Frequently asked questions
What are my flavor options?
As all cakes and desserts are made-to-order, you have a wide range of flavor options and possible combinations. If desired you can select more than one flavor of cake and/or fillings, although these options will add an additional charge.
As suggestions, some of our most popular cake flavors include: devils food, vanilla, marble, carrot, pink chanpagne, lemon coconut, brandy pound cake, caramel, apple spice, white chocolate, and almond. Icing and filling options complement your cake flavors.
What about gluten free and other dietary restrictions?
While I try to minimize cross-contamination, my kitchen is not gluten, nut, or allergy free. You are responsible for informing your guests of any allergy information accordingly and I cannot be held liable for any allergic reaction resulting from consumption of my products.
How far in advance do I need to place an order?
As a one-woman business, my production schedule fills up quickly, so please reach out to me as soon as you have a date for your celebration or business event. Order lead-times vary by item and time of year. Whenever possible I will accept last minute orders but in general my lead time requirements include:
- Wedding cakes should be ordered at least two months in advance.
- Celebration cakes, pastries, decorated cupcakes, cake pops or cookies should be ordered two weeks in advance
- Undecorated cookie assortments, simple layer cakes, and frosted but undecorated cupcakes require one week’s notice.
Do you have minimum order requirements?
Yes, when planning for your needs please consider the following:
- Minimum cake order $40
- Minimum large decorated cupcake order: 1 dozen
- Minimum order for mini desserts (including tartlets, cupcakes, bite size cookies, etc.):
- Minimum order decorated cookies: 1 dozen
- Minimum order undecorated cookie assortments: 3 dozen
- Other minimums may apply for additional products not listed above
Can I use fresh flowers to decorate the cake?
Fresh flowers are a beautiful decorative option. However, many flower varieties are toxic, so exercise caution when making your selection. If you choose to use fresh flowers, please be certain that they have not been treated with pesticides. I also suggest that you use some sort of container for the flowers on the cake so that the stems are protected and no one gets stems, dirt, or flower pieces in their cake. I can help coordinate with your florist.
Do you require a deposit? How do I pay for orders?
A 50% nonrefundable and nontransferable deposit is required upon acceptance of my proposal. Balance of the payment is due two weeks prior to delivery. Orders can be cancelled up to two weeks prior to delivery date, but the deposit will be forfeited. Last minute orders or orders with short lead-time, require payment in full at the time of ordering.
Payment options include: credit card (Square), check (made payable to Artful Sweets LLC), and cash.
Do you deliver?
Yes. Delivery within North Scottsdale is free. Delivery to other areas including: South Scottsdale, Cave Creek, Carefree, Phoenix, and other Valley locations is charged based on distance. Once the order is delivered and accepted, I will not be responsible for or held liable for any damages or quality issues.
How much do cakes and desserts cost?
As all of my cakes and desserts are made to order, pricing is based on complexity, design, product selection, and the number of guests. I strive to work within your budget and will make suggestions and recommendations as needed to help keep within those parameters, if at all possible. Minimum quantities may apply.