We create a delicious memory on one of life's BIGGEST days.

discover our process

Styled for

An intimate garden party.  A reception in a grand hotel ballroom.  A tented celebration under the night sky.  We believe your wedding cake should be a centerpiece of the reception, and something that leaves you and all of your guests with a joyous memory of your big day! 


Our clients reach out via the contact form through our website or email directly.  We are happy to chat about your vision in more detail, provide estimates, and confirm our availability on the calendar for your event date.

Step One

Let's Get

If you are interested in tasting our cakes before making the commitment to book with us, we offer a Take-Home Tasting Package available to purchase for $45.  Five of our most popular flavors are pre-selected for the package, and flavors vary depending on the time of year and what we are baking fresh each week.

If you would like to proceed in booking us without purchasing a tasting package first, then we include your tasting at no cost when we meet in-person for the design meeting here at the Cake Cottage.

Step Two

Ready to

Each of our wedding cakes are designed to reflect your individual style for your wedding day. Whether you already have some ideas in mind or are starting with a blank canvas, we will make the process of designing your cake fun and stress-free! 

Every cake begins with a sketch! During your design meeting, we will discuss your vision for the wedding and any ideas you have for the cake. Ashley will sketch out a full color rendering of your design, and by the end of the meeting, you will have a keepsake print to frame!  

Below are some real examples of initial sketch to finished cake!

Step Three

Your Cake

Elizabeth & Kendall

Ito & Leon

Bianca & Chris

click on each sketch below to reveal the finished cake!

What is included?

We deliver and setup each of our wedding cakes personally!  A complimentary cake stand rental is included with each of our cakes, as well as a 6" round anniversary cake to celebrate your first anniversary (so you do not have to save and freeze your top tier like the old tradition).

We also handle the arrangement of the floral designs on our cakes using the fresh flowers provided by your florist.


What do they cost?

We offer three different wedding cake collections to meet every size, budget, and need. With 18 years of designing & delivering drool-worthy wedding cakes, you can rest easy knowing that no matter which cake collection you choose, your big day is in good hands and your wedding cake will leave guests raving!

Please reach out via our inquiry form for a convenient pricing guide for our collections.


Destination Weddings

Ashley Cakes also travels!  We have destination wedding packages available, so please feel free to inquire for pricing.  We have delivered our cakes throughout North Carolina, South Carolina, and beyond!



you ask. we answer.

When should I
book my cake?

We recommend booking six months to one year in advance. Spring and Fall months fill up very early.

do you offer
gluten free cakes?

We do!  While we are not a certified gluten-free bakery, we do offer options for clients with this need.  Please contact us to discuss in more detail.

can you accomodate
special diets?

All of our cakes include eggs, dairy, and sugar, and may come in contact with nuts, cocoa, or other allergens.


Yes!  We do offer our kitchen cakes (double-layered sheet cakes with fillings) to purchase along with your wedding cake.  For large guest counts (200+), these do help save cost.

do you offer
faux tiers?

Faux tiers are available for clients that want a large cake for visual impact, but only have a modest guest list. We do not offer foam tiers in substitution for real cake tiers.

do you deliver or
can i pick up my cake?

We deliver and set up each of our cakes personally to ensure a perfect presentation on your wedding day.  We do not offer a pickup option for our wedding cakes.

When should I
book my cake?

We recommend booking six months to one year in advance.  Spring and Fall months fill up very early.

Do you offer cake
stands to rent?

We have a large collection of pedestals and plateaus available to rent free of charge.

Will you replicate a design
if I send you a photo?

We respect other cake artists and do not copy their work. However, inspiration photos are helpful to determine your style, and we can design your cake tailored to that look.

can i use fresh
flowers on my cake?

Yes!  We love fresh florals on our cakes!  Flowers will need to be ordered through your florist, and we will take care of placement on the cake when we deliver it.