You’re engaged?! CONGRATULATIONS!! I'm so happy for you!
Now you finally get to whip out that Pinterest ideas board and start planning your special day… the shoes, the venue, the bridal party, the seating plan, the cake. Oh God, the cake. One of you loves chocolate, the other prefers vanilla, and half the guests can’t eat gluten. Oh, and it has to taste amazing because it’s the last thing the guests will eat and remember about the wedding.
Right. Take a few deep breaths, sit down, and let me take over from here.
Getting the seating plan right can admittedly be a little tricky, but finding the perfect cake doesn’t have to be. I am ready to work with you to create the cake of your dreams for your big day. I know that the cake is an important part of a wedding, so I am fully committed to doing as much as I can to make the process as easy and fun as possible. My job is to take all the stress out of getting the cake right, so you can get back to finding the right shoes and making sure that your fiancé’s sweet Aunt Sally isn’t seated at the same table as your creepy Uncle Boris.
Let's get started! Here is what I would suggest doing in order to get all the information you need
1. Click here to download my cake flavour menu. When reading and salivating, please keep in mind that these are just a sample of my most popular cake + filling combos. If you have another combo in mind, just let me know!
2. Visit my wedding cake page here to see all of the different sized cakes I offer, how many serves they provide and starting prices for each. Please keep in mind that the prices listed are for the cake only. If you are requiring flowers, delivery or any other extras, these are all an additional cost.
3. Want to see more of my wedding cake designs? You can visit my Instagram page here and have a scroll through to see all of my creations.
4. Hopefully you now have a clear idea of what you are after for your big day! Now it's time to fill out the quote form here to get a formal quote based on the exact cake size, flavours and design that you would like! You can expect to hear back from me via email within 2 business days of submitting your form (please note that my business days are Tuesday-Saturday). Sometimes my emails like to land in peoples junk/spam inboxes, so make sure you keep an eye on these too :)
PS. Did you know that I offer complimentary one on one cake tasting sessions for all wedding couples? During this half hour meeting, you get a tasting plate of fillings and a half hour sit down chat with me to talk all things cake. If you'd like to book one in, just contact me here and we can lock in a time and a date!
Emma + Josh
"Mignone Cakes took so much stress out of our wedding planning- Monica was so helpful, kind, understanding and easy to talk to! Planning a wedding in COVID is no easy feat, and she really helped make the day perfect. From the ordering process, to delivery, set up and everything in between. She was so understanding, and every request or query was met with patience (even when I changed my mind 27 times leading up to the day). With Monica, you can guarentee that any cake she makes not only LOOKS good but also TASTES like heaven. At my wedding, I had at least every second person asking me who make the incredible cake and cupcakes, and if she left business cards! All my friends now use her for their events. I can't thank Monica enough for her flexibility throughout the planning process. Thanks again for taking on such a task in a challenging time and reducing the stress on our shoulders leading up to the day."
Deanne + Aaron
"Monica was so easy work with and made the MOST AMAZING CAKE WE HAVE EVER TASTED! She was so easy to communicate with, completely understood the brief and made the most perfect cake for our day! We couldn’t have been happier and we had SO many compliments about how yummy and beautiful our cake was! We couldn’t recommend Mignone Cakes enough - do yourselves a favour and book Mignone Cakes for your special occasion and also go and order a tasting box you won’t regret it!!"
Venue - Vines of the Yarra Valley
Photographer - Peter Ingamells Photography
Flowers - Red Earth Flowers
Ash + Chris
"3 months notice, 300 guests - can you please help me? And help me she did! Monica helped us build our wedding cake from scratch. Her professional recommendations about flavour combos, size and “a wedding cake that doesn’t look like a wedding cake” styling helped take the pressure off an anxious bride and groom. Guests still rave about how iconic our cake looked and how delicious it tasted."
How much does a wedding cake cost?Wedding cakes vary in price depending on cake size, serving sizes, number of tiers, cake and filling flavours, and decorations. According to Easy Weddings, the average cost of a wedding cake in Victoria is approximately $550. To get an idea of what we charge for our cakes, you can take a look at our wedding cake pricing page here.
Why are wedding cakes more expensive than celebration cakes?I used to price all of my cakes the same regardless of the event, as I was one of the people who used to say 'why do wedding cakes cost more than any other cake if the same ingredients are used?! It's ridiculous!' The reason I no longer believe this is quite simple- the process of booking, making and delivering a wedding cake is far more time consuming and labour intensive than making a simple birthday cake. Ordering a birthday cake generally involves a couple of emails back and forth with the customer, an invoice being sent and a pick up time agreed upon. Ordering a wedding cake generally involves a lot more time emailing as there is far more to consider. Most couples also choose to come in to the shop to have a meeting with me to continue discussions and taste cake and filling flavours, a service I don't charge extra for. Lastly, I spend a great deal of my time in the days and weeks leading up to the big day corresponding with the venue and other vendors to finalise delivery details.
Is my cake booked in after I complete the form on your website?Once you have submitted a quote form, I will go through your request and email you with a quote. Your cake will not be booked in until I have sent you an invoice and you have paid your deposit.
Should I get dessert or coffee serves?If you are having a cocktail wedding or if you have other desserts organised as part of your food package, I would suggest you choose coffee serves. If the cake is the only dessert that will be served on the night, then dessert serves are the way to go to ensure all of your guests have a decent sized slice of cake!
Do you deliver?Absolutely! We are now experts at delivering giant wedding cakes safely to venues no matter how windy the roads are or how hot the weather is. Delivery fee will be calculated based on distance from Kyneton. Please note there will be an additional cost if you need me to dress the cake with flowers or other decorations upon arrival.
How does payment work?Once we have both agreed on everything for your cake order, I will send you an invoice outlining all of the details of your order, from the cake flavour to the delivery date. In terms of payment, I require a 25% non-refundable deposit to be paid one week after this invoice has been sent, and the remaining balance is due two weeks before the event (but don't worry about trying to remember that, I will send you a friendly reminder email a few days before payment is due).
Can I make changes to my order?You are more than welcome to make changes to your cake order as long as you provide me with at least four weeks notice. While minor changes generally won't require any alterations to your payment, please note that any major changes (eg. size of cake, cake flavour, delivery address) may alter the final cost.
I need to cancel my order. How do I do this?I understand that stuff happens in life and sometimes a cancellation is required- and that is totally okay! For cancellations made more than 14 days prior to your event, you will receive a refund of your money minus the 25% non-refundable deposit. For cancellations less than 14 days out from your event, I am sadly unable to provide a refund, as the ingredients will most likely already have been purchased and some things may have already been made.
Do you provide cake flowers?Most couples like to ask their florist to provide some additional flowers for the cake so that it ties in with the theme of the day. However, if you would like me to arrange flowers for you, just let me know if your initial enquiry.
Am I only allowed to pick one flavour?No way! If you are having a tiered cake, you can pick different flavours for the different tiers. The advantage of doing this is that not only will the couple both get to pick their favourite flavours, but the guests will all be able get a slice of something they love!
How should I store my cake?If you receive your cake the day before it is going to be eaten, it is best to keep it in the fridge overnight. If you receive your cake on the day of the event, it is totally fine to leave it in a cool place until serving. Bringing your cake to room temperature before it is eaten is ideal as nobody likes stone hard buttercream!
What should I do with leftover cake?If your cake outlasts the event (which I really hope it doesn't!) it can be stored in the fridge in an airtight container or plastic wrap for up to 3 days.
Do you cater for allergies?Please note that gluten, nuts and dairy are used regularly in the MIGNONE Cakes kitchen. While I do have endless food safety processes in place and I do my absolute best to minimise the risk of cross-contamination, there is no guarantee that any of the cakes produced here are 100% allergen friendly. If you have a serious allergy, unfortunately the only way to be 100% sure is to not consume my products- sorry!
Where is MIGNONE Cakes?The MIGNONE Cakes shop is at 37 High Street Kyneton, Victoria.
Any more questions?If you are unsure or anything or would like to ask a specific question that hasn’t been answered here, please do not hesitate to contact me here or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and I will get back to you as soon as possible!
Jessie + Kevin
"When your guests still talk about your wedding cake 6 months post wedding, you know you chose the right supplier! It is so evident that Mon loves what she does- and what she does is create magic in the form of cakes! After a couple of photos of cake inspo, Mon understood our vision and ran with it, full of enthusiasm and excitement to create something special. It looked like a work of art and tasted just as good (and here I was thinking I had to choose looks or taste, Mon gave us both). Throughout the whole process she was an angel to work with, we can't thank her enough for all the effort, time and love she put into creating our dream cake!"
Tim + Morgan
"Monica and Mignone cake's are our go-to for our events and functions. Ordering and communicating with Monica is so simple and easy. Her guidance on flavour combos and design are so helpful. For both our engagement and wedding cake we carried on with the same sort of theme and both times Monica has nailed them beyond our expectation. The end product is beautiful, and is a talking point from our guests as a highlight. If we had a dollar for every time someone said 'that cake was incredible!'!"
Mitch + Ash
"Could not recommend Monica at Mignone Cakes enough! She made both our engagement cake and wedding cake, both of which not one crumb was left over. Many of our guests commented on how amazing the cake was, both looking and tasting. It was so popular that I, as the bride, missed out on the cake on both occasions. We ordered ourselves two tasting boxes in preparation because the first was so damn good. Highly recommend white choc with raspberry filling! Monica was an absolute pleasure to deal with. Everything was easy and seamless. Would not hesitate to get a cake here every time."
Melissa + Anton
"Monica created our dream wedding cake! She was a delight to work with - super helpful, gave great suggestions, and an excellent communicator. Most importantly the cake looked and tasted absolutely amazing - our guests couldn't stop talking about it, and neither could we! We would highly recommend Mignone Cakes for the incredible quality and service!"
Carolina + Mat
"Our wedding cake was delicious. Monica catered for our gluten free requirements and our guests didn’t even notice! So many raved to us about how good the cake tasted and when we told them it was gluten free, they were pleasantly surprised. Mon was professional, reliable and so easy to deal with. Highly recommend!!!"
Julio + Jessica
"We absolutely loved choosing Mignone Cakes. Everything was easy- from the website to communicating with Monica and having an exciting tasting plate of cakes. We are so happy you were a part of our day. Our guests absolutely loved the cake. We had so many comments that it's the first wedding they've been to where the cake's actually been fantastic and not dry and tasteless which topped the night for us."
Want to see more? Visit my Instagram page to see all of the other creations I have made!