I sat down to interview owner, Lynn Rhein to get her thoughts on all things cake. So here is a little Q & A for your Monday!
How many years in business:
Since 2006... so over 12 years!
Where did you learn to your talent:
The Culinary Institute of America and practice, practice!
What's trending currently:
Golds & Metallics, Ombre, Naked Cakes, textured buttercream & Cupcake Displays.
Most popular flavors:
Vanilla Strawberry , Chocolate Peanut Butter and Lemon Raspberry
Most popular size & shape:
3- Tiered (12" 9" 6") and Round
What should a bride expect or bring to a consult:
The bride can expect my full attention and suggestions, based upon hearing what they envision. I provide a tasting of cake flavors & fillings as well. A bride should bring her color swatches and any available cake inspiration photos. I highly recommend bringing photos that provide different elements you would like incorporated into your wedding cake…. gives me a ‘feel’ for the design you’d like.
Average cake price range:
Pricing does depend on size, design, flavors and icing selections, however most cakes I create fall into the $300-$600 range.
How many wedding cakes did you create last year:
I average about 2-4 a weekend….plus cakes for other occasions- birthdays, showers, etc. I am blessed to be busy!
How many flavors, fillings & icing options do you offer:
I offer probably 20 cake flavors with a wide variety of fillings. I can use either buttercream or fondant icing.
We will deliver from Tampa to Naples. Local delivery (Port Charlotte, Punta Gorda & North Port) is typically $25-$45. Further distance wedding venues can range up to $100.
Rental items available:
We have a variety of cake stands in gold & silver as well as cupcake stands.
Thoughts on cake toppers:
Brides are definitely not using the traditional bride and groom anymore. I am seeing a lot of monograms, Mr. & Mrs., and lots of custom toppers from Etsy!!
Advice for the brides:
- We do not recommend buttercream for outdoor venues unless it's winter time. Fondant will hold up better in the Florida heat.
- Don't be afraid to personalize your cake.
- Trust the professional- We can visualize your cake from day one.
- Keep in mind that a majority of venues have a cake cutting fee… better to know in advance.
How can a bride reach you:
They can give me a call at 941-629-2211 or shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. I also have a Facebook page (Cake Concepts) that they can send me a message!
Filled with a passion for weddings, events and marketing- Marie has been with our PCF team for a number of years. Behind the scenes with her organization skills and design talent. Reach out to her with any questions you might have!