Custom Wedding CakesYour exciting day is afoot and it’s time to plan a culinary delight to celebrate your sweet moment! Not only does Ava’s Cupcakes specialize in celebrating sweet moments, we are honored to guide you through the process. Undoubtedly, sorting through custom wedding cakes can be thrilling but also daunting.

Fortunately, our award-winning owner and pastry chef, Michelle Spell, recognizes all the emotions that come into play. An expert at cake design, she is also skilled at understanding people. After all, you are unique. Your relationship is extraordinary. Therefore, the custom design of your cake should be nothing less.

Custom Wedding Cakes 101

Before we delve into Michelle’s outstanding accolades and process of designing a beautiful custom cake for you, let’s tackle questions. Often, our customers wonder: How do I determine the size of my wedding cake based on the number of people?

While this seems like a simple, straightforward query, multiple factors come into play. For instance, will you be offering your guests seconds? Moreover, do you wish to save and freeze a tier of the cake for an anniversary celebration? Instead of focusing exclusively on size and the amount of people attending, consider the design of your cake first. Essentially, a professional baker can determine the width, height, and amounts of tiers necessary.

Ultimately, at Ava’s Cupcakes, we like to get to know you and your needs first. Consequently, we can determine a design that fits you best. Then, we will decide on how many tiers you require and how large they must be.

Plus, we get to another supremely fun part, cake flavors inside and out! Whether you prefer vanilla, red velvet or a more exotic taste, Michelle excitedly explores them all with you. Next, we have fun with choosing the covering on your masterpiece. Literally, the icing on the cake!

Our Cake Design Details

Another query our customers wonder about custom wedding cakes and design: How far in advance should I order my cake? Generally, this depends on the time of year and the scope of your desires. In the end, the more time that we have to plan, the better. However, we work diligently to help you meet your goals in all cases. Sometimes, you simply don’t have the luxury of months of planning. With our years of experience and expertise, we can expedite the process as much as possible, when necessary.

Likewise, the best way to begin…is to begin! Leave your contact information on the form at the bottom of our custom wedding cake designs page. Within 8 hours, we will get back to you. Then, we can determine what works best. Distinctively, as every masterpiece is unique, so are their timelines!

Correspondingly, Michelle would like to meet as soon as possible. During this time, she will guide you towards your perfect day. Artistically, she strives to combine the personalities of your union and reflect that in your beautiful cake. Notably, she doesn’t simply create spectacular cakes. As the winner of season 4 “Food Network Cupcake Wars: I Love Lucy 60th Anniversary,” she is a talented pastry chef. At Ava’s Cupcakes, we have a reputation for offering exotic flavors and designs.

Of course, if you have any questions, feel free to give us a call at 336-283-9021. Moreover, stop by any of our locations to explore our tasty collections!

custom made birthday cakesThere’s a lot of stress on parents when planning their child’s birthday party. Each is an important milestone on the way to adulthood, with a chance to create everlasting memories. So, parents work hard to get every detail right from the decorations right down to the birthday cake. Often, the party revolves around a particular theme. Having a special cake match the theme is essential to the overall success of the party. When searching for custom made birthday cakes for your child’s party, choose Ava’s Cupcakes.

Ava’s Cupcakes began in 2011 when Michelle Spell opened her first bakery to offer gourmet, fresh-baked cookies, cakes, and pastries. In 2012, Michelle competed and won season 4 of the “Food Network Cupcake Wars: I Love Lucy 60th Anniversary.” Additionally, The Daily Meal recently voted Ava’s Cupcakes as one of the best cupcakes in America.

With more than two decades of culinary experience, Michelle loves introducing consumers to new and exotic flavor combinations. Of course, she bakes up signature nostalgic flavors as well. Not only do the cakes look beautiful, but they taste delicious too. Making cakes for any occasion, including custom wedding cakes and kids birthday party cakes, there’s no limit to the exciting and unique options. Whatever the theme or idea, Ava’s Cupcakes can create a stunning custom cake with a delightful flavor to match.

Popular Theme Parties

Notably, to make the birthday memorable, many people like to throw a theme-based party. With an idea or concept at the core, all the decorations, games/activities and cake reflect the theme. Today, among girls, unicorn-themed parties are very popular. And princess or spa parties are those timeless classic themes that girls always love.  Among boys, popular themes are superheroes, Lego, or Pokemon. Additionally, the latest popular movie is always a good choice as well.

While getting decorations and paper goods to match the theme is easy, making a special themed cake is more difficult. That’s where Ava’s Cupcakes excels. As a mom of 4 children, Michelle understands the importance of getting the cake just right. Moreover, as an experienced pastry chef, she can create a stunning cake unique to your party theme.

Cost of Custom Cakes

Chiefly, bakers charge based on their experience and the difficulty of the cake. Typically, exotic flavors, as well as special dietary cakes such as vegan or gluten free cost more. In addition, the more ornate and challenging the design, the higher the cost. Lastly, the taller the cake or the more layers a cake has, the more expensive it is too. When you speak with Michelle, she will design exactly the cake you have in mind and give you a quote.

Of course, it’s important to order your cake as early as possible. Some bakeries recommend placing your custom cake order at least 2 months in advance. Michelle requests a minimum of 7 to 10 days in order to design and create a delectable, unique cake for your celebration.

Where to Buy Custom Made Birthday Cakes

Zombie Unicorn cakeIf you have that all-important child’s birthday approaching, don’t stress over the cake. When you’re looking for custom made birthday cakes for that special event, choose Ava’s Cupcakes. A true artist, Michelle can take your vision and transform it into a beautiful, stunning and of course delicious confection.  There’s no limit to the exciting and unique options with a birthday cake from Ava’s Cupcakes.

So, contact us today to place an order for a cake for your upcoming event. In New Jersey, call 973-625-7601 and in North Carolina 336-283-9021. Because your child’s birthday is too important to celebrate with an ordinary cake!