How do I order a cake from Bearkery®?
First, thank you. =) We encourage all new customers to read our FAQ’s page and then complete a quote request on our order page. All of our cakes are made custom to order in our Gainesville, Florida bakery.
What is the difference between Dream Day Cakes® and Bearkery®?
Dream Day Cakes® refers to our artistic custom cakes. Bearkery® is our brand and encompasses all products from the bakery.
What is the best way to contact you?
If you’re looking for a price quote, we recommend visiting our Order page. From this page you can fill out our most requested information regarding your custom cake. For general questions, inquiries, etc., we recommend either calling us at (352) 336-8955 or emailing.
How much do your custom cakes cost?
Since all of our cakes are unique and customized specifically for the occasion, we do not have a standard price list. The final price depends on the amount (or the size) of cake and complexity of the design.
Our base prices include a layered cake with flavored buttercream, fondant icing, and basic decoration.
The starting price for our custom decorated cakes is $7 a serving; with a minimum charge of $750. We find that most customers choose a design that averages $8 – $10/serving.
We are happy to work within your event budget and encourage you to contact us for a design appointment so that we can discuss your cake order in person. Meeting with you face-to-face and getting to know your ideas is the best way to plan a spectacular cake!
Is the minimum for a cake really $750???
Yes. Our artistic cakes take a considerable amount of time to create– this is not something that can be thrown together in a couple of hours. Custom cakes are baked special and also take considerable time to plan and decorate.
My custom cake is small. Will it still be a minimum of $750?
Yes. The cake may be small, but the amount of work remains the same.
Do you just sell custom decorated cakes?
No! Dream Day Cakes® is a part of the Bearkery® family— a full, licensed bakery.
Classic Dessert Cakes start at just $6/portion.
Our BIG FRED COOKIE makes an incredible treat— the price is only $44.95 (includes shipping). It’s a great cookie baked with ingredients you can pronounce.
If you’re in the Gainesville area, we also provide catering services.
Do you do Gluten-Free? Dairy-Free?
We no longer create gluten-free cakes or cupcakes. We do create, and generally have available, French Macarons which are naturally gluten-free.
The only dairy-free/vegan item we carry is our bread.
Do you make Sugar Free items?
We have several breads that are sugar free. All of our sweet items contain sugar. We use real sugar and do not use high fructose corn syrup.
What cake flavors do you offer?
For our Dream Day Cakes® custom, specialty cakes, we work with you to make an extremely creative flavor combination. We can always test new flavors and pride ourselves on creativity. All of our cakes and flavors are gourmet with each cake containing many cake and filling layers.
For cake layers, our most popular selections include chocolate, vanilla, red velvet, and almond. We match the cake layers with filling layers— the most popular include: Creme Brulee, Strawberry, Chocoholic, Raspberry, Salted Caramel, Cookies & Cream, Peanut Buttercream, Nutella, Key Lime, Tiramisu, Dulce de Leche, Tres leches, Funfetti, Irish Cream, Bourbon, Amaretto, Vanilla Cream, Coconut, Soft Chocolate, and more.
When should I order a custom cake?
At minimum, we recommend ordering custom cakes at least 2 weeks in advance— but the sooner the better! In order to guarantee availability for your event, we recommend contacting us as soon as possible. For weddings or “big” events we strongly recommend 3 to 6 months notice. Specialty cakes do take some time and planning, we like to say, “the earlier we know, the better.”
Bearkery® classic cakes can generally be ordered within 48 hours.
Do you deliver?
Yes, we deliver custom decorated cakes— for other items, we use select delivery partners (such as The Plant Shoppe).
Can you ship my custom cake?
What is fondant?
We use rolled fondant or fondant icing, which is not the same material as poured fondant, to decorate cakes. Fondant is rolled out like a pie crust and used to cover the cake. This gives the cakes a beautiful, smooth appearance.
Does your fondant taste good?
Yes! Our amazing fondant is both tasty and delicious.
Can I get a cake without fondant?
Yes, you can get a classic decorated cake without fondant.
How big is a serving of cake?
Our standard cakes are 4” high. The recommended serving size is 4” high, 2” long and 1” wide.
Where are you located?
Our bakery is located in Gainesville, FL at 6352 NW 18th Dr, Suite #3.
Are you hiring?
No, we are not currently hiring at this time. If you are living in the Gainesville area and would like to be considered for future internships/employment, please forward a resume and examples of your work to email@example.com.
My passion is baking and cake art. Can I send you questions?
We wish we could answer all of the questions that we receive. For tips, keep checking out the Baker’s Blog or our Newsletter. If you’re looking for specific techniques, we recommend taking one of our classes. =)
Can I watch you work/shadow/volunteer?
The kitchen is a very busy place and while we’re honored to have your support, we do not have the time or resources to allow visitors into the kitchen while we’re working. We want to make sure all of our cakes exceed our customer’s expectations and need to devote our undivided attention to the work we do for our customers.
How can I request a donation?
Bearkery® is committed to giving back to our community. We will try to respond to your contribution request if we can identify with the effort or the cause. To request a donation, please download and complete our donation request form.
Who designed your website?
Our site was designed by O3B, Inc. (We highly recommend them)