I'd love to learn how to make cakes. Do you teach any
cake decorating classes?
Yes! Other than caking, teaching is my passion and so combining the two for caking classes is the perfect pairing. I offer classes that anyone can sign up for or alternatively, I offer personalized classes for just you and your friends. Classes are limited to 4 to 6 students to ensure one-on-one training. The classes generally last around 3 to 4 hours. They are all 100% hands-on so that you can learn through experience and ALL materials are supplied for you from beginning to end. If you are serious about learning how to cake or are just looking for a fun activity for you and some friends, please send me an email at SaltCakeCity@gmail.com for dates on our classes. Check out the Classes tab above to see more details on the various classes I teach along with prices and pictures.
Construction Graduation Cake: "The graduation cake was awesome! Thank you so much! I can tell you understood how excited we were that Charley graduated, and the cake said it all! Thanks for your enthusiasm. It was perfect and my husband was so surprised. It turned out better than I had imagined. The construction signs all over were so cool! And of course the cake tasted amazing! (Especially the lemon cake!) Thank you so much! PS Everyone loved the cake and asked where we got it. I told them about you and Salt Cake City, so your fame is spreading! :)" - Nicolette A.
Pink & Orange Topsy Wedding Cake: "Jennifer Hill created the most amazing cake I have ever seen or tasted for our wedding. Her business is Salt Cake City and her cakes are mind blowing. After our initial taste test I dreamed about her cakes and cupcakes (which she filled with delicious cream) for weeks afterwards. She has a huge list of flavors to choose from and I wish we could have sampled them all because some of the flavors are non-traditional and quite interesting. In my opinion, the coolest part of her cakes is her fondant which she makes from marshmallows so it actually tastes good! After tasting 6 delicious cakes we decided to go with two flavors, red velvet and coconut cream. I have always wanted a topsy-turvy cake and I was fairly specific on how I wanted the cake to be decorated. She sent me numerous sketches and we came up with my dream cake! It was perfect and absolutely delicious." - Stephanie E.
I'm pretty sure I hate fondant... but wait, what is fondant exactly?
Most of our cakes are covered in homemade marshmallow fondant, which is a sugar dough made from powdered sugar and melted mini-marshmallows. If you’ve ever had fondant on another cake, you know how badly traditional fondant tastes. Marshmallow fondant, on the other hand, tastes delicious and looks just as great as regular fondant since it's literally just melted marshmallows with more sugar. We cover our cakes in buttercream before covering them in a thin layer of marshmallow fondant. Our marshmallow fondant looks great, tastes great, and locks in the moisture of the cake. For those of you who think you don't like fondant, we encourage you to please try ours. We've turned many to the dark side!
Do you require a deposit for cake orders?
Yes, a non-refundable deposit of $100 is required to hold your date. Cakes must be paid in full one week before the date of delivery/pick-up. If you are using one of our cake bases or platforms for your cake display, there is a mandatory separate $75 deposit that will be returned to you if the cake base is returned to Salt Cake City within 5 days from the date the cake is due. If not returned within 5 days, the $75 deposit is no longer refundable. We do this because we love our cake bases and we don't charge a rental fee like most cakeries. This is our only way to be sure that we get our products back in the best of conditions.
How far in advance should I place my order?
We can only accommodate a limited number of cakes, depending on the complexity of the orders, so we suggest that you reserve your date as soon as possible with a $100 deposit. Most of our cakes are booked three weeks to several months in advance.
What are your cake prices?
All of our cakes are unique and customized to fit your needs so we do not have set prices for the cakes on our website. Cakes are priced according to several different criteria. Our base prices are $5 per serving for round or square cakes and $8.00 per serving for shaped cakes but keep in mind that our wedding serving sizes are larger than most traditional bakeries since we only have one serving size chart. Whether you eat this at a wedding, at a party, or in your living room, it's all the same base price and same size :) Factors that add to the price include intricate fondant decorations, painting, or other time consuming design elements, and delivery. Price estimates will be provided when orders are placed, but final prices are not set until the design is completed. This quote is only valid for one month and a deposit is required to hold the price.
South Jordan, Utah
(and surrounding areas)
*BY APPOINTMENT ONLY*
Salt Cake City is not responsible for any damage to the order after setup is complete. You are responsible for providing an appropriate environment and sturdy table for the cake. Be aware that the optimal environment for a cake is inside an air conditioned room, away from direct sun rays. Cakes can weigh anywhere from 15-80 pounds so a sturdy and level table is required. Nobody wants a cake wreck! If flowers are provided, you acknowledge that flowers are not a food product and may contain pesticides, insects, dirt, or other contaminants. Salt Cake City is not responsible for any changes or damages made to the cake by a florist or flowers.
If you or someone you trust pick up and set up the cake, you assume all liability and responsibility for the condition of the cake once it leaves Salt Cake City possession. I usually suggest having the cake refrigerated until around 30 minutes to an hour before the party or reception. These cakes have cream fillings, fruit fillings, and buttercream so they are meant to be eaten, not to sit on a table all night. I encourage my brides to cut the wedding cake immediately after finishing dinner. The wedding guests want to see the traditional cutting of the cake and they also want to EAT the yummy cake. Please don't deny them that privilege :)
Do you make sugar-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, or vegan cakes?
Cake is essentially sugar mixed with sugar, iced with sugar and then covered in sugar. Unfortunately, I do not make any cakes that are sugar-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, or vegan at this time. Additionally, I am unable to accommodate anyone with strict nut allergies since our products do come into contact with these allergens.
Okay, I'm sure you love your cakes but what do your clients really say?
Here are just a few things my clients have said. You can also check WeddingWire.com & Yelp for more reviews.
How do I schedule a cake tasting?
Complimentary cake tastings are available (but not guaranteed) for cakes estimated to be over $250, which includes up to three cake flavors of your choice. Additional flavors may be requested for $9 each. If you don't meet the minimum but would still like a tasting, it is $35. I schedule my tastings in waves so that you can try more than just the 3 flavors and I make up full sized cakes so you can see what the cake will look like and taste what the cake will taste like. You can bring up to two guests with you but please leave the children at home so we can finalize all of the important details.
Do you deliver or ship cakes?
Yes, we can deliver and set up your cake in Utah. No, we cannot ship cakes outside of Utah. Delivery prices are calculated according to total travel distance. Generally, delivery and set up to:
- Salt Lake City is around $55-70
- Bountiful, Cottonwood & Millcreek Canyons, and Orem are around $50-75
- Layton and Park City are around $85-105
Please contact me for specific prices on delivery. There is no charge for pick up orders, however, every 30 minutes that you are late to pick up a cake, there is a $10 late charge. (Sorry! I can't wait around all day :)
What type of payment do you accept?
For now, we take cash, check, Venmo, Square Cash, or credit cards via Square. There is a $25 fee for bounced checks.
How do I order a cake or cupcakes?
We prefer cake orders to be placed over email so that we can make sure to keep all of the details in written form. You can click on the "Order a Cake" link above to email me directly from the website. The most important piece of information is the date of your event. We have limited space and so we book our cakes on a first come, first deposit, first serve basis. Also, please have an idea of how big you’d like the cake to be (how many people you want the cake to serve). Feel free to email us with any ideas of designs and styles that you have in mind. We encourage you to send photos of other cakes or inspirations that we can use to help design a unique cake for you. We will also ask for detailed contact information, event information, preferred pick-up or delivery times. A $100 non-refundable deposit is required to reserve your date and the balance is due at least one week before the event. There is a minimum order of a 6-inch cake or a dozen cupcakes.