Do you do cake tastings?
I offer tasting boxes which are $30 and for wedding clients only. This gives you and your partner more time to work through the flavours and to decide which is best for your big day! The box includes 6 dessert portions of cake and two fondant sugar cookies. We can arrange a date that works for you to pick up from my kitchen in Berowra Heights.
How do i lock in my date?
We require a 50% non-refundable deposit to secure your cake for your required date. The remaining amount is due 2 weeks before the date of delivery/pick-up. Your date is not secured until we receive your deposit and may be given to another client. We will send a friendly reminder to you the week the remaining amount is due.
What can my cake be covered with?
Our preferred coating for a cake is swiss meringue buttercream but we do also use ganache. A ganache finish is perfect if you're wanting a painted design or hand sculpted fondant toppers as buttercream isn't suitable for these designs.
Do you deliver?
We sure do deliver! It's the best option to ensure your cake arrives safe and sound. Local delivery is free. Delivery is $30 for within 40 mins (return) from Berowra Heights and $50 for within 90 mins (return) from Berowra Heights. Longer deliveries will be quoted individually. Pick-up is available from our kitchen in Berowra Heights, but cakes 3 tiers or taller require delivery.
Can my florist provide the flowers for the cake?
Fresh flowers has to be one of our favourite ways to finish a cake and because of that we pride ourselves on having the best quality flowers that work perfectly with the cake so unfortunately for that reason we are usually only comfortable using our trusted florist to supply our flowers. It's a risk using another florist we're not used to working with as they may not leave us enough flowers or they may forget to leave them at all. They are all wired, taped and applied to the cake in our kitchen while the cake is still cold from the fridge and more stable for floral application.
Can you cater to my dietary requirements?
I have some recipes that can cater towards egg/dairy intolerance's and a couple vegan recipes. My little sister is a coeliac so I have some GF recipes too. All new ingredients are used, equipment is thoroughly cleaned and certain tools are only used for GF baking (pastry brush, sieves etc) but as always in a kitchen that deals with flour there's never a 100% guarantee that there's no traces of gluten left behind. Please email further about dietary requirements.
Are all of your cakes made from scratch?
They sure are, all of my cakes are made from scratch to order with the best ingredients I can get my hands on. Coming up with flavours and baking your cake is actually one of my favourite parts of the process! So no packet cakes here.
Can i have different flavours in each tier?
You definitely can! You just can't have multiple flavours in one single tier.
What is the difference between a coffee & dessert portion?
A coffee portion is 1 x 1 x 3" and is perfect if you're also having dessert with you meal as well at the cake.
A dessert portion is 1 x 2 x 3" and is perfect if you're wanting to have your cake for dessert.
Do you use faux foam tiers in your cakes?
Recently I have decided to no longer offer faux foam tiers to my clients due to the horrific impact that polystyrene has on our beautiful environment. Either a smaller cake for your event or you get to have some delicious leftovers to enjoy after your event or to gift to guests as they leave! I currently still use them in my display cakes & I can wash and reuse them until I'm able to find a better alternative without wasting cake!
Do you provide cake toppers?
I am more than happy to use a cake topper that you have provided but if you're wanting us to organise one we are more than happy to, the price will just be added to your quote. We have several companies and styles that we use to fit every budget! For figurine toppers I tend to leave that to my client as there's so many different variables and a much more personal choice than a letter or number topper.
Where are you based?
Cakes by Bre Parsons, is a home based business in Berowra Heights on Sydney's Upper North Shore.
Can you recreate another persons cake design for me?
I'm more than happy to take inspiration from cakes you've seen & fallen in love with to create something special and unique for your special event but I do not copy other cake makers designs.
Do you hire out cake stands?
I'm slowly growing my stand collection and I'm now starting to offer stand hire with your cake, especially for cupcake towers as they're difficult to source. Each stand will have a unique hire cost & refundable deposit depending on the purchase cost of the stand. Stands are to be returned, clean, to my kitchen in Berowra Heights within a week of your event (unless an earlier date is discussed due to demand of the stand) otherwise you may forfeit your deposit. Your deposit will be refunded on the spot using an Osko payment for an instant refund. Get in touch for available stands & hire costs!