For those who do not know, I am getting married next month. I have been searching for a bakery who has a great quality cake, good price point, and someone who is respected in the community. For me, there was one answer: Sprinkles Custom Cakes in Winter Park, FL. Sprinkles Custom Cakes was established in 1989 and has been a leader in both wedding and special event cakes here in the greater Orlando region!
Lets start off by looking into what Sprinkles Custom Cakes really is. Sprinkles Custom Cakes is dedicated to producing outstanding cakes & has earned the reputation of creating some of the most beautiful, unique & delicious cakes ever made. Their philosophy is simple. Make great cakes and do them right the first time! From the time I met Richard who is the owner of Sprinkles Custom Cakes I felt right at home and knew we were going to be taken care of!
Due to my heavy schedule. Richard met me early before the shop opened to discuss the cake and for a tasting of some of his more popular cakes and flavors. First off, we sat down to discuss the big day plans such as location, ammount of people, expectations, and colors. We then looked at some of the working samples both in the showroom as well as “live” cakes that were going to be delivered that day!
After discussing details, Richard grabbed some cake and fillings for the sampling. He grabbed 6 of his most popular cake as well as the top 10 fillings. Yes, I did say top 10 fillings! Richard and his team at Sprinkles Custom Cakes actually has 19 cake choices (3 which are adult only cake flavors) and also 19 filling flavors! When I heard that I was amazed at just how customized this cake could be! After sampling the buttercream (which is what they do a majority of the cakes in) we tried the cakes and fillings. After pairing the cakes and flavors on our 3 tier cake we moved onto the design phase.
After getting some ideas from cakes in the shop and what we saw online, Richard drew out some sketches of what our cake would look like. We chose a square bottom and two circles on top for our wedding cake. I am not going to go into much detail as to what we chose as we want it to be a surprise for those who are attending our wedding! After design and colors were discussed, we did the paperwork and were done before we knew it!
Now lets get to the questions that most are asking themselves by now:
First question that is always asked is how soon should we make our appointment and choose a cake? Richard stated that as soon as you book your venue, make your appointment with him to get the cake. Sprinkles Custom Cakes only makes a few cakes a week to keep quality high so get in ASAP! Their website states that they require 2-3 weeks notice however I would not want to chance it! Remember specialty cakes takes a lot longer to make so keep that in mind.
Price is the second question. Sprinkles custom-made cakes are priced individually based on servings and complexity of design. Cakes start at $5.00 per serving & they have a $100 minimum. Most clients choose designs that range from $5.50-$6.25 a serving, however the final price varies from cake to cake depending on the complexity of the design. Richard stated the best way to get a quote is to email him pictures and ideas of what you are looking for so he can narrow down price.
How do I get my cake is the last question. There are two answers to this question. You can either have it delivered to your venue or you can pick it up yourself! For us, there was only one answer. We are having our cake delivered to us for multiple reasons. We are already going to be busy on our wedding day so convenience is key. They are going to the venue on the day, setting up the cake and that is it! I also did not want to risk something happening to our cake if we brought it ourselves.
Not getting married?
No problem! Sprinkles Custom Cakes does a ton of specialty cakes as well from character cakes, birthday cakes, and more! Some of my favorite cakes in the showroom were the Death Star cake with working lights from Star Wars, the pickup truck with real working lights, and of course the minion cake! These cakes have a ton of detail and look too good to eat!
If you are looking for a good cake but do not want to spend a ton of money, Sprinkles Custom Cakes has an online store that has cakes and cupcakes on a first come first serve basis. I love this idea and tip my hat to Richard and his team for creating this idea. For most shops, unless you are dropping hundreds of dollars you will not be able to have the cakes. Sprinkles Custom Cakes has a ton of these cakes for many occasions including birthdays, anniversaries, graduation and both Mickey Mouse and Minion character cakes!
After hearing reviews from friends, doing research online and then meeting Richard at Sprinkles Custom Cakes I know that I made the right choice going to them! I cannot wait to see what the final product will be! We want to thank Richard and the team at Sprinkles Custom Cakes for everything they have done to make our wedding day that much better! If you do go to Sprinkles Custom Cakes, make sure you tell Richard that Jason from Orlando Fun and Food sent you!