FAQ's

Cake Information

Ingredients
Our Philosophy is Simple – Real Ingredient’s produces the Best Results. Real Eggs, Butter, Oils, Fresh Ingredients provides the best tasting and quality cakes, pies and desserts. We do not use 15lb bag of mix and just add water. Time, thoughtfulness and detail is touched on everything we create!

Buttercream
Our third generation family tried and true recipe is rich, creamy and sweet. We like to think of it as an old fashion birthday cake frosting.

What is fondant?
Fondant is a rollable icing product that goes over buttercream frosting on the cake to create a smooth finished look. Fondant is durable and more sustainable upon weather conditions. Many cake designs may require the need for fondant to provide a more artistic look, sculpted or 3 dimensional features.
Fondant gets a bad reputation – We make our fondant in house!  It is a delicious marshmallow base that is similar to Lucky Charms. Regardless, a thin layer of buttercream is underneath fondant. Fondant can easily be removed if a guest chooses not to eat it.

Specialty and Custom Cakes

How do I go about ordering a Custom Cake?
Call us or contact us by email with your idea, number of guests, date, flavor, writing and color choices. We will then provide you with some ideas and price points.
You can provide us pictures of cakes you have seen online from other website. We will do our best to imitate the design however no two cakes are the same, even the ones we make. Materials, ingredients, techniques, cake sizes and designer make each company and cake unique. We certainly will strive to create a similar look and feel for the cake you are envisioning.

Can I stop in?
Yes. See our retail store locations and hours. Our associates will be happy to assist you and provide you with as much information as possible. For Specialty Custom cakes please contact our specialist directly by phone or email. 314-779-9939 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Do you deliver custom cakes or do I have to pick it up?
You can pick up your cake at any of our locations. Please remember to have enough space in your vehicle to transport a cake. We will box your cake, however a level surface is suggested for transportation.
We also can offer delivery service for a charge depending on location and mileage.

Wedding Cakes and Dessert Buffets

Planning a wedding is a very exciting time and experience. We are here to contribute to your journey by providing a quality product, artistically crafted and planned with ease. Please review the questions and answers below to help create a smooth planning process.

Tastings

Do you offer tastings?
Yes! We offer Complimentary tastings and consultations. We strongly believe that meeting with a wedding coordinator initially is the only way to fully understand our services. We do not charge for our tastings or meetings.
Wedding Cakes: We will offer our standard cake flavors and fillings for you to taste.
Dessert Buffets: We provide you with a selections of Pies, Cakes and Cheesecakes to taste depending on your needs and interests.


How many people can I bring?
You can bring up to 6 people including yourself complimentary.  Involving family and friends may be important and special to you in your planning process.

What should I bring to a tasting?
Pictures of cakes or designs you like or overall feel of the reception you want to create. Color samples are helpful as well.

How long does a tasting last?
We allow 1 hour for tastings.

How many flavors can I choose for my wedding cake?
You will try our standard flavors and fillings at your tasting.  Each tier of your wedding cake can be a different flavor and filling.

What does a wedding cake cost?
Final pricing is based on many factors including flavor, fillings, shape, size and
most importantly – the décor of the cake. Most of the labor is put into the construction and design of the cake. We do start our cake pricing for our classic flavors with a simple buttercream design at $3.00 per slice.


What does a dessert buffet cost?
Pricing is based on the desserts you select. We will review the pricing for individual desserts at your tasting. Dessert buffets offer your guests an alternative option that usually is less expensive that a formal wedding cake.


Booking

How do I secure your services for my wedding?
After the tasting we will create an estimate based upon our conversation to include details, pricing, delivery charge, and tax. The estimate will be sent out to you via email. If you choose our services a deposit of $100.00 is required to secure your date for our services. The deposit is non-refundable.

Payment and Deposits
We accept cash, checks or credit cards. You can call with your credit card number and a receipt of payment will be emailed or text to you. You can mail in your payment or drop off payment to any of our locations. Checks should note wedding date and name for reference.

Mailing Payment:
The Blue Owl Weddings
PO Box 98
Kimmswick, MO 63053

Call with Credit Card Payment
314.779.9939

When is the final payment due?
The final payment is due 2 weeks prior to the wedding date. Payment is required before delivery will occur.

Are there delivery charges?
Yes, we charge a delivery charge and depends on the distance of the location. A minimum delivery of $35.00 for local areas. We will travel approximately 150 miles round trip to delivery your cake or desserts!

When do you deliver the cake or Desserts?
We arrange delivery time with your wedding venue the week of the wedding. We also provide an instruction sheet for the venue reviewing your cake, the flavors and amount of slices each tier should serve.

What is Delivery and Set Up?
For Wedding Cakes – We will deliver your wedding cake to the appropriate designated area. If there a cake topper that is left at the venue we will place on top of cake. If there are flowers that need to be placed on the cake we will do so at this time. The wedding cake is delivered fully assembled however some final details may be done on site.  


Dessert Buffets – We will deliver and set up your buffet according to what was planned for. If you are providing the stands and décor – we will delivery and set up your dessert buffet using your items that should be left onsite at the venue for our arrival. We include set up with your items inclusive of our delivery charge.


Other information

Do you rent cake stands?
Yes, we can rent wedding cake stands. Price various based on the wedding cake stand rented.

Dessert Buffet Stands – we do offer rental of our dessert buffet items and décor to create a unique and custom look themed to your wedding. The rental of the stands usually averages $10-$15.00 per stand.
A security deposit of $50.00 for wedding cake stands or $150.00 for dessert buffet stands is required. We will return your deposit once the rentals have been returned within 5 days of your wedding date to any of our retail locations. After 5 days, we will cash the deposit check or charge your credit card. We can arrange for pickup of any rentals for an additional fee.

Cake Toppers, Ribbon, Brooches, Flowers, etc
We need any ribbons or brooches dropped off/mailed to us at least one week prior to the wedding. Depending on the design of your cake, we may need the cake topper ahead of time. If not, the cake topper can be at the venue for our arrival. Fresh flowers should be provided by florist and left on site for us to decorate. Most florists are gone before we arrive with the cake. Artificial flowers should be given to us at least 1 week before your wedding cake.

 

The Blue Owl
Restaurant and Bakery

Map to the Blue Owl in Kimmswick6116 Second Street
Kimmswick, MO 63053
636.464.3128

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