Today’s Wedding March Local Business interview is with Natasha Gotto from BabyCakes Bake Shoppe in Hartville, Ohio.
If you are like us and seek out small shops and restaurants you’ll love discovering BabyCakes. What started as a small cupcake shoppe has grown to include donuts, cookies, cakes, pastries and more! And oh my do they make amazing cupcakes.
Tell us a bit about what BabyCakes has available for brides.
At BabyCakes, we have 2 pastry chefs who create all of our gourmet cupcakes. We have almost 100 flavor combinations and have custom made different flavors by request for wedding receptions (for ex: for a groom who didn’t love cake, but liked tiramisu, we made and still offer a tiramisu cupcake that he loved). We can match bridal colors and we offer rentals for our cupcake towers, as well as a beautiful silver cake stand.
We also can create wedding/shower cakes, brownies, cut-out cookies, individual cupcake centerpieces, cake pops and cake truffles for favors or dessert tables. Anything we make can be customized.
Do you offer tastings?
We offer a complimentary tasting of up to 6 cupcakes when a customer books their event with us.
Note from Megan: If anyone needs assistance with their tasting I’m happy to come along and lend a hand!
How far in advance should a bride make a reservation?
To book a large event, we ask for a non-refundable $50.00 deposit that goes towards their final invoice. We have weddings booked right now through October 2013, so we recommend 6-9 months to “save” the date, if possible. But, we do have openings this summer still for last minute people. 🙂
Is the price of a cupcake similar to a wedding cake?
For wedding desserts on a budget, cupcakes are a great option because when purchased by the dozen, they are only $1.67 each for an individual dessert for each guest. A tiered wedding cake starts at $2.75 per serving and goes up with the level of difficulty and options (for fillings, fondant and decorations).
Do you have any other tips for our brides-to be?
We normally recommend that our brides choose up to 5 flavor combinations and guests then can enjoy choosing one of their favorites. Some of our top sellers are our:
- Peanut Butter Bombshell– Chocolate cake filled with peanut butter mousse and peanut butter frosting with a Reese Peanut Butter Cup garnish
- Coconut Snowball– Vanilla cake filled with coconut cream and vanilla buttercream coated in flaky coconut
- SeaSalt Caramel- Chocolate cake filled with dulce de leche and chocolate buttercream with a caramel drizzle and crunchy seasalt.
Many of our brides rent the cupcake tower for their cupcakes and we make a 6″ cutting cake for the top. That way they can do the traditional cake cutting photos.
Anyone else thinking “I need a cupcake”? Check out the daily menu on the BabyCakes Facebook page.
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