Frequently Asked Questions
Shannon Bond Cake Design is a private, home-based cake studio located in beautiful Olathe, Kansas. We are honored to serve the Kansas City metro and Lawrence areas.
As each design is custom, there are no set prices, there is a minimum order of $300.00 for celebration cakes and $500.00 minimum for wedding cakes. Fondant covered cakes begin at $6.00 per serving. Buttercream covered cakes start at $5.00 per serving. Beginning prices are based on basic cake flavors and minimal decoration. Most of the custom designed cakes in my galleries are between $8-10/serving.
The final price of your custom cake will depend on flavors, complexity of design and handmade elements.
3D, sculpted and standing structure custom cakes start at $500 based on size, details, complexity of structure and design.
I only use the highest quality ingredients - gourmet chocolate, buttermilk, heavy cream, sweet cream butter, fresh fruits and real Madagascar vanilla beans. All of my recipes are made fresh for my customers with the best REAL ingredients and flavors I can get my hands on! I like to buy local, organic, fresh ingredients that remember where they came from. I make my own vanilla bean paste, salted caramel and fruit compotes to flavor my cakes and buttercreams. I use only all-butter recipes for my buttercreams, no shortenings will ever be added. These quality products do cost more, but also give you, my customers, the highest quality, best tasting product possible.
Beautiful layers of cake and buttercream served in elegant single serving glasses with mini forks. Sold by the dozen starting at $72.00/dozen per flavor and increase based on gourmet flavor combinations.
A 50% non-refundable retainer is due along with a signed contract to officially book your date. Payment in full is due 30 days before the event date.
All dates are considered open until the signed contract and retainer are received. It is important to note I hand make every sugar flower, details and design element for every cake. Because of this, I only take a limited number of cakes per week to fully concentrate on each order and dates do fill up quickly. Availability is on a first come, first paid basis. Until your non-refundable, 50% retainer is received, dates remain open to other orders who may pay their retainer first.
I typically book up 3-6 months in advance in off-peak wedding season and 12-18 months in advance for peak wedding season dates and teaching engagements. Contact me as soon as you know your event date to check availability.
Consultations for 2 people are available for events ordering a minimum of 75 servings of cake and are available by pre-scheduled appointment for a $30 prepaid consultation fee. Appointments last approximately 30-60 minutes, while you taste complimentary cake samples, I will design a cake specifically for you and your needs! I will ask a variety of questions to determine your style, number of servings, colors and overall feeling for your cake design. Once we have those details, I begin sketching your cake! By the end of our time together, you will have a cake design and a quote for that specific design. If you would like to bring extra people (maximum of 2 additional people) to the consultation, please inquire for more information.
Industry standard cake servings that are used as guidelines for caterers and reception venues for cutting and serving cakes are 1″ wide x 2″ deep and 4" tall. My cakes are taller than industry sized standards, usually between 5- 5.5" in height per tier. It is better to overestimate and have leftover cake than to underestimate or have a generous cake cutter and run out of cake. Popular cake sizes serve the following based on the standard guidelines listed above:
6″ round=13 servings 8″ round=22 servings
10″round=38 servings 12″round=54 servings
Included in your price quote for all cakes 3 tiers and larger. Also available upon request for predetermined fee for all other orders. Please inquire with your event location for a delivery quote.
Pick-up times for single or 2 tiered cakes are scheduled at the time an order is placed.
I take great pride in my work and am in business solely to provide you excellence in taste and in art.
Once a cake has been picked up by you or a designated party it is considered “accepted” and a waiver must be signed. All product is the responsibility of the customer once it leaves my premises.
It is my pleasure to provide a custom work of cake art for you and your loved ones!