Vendor Spotlight: One Belle Bakery!

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Daniel and Anna are the masterminds behind One Belle Bakery, one of our all-time favorite bakers here in Wilmington!  Creative, innovative, and delicious, their cakes, cupcakes, and assorted desserts never disappoint!  Their brand-new space is the perfect example of how they work  – clean, efficient, and totally innovative.  From the moment you walk in the front door, you’re greeted as if you had just walked through your own front door.  Smiling faces, gleaming kitchen, and the tantalizing smell of freshly-baked goodies.  If you’re interested in cakes or desserts for your next special event, be sure to schedule a consultation in their adorable, cozy new conference room!

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Amid their crazy wedding schedule and grand-opening, Anna and Daniel found some time to answer some frequently asked questions for us.  Read their responses below!

1.  How do you price your cakes? By the slice? Does the cost vary depending on the design and flavors I choose?

Our wedding cakes are priced by the slice.  The cost depends on the overall design and intricacy of the wedding cake.  We do not charge extra for “premium” flavors because we think all of our cakes are equally as delicious and you should be able to choose what you and your guests eat without paying extra.

For tradition’s sake, if you’d like to save your top tier of cake for your 1st anniversary we do not charge you for that.  It is a “Happy 1st Anniversary” present from One Belle Bakery!  We provide you with a box and detailed freezing instructions to make sure your cake tastes just as delicious as it did on your wedding day.

2.  What is your minimum per-person cake cost?

Most wedding cakes do not go below $4.50 per slice.  We realize that not every bride has an unlimited budget and we pride ourselves in trying to work with each couple to create the wedding cake of their dreams without putting them over budget.

3.  Do you provide or rent cake toppers, a cake-cutting knife, cake stands, etc.? What are the fees?

Because each cake topper is unique to each wedding cake, we do not provide toppers and instead ask that the bride select and provide one of her choosing. We also do not provide cake-cutting knifes.  We do, however, provide cake stands.  Every cake deserves a beautiful stand to complete the look.  Sometimes the stand can make all the difference in table scape and pictures!  We are happy to provide stands for our brides free of charge, as long as they are returned immediately following the reception.

4.  How far in advance should I order my cake?

Although we’d love to have events designed around the cake we realize it’s not the norm.  The cake is usually designed to match the other details of the night.

As certain months and dates of the year tend to fill up quickly, it is never too early to get on our calendar.  With that being said, we recommend you narrow down a few details before setting up a cake consultation with us. By the time we sit down, it’s helpful if you have a good feel for your number of guests as well as your ceremony and reception details.  Colors, flowers, linens, and lighting are all useful pieces of information when we begin designing the look of your wedding cake.

5.  How long have you been in business?

We officially launched One Belle Bakery at the Courtyards & Cobblestones wedding event in January of 2013.

6.  How many weddings have you done?

Since our launch in January, we have done over 100 wedding cakes, over 75 grooms cakes, and over 50 special occasion cakes.

7.  Do you customize wedding cakes?

We LOVE to customize wedding cakes!  There are definitely seasonal cake trends that we see a lot of, but we are excited when a bride asks us to create a cake to match her dress, wedding invitation, décor, etc.  We also love putting personal touches on cakes that are unique to the bride and groom. Most recently, we added a small Mickey and Minnie face on the back of a wedding cake where the couple sliced into their cake because they got engaged in Disneyworld.  We’ve also re-created a broach completely out of sugar that belonged to a bride’s grandmother.

8.  Do you deliver, how much does it cost?

Yes! We prefer to deliver and will travel as far as necessary!  We’ve delivered as far south as Key West and as far north as Washington, D.C.  Delivery charges depend on the distance.  Delivery within Wilmington is $35.  Deliveries to St. James Plantation, Kure Beach, and Bald Head Island are higher because of the travel time.

9.  Do you do other small desserts?

Yes!  Although most of our daily orders are for custom cakes, we also provide small sweets and full dessert bar set-ups.  In fact, we are both formally trained pastry chefs and graduates of the Patisserie and Baking program at Le Cordon Bleu, so our training started by making small American and European desserts.   We’ve also just opened our retail location for people to stop in and purchase delicious sweets such as cookies, cupcakes, cake truffles, and pastry squares.

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Stop in for a couple sweet treats and to say hello to some of the sweetest, most talented craftsman in the industry!

You can find them at their new location: 1616 Shipyard Boulevard, Wilmington 28412

Cake@OneBelleBakery.com / 910-352-1881

www.OneBelleBakery.com

– Kate

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