Glorious Desserts

I have been creating cakes for 20 years and have been to the School of Experience. Since my small business consists of me and a few helpers when needed, you are assured of getting all of my attention as this is my full-time job. I meet with new clients at the beginning of the week during wedding season and not Thursday-Sunday as booked wedding cakes are my priority. I take great pride in delivering what I promised to create and having satisfied clients, many of whom have now been with me on their life’s journey from wedding cake to baptism, birthdays, and now their children’s weddings.

We are often booked months ahead of time so the sooner the better to reserve your place on our calendar (deposit required). There’s no such thing as ordering too early! Okay, there is, but I will let you know when that happens. My advice is to order as early as possible to guarantee getting a cake for your special day. My workload is determined by the number and complexity of cakes in a given week and some weeks can sell out early…especially during wedding season (April thru November). Weddings are often completely booked 6 months to one year prior to the date. I will create 6 wedding cakes per week. Birthday and specialty orders are taken on a time allowed basis with typically 10 to 15 per week. Last minute ordering? I try to accommodate, even same day orders, but due to the nature of my work, advance planning is appreciated. I am only one person and I do what I can. However if I can do something for you, believe me, I will.

No, we are sorry, but as of now we are not shipping our cakes…they are too fragile! We will, however, deliver a cake as far away as you wish…but this service is not free of charge. You can pick up your cake, including your wedding cake for FREE!! Really, people do it every week and it is not that big a deal. I advise a mature adult with an air-conditioned SUV who owes you a favor and offered to “help in any way”.

We do not have a general price list because each cake is custom designed. Wedding and all tiered cakes are priced per person. Pricing is based on the shape of the cake, color, type of icing and complexity of design. The price range for wedding cake is dependent upon the style of cake and the number of guests. Some are lower and some are higher in cost. It’s important to know that the cakes I do are very labor intensive, and they take a lot of time. Please make a direct inquiry for pricing.

It depends on what you order. Sheet cakes serve 40 and they are $70 and a few flavors are $85. Yes, I do birthday cakes and I love creating them. Birthday cakes are generally $45-$100. Tiered cakes, even birthday cakes, are priced like wedding cakes. Sculpted cakes start at $150. It is just best to call or e-mail to determine pricing (as opposed to guessing). Pick ups are available weekdays only from 3:30pm-6:00pm.

Yes we do, however, they are not the most cost effective. Individual cakes on the table will cost an estimated $60 per table. Individual cakes per person will cost $25-$40 per cake. Cupcakes start at $2.00 per cupcake and are ordered by the 2 dozen quantity per flavor only. Cut-out sugar cookies are generally $4.00 per cookie for the large wedding favor cookies, wrapped and tied with a pretty ribbon.

Consultations are available by appointment only.  The fee is $30 for up to 4 adults. This is the flat fee.  I cannot see more than 4 people in the appointment or the time is not focused on the bride.  Adults only…no children or pets please.  I have many many stories as to why this is my policy.  The fee is the same if you are wanting a 2 tier personal cake or tiered cake for 700.  The appointment will be 30-45 minutes in length and there are 9 flavors of cake to sample.  I do not sample cookies nor any gluten free items.  I am happy to meet on Saturdays when I do not have weddings booked.  This typically means only December-April.  The rest of the year I am able to meet on Monday-Tuesday and some other days depending on my work load.

Of course! I will only create the groom’s cake (or any cake for that matter) if am doing ALL of the wedding cake served. I have worked hard to build a reputation on the taste and design of my cakes. Your guests do not need to taste cakes from multiple sources…it is confusing! If your baker cannot create a fabulous groom’s cake for you then you should have booked with me 😉

Mmmmm…no. See above answer. No one makes a general announcement that the tiered cake was created by Glorious Desserts and the sheet cakes by your Aunt Becky. I am sure she is fabulous, but truly it is a liability issue and a rule I never break. I am happy to bake all of your cakes!!

No. This is IOWA and it is hot with a lot of bugs. When it is 90 plus degrees people do not do well and neither does cake…the bugs will appreciate the gesture! Your lovely white cake will be a dingy shade of dirt if there is even the slightest breeze. I find every reason to avoid this option. Of course fake cake is an option but it is the same cost as real cake as it takes me the same amount of time to create.

Everyone has a personality and my charming trait is to speak my mind. Most of my clients appreciate it. It is my job as your baker to tell what will work and what will not work. I have learned everything the hard way, and my experience guides me to never have a disappointed bride. I want you to be able to order with confidence that the cake you will see on your big day is exactly what you had envisioned. Anyone can promise you the world and tell you your ideas are brilliant…but I can tell you when they are not. We will find the answer to create a cake even better than what you thought you could have. That is a promise. It’s what I do!!