Q. Where are you located?
A. We currently utilize a commercial kitchen near Brighton,
Colorado to bake our cakes, cookies and confections. We
conduct client consultations by appointment only at the
TruLife Wedding Studio located at 2501 15th Street 1b
Denver, CO 80211. Please contact us for more information
about ordering a cake or scheduling aconsultation by calling us at
(720) 205-2732 or fill out the form on our contact page.
Q. Do you offer tastings? How many people can come with me?
A. Yes, we offer a complimentary tasting and consultation for you and a guest for all wedding cakes and specialty cakes that are priced at $350 and up.
Our samples consist of what we’re baking that week and the flavors change every week. We do allow you to bring up to 3 additional guests to the consultation in addition to yourself.
Q. Is there a charge for the consultation & tasting? How long should we plan to be there?
A. We do not charge a fee for the initial tasting, however, if more than one tasting is requested, there will be a charge of 50.00 per tasting after the initial complimentary tasting.
An hour is set aside for each client, which has proven to provide the time to both taste our cakes and come up with a general design idea. Often, appointments are scheduled before and after yours so please plan to be on time so we have a full hour.
Please keep in mind that we bake everything from scratch several times per week and that the cake samples are prepared specifically for your appointment. We do ask for the courtesy of at least a 48 hour notice if your appointment needs to be rescheduled.
Cancellations without the appropriate notice will be subject to a $50.00 fee in order to rebook the appointment.
Q. What do I need to bring to our appointment?
A. In terms of weddings, we have found that it is helpful if you have already decided upon a venue, the number of guests and have an idea of the overall theme and color combination’s that will be used at your ceremony and reception prior to our meeting.
Please bring anything that has inspired you. Pinterest is a fabulous place to start! Examples can be the invitation, a piece of lace, scrapbook paper. You name it..you bring it and we can most likely replicate it in sugar.
Q. What Can I Expect To Pay For A Wedding Cake? Do you have a price list?
A. We do not have a general price list because each cake is a custom creation. Most wedding and tiered cakes are priced per person; 3D cakes are priced per project. All of our sugarpaste flowers are priced separately.
Pricing starts at $5 per serving for a plain buttercream cake, fondant starts at $6 per serving and can increase up to $15 per person based upon design and intricate details. Generally, our pricing tends to average about $7 per serving.
Ultimately the final price is based on the complexity of design and the number of people being served. Sheet cakes are only available to supplement larger parties and are priced at $2.50 per serving (our sheet cakes are always 2 layers instead of the typical 1 layer cake). We only offer sheet cakes as back-up cakes for very large events where a large amount of cake is needed.
We ask that you have a budget in mind for what you would like to spend on your cake before you come to the consultation. This will give us a better sense of what we can design for you.
Q. Do you ship your cakes?
A. Not at this time. However, check out our store link where you can pre-purchase custom decorated cookies and have them shipped fresh to your door! Also, there is no minimum order on our store orders like we require for our custom cakes.
Q. What is your delivery area? What do you charge for delivery?
A. We deliver all over Colorado. Please inquire about the fee for delivery to your specific area.
Q. Do I have to make a deposit to reserve my wedding date? If so, how much is it and can I get a refund, if necessary?
A. Yes, we charge a $100.00 deposit to reserve your wedding date on our calendar and the remainder is due 14 calendar days prior to your wedding date. We ask that you be completely sure that you would like to work with us as ALL Deposits are NON-REFUNDABLE and Date Specific.
Q. I am not ready to make design decisions yet but I want to reserve our date so you don’t get booked up, is there a way to do that?
A. Yes. You may reserve your date with a $100.00 deposit. Final arrangements just need to be made at least 4 weeks prior to your event. Again, we ask that you be absolutely sure that you would like to work with us as ALL Deposits are NON-REFUNDABLE and NON-TRANSFERABLE.
Q. How far in advance should I book a cake?
A. We are often booked up many weeks ahead of time so the sooner the better to reserve your place on our calendar. We do require a bare minimum of 1 week for any order, but for weddings we suggest a minimum of six months to one year just to make sure we have the availability. Please call or email to find out our availability for your particular date. We absolutely try to accommodate last minute requests if our schedule allows us.
Q. Do you make single cakes, cupcakes and any decorated cookies?
A. Yes. We do create custom designed cupcakes and stands upon request. They start at $3.00 per person and the stands are separately priced. Individual plain cakes start at $35.00 each for one 6″ double layer tier (after the minimum is met). Decorated cookies start at $5.00, which includes packaging for favors and can be found on our etsy store. Please contact us for additional information. It might be noted that for our in shop custom cakes we currently require a minimum order of $150.00.
Q. If I want fresh flowers on my cake how can that be arranged?
A. While we highly recommend decorating your cake with our handmade/painted sugarpaste flowers as we believe they will accent your cake beautifully and hold up better, plus, they are not as dangerous as some fresh flowers are (due to pesticides and several poisonous varieties), we will gladly coordinate with your florist when they can place the fresh flowers on the cake for you.
Q. Do you make sugar free, vegan or gluten free cakes? Do you use organic ingredients?
A. We currently do not make sugar free or vegan cakes. However, we do create gluten free cakes (with limitations-please inquire). We do require a tasting fee of $50.00 for gluten free cakes due to the extra cost of the supplies. Custom gluten free cakes start at $6 per person.
We guarantee all of our ingredients are 100% natural and of the highest quality!
For example, we ONLY use unbleached cake flour, unbleached natural cane sugar, real butter and real extracts as we truly do care about ethics along with the health of our clients. We use locally sourced organic ingredients whenever possible and we really try to support local farmers as much as we can.
We also know that fresh natural ingredients truly do make a difference in our cakes. We are committed to using only the best ingredients around Denver and Boulder & take great pride in creating the best cakes in terms of both taste and design. We know you’ll quite literally TASTE the difference of our cakes.
NOTE ON OUR FONDANT:
Our premium rolled fondant is 100% natural and made from scratch with NO artificial flavors, trans fats or high fructose corn syrup. We make our fondants from 100% premium real white chocolate, milk chocolate or dark chocolate (depending on the color), sugar, vanilla extract, almond extract, lemon extract, real butter, glucose and organic non-hydrogenated palm shortening. We think you’ll be surprised at how good our fondant actually tastes!
NOTE ON OUR CAKE INGREDIENTS
We guarantee that there are NO artificial flavors or trans-fats used in ANY of our cakes, icings or fillings. Every cake we create is made only a few days before your event, 100% from scratch using the freshest ingredients available. While some custom sugarpaste items are made weeks in advance to be able to set/dry in time; our cakes are always fresh and baked no more than 48 hours in advance.