1242 WHITNEY AVE • HAMDEN, CT • 06517
PHONE • 203.200.0350
315 W 39th ST • STUDIO 708
NEW YORK, NY •10018
Cake should indulge both the eye and the palate. We see no point in a cake that is visually appealing but tastes, well, icky. Erica O’Brien Cake Design creates client-driven, one-of-a-kind designs that taste as decadent as they look. Our commitment to exceptional taste and quality, organic ingredients, and real butter make a distinct difference. Our clients tell us our cake is the best they’ve ever tasted. Erica O’Brien combines her lifelong love of baking with her design savvy in every cake she creates. Erica hails from New York City where she trained at the Institute for Culinary Education. Our studio is located at 404 Termino Avenue in Long Beach, CA (90814).
Wedding cakes begin at $7 per serving and increase depending on the complexity of the design and the time required for your cake. Most of our clients choose designs between $8 and $10 per serving. We have a $300 minimum. Wedding cake delivery and setup within Long Beach is included in the price. Outside of Long Beach, there is a delivery fee based on time and mileage. We do not ship our cakes at this time.
It is important to us that your wedding cake be exactly what you want. Therefore, we limit the number of orders we accept so that we can give each cake the attention it deserves. Our calendar gets filled quickly, especially May through September. We recommend that you make an appointment for a wedding cake consultation as soon as you’ve secured the date and your venue. A 50% deposit is required to hold your date.
Many people ask us about fondant. Fondant was originally used to cover fruitcakes and has been used in Europe and Australia for centuries. Fondant recently gained popularity in the U.S. because of its incomparably smooth finish. Fondant is an edible sugar paste made of powdered sugar, gelatin, glucose, glycerin, and water, and is used only as an icing (not a filling). Some people like it, and some don ‘t. Because fondant firms up, it is easy to handle, and we find that guests who don’t like fondant will simply peel it off. Also, because of the way wedding cakes are cut, guests only get a small amount of fondant with their cake. We always provide a complimentary fondant sample at your wedding cake consultation. We prefer to cover cakes in fondant both for aesthetic reasons and because it helps keep the cake fresh. However, we will gladly cover a cake with buttercream if you request it. We get asked lots of questions. Some of them are answered here.