It's a Piece of Cake
Congratulations on Your Wedding Day!
What an exciting time and what a wonderful opportunity to celebrate with friends, family and loved ones. As a family bakery, weddings hold a special place in our heart, and you can be sure we will do our part to help make your day memorable and easy!
A Trusted Monterey Bay Baking Institution
Freedom Bakery has created wedding cakes and desserts for brides and grooms since 1975; and has earned Exclusive or Preferred Bakery from more than 25 wedding and reception venues throughout the Monterey Bay area. Our great tasting and beautiful cakes, tireless dedication, and reliability on wedding days have earned us a spot in The Knot's Hall of Fame - the only bakery in both the Monterey / Bay Area to receive this honor.
When it comes to the wedding cake for your big day, we have a dedicated Wedding Team to assist our couples. Please understand while our storefront staff is naturally helpful, they are not always able to answer all your wedding cake questions. If you have specific questions, please email our Wedding Team at wedding@FreedomBakery.com or call 831-722-5691.
See our WEDDING PRICE LIST for complete pricing.
Let's Talk Cake!
Every wedding is unique and every couple has their own ideas. No matter where you live, what your budget is, or how busy your schedule is, we’re here to work with you. When it comes to your wedding cake, below are a few key considerations.
Cake Servings & Pricing
We offer a variety of cake set ups that we feel are properly proportioned and stacked so that it looks beautiful. Depending on your style and serving, we will recommend you a cake size. We don't charge our wedding cakes "by the serving or slice"; as our cakes are priced based on the cake size. Additional wedding sheet cakes are $3.50/serving; cut to the servings you need with minimum of 20 servings and in increments of 10 servings. Please note with all 4+ tired cakes, only three tiers are with real cake and the others are with a faux tier. To reach your total servings needed, order wedding sheet cakes.
Cake Designs & Set Ups
Every one of our wedding cakes is custom made and to your specifications. While your imagination is the limit, we have found the happiest couples are those who do not break-the-bank on their cake. We will employ our 45+ years of experience to assist you in designing a cake that is uniquely yours but is not out of reach of your budget. We invite you to view our Pinterest Board for design inspiration and genuine examples of our quality work.
Flower selection and placement is usually done with the florist or planner. We highly recommend having a florist decorate the cake to get an added touch. It's what they do best, and they will generally have more to work with (i.e. varied sizes of flowers, vines, greens, etc.). If you need us to service your flower set up, please check with our availability and price depends on your needs.
Cake Tastings and Consultation
If you already have an inspiration photo of your cake design, want to order directly from our standard Wedding Cake offerings, or prefer working with us remotely, we recommend you first pick up an In-home Tasting Plate. Once you know which cake flavor/s you like, our Wedding Team are professionals who can finalize the details with you through email and phone. In-home Tasting Plate for cake is $25, cake and dessert is $35; and a one time credit will apply towards your final wedding cake order. Cake and desserts samples are available to pick up from Watsonville but only cake samples are available for pick up from our Monterey location; both with one day advance notice. If you need to cancel your order, we require a 24hr advance notice for refund.
Our In-Person Tasting and Consultation is currently unavailable. With the current flux of our staffing and our customer's need for last minute scheduling, we decided we can provide the best service to all our couples through Email, Phone and Zoom Consultations at this time.
Securing the Date
We recommend you booking no later than 3 to 4 months before your wedding. If you’ve tried our cake and know we’re your bakery of choice, we highly recommend you Secure the Date with us ASAP. This allows us to make sure your wedding is on our production and delivery schedule. Any details can be finalized as we get closer to your wedding date. Securing the date requires a $100 non-refundable deposit. This deposit go towards us locking your wedding date on our calendar and making sure we don’t take on additional orders. Unfortunately, we do not refund this $100 once booked but it does get applied to your final wedding cake order. Final balance is due no later than 3 weeks before your wedding day. Any other details of the order must also be finalized at the 3 week mark.
Wedding & Event Delivery Area
Our core delivery area spans from Capitola to Carmel Valley, Ca. Please see below for delivery cost. Below is also a map of many of the wedding and event venues in the Monterey Bay area; and the green zone represents our core delivery zone. Deliveries outside of our core service area, including the venues marked in blue, are subject to availability with a $750 order minimum.
You can also pick up from our Watsonville bakery. This is a great option for cakes up to 3 tiers; and will be considered our Budget Friendly option. For many of the venues south of Carmel and east of Carmel Valley, talk to your caterer. We can work with your cater to arrange a pick-up for you from our Watsonville location.
DELIVERY available to our core delivery area highlighted in green. Minimum applies. General Pricing (pending actual address): Monterey / Aptos / Capitola / Santa Cruz (limited): $70 | Watsonville / Corralitos: $50 | Carmel / Pacific Grove / Pebble Beach: $110 | Carmel Valley: $140
Refunds & Cancellations
You may cancel or make changes to your order up until 3 weeks before your wedding date. If you need to cancel your order, with more than a 3 week notice, payments are fully refundable (less the $100 non-refundable deposit). If you are contacting us with less than 3 weeks before your wedding date, we cannot provide a refund. Please understand all wedding cake orders are custom made and we plan out all our staffing and production weeks in advance. NO REFUNDS OR CANCELLATIONS WITHIN 3 WEEKS OF WEDDING DATE.
Please also note any paid Tasting Plates or In-person Consultations are not refunded to orders not finalized. If you need to make changes on your order (ie: flavors, size, etc.), let us know before 3 weeks of your wedding date so we can best accommodate. No changes within 3 weeks of wedding date.