LoveBirds Sweets

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I schedule a tasting?

Absolutely! Weʼd love to meet with you to discuss your dessert needs, once your venue and date have been secured! Our consultations are $35, payable by credit card, which is credited towards your order with us. You can select up to 4 flavors from our signature flavors (shhhh – we usually throw in a 5th wildcard flavor – we canʼt help ourselves – we love cake, and want you to love it too!!) Contact Us to schedule your tasting today.

How are your cakes priced?

All of our custom cakes are priced individually. Our buttercream-covered cakes start at $5.00/serving. Our fondant-covered cakes start at $6.00/serving. We use all natural, fresh and  premium ingredients. We avoid faux flavors, shortening, preservatives and chemicals such as those found in typical decorators icing and commercial baking mixes. Please add $1.50/ serving for Gluten-free cakes. Additional design work is priced based on complexity. Custom sugar work (sugar flowers, modeled toppers, etc are priced per piece.)

How soon should I order my wedding cake?

As a boutique provider, we limit the number of events we accept to ensure each cake and couple receives the highest quality and attention to detail they deserve. Our wedding dates generally book out 6 months in advance. For peak season dates (April-May, September-October) please allow 9 months to 1 year to ensure your date is available.

What is your minimum order size for Wedding Cakes?

Our minimum order for a wedding cake is $400.

Do you offer mini desserts?

Yes – we’d be happy to send you our current mini dessert menu! Just let us know when you reach out to us!

How do I book your services?

We limit the number of events we accept per weekend. For weddings, a 50% non- refundable deposit on your full order must be made to reserve a date on our calendar. We offer our couples the option of paying a non-refundable retainer ($300) to hold your date on our calendar. Any difference between your retainer and the initial 50% deposit, must be paid on contract completion. Your remaining balance is due 2 weeks before your wedding day. Celebration cakes must be paid in full at the time the order is placed.

What forms of payment do you accept?

We accept all major credit cards, through our credit card processor, Square.

Do you deliver your wedding cakes?

Yes, we require all wedding cakes be delivered by our staff. Delivery fees start at $50 for our local area. Delivery to our extended area is available and priced at $1.25/mile.

Do you freeze your cakes?

Our cakes are freshly prepared for your event, and therefore, are never frozen.

I love frosting! What kind of buttercream do you use?

Our buttercream is not a crusting, bakery-style frosting. It doesnʼt contain powdered sugar, or shortening, but does contain lots and lots of whipped butter, yielding an incredibly light, and not-too-sweet buttercream! We love butter, and honestly donʼt think anything is better than that!

Can we have a buttercream cake in the summer?

That depends – all butter, buttercream cakes are incredibly sensitive to Texas heat. How sensitive? Watch Bronwen Webber of Dallasʼ Frost Art explain. We strongly recommend covering your cake with our yummy fondant as an added layer of protection – and ask that you plan on storing and serving your cake indoors when the temperature exceeds 85 degrees. Pretty, pretty please.

Iʼm allergic to nuts. Can you make me a nut-free cake?

We do offer nut-free cakes, however, our facility is not a certified, nut-free facility. Cross- contamination may occur due to shared production equipment.

Can we save our top tier for our anniversary?

We do not use commercial baking mixes and preservatives, and recommend you enjoy your top tier for the next few days after your wedding (a post-wedding brunch is the perfect way to enjoy your top tier.) We happily provide all of our couples a complimentary 6” anniversary cake, matching the flavor of your wedding cake.

Do you make your own sugar flowers?

Yes – we are passionate about our sugar flowers and take pride in creating and customizing them for your event!

Why should I choose sugar flowers over fresh flowers?

Fresh flowers are beautiful, but florists are not required to follow the same sanitary guidelines that we follow when producing anything for consumption. Many fresh flowers are toxic, and though florists can wrap stems to prevent transfer of toxins, we prefer to avoid the risk to our clients and their guests, by offering sugar flowers instead. We do have many couples that elect to use fresh flowers for budget considerations, and your florist can apply them to your cake if you prefer.

Do you offer faux tiers?

Yes, many brides elect to include faux tiers to create the vision of a grander cake without extra portions of cake. Design & material fees apply and are based on the complexity of the design.

Do you offer sheet cakes?

We do not offer single layer or 2-layer sheet cakes. Our kitchen cakes are simply decorated buttercream-covered cakes which serve 52 or 75 guests. They are 4-torted layers of cake with 3 layers of buttercream, and are exactly the same portion size as our standard tier cakes.

Do you rent cake stands?

Yes! We have a number of stands in inventory for your use. Cake stand rentals are $25 with a $100 security deposit, refunded upon undamaged return of the stand within 5 days of your event. Please inquire regarding availability for your event.

Are you hiring, or do you offer internships?

We are always looking for motivated, fun, individuals who love cakes and desserts and want to learn. Send us your resume and photos of your work for consideration!

Where are you located?

Currently, we rent commercial kitchen space near Dripping Springs, and hope to have our new home completed soon. We are so excited about what we have in store for you! If you need to send us mail, please send to:
LoveBirds Sweets
P.O. Box 1444
Dripping Springs, TX 78620