Frequently Asked Questions
Sarah Hurzeler graduated from Western Culinary Institute in Portland, Oregon, in 1998 with an associates degree in culinary arts specializing in pastries. Hurzeler was a James Beard Scholarship award winner and is a past Grand Champion of the Eastern Idaho State Fair Sugar Art Show.
We are a small, custom bakery. Only a limited number of orders are taken each week. This way, you can ensure your order will be treated with the utmost care and consideration whether it is a small birthday cake or a seven tier wedding cake. There are no set prices and cakes are charged based on flavor, time involved and detail. Minimum wedding cake orders are $100. Buttercream wedding cake servings start at $3.00 per serving. Fondant servings start at $4.00 per serving. All cake prices are based on basic flavors and basic designs. Cupcake pricing starts at $1.50 each. Minimum pricing on special occasion or sculpted cakes is $40. This is for a 9 inch round cake in one of our basic flavors-vanilla, chocolate or lemon-and basic decoration. The cost of a custom cake can be scary sometimes and because they are not purchased very often, unfamiliar to many people. There is a great deal of time involved in designing, baking, decorating, and setting up a cake. On average, a wedding cake can take 30 hours to create. Not to mention the countless hours the decorator has put into their craft prior to creating your cake order. The price of a custom cake should reflect these points.
When creating all of our cakes, we use the freshest ingredients available to us trying to locally source as much as possible. All of our cakes are made from scratch without preservatives and we try to use seasonal produce when we can to attain the best possible flavors.
A 25% deposit is required on a wedding cake in order to hold the date. If no design has been determined, a $100 deposit is required. Full payment is required at least 2 weeks prior to the wedding. The cake will not be delivered without final payment.
Cake transporting can be a scary business and considering the area we are based in, it can be exponentially scary. River City offers delivery upon request. Delivery within 10 miles of Salmon is $10. Outside of this area will be assessed an appropriate delivery and/or setup fee. If the cake is picked up, it is the customer's responsibility once it leaves my premises.
Wedding cake tastings are complimentary and available upon request for the bride and one guest. Additional tasting guests are charged $5.00 each. Included in the tasting are the three basic cake flavors, basic buttercreams and fillings. Please call or email to schedule a tasting.
All weddings cakes are sold with a contract. If any changes are made to a cake contract, i.e. design of cake, number of servings, etc., a new contract will be drawn up and signed by both parties. This contract is to ensure both parties are equally protected.