"Some of our sweetest loves are desserts reminiscent of our childhood and our travels"
Thank you for considering Pâtisserie Carmen DeSart for your special day. We are now accepting inquiries for all 2017 & 2018 brides. Responses to your submissions will be in the order they are received.
Please read through all of the following information before submitting your inquiry.
Flavors, Fillings, and Frostings
Almond, Banana, Brown Sugar, Carrot, Chocolate, Lemon, Red Velvet, Spice, Vanilla
Apricot, Blackberry, Chocolate Ganache Mousse, Lemon Curd, Mascarpone, Raspberry, Strawberry, Mocha, Vanilla Custard, Whipped Caramel
AMERICAN, ITALIAN OR SWISS MERINGUE BUTTERCREAM
Almond, Caramel, Chocolate, Lemon, Mocha, Raspberry, Strawberry, Vanilla, Vanilla Bean
We specialize in cakes covered in buttercream, marshmallow and traditional fondant. It can be white, marble, or any color you desire
Wedding cakes are 3 -4 layers of cake and 2-3 layers of filling (depending on selection). Wedding cake pricing starts at $6.50 serving
BUTTERCREAM CUTTING CAKES ARE AVAILABLE IN THE FOLLOWING SIZES
4" (6 servings), 6" (14 servings), 8" (28 servings), 10" (38 servings), 12" (56 servings)
12" x 16" sheet cake (serves 48)
Sheet cakes are 2 layers of cake with 1 layer of filling. Sheet cakes start at $3 per serving (these are not decorated for display, but are meant to be served by your caterer).
*AVAILABLE WITH TIERED WEDDING CAKE ORDERS ONLY*
Our tastings include the following:
3 cake flavors, 3 fillings & 2 frosting
1+ hour consult
Cake only - $10 per person
Desserts only - $12 per person
Cake + desserts - $15 per person
We can accommodate up to 4 people.
Tastings are scheduled and we need at least 3 weeks notice.
2017 & 2018 WEDDINGS AND SPECIAL EVENT INQUIRIES
Events are booked on a first come, first serve basis and are not confirmed until a deposit has been received. Scheduling a tasting appointment does not guarantee I will be available for your event.
My books are CLOSED for weddings through September 2017. I am currently accepting inquiries for 2018 weddings. Thank you!
Answers to Common Questions
Feel free to contact me if you have questions that are not answered here.
1. DO YOU OFFER TASTINGS?
Yes, by appointment only, Monday - Thursday; depending on my schedule. Let me know ahead of time what cake flavors are of interest, and I will do my best to fulfill your requests for tasting. I am happy to spend time with you to design a personalized cake.
2. HOW MUCH DO YOUR CAKES COST?
Prices are based on the size of the cake, style and the design, which vary considerably in terms of labor. Because my work is customized, there is no price list, but I'm happy to give you a range as a starting point, and a more precise cost during a consultation.
3. CAN YOU PROVIDE FLOWERS FOR THE CAKE AND TABLE?
Yes, but I prefer you make arrangements with your florist.
4. HOW MANY DESSERTS DO YOU SUGGEST PER GUEST?
I recommend 2-3 pieces per guest, depending on the type desserts you select.
4. HOW MUCH ADVACED NOTICE DO YOU REQUIRE?
Anywhere from 4 - 15 months. However, I limit the number of events in a given weekend, so it’s recommended to contact me as far ahead as possible to be sure of my availability.
5. WHAT IS YOUR DELIVERY AREA AND WHAT IS THE COST?
We deliver wedding cakes throughout San Luis Obispo County, based on that day’s availability. Delivery charge, which may includes on-site set-up, is based on distance. In general, delivery flat rate $20 + $1 per mile to venue round trip.
6. IS A DEPOSIT REQUIRED AND WHEN IS IT DUE? WHAT FORM OF PAYMENT DO YOU ACCEPT?
A fifty-percent deposit is requested to reserve your date, with the balance due ten days before your wedding. I accept checks or cash, but no credit cards.
7. DO YOU OFFER ANNIVERSARY CAKES?
Yes, we offer anniversary cakes for those that live in the area or plan a trip back to the area.
8. DO YOU PROVIDE CAKE TOPPERS?
Yes, I create custom, keepsake, polymer cake toppers or I am happy to add your topper to the cake if provided.
9. DO YOU OFFER WEDDING FAVORS?
Yes, many options are available. Our custom iced sugar cookies, hand pies and truffles are a few of our most popular selections.