FAQ's - Frequently Asked Questions

Is my event date available?
Please check my Calendar of Events to see if your event date is available.

I have a dietary restriction. Do you create sugar-free, gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan desserts?
YES! The Perfect Day Cakes offers sugar-free, gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan desserts. Dairy-free desserts are listed under the vegan menu. Please be advised that the desserts created by The Perfect Day Cakes are all created in the same bakery and cross-contamination may occur.

How much are your cakes?
Cakes start at $4.00/serving and can go up from there depending on it's final design. Sculpted cakes start at $8.00/serving. To see the entire pricing structure please see our Price Page.

Why are cakes so expensive?
When ordering desserts for a large quantity of people the amount does seem a little daunting. But individually you are receiving a dessert, custom made for you at $4.00/serving (less if you end up supplementing with sheetcake). Restaurants charge within the same price range, if not more for a dessert that is usually mass produced and purchased outside of the venue.

How do I order a cake?
To begin the ordering process you can order by phone, email or the contact me form. Click Here to begin your ordering process.

Do you deliver?
I deliver to several parts of Minnesota. Different delivery fees apply. If you would like to know if I deliver to your area please Contact Me.

Do you ship your cakes?
Unfortunately I do not ship my cakes. I do however ship cookies and other desserts across the country (shipping fees do apply).

Are you hiring?
Currently The Perfect Day Cakes is not hiring.

Are you accepting interns?
Currently The Perfect Day Cakes is not accepting interns.

What cake flavors and fillings do you have?
I offer several different cake flavors and fillings to choose from. Please check out my Cake Menu to see the enire menu.

The cake flavor I want isn't on your menu, do you do custom cake flavors?
YES! I love creating custom flavors! Some of the fun flavors I have created are pineapple curry, amaretto sour and pink champagne!

Can I supply my own cake design ideas?
Please share your ideas with me. I work very hard to create a custom cake that represents your style and who you are. Therefore, by sharing your ideas it makes the design process more personable.

Do you have a retail store where I can walk in to purchase a cake or dessert item?
The Perfect Day Cakes does not have a store front where items can be purchased. Everything is custom ordered. However, if you are craving a dessert of The Perfect Day Cakes you may purchase a piece of cheesecake or cake at Sportsman's Grille (near Cabella's in Owatonna) or some of my smaller dessert items at Central Park Coffee (downtown Owatonna).

What methods of payment do you accept?
The Perfect Day Cakes accepts cash, check or credit card. Orders over $100.00 must be paid via cash or credit card until you have become an established client. Orders paid via credit card will be charged a 3% service fee.

Do you make display cakes (fake/styrofoam cakes)?
Typically The Perfect Day Cakes does not create display cakes. Many people order display cakes in hopes of saving money, but I have found that it usually costs more in the long run to order a display cake on top of cake to serve. This is due to the fact that the same amount of work, time and detail is put into these cakes. Please feel free to look at the “Myth of Faux Cake vs. Real Cake Unveiled" article in the resource. Please Contact Me if you are interested in having one of my display cakes created for a photo shoot or other event.

Can you print pictures on cakes?
I do have the option to print edible images on cakes. Whether it be a business logo or the image of your child, I can print it. Due to copyright laws, some items cannot be printed.

Do you offer logo cookies for corporate events?
Personalize your event even more by placing the same logo on every cookie. Each cookie can be cut into different shapes, hand decorated with fondant and royal icing and wrapped in cellophane with a ribbon. Personalize your cookie with a custom logo added to the cookie. Our cookie favors start at $1.50 each.

Do you offer classes?
If you are interested in private classes please Contact Me. Otherwise please check my Calendar of Events for any upcoming group classes that are being offered.

How far in advance should I place a birthday cake order?
The Perfect Day Cakes is a first come first serve bakery, therefore for specialty (non-wedding) cakes I ask for a minimum of 2-3 weeks, but several of my clients book me a year to six months in advance. However, if you find yourself with less than 3 weeks, contact me and I can let you know if I am available to do your order. It really depends on the time of year.

How far in advance should I place a wedding cake order?
For wedding cakes I highly recommend booking me 6 months to a year in advance as well. I determine the number of weddings I book based on the number of guests that will be attending each wedding. I book up quickly, so the sooner you book me, the better.

Can I make changes to my order once it has been placed?
Yes. You have three (3) days before the event date to make changes to your specialty (non-wedding) order and three (3) weeks before your wedding cake order to make changes. As some things are created in advance, some items may not be changed. If you are changing the amount of servings needed, that may require a two week notice to ensure that I have all ingredients on hand (as I shop weekly for ingredients).

Can you send me a brochure or additional photos of cakes you've created?
If you would like to see more of my work please check my Gallery.

What's the best way to contact you?
The best way to contact me is by email. (I love technology!) Please be advised if you haven't heard from me within 24 hours, I probably did not receive your email.

What should I bring with to the cake consultation?
Please bring with you any designs you have found that you like and any color swatches. Please also have an idea of the style of wedding you are wishing to portray (classic, elegant, fun, modern, traditional). This will help me in designing your wedding cake, to make sure it is the “Perfect” cake!

How much are cake tastings?
Currently during a cake tasting you have the option of 3 cake flavors, complimentary. Each additional flavor is $5.00 per flavor. If you need to reschedule or cancel we ask that you contact us no later than 5 days in advance. This helps prevent waste and keeping our tastings complimentary.

What happens during a cake tasting and what should I bring?
During the tasting we will discover a cake, filling and icing combination that is created just for your palete. We will also discuss cake ideas and designs (although a final design is not created until the contract is signed). Tastings usually last about 2 hours, so please plan accordingly. Please bring with you any cake designs you like, a copy of your invitation and any color swatches. Please also have an idea of the style of wedding you are wishing to portray (classic, elegant, fun, modern, traditional). This will help me in designing your wedding cake, to make sure it is the “Perfect” cake!