FAQ

When to Book

To ensure our cakes are always produced fresh and to Sweet Love’s impeccable standards, bookings are strictly limited and taken on a first-come, first-served basis. Dates can be reserved upon acceptance of a quote and a 25% deposit.

Alternatively, you may secure your date with a $150 holding deposit and decide on your design at a later stage. This is recommended if your wedding is during the peak season of September to April as it’s not uncommon for popular dates to book out 12-18 months in advance.

Choosing a Design

When embarking on the journey of choosing your perfect cake design, the options are as diverse as couple’s themselves.

Take a look through our collection as a first step. If you’re struggling for inspiration, we also offer a very useful resource through our Pinterest page – an online pinboard of all things cake. You may find your perfect cake - or, you may like different elements from a number of cakes - or, you may like us to design a cake exclusively for you. The good news is, we can work with any of these options.

When designing your cake, it helps if you can provide us with elements such as your invitations, theming, colour scheme, gown design or anything else you’d like to see incorporated.

What Size?

The size of your cake will be determined by the number of guests you wish to serve and how you will be serving your cake. The standard portion sizes are coffee (approx 2.5 x 2.5 x 12cm) or dessert (approx 5 x 2.5 x 12cm).

Please select your guest numbers below for some popular sizing options: 

Number of guests Suggested size (coffee portions) Suggested size (dessert portions)
20 1 tier: 6 inch 1 tier: 8-inch
35 1 tier: 8 inch 2 tier: 6 + 9 inch
55 2 tier: 5 + 8 inch 3 tier: 5 + 7 + 10 inch
95 3 tier: 5 + 7 + 9 inch 4 tier: 5 + 7 + 9 + 12 inch
125 3 tier: 6 + 8 + 10 inch Custom: contact us
175 4 tier: 5 + 7 + 9 + 11 inch Custom: contact us
220 4 tier: 6 + 8 + 10 + 12 inch Custom: contact us

Pricing Guide

We understand that a wedding or special occasion is possibly the only occasion you’ll have cause to order a custom-made cake. For this reason, most people are unsure of what to expect price-wise.

As a very basic guide, prices start at around $4/head with $6-11/head being average . . . much the same as taking your friends and family to a cafe for a quality slice of cake.

There are three main elements which account for the final price of a cake: size, flavour and design.

We offer two levels of service to suit all budgets.

Everyday Celebrations

Perfect for when you want to spoil someone special (or yourself) but don’t need the glamour of a designer cake. And the best part – you can order in just a few clicks via our online store. Choose a design, size and flavour to suit. Perhaps add a special touch from our range of accessories. Then leave the rest to us. You can even tell them you made it yourself (your secret’s safe with us).

Designer Cakes

For that truly special occasion where there is no compromise, a designer cake is the only choice. There are three basic types of cake finishes, all with different price points.

The first two are naked/semi-naked and buttercream which suit a relaxed or rustic celebration.

The third is fondant. This is the most widely used medium for designer cakes due to the unlimited design possibilities of sugar artistry. As a basic guide, cake prices start at:

Cake Size Semi-Naked Buttercream Fondant
1-tier
serves up to 20 portions
$125* $130* $150*
2-tier
serves up to 55 portions
$210 $225 $260
3-tier
serves up to 95 portions
$345 $370 $440
Cupcakes and Cookies Starting at $4.50*

*Please note we have a minimum order for designer cakes, cupcakes and cookies of $180. Cupcakes and cookies are available in one-dozen multiples.

For weddings, we’ve produced an informative guide which includes pictures of our popular cakes in the three basic types of finishes mentioned above. These are accompanied by specific pricing. Click here to download a copy.

Sculpted Novelty Cakes

Please note we are no longer taking orders for 2D and 3D sculpted cakes.

Sugar Flowers and Figurines

These two elements are our area of specialty and will have guests mesmerised. Both sugar flowers and figurines can be kept indefinitely as precious keepsakes.

Personalised figurines are one-off pieces which are hand crafted to become mini-versions of you on your special day. The meticulous detailing includes gown style, grooms’ attire, hairstyles, bouquets, buttonholes, jewellery etc. We can even include your pets or hobbies for the ultimate personalisation.

Please note: Our sugar figurines and flowers are handcrafted exclusively for your cake design and are not sold separately.

Sugar Flowers and Figurines

Delivery

For cakes over $300, we will personally deliver to Coffs Harbour and Woolgoolga free of charge. For other areas, delivery charges are dependent on location.

Alternatively, you may collect your cake from our studio free of charge.

Consultations

If you’re local or visiting Coffs, we’d love to meet with you in person at our studio. Consultations are held on Saturdays by appointment. Here, we can discuss all the elements of your cake in detail and show you our work up close and personal. We’ll also send you home with a complimentary Sweet Love sample pack.

With a large proportion of clients from out of the area, it’s not uncommon to be unable to meet. This doesn’t pose any problems though as we can converse by phone or email to work towards the perfect cake for you.

ConsultationsPhoto credit: Meraki Images

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