February 7, 2012

Plan ahead~

2012 has already proven to big a busy and eventful one for us here are Maxie B's!  Over the decade, we have happily been able to fulfill almost all cake requests from our customers…from birthdays to weddings, regardless of the amount of notice we had to work on the cake.  As our business has grown, we are realizing that we do have some limitations as far as how many cakes can can make for the week…both from a space perspective in our shop and as far as how many cakes our girls can bake and decorate.  As a result, we are seeing dates book up often and quickly, especially for holidays and popular wedding weekends.  We also need to have a week’s notice for custom decorated cakes.

Ideally, a one week to 10 day advance notice on all custom-decorated cake orders and  8-12 months notice on wedding cakes (May, June, and October, especially!) is needed.  Please know that we are both stressed and sad when we have to tell our customers that we cannot make their cakes!  However, most importantly we want to guarantee that the quality of what we do for each and every order is what we are known for!  This means that we must set a limit of how many orders that can realistically happen on one day. 

If you have an event coming up that you know you are going to want a cake for, PLEASE come on in and see us about it!  It is never too early to place an order.  If you place a deposit to reserve your cake, but have to later cancel, that is fine.  We will let you use your deposit toward another cake order with us.  We do schedule appointments seven days a week to discuss custom cakes, so let us know what we can do to help you with that special cake order this year.  The BEST times to schedule appointments with us are Monday-Friday from 9am to noon….as the shop is quiet and peaceful then.  However, we will be happy to chat with you whenever you are in.  A warning…weekends are the busiest times for us in the cafe.  If at all possible, try to visit us for custom cake orders during the week!

Another great way to get help with custom cake orders is by way of email!  If you will kindly include your telephone number with your email, we will have that in case we need to try and reach you by phone to chat about your message.

That said, we are ALWAYS able to help with last-minute dessert needs by way of our classic 9” round Southern Layer cakes!  We try to keep all of our flavors available daily…so just drop by or give us a call to reserve yours when you need dessert!