Offerings

What do you offer?


Hanami Cake Design is 100% fully customizable! We offer a vast array of sweets including luxury cakes, cupcakes, whoopie pies, pies, tarts, doughnuts, macarons, and more. From flavors to shapes to decoration, we can usually accommodate any and all requests as long as we have enough notice. We love being challenged and experimenting with new ways to make delicious things, and to make them beautiful and unique just for you! Feel free to start your order by filling out the Inquiry Form found here!




Can you make things for people with dietary restrictions?


Yes, we can! Most of our sweets can be made allergen-friendly, including gluten-free, vegan, dairy-free, organic, and a select—but growing number—can also be made refined sugar free. If you or your guests have other dietary restrictions, please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate. That being said, we are not an allergen-free bakery, and as such we cannot guarantee a lack of cross contamination for those with serious allergies, despite our best efforts. Therefore, for those ordering allergen-sensitive items, we do require that they sign a waiver acknowledging their understanding of this risk. You can preview this waiver here.




Do you offer tastings?


Yes, we do! Tastings are $50 for two people to try any four flavors or items that you would like to taste. Additional fees apply if you would like to accommodate more people at your tasting, or additional or unique flavors. In light of the current social distancing requirements, all tastings are currently being offered as contactless for all couples. We will make up your flavors, arrange for contactless pick up here in Biddeford or delivery, and then your consultation will be scheduled to take place over the phone. That way everyone stays safe and you still get to eat cake! Tastings include a one hour-long consultation to discuss the details of your order. A follow up is then emailed to you confirming the design and details, along with a Contract for your reference. Your non-refundable retainer is due then to finalize your booking, and we start work on it immediately! You can schedule your tasting by reaching out directly to us at hanamicakedesign@gmail.com or through our Inquiry Form here. We are also excited to announce that starting in the Spring of 2021, we will be offering bi-monthly tasting boxes that can be shipped to you! Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to learn more and to even have input on that month's flavors!




What are your popular flavors?


While we are infinitely customizable, there are quite a few options that are return favorites! Some of these include: Vanilla Bean Dark Chocolate Red Wine Chocolate Sweet Almond Matcha (green tea) White Chocolate Lemon Lemon Blueberry Praliné Spiced Carrot Pumpkin Pistachio Lemon Raspberry Hummingbird Please contact us at hanamicakedesign@gmail.com to ask about the flavors you are interested in! We love creating unique custom flavors for our clients and being challenged!




Do you offer delivery? What are your delivery fees?


Yes, we deliver! If you or your venue is within a 10-mile radius of Biddeford, ME the delivery fee is $30. If you or your venue is outside of that please contact us at hanamicakedesign@gmail.com for a more specific quote.




What are your standard cakes like?


Unless otherwise requested or required, all cakes come with four layers of cake, your choice of three possible fillings, and iced in Vanilla Swiss Meringue Buttercream. Undecorated cakes generally stand approximately 5" high.




Do you offer discounts?


Yes! We offer three discounts year-round:

  • 10% off for referrals: Returning customer? If you refer us to a friend, both our new first-time customer as well as you will receive 10% off your next order!
  • 10% off every order for veterans and service members!
  • 1st Anniversary: If you order your wedding cake through us, we will remake your wedding cake flavors for your 1st year anniversary cake for 15% off!
We also periodically offer discounts or other promotions seasonally or out of the blue! Follow us on social media to never miss out!





Booking and Policies

What are your prices?


With the amount of custom work we do, accurate pricing is impossible to offer without knowing the full details of your order. But in general starting prices* are: Conventional cakes: $6.50/serving Vegan and gluten free cakes: $7.50/serving Refined sugar free cakes: $8.00/serving Organic cakes: $9.00/serving Combo cakes (vegan + gluten-free + etc.): $9.50/serving Heart Shaped Whoopie Pies: $55/dozen Macarons: $45/dozen Cupcakes: $55/dozen Other dessert offerings: priced individually *starting prices are calculated on a Vanilla Cake with Vanilla Swiss Meringue Buttercream, and with minimal to no decoration. Please keep in mind that these are merely starting prices and do not reflect added flavors, fillings, or decoration. For best pricing on your order, please do fill out the inquiry form here and we will get in touch with you as soon as possible! Thank you!




I want to book with you, what do I need to do?


Thank you very much for choosing us to be a part of your special day! First and foremost, please fill out the inquiry form found here with as much detail as possible. A follow-up email will be sent out to you as soon as possible confirming the details and with any questions we might have to make sure your order is exactly as you would like. After that, you can schedule a tasting with us if you would like taste test our flavors and discuss the details of your order. While not required, we highly recommend this if your order is large or for a special event. Plus it's a lot of fun! If not, a final confirmation will be emailed to you with the total, and your non-refundable retainer must be paid and your Contract signed as soon as possible in order to confirm your booking. No order is confirmed until the first payment has been made. The remainder of your total is required at least two weeks before your event. Orders that have not been paid in full by that point will not be completed.




What is your payment policy?


All orders require a non-refundable retainer and a signed Contract when booking, with the remainder due at least two weeks prior to your event. Orders that have not been paid in full by that point will not be completed.




What are your payment options?


We accept cash, check, PayPal, and all major credit cards (via Square).




What is your cancellation policy?


While we understand that situations change, we start work on your order the moment you finalize your booking. Our policy of a mandatory non-refundable retainer is to cover what time and materials have already gone into your order before cancelling.




How much notice do you need?


As much as possible. The season gets busy quickly and orders placed weeks or even months out can get tricky to fill. Six weeks is required with more notice desired if possible. We cannot guarantee the ability to accommodate orders placed within six weeks.




Can you do rush orders?


...Possibly. While rush orders might be possible, our ability to complete rush orders entirely depends on the size of your order and what else is going on that week or month here at the bakery. Please contact us at hanamicakedesign@gmail.com to inquire and we will do our best to try and accommodate your order if possible! Please also note that rush order fees may apply.




Can you ship orders?


At this time, we do not. However, we are excited to announce that starting in the Spring of 2021, we will be offering bi-monthly tasting boxes that can be shipped to you! Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to learn more and to even have input on that month's flavors!




Can you also set our cake/dessert table all up for us?


Depending on the size of your cake and the complexity of your design, setup might be required on site. Dessert table setup is usually left up to your catering company or venue. However, further set up done by our team is possible though not guaranteed, and will require an additional fee depending on your order. Please contact us at hanamicakedesign@gmail.com to inquire!




Do you have a minimum?


Yes. We have a $500 minimum order for weddings. If you are looking for something smaller, please consider one of our Quarantine Cakes, which were designed to meet the needs of smaller gatherings! We do occassionally offer small selections of treats pop-up style, available for pick up in Biddeford, ME. These are annouced last minute via social media so follow us on Facebook or Instagram to find out more!





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