Frequently Asked Questions

To help us answer many of your most requested questions, we've organized our FAQ page by category. Please scroll below to find answers to our most asked questions. If you can't find what you're looking for, please reach out! hello@cakebloom.com or 434-328-8130

 

CAKE FAQS

Do you offer Gluten-Free, Sugar-Free or Dairy-Free Cakes?

Unfortunately, we do not offer gluten-free, sugar-free or dairy-free cakes at this time. 

Do you offer offer Smash Cakes?

We create custom cakes for all occasions that align with our simple, natural style. For first birthdays, we recommend our Golden Vanilla. While not "low sugar," it is lowest in sugar of our offerings and makes a lovely empty canvas for your decorations.

Do you offer custom cakes?

Yes and no:) On a weekly basis, we offer what we call "Semi-customizable" cakes that you can customize by choosing flavor, frosting style and floral garnish. For further customization, please send an inspiration photo to hello@cakebloom.com, and we'll let you know what's possible!

How far in advance do I need to order? 

We have a 4-day lead time for all online orders. If you missed our cut-off window, please give us a call on the day of your event to check availability of same-day cakes. Our same-day cake offerings are very limited and sell-out quickly, so we always recommend pre-ordering to guarantee desired flavor and size.

How long do cakes stay fresh?

We recommend enjoying your cake either the day it’s delivered or the following day for best flavor and best-looking botanicals. Cakes are freshly baked the day before your delivery, and we use floral spikes to keep stems hydrated for up to 24 hours.That said, our customers have been known to savor their cakes for up to a week, if kept chilled and tightly sealed in plastic wrap.

How do I store/serve my cake?

Cakes should be kept chilled in your fridge until about an hour before you’re planning to serve. Buttercream is best at room temperature, so let the cake sit for at least 30 minutes before slicing and serving.

Can I customize florals for my party cake?

Currently, our cakes feature florals and botanicals chosen and styled by the baker–including edible blooms, fresh herbs and fruits, all locally-grown using organic practices. We can't guarantee specific colors or florals, but will always do our best to accommodate special requests within the limitations of the season and our growers' availability.
If you prefer, we’d also be happy to leave your party cake ungarnished or omit colors by request, which you can indicate at checkout.

Are florals on all of your cakes edible?

We exclusively use edible, non-toxic flowers (those grown using organic practices without the use of pesticides or chemicals) as well as fresh fruits, flowering herbs, and wild edible greens. While a stray petal or leaf won’t hurt you, please note that botanicals are chosen from a safety standpoint rather than for their flavor profile, so we recommend removing before serving.

LOCATION FAQS

Do you deliver?

Yes! We deliver both cakes and champagne locally within 10 miles of our shop located at 705 West Main Street. For longer distances, please inquire to check availability and rates.

Please note: we ID with all alcohol deliveries.

Do you offer parking?

We do not have dedicated parking at our shop, however, street parking is available on West Main. Additionally, there is a pay-to-park lot directly across the street at the Amtrak Station.

SHOP FAQS

Do you offer non-alcoholic options?

Yes! We regularly offer at least one non-alcoholic sparkling wine, in addition to non-alcoholic cocktails, Spindrift sodas, Violet Lemonade, milk flights, coffee and tea.

Do I need a reservation?

Reservations are strongly encouraged anytime you're planning a visit, and they're required for groups of 5 or more.

Do you offer private events?

We can accommodate up to twelve for a sit-down reservation. For groups of 12-20, we offer semi-private party packages. For groups of 20+, please inquire about our private event packages. 

How do I order your Cake & Bubbles Pairing?

If you'd like to join us for our Signature or Ultimate Cake and Bubbles Pairing, you can order for your group online. 
Our Signature Pairing Experience includes five slices of cake with a flight of five 1 ounce pours of sparkling wine. You can add additional pairings for each person. 
Our Ultimate Pairing Experience includes eight slices of cake with a flight of four 2-ounce pours of sparkling wine. Additional flights are available to fit your groups size. 
Once you select desired pairing experience and quantity of wine pairings, select "PICK-UP" option with either time slot on your desired reservation date. At checkout, please include note with your desired reservation time and we'll follow up within 72 hours to confirm your reservation.