What is the difference between the Cakery and the Cup?
At the Cakery, many items are custom ordered and can be designed to your specifications. Our custom selections include Cakes, Cookies, and Cupcakes. We also have a selection of ready-to-go items for walk-in purchases.

While orders are often placed in advance at The Cakery, you can immediately satisfy your sweet tooth in the neighboring Central West End at The Cup, where you will find standardized toppings on a fixed schedule of cupcakes. You can see a calendar of flavors on the Cup’s website, www.cravethecup.com. The Cup’s cupcakes are 1/3 larger than their Cakery counterparts and available flavors are limited to those offered the day of pick-up.  At The Cakery, you may choose from any of our Classic or Premium flavors when you place a custom order.

Can I stop by and pick up a cake or cupcakes?
Our shop specializes in delicious baked goods prepared to order, but we also carry a few ready-to-go items every day (Tuesday—Saturday) including our cake-in-a-cup, double deckers and ready-to-go cakes in several flavors. To ensure availability, we recommend pre-ordering online.

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How much notice do you need for a custom order?
We are now booking all custom order slots online:
Custom Order Reservations

We have a limited number of custom spaces each week and we are booking up several weeks in advance, so please visit the our online ordering page to see what weeks are available and to reserve a custom order slot with a deposit. Orders are first-come, first-serve. This is particularly true during holidays and wedding season.

Is your facility nut-free?
The Cakery is peanut-free, but not completely nut free. We do use almond derivatives in our buttercream and French Vanilla cupcakes.  We use walnuts in our carrot cake. We also use pecans and hazelnuts seasonally.

Do you offer gluten-free, dairy-free or sugar-free options?
We do not currently offer any dairy-free or sugar-free baked items. Our vanilla and chocolate buttercreams are made of all gluten-free ingredients and can be purchased to top your favorite gluten-free dessert.  Because our kitchen is not certified gluten-free, the risk of cross-contamination does exist. Our sister bakery, The Cup, carries gluten-free cupcakes and a vegan cupcake option. cravethecup.com

Do you cover your cakes in fondant?
All of our cakes are frosted in our signature buttercream. We do not cover our cakes in fondant, but we do use fondant for some embellishments and appliques.

Where are you located?
The Cakery is located in Historic Dogtown at 1420 Tamm Avenue, between Oakland and Manchester. We are right next to St. James the Greater School.

From Highway 40 — Exit Hampton South. Turn Right on West Park and Left on Tamm.

From Highway 44 — Exit Hampton North. Turn Left on West Park and Left on Tamm.

How should I store my cake/cupcakes/cookies?
Cakes — Store at room temperature until ready to serve. Freezing/refrigerating is not recommended for cakes unless you are picking up your cake more than three days before you plan to serve it. Uncut, your cake will maintain freshness for up to three days at room temperature.

Cupcakes — Store at room temperature if you are serving them the day they are picked up. If not, they can be frozen (preferable) for up to three days or refrigerated for one day. Take them out of freezer or refrigerator 4-6 hours before serving to allow them to come to room temperature in their box.

Cookies — Store at room temperature if you are serving them the day they are picked up. If not, store in freezer and take out two to three hours before serving to allow them to come to room temperature.

Can I have my favorite cartoon character drawn on a cake?
Unfortunately, the Cakery does not possess the rights to any popular copyrighted figures. However, we would be more than happy to work with you to design a backdrop for pre-purchased figurines or to design a complementary concept using your theme.

Do you deliver?
We would be more than happy to deliver your qualifying wedding cake in the St. Louis area for a fee of $50. Deliveries outside of the city will be charged according to mileage. Delivery is only available for wedding cakes of at least $400 and the number of available delivery slots is limited per date. Availability is first-come, first-serve. We are unfortunately unable to offer delivery for non-wedding orders. Please call us at 314-647-6000 for more information.


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