How do I order a cake from Dream Day Cakes?
First, thank you. =) We encourage all new customers to read our FAQ’s page and then complete a quote request on our order page. All of our cakes are made custom to order in our Gainesville, Florida bakery.
What is the best way to contact you?
If you’re looking for a price quote, we recommend visiting our Order page. From this page you can fill out our most requested information regarding your custom cake. For general questions, inquiries, etc., we recommend either calling us at (352) 336-8955 or emailing.
How much do your cakes cost?
Since all of our cakes are unique and customized specifically for the occasion, we do not have a standard price list. The final price depends on the amount (or the size) of cake and complexity of the design.
Our base prices include a layered cake with flavored buttercream, fondant icing, and basic decoration.
The starting price for our fondant cakes is $7 a serving; with a minimum charge of $150. We find that most customers choose a design that averages $8 – $10/serving.
Sculpted cakes start at $250.
Classic Buttercream cakes start at $5.50/serving.
We are happy to work within your event budget and encourage you to contact us for a design/tasting appointment so that we can discuss your cake order in person. Meeting with you face-to-face and getting to know your ideas is the best way to plan a spectacular cake!
Do you just sell cakes?
No! We also offer cupcakes (starting at $2.75/each), mini-cupcakes ($0.85/ea), cake truffles ($2.00/ea), cake pops ($2.50/ea), cookies ($1.50/ea), pandebono, breads, and more.
Our BIG FRED COOKIE makes an incredible treat— the price is only $35.00 and ships anywhere via Priority Mail for just $5.00.
What flavors do you offer?
Dream Day Cakes® custom creates specialty cakes to order. With this in mind, we can work with you to make an extremely creative flavor combination. We can always test new flavors and pride ourselves on creativity. All of our cakes and flavors are gourmet with each cake containing many cake and filling layers.
For cake layers, we offer chocolate, vanilla, red velvet, almond, spice, coconut, lemon, and if you can dream a new flavor, we’ll probably try it. We also offer a wide variety of filling choices, including: Creme Brulee, Strawberry Morning Brunch, Chocoholic, Very Beary Raspberry, Wild Strawberry, Florida Key Lime, Tiramisu, Dulce de Leche, Tres leches, Funfetti, Irish Cream, Bourbon, Amaretto, Vanilla Cream, Coconut, Soft Chocolate, Cookies & Cream, Raspberry, Strawberry, Chai, and more.
When should I order my cake?
At minimum, we recommend ordering at least 2 weeks in advance— but the sooner the better! In order to guarantee availability for your event, we recommend contacting us as soon as possible. For weddings or “big” events we strongly recommend 3 to 6 months notice. Specialty cakes do take some time and planning, we like to say, “the earlier we know, the better.”
Bearkery® classic cakes can generally be ordered within 48 hours.
Do you deliver?
Yes, we deliver. For many cakes in the local Gainesville area, delivery will be a flat fee. For other deliveries, we have a delivery fee based on time and distance.
Can you ship my cake?
No, we cannot ship specialty cakes. We can, however, ship cake truffles, cookies (including the Bearkery® Signature Cookie and Big Fred Cookie™), and more. Please contact us for specifics.
What is fondant?
We use rolled fondant or fondant icing, which is not the same material as poured fondant, to decorate cakes. Fondant is rolled out like a pie crust and used to cover the cake. This gives the cakes a beautiful, smooth appearance.
Does your fondant taste good?
Yes! Our amazing fondant is both tasty and delicious.
Can I get a cake without fondant?
Yes, you can get a classic decorated cake without fondant.
How big is a serving of cake?
Our standard cakes are 4” high. The recommended serving size is 4” high, 2” long and 1” wide.
Where are you located?
Our bakery is located in Gainesville, FL at 6352 NW 18th Dr, Suite #3.
Are you hiring?
We are not currently hiring at this time. If you are living in the Gainesville area and would like to be considered for future internships/employment, please forward a resume and examples of your work to firstname.lastname@example.org.
My passion is baking and cake art. Can I send you questions?
We wish we could answer all of the questions that we receive. For tips, keep checking out the Baker’s Blog or our Newsletter. If you’re looking for specific techniques, we recommend taking one of our classes. =)
Can I watch you work/shadow/volunteer?
The kitchen is a very busy place and while we’re honored to have your support, we do not have the time or resources to allow visitors into the kitchen while we’re working. We want to make sure all of our cakes exceed our customer’s expectations and need to devote our undivided attention to the work we do for our customers.
How can I request a donation?
Dream Day Cakes® is committed to giving back to our community. We will try to respond to your contribution request if we can identify with the effort or the cause. To request a donation, please download and complete our donation request form.
If you feel your request is more of an advertising or promotional opportunity, please contact Tricia Garzon with The JAG Agency.
Who designed your website?
Our site was designed by O3B, Inc. (We highly recommend them)