts, Milk, and Wheat. I DO NOT accommodate special needs diets such as gluten free, peanut free, or vegan. Simply Sinful is not liable for any illness of guests due to these allergens. I operate under the Texas Cottage Food Laws. My products are made in my home kitchen and are not inspected by the Department of State Health Services or a local health department. For more information on the law visit www.texascottagefoodlaw.com