Frequently Asked Questions
Where is your bakery?
I am a cottage home bakery in the Northwest area of Brandon, Mississippi. I specialize in custom cakes for celebrations all over Central Mississippi. As a home bakery, I am sorry I am not able to welcome drop-in visitors, but if your cake design requires meeting in person, I am happy to meet by appointment.
How long have you been making cakes?
I decorated my first cake in February of 2010 and started Peggy Does Cake later that year as a hobby. In 2014, I left the corporate world after 27 years, and have been making cakes full time ever since. You can read more about me here.
How much does a cake cost?
Every cake is different and prices depend on the number of servings and complexity of design. My Price Guide will give you some idea, however. I will always try to design something to fit your budget, although I do have a minimum order of $200.
Do your cakes taste as good as they look?
Absolutely. I would not still be working with the same clients year after year if they didn't! Each tier consists of four layers of cake soaked in simple syrup, filled with all-butter American buttercream, iced in chocolate ganache, and finished in homemade marshmallow fondant. Other than the most basic buttercream finishes, all of my cakes are decorated with fondant. It gives me the best scope for creating a truly one-of-a-kind cake that your guests will admire and envy. Read more about how I make my cakes here.
Do you offer tastings?
I do not offer tastings at this time.
How do I get my cake?
One tiered, two tiered, and smaller three tiered cakes can be picked up. Delivery is available as an add-on to most orders at a cost of $49 (within a 10 mile radius of my cottage kitchen). Beyond 10 miles, there is an additional fee of $1 per mile added. Some bigger cakes are not suitable for collection and for those, delivery and setup are included in the final price.
Do you ship cakes?
I'm sorry I cannot ship cakes.
How early should I book?
As early as you can! I am usually booked three or four months in advance, but some times of the year are busier than others. If you are looking for a graduation or holiday cake, for example, it's worth enquiring at least six months in advance.
How do I order?
Please complete the Contact Form and include the date of your event, number of guests and theme, if possible. Once I check availability, I will email you to discuss your design and give you an idea of price. If you would like to book, you can then secure the date with a $100 retainer deposit. This can be paid via Venmo, Cashapp, PayPal, check, or cash. The balance of payment is due before pickup or delivery.
Please note, no booking is secured without a deposit!
What if I have another question?
Drop me a line through my Contact Form or email me at email@example.com. I look forward to hearing from you.