Wedding Cakes: Getting Started
Cake Design Consultations
American Dream Cakes has been making beautiful and delicious tasting wedding cakes throughout Eastern North Carolina since 2001. We work with each couple individually to make their wedding cake personalized and unique. We recommended you schedule your consultation appointment early as most dates close 6-12 months out.
The first Consultation is free and includes up to 60 minutes of going over the couple’s wishes for design, size, colors, flavors etc. Our cake designer will draw up a simple sketch of the cake, answer questions, make recommendations etc. It is helpful if you have floral, colors, and theme (if any) decisions made prior to your consultation. Quote(s) will be given at the consult or emailed if needed. If more time is needed or a second consult is desired, a $25.00 per started hour fee will apply.
We are a custom cake shop and as such we bake all cakes fresh and decorate wedding cakes the day of your event to ensure you get the freshest possible product. We believe your cake should not only be beautiful, it should also taste delicious!
We cannot book weddings cakes until you have booked your venue and the time of your ceremony/reception is confirmed. This is to avoid possible scheduling delivery conflicts. The delivery option is only available for 3-tier or larger cakes (fees apply outside of Jacksonville), smaller cakes and or cupcakes must be picked up at the bakery.
Bookings are made on a first-come, first-pay basis. Wedding cakes serving 50 or more start at $250 but can range up to $30 per serving, depending on the shape, detail, and design. To contract a design, a 50% retaining fee (non-refundable) is required with the balance payment due 30 days prior to the event.
We take great pleasure in helping you create the signature detail of your event, Your wedding cake!
Tastings: “Kits” can be ordered for pick up Wednesday through Saturday. Tasting kits consist of one plate with six flavors of cake. You may choose three cake flavors from the list below, our head baker will add three more flavors based on the baking schedule for that day. You will also receive a plate with a sample of our buttercream and 5-6 different fillings (based on what’s available for that day).
* Kits are $25, payable upon placing the order. This fee will be applied as a credit towards your wedding cake ($350 minimum order) purchase with us. Call for full details. 910-346-2347
Serving up Sweet Treat FUN!
Whether you’re planning the wedding or rehearsal dinner event, make it one to remember with our Sweet Treats Trailer. We can serve your guests everything from cupcakes, cookies & bite-size treats to fancy individual desserts. Want a custom cake to go with it? Our cake artists specialize in wedding and custom cake creations! Contact us today for a custom quote for your event (50 guest minimum). Dates fill up fast, so don’t miss out on the hottest trend for weddings. Book our Sweet Treats trailer Today! 910-346 2347.
Flavors & Fillings
Standard: White, Yellow, Chocolate, Marble
Specialty: German Chocolate, Almond, Coconut, Lemon, Orange, Strawberry, Raspberry, Chipper Cherry, Spice, Cookies n Cream, Red Velvet
Custom Flavors: There is a $100 fee for custom flavors to cover labor costs needed for test baking and specialty ingredients. Custom flavor requests must be finalized a minimum of 2 months before the wedding.
Vanilla Buttercream, Chocolate-Buttercream, Peanutbutter buttercream, Chocolate Fudge, German Chocolate (coconut-pecan), Lemon, Raspberry, Strawberry, Apple, Cherry
We offer custom fillings (excluding fillings that require refrigeration) on request. There is a fee for creating new recipes, based on ingredients, labor involved and complexity of recipe(s).
American Dream Cakes™ delivers wedding cakes (3-tier or larger) to most of Eastern NC, including but not limited to the following locations:
- Atlantic Beach
- Camp Lejeune
- Cape Carteret
- Cedar Point
- Cherry Point
- Emerald Isle
- Holly Ridge
- Morehead City
- New Bern
- New River Air Station
- North Topsail
- Sneeds Ferry
- Surf City
- Wrightsville Beach
Deliveries of 3-tier or larger wedding cakes are free within Jacksonville NC City limits. A delivery fee will apply to all other venues based on distance from the bakery.
*Sunday & Monday bookings are subject to an additional $100 fee, to cover costs of staff during non-business hours.