FAQ

How much are your cakes?
Pricing begins at $2-$8 and up but, because all of our cakes are priced individually by the complexity of their design, we do not have a standard price list. Prices vary depending on flavor and filling, whether it is a tiered, shaped or 3D cake and whether we are using buttercream or fondant as well as the amount of details on the cake.

Our tiered and wedding cakes are priced by the serving and include any combination of basic flavor(s) and a filling(s).

For estimated pricing, contact us via phone with your specialty cake requests or to schedule a consultation for a price quote.

How do I order a cake?
Although Consultations are by Appointment only, we may be able to help you over the phone or through e-mail.
Sorry we do not accept consultations or tastings on Fri or Sat.
Our cakes, cupcakes and cookies are made to order and designed especially for your event. Take a look at our photo gallery or make an appointment to see our extensive examples of our designs and let us create something for you.
A 50% Non-Refundable Deposit is required to book your Celebration date, which goes towards your balance. Balance is due upon date discused at appointment.

How far in advance should I place my order?
All Occassion cakes should be ordered at least 2-3 weeks and up to 6-8 weeks in advance.

You may place your Wedding/Quinceanera cake order as soon as you decide on your event date. Typically wedding cakes are ordered 4-6 months in advance and in some cases up to a year. Appointments are required for all cake Consultations.

Do you take last minute Orders?

Although, we make every effort to accommodate last minute orders we can only accept a limited amount of custom and simple cakes, cupcakes and pastries per week. Depending on our availability we do occasionally  have simple cakes available with at least 48 business hours in advance notice.  There are only so many cakes we can do each week. Once we reach that number then we can accept no more custom or simple cake orders

Please call us to check on availability.

What are Considered Simple cakes?

Our simple cakes are perfect for last minute or small celebrations. They are available in limited flavor choices, sizes and designs. Please give us a call for more information.

Is my date available?
Please see our Availability page; also feel free to give us a call to check our availablility at 956-618-3548.

There are only so many cakes we can do each week. Once we reach that number then we can accept no more custom or simple cake orders

Do you have anything ready available to purchase?
We have a variety of cupcakes and pastries available for purchase as well as mini cakes and macarons. Give us a call for any Seasonal Specials.

How much are your Wedding Cakes?
Time and design variations are the most costly factors in determining the final price of your Wedding/Quinceanera cake. This is why we recommend setting up a FREE consultation and tasting.

Bookings are made on a first come, first pay basis. Your date is not reserved until we have received a deposit from you.

Our wedding cakes include 2 layers of basic flavor(s) cake and 1 layer of filling(s) and are iced in our delicious buttercream which vary in price by servings and difficulty of design. Specialty flavors and fillings as well as fondant covered cakes require an additional fee.

Extra serving “kitchen cakes” are available for $2 per serving. Kitchen cakes are sheet cakes made to supplement the wedding cake and delivered to the kitchen staff when the wedding cake is delivered.

“Kitchen Cakes” may also be displayed with a simple design (additional cost may apply). This is especially recommended for Quinceaneras and Sweet 16s.

Many brides also like to turn their “Kitchen Cakes” into groom’s cakes.

A non refundable deposit is required at the time of booking to reserve your date and can be in the form of cash, credit or check. Your deposit is non-refundable. You may pay in installments if you wish. Final payments are due 1 month before your wedding date.

A delivery and setup fee will be charged on all wedding cakes based on rule of setup and distance traveled.

Do you offer Cake tastings? Where are they held?
All of our meetings are by appointment only and are held by Appointment. Consultation/tasting appointments held: Tuesday & Thursday Noon to 5pm  other days & times by availability.

We do not accept consultations or tastings on Friday’s and Saturdays.

Not from The Rio Grande Valley? Give us call, we can try and accommodate our schedule to fit yours the best we can.

Cake Tastings are available FREE of charge for Weddings and Quinceaneras only.

You may pick upto 5 Flavors, we typically will prepare an assortment of fillings to pair with your flavors.

What happens at the Wedding cake tasting?
Consultations typically last about an hour. We will have your 4 cake flavors and a variety of filling flavors that have been chosen for you & our buttercream.

Not sure what flavors to choose? We can also prepare an assortment of our most popular flavors and fillings for you. 

You will be sampling small portions during our meeting to determine what your final cake and filling flavors will be for your design. You will be able to mix and match the cake and filling flavors to find out what combination works best for your pallette.

We will discuss designs and decorations as well as any questions that you have, and will produce a sketch and an estimate of your wedding cake, if requested. Then, if you are ready, you can book your cake at the end of your consultation.

Can I have a different flavor & filling for each tier?
Yes, depending on its design you may choose a variety from our selection of delicious flavors if your cakes design allowes for it.

For example, on sheet cakes half of your servings could be vanilla cake with strawberry mousse filling, and the other half could be chocolate cake with chocolate mousse filling.

You could also have one tier banana cake with hazelnut mousse, another tier chocolate cake with raspberry mousse, and another tier Italian Creme cake with cream cheese filling.

A third way to get variety within your cake is to mix up the cake within the tier itself. Each tier of cake has four layers of cake and three fillings. You could have 1/2 chocolate 1/2 vanilla cake with chocolate mousse or alternating layers of cake and fillings.

When you mix up the cake flavors, you need to be aware that you will probably not have any control over who gets what, if your cake is served as dessert.

Banquet halls typically pass out cake as people are mingling and do not ask about flavor preferences. As long as you are okay with your guests getting whatever is available, then feel free to order different cake flavors.

One way to bypass this problem is to order different cake flavors within each piece, as in the third example above.

I am on a budget, how could I make my order more cost effective?
We would recommend ordering a smaller “display” cake and having an “extra servings” Kitchen cake to serve the remaining guests.

Extra serving “kitchen cakes” are available for $2 per serving. Kitchen cakes are double layer sheet cakes made to supplement the wedding cake and delivered to the kitchen staff when the wedding cake is delivered.

Kitchen Cakes” may also be displayed with a simple design. This is especially recommended for Quinceaneras and Sweet 16s.

 Many brides also like to turn their “Kitchen Cakes” into groom’s cakes.

Another alternative is “Renting” a custom faux cake aka “cake dummy” or “fake cake:.

These are priced at a much lower cost than a “real” cake. Sheets can then be purchased to serve your guests all the while still having a beautiful cake to display.

The Faux Cake will then be picked up at the end of the event by Honey’s to be displayed or re-rented.

*sheet cakes must be purchased with a minimum of 100 servings with a faux cake.

Faux cakes start at
$150 for a 3 tier
$195-250 for a 4 tier
$300 for a 5 tier.

Is a Faux cake right for me?     

 Faux cakes are not always the best way to save on your wedding cake, it is however a great alternative when you have a small amount of guest to serve, but would like a Grand looking cake, they are also a great idea when you love  the look of a fondant covered cake design but don’t want to serve a fondant cake to your guests.

Don’t hesitate to ask us if a faux cake is right for you. We are always more than happy to help you find if a faux cake would be a great option for your event.

Do you deliver?
Delivery is available for a fee. Delivery fees are calculated by distance traveled from McAllen, TX to your location. Our minimum delivery fee is $35.00 for local Wedding cake deliveries in and around the McAllen area.  Additional fees increase depending on distance and type of delivery. All other delivery fees for occassion cakes depend on distance and difficulty of delivery and can range from $10 to $45 and up. Pastry Table delivery fees start at $50.  Deliveries to South Padre Island have a minimum $150+ delivery fee, ($200 for Pastry tables).

While it is generally not a problem for clients to pickup & transport smaller cakes, Birthday cakes and other custom cakes, self-transporting any cake is at your own risk.

Honey’s Cakes does not recommend clients self-transport cakes over 3 tiers tall, or any cake more than 1/2 hour and is not responsible for any damage that may occur to any client-transported cake once it has left our bakery. No refunds will be given. A fee may be charged to fix any cake which has left our bakery in the hands of a client.

Sorry, We DO NOT SHIP cakes.

How can I pay for my cake?
We accept exact Cash, Visa, Mastercard, Discover Credit and Debit, PayPal or Check.

How do I transport a large or tiered cake?
Any time you pick up a cake from us, it is always a good idea to have a large flat area in your vehicle dedicated for transporting the cake. We are always happy to carry your cake out to your car.

Putting cakes on people’s laps is usually recommended. If it fits, the floor of your car in the back is often the best place for putting a cake, if cool weather permits. The front seat of a car with a towel is also recomended. For full sheet or tiered cakes, you should make arrangements to pick up your cake in an SUV or van.

A bath towel is strongly advised. It will allow us to level out any surface for easier transportation.

Self-transporting any cake is at your own risk, ESPECIALLY IN THE VALLEY HEAT ANYTIME OF YEAR.

Heat is a cakes worst enemy. any temperature over 75 degrees may affect a cake negatively on delivery or at its destination.

QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS?
Contact us at 956-618-3548

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