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

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Your dream cake awaits ...

Each of our wedding cakes are tailored 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 so fun and stress-free!  

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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!


What do they cost ?

Since each of our wedding cakes are individually designed to reflect the style of our clients, we do not have a set price list.  Pricing is determined based on several factors include size, design, and style.  We do not price our cakes by the serving.  Below is a pricing guide based on textured or smooth white buttercream finishes, including delivery & setup within Raleigh/Durham. We do offer a discount for semi-naked or naked finishes! 

Included with all of our wedding cake packages is a complimentary cake stand rental, a keepsake print of your cake sketch, and a 6" round anniversary cake to celebrate your first anniversary (so you don't have to save and freeze your top tier)!  Just remember to order it a couple of weeks in advance of your anniversary!

Destination wedding cake packages are also available, so please feel free to get in touch and we can discuss the details!

Two Tier Cakes

Serves between 45 - 65 
Starts at $500
Budget about $500 for this design example (excluding florals)

Three Tier Cakes

Serves between 80 - 115 
Starts at $875
Budget about $775 for this design example (excluding florals)

Four Tier Cakes

Serves between 130 - 160 
Starts at $1,175
Budget about $1,350 for this design example (excluding florals)

Five Tier Cakes

Serves between 170 - 215 
Starts at $1,625
Budget about $1,625 for this design example (excluding florals)

six tier cakes

Serves between 250 - 300+ 
Starts at $2,275
Budget about $2,350 for this design example (excluding florals)

Fill out our contact form to begin the process!  We will follow up with an email to confirm our availability for your wedding date and answer any questions you may have.  

Once we ensure your date is available, we are happy to move forward to Step Two!

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$30 Tasting Package To-Go: 
This option is for clients interested in sampling our flavors before booking their cake! Included is a variety of 6 slices of our most popular flavors pairings.  These are available for pick-up at The Cake Cottage by appointment twice monthly.

Full-Service Tasting & Design Experience:
For clients that already know they want an "Ashley Cake" and are ready to book, we offer a full-service package that includes everything in one easy meeting!  Upon booking your date, we will schedule a personal tasting for up to 4 guests here at the Cake Cottage where will discuss your design ideas over coffee and cake samples!  By the end of the meeting, we will have your entire cake designed and you will leave with a print of the cake sketch!

Select a 
tasting package

We require a $350 non-refundable retainer and a signed contract to reserve your date on our calendar.  Once both are received, your date is confirmed and we can move forward with your cake design!

We offer in-person or virtual design meetings via phone, FaceTime, or Zoom.  After discussing your ideas in more detail, Ashley will sketch out a full-color rendering for you to proof.  Every client receives a 5x7" keepsake print of their cake sketch too! 

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You are three steps away from your dream Cake!


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.