Frequently Asked Questions

 

When should I place my order?

To guarantee your date we recommend you place your order at least 6 - 8 weeks in advance. Always call for last minute availability, we will do everything we can to accommodate your request.

How do I reserve a date?

An order can be placed over the phone or via email. This when we discuss a preliminary design and you will receive a quote. To reserve the date, a $100 non-refundable deposit is required, which is then applied to your order. A date is not reserved until a contract has been signed and the deposit has been paid. The remaining balance is due two weeks prior to the event. Please call or email us for more information at 646.770.2066 or info@sweetamandaleigh.com.

How many servings should I order?

It depends if other desserts will be served at your event. If the cake is the main dessert, then you would order enough cake to serve 100% of guests plus a little extra for any additional last minute attendees. For events where other desserts are being served, you may want to get a cake that covers 80% of your guests, as some people prefer to indulge in other types of treats. (The average serving size is four fingers wide by four fingers deep and 4.5” tall. Anniversary tiers are included at no cost.)

What is involved in the design process?

We will discuss your vision for the cake, the theme of the party, color palette, photographs and other event items. After we talk through these ideas, I will then put together some design options for you to choose from. You can also send photos of cakes that you have found, and I will design one that is similar. As a cake designer, I feel it is unethical to copy someone else’s design exactly, howerver I find that there are always personalized ideas that my clients like to add to make the cake their own.

Do you deliver?

Yes, we deliver within a two hour drive from Astoria, NY. Delivery starts at $30 per cake. Deliver charges are based on your event location. We do not ship our cakes due to their delicate nature. We do ship our delicious cookies, and brownies.

How much does a cake cost?

Since each cake is unique and customized for your event, it is difficult to set a fixed price. Cakes are priced according to several different criteria, such as complexity of design, cake sculpting, painting, piping, gumpaste flowers and any other time-consuming design elements.

With the artistry in mind, here is our pricing starting point:

  • Custom and wedding cakes start at $200 (serves 35 people).
  • Sculpted or free form cakes start at $10 per serving.
  • Cupcakes are $33 per dozen. Custom Cupcakes start at $44 per dozen.

We will work with you to help design a cake that meets your desires and works within your budget.

Do you do party favors?

Yes, we do! Sweet Amanda Leigh does favors for all types of events. Our cookie and brownie favors are perfect for weddings, bridal showers, baby showers, corporate events, birthdays, and any other kind of gathering.

How much are party favors?

Customized Cut-out Cookies start at $5.50 each, which include packaging. Rainbow Cookies and Brownies are $5 each, which include three perfect sized treats and packaging. A S'mores Kit are $7. All have a minimum of twelve orders. Custom labels can be added for an additional cost. Please call or email us for more information at 646.770.2066 or info@sweetamandaleigh.com.

Do you ship party favors?

Yes, we ship our delectable favors via FedEx or UPS and will provide a shipping quote upon request.

Do you offer cake decorating parties?

Yes, we offer cake decorating and cookie decorating parties for kids and adults. Please call or email us for more information at 646.770.2066 or info@sweetamandaleigh.com.

What's the difference between fondant and buttercream?

Fondant is a sugar dough that is molded over the cake creating a clean porcelain look. Our buttercream is a mixture of meringue, butter and sugar which has a delicate taste and a slightly off white color. Sweet Amanda Leigh primarily uses buttercream to cover our cakes. As we find it creates a beautifully smooth finish and is more flavorful and enjoyable to eat than fondant. We do use fondant, gumpaste, and chocolate for a variety of stunning decorations.

Can I have buttercream on a hot day?

If you are having your wedding or special event in a temperature controlled environment, absolutely. If you are planning an outdoor party you may opt for fondant.

Where are you located?

At this time, Sweet Amanda Leigh is not a retail store and is unable to accommodate walk-ins. If you would like to schedule an appointment please call or email us at 646.770.2066 or info@sweetamandaleigh.com. Thank you!!