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Commonwealth Cake Company is not a high-volume bakery. Our wedding season peaks between April and November. We suggest at least six months notice for wedding cakes, but this does not always guarantee availability. All orders are taken on a first come, first served basis.

Each of our cakes is custom designed to meet the specific needs of our clients. You price is determined based on number of servings + design. After an initial design consultation, we will provide you with a custom quote. 

Cake commissions for 2021 begin at $900. Cake commissions for 2022 and beyond begin at $1000. 

The short answer is no. We believe that your wedding cake should be the centerpiece of your reception and will be a lasting memory captured by your wedding photographer. It is not as cost effective as it might seem for several reasons. We bake the same amount of layers, regardless of whether it is a cake to serve all of your guests or a small cake with a sheet cake. Cupcakes actually take more time. Plus, sheet cakes simply are not as elegant. As an alternative, we do offer kitchen cakes in addition to a 175 serving wedding cake (or larger). Kitchen cakes are layered and filled just like the tiers of your wedding cake. By the time they’re filled and iced they are around 5-5 1/2 “ tall, the same as your wedding cake. Our kitchen cakes provide either 50 or 100 servings. We do offer micro-wedding cakes for more intimate weddings serving 50 or less.

Unfortunately, we do not offer cupcakes or other desserts. We’re happy to provide recommendations to other vendors that we trust and love.

Serving sizes work in increments of 25. We use a standard industry cutting chart to determine the perfect size cake to serve your guests...a serving of 1" x 2" x 5". We strongly encourage you to purchase, at a minimum, enough cake to provide each of your guests with one slice. If you plan on saving the top tier you will want to adjust the size of the cake. If you're serving single serve treats we recommend 2-3 times the amount of guests because people may want more than one.

We often hear that some people don't eat cake. However, as your baker we want to ensure that you and all of your guests have a happy, memorable experience. Nobody is happy if they really wanted cake but it was all gone! It's better to have a little extra than not enough.

You can pick a different flavor combo for each tier, but we strongly encourage you to stick to two options. We always suggest one light and fruity (i.e. vanilla cake with mixed berry filling) and the other dark and rich (i.e. chocolate cake with chocolate ganache filling) for a 50/50 divide. This keeps things simple for you, your guests, and your caterers.

Consultations are available by appointment only, and highly recommended. Consultation/tastings are $50. Don't worry, the fee becomes part of your retainer when you book your cake with us! Consultations usually take about 45 minutes, and we ask that you be prompt. If you need to cancel, we ask that you do so at least 48 hours in advance of your scheduled appointment time.

We do not have a dedicated allergen free kitchen. When baking, we prepare cakes with nuts separately and can make cakes without nuts. However, there is always a chance of cross-contamination because we use shared equipment that processes nuts and gluten. If you have severe allergies we recommend that you contact a bakery with a dedicated nut or allergen free facility.

A $500 non-refundable retainer AND signed contract. Retainers are non­refundable and non­transferable.

Wedding cakes booked one month or less before the date must be paid in full at the time the order is placed and may incur a rush fee.

Final payments on wedding cakes are due four (4) weeks before your event. You will receive a detailed final invoice that will need to be reviewed before submitting your final payment. This may seem unnecessary to some, but it allows us to take extra care to confirm there have been no changes to your preferences when you initially signed. This is our way of making sure your order fully meets your expectations.

If you already have a date and venue picked but haven't worked out other details, you are more than welcome to save your date. You can secure our services with a $500 retainer. The save­ the ­date retainer is nonrefundable and nontransferable. All details must be finalized at least 90 days prior to your event. 

We use a secure online payment system to process payments. You can pay using major credit card or bank debit.    

Due to the nature of our business, our full schedule, and our attention to detail we spend many hours planning and preparing before even beginning on a cake. In many cases decorative elements for your cake are created well in advance. For this reason, if you cancel your order the retainer shall not be refunded for any reason or transferred to another order. If you cancel your order after the final payment has been paid we reserve the right to determine if any refund is warranted. If your final payment is not received 14 calendar days before your event date your order will be canceled for nonpayment and no refunds will be issued on any money paid toward your order.

Due to the nature of our business, our full schedule, and our attention to detail we spend many hours planning and preparing before even beginning on a cake. In many cases decorative elements for your cake are created well in advance. For this reason, if you cancel your order the retainer shall not be refunded for any reason or transferred to another order. If you cancel your order after the final payment has been paid we reserve the right to determine if any refund is warranted. If your final payment is not received 14 calendar days before your event date your order will be canceled for nonpayment and no refunds will be issued on any money paid toward your order.

Due to the nature of our business, our full schedule, and our attention to detail we spend many hours planning and preparing before even beginning on a cake. In many cases decorative elements for your cake are created well in advance. For this reason, if you cancel your order the retainer shall not be refunded for any reason or transferred to another order. If you cancel your order after the final payment has been paid we reserve the right to determine if any refund is warranted. If your final payment is not received 14 calendar days before your event date your order will be canceled for nonpayment and no refunds will be issued on any money paid toward your order.

11. What type of payment do you accept?

We use a secure online payment system to process payments. You can pay using major credit card or bank debit.    

12. Can I cancel my order and are refunds available?

10. Can I save my date?

A $500 non-refundable retainer AND signed contract. Retainers are non­refundable and non­transferable.

Wedding cakes booked one month or less before the date must be paid in full at the time the order is placed and may incur a rush fee.

Final payments on wedding cakes are due four (4) weeks before your event. You will receive a detailed final invoice that will need to be reviewed before submitting your final payment. This may seem unnecessary to some, but it allows us to take extra care to confirm there have been no changes to your preferences when you initially signed. This is our way of making sure your order fully meets your expectations.

If you already have a date and venue picked but haven't worked out other details, you are more than welcome to save your date. You can secure our services with a $500 retainer. The save­ the ­date retainer is nonrefundable and nontransferable. All details must be finalized at least 90 days prior to your event. 

09. How do I book my cake?

We do not have a dedicated allergen free kitchen. When baking, we prepare cakes with nuts separately and can make cakes without nuts. However, there is always a chance of cross-contamination because we use shared equipment that processes nuts and gluten. If you have severe allergies we recommend that you contact a bakery with a dedicated nut or allergen free facility.

08. Do you offer nut free or gluten free options?

Consultations are available by appointment only, and highly recommended. Consultation/tastings are $50. Don't worry, the fee becomes part of your retainer when you book your cake with us! Consultations usually take about 45 minutes, and we ask that you be prompt. If you need to cancel, we ask that you do so at least 48 hours in advance of your scheduled appointment time.

07. Do you offer consultations and cake tastings?

Serving sizes work in increments of 25. We use a standard industry cutting chart to determine the perfect size cake to serve your guests...a serving of 1" x 2" x 5". We strongly encourage you to purchase, at a minimum, enough cake to provide each of your guests with one slice. If you plan on saving the top tier you will want to adjust the size of the cake. If you're serving single serve treats we recommend 2-3 times the amount of guests because people may want more than one.

We often hear that some people don't eat cake. However, as your baker we want to ensure that you and all of your guests have a happy, memorable experience. Nobody is happy if they really wanted cake but it was all gone! It's better to have a little extra than not enough.

You can pick a different flavor combo for each tier, but we strongly encourage you to stick to two options. We always suggest one light and fruity (i.e. vanilla cake with mixed berry filling) and the other dark and rich (i.e. chocolate cake with chocolate ganache filling) for a 50/50 divide. This keeps things simple for you, your guests, and your caterers.

06. How much should I order?

Unfortunately, we do not offer cupcakes or other desserts. We’re happy to provide recommendations to other vendors that we trust and love.

05. Do you offer anything else besides cakes?

The short answer is no. We believe that your wedding cake should be the centerpiece of your reception and will be a lasting memory captured by your wedding photographer. It is not as cost effective as it might seem for several reasons. We bake the same amount of layers, regardless of whether it is a cake to serve all of your guests or a small cake with a sheet cake. Cupcakes actually take more time. Plus, sheet cakes simply are not as elegant. As an alternative, we do offer kitchen cakes in addition to a 125 serving wedding cake (or larger). Kitchen cakes are layered and filled just like the tiers of your wedding cake. By the time they’re filled and iced they are around 5-5 1/2 “ tall, the same as your wedding cake. Our kitchen cakes provide 100 servings. We do offer micro-wedding cakes for more intimate weddings serving 50 or less.

04. Can we order a small wedding cake (under 75 servings) and add a sheet cake for the majority of our servings?

Cake commissions for our wedding cakes begin at $1000.

03. Do you have an order minimum?

Each of our cakes is custom designed to meet the specific needs of our clients. You price is determined based on number of servings + design. After an initial design consultation, we will provide you with a custom quote.  

02. Can you tell me about your cake pricing?

Commonwealth Cake Company is not a high-volume bakery. Our wedding season peaks between April and November. We suggest at least six months notice for wedding cakes, but this does not always guarantee availability. All orders are taken on a first come, first served basis. .

01. How soon should I place my order?

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Your wedding is an extraordinary moment in your life and it deserves an extraordinary wedding cake that expresses exactly who you are.  I work with a select number of cake commissions per year because I pour so much planning, work, and heart into each wedding cake that I make. More than just a visually amazing cake, we match it with mouth watering flavor combinations baked from scratch using the freshest local and seasonal ingredients available. 

Appointments are required to meet with the mastermind behind these gorgeous creations.

Ready to create an artful and gorgeous wedding cake that you’ll fall in love with before your first bite?

Let’s talk details. I cannot wait to meet you and work with you!

It will be magical and beyond your dreams. 

Serving clients in the Charlottesville, Virginia area.

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Located IN PALMYRA, VIRGINIA

We are not a storefront, but a licensed, and inspected private kitchen and studio

- meredith p, bride

"Planning a wedding during a pandemic is already so challenging and Tiffany made the whole process so easy.  Not only was the cake so yummy, but it was stunning. Tiffany executed the exact elegance and simplicity that my husband and I wanted. We could not have been happier working with her!."

- michelle a., Bride

"Tiffany took my vision of incorporating my floral colors as painted swatches on the cake, and brought it to life, completely exceeding my expectations. The icing on the cake was seeing the final result. My jaw was on the floor. I cannot recommend CCC and Tiffany enough!!"

- cara s., Bride

"We had such a wonderful experience working with Tiffany. She is very responsive and accommodating, and went above and beyond. She offers so many amazing flavors that it was hard to choose just a few, but we couldn't have asked for a more delicious and beautiful cake on our wedding day."

- alyssa s., Bride

"Tiffany was fantastic to work with. She came up with a gorgeous design that matched our wedding colors and patterns exactly, and the flavors were delicious. The cake was a memorable part of our wedding celebration."

- LAUREN H., Bride

"You can tell Tiffany puts her heart and soul into her cakes and towards making her clients happy.  We were so happy with our cake and our guests were coming up to us all night telling us how delicious it was!!

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