How far in advance should I place my order?
Orders should be placed 2-4 weeks before your event. Larger cakes, sculpted cakes and cakes that require additional  hand made sugar decorations such as flowers or figurines may require additional advance notice. To secure your date a non-refundable deposit is required. As a general rule, wedding cakes should be booked six months before the big date. Keep in mind that March-Oct is wedding season and we book up quickly.

Do you offer  tasting consultation?
Yes, consultations are available for orders of 100 servings or more. Consultations are by appointment only and require a $35.00 non-refundable fee that will be applied to your balance if you decide to place an order with us. Each consultation will include 2 cake flavors of your choice and 2-3 fillings. The samples are enough for 2-4 people. We ask that you keep your tasting to no more than 4 people since too many opinions can be both distracting and overwhelming.

What happens after the consult/cake tasting?
If you love our cakes (and I think you will ) and you decide you want to work with us you'll need to reserve your date by placing a deposit of approximately 50% of the total cost. Keep in mind that the total cost of the cake will be finalized once we have agreed on all of the details and you have approved our final sketch. Any changes made to your order after this point will also affect the total cost of your order. All cake balances must be paid in full 1 week before your event.

At Avant-Garde Cake Co. we firmly believe that if it's not good enough to serve to our family and friends, then it's not good enough for yours. Our cakes not only look beautiful but also taste awesome! To achieve these result we only use high end ingredients like belgian and french chocolate imports, vanilla beans and extracts from the Madagascar region and a Swiss imported fondant. We also use fresh fruit and nothing EVER comes out of a can!

Our pricing is based on number of servings, flavors and fillings selected and the labor involved in making the cake. That being said, each cake is different. These are some general guidelines as a reference point:
  • Our minimum custom cake order is $150.00
  • Tiered buttercream cakes start at $6.50 per serving and will vary based on cake flavor and fillings ordered.
  • Gumpaste flowers or cake toppers are priced based on level of difficulty and scope.
  • Sculpted 3D cakes involve carving and usually are more labor intense. These cakes also require an internal structure for support that needs to be built ahead of time. Our minimum order for a carved cake starts at $250.00
Do you deliver?
We do deliver and prefer to do so with most of our larger cakes to ensure they arrive safely. A standard delivery fee of $20.00 is required for deliveries within 15 miles of our location. Outside of a 15 mile radius, delivery fees will be based on distance and any other transport expenses such as parking or tolls.

Payment Policy
In order to save your date and start working on your customized cake we require a deposit of 50% of the total invoice. Keep in mind that any changes made to the design of the cake could affect the final invoice total. The balance is due 1 week prior to your event date. In the event of a cancellation 3 months prior to your scheduled event 25% of the deposit will be refunded or can be used for a future order.

Have other questions?
We want your cake to be as special as your event and
are happy to spend time with you to answer any questions you may have.
Call us at 646.338.7236 or email me at
Millie@Avant-GardeCakeCo.com and we'll respond within 24 hours.

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