Congratulations on your engagement, and thank you for your interest in Magpies!
If your wedding cake is a priority for you, then you've come to the right place. Cake is what we do. We have had the honor of creating thousands of custom wedding and groom's cakes over the past 17 years for many, many wonderful people.
We take great pride in the quality of our products and our service, and look forward to helping you create the wedding of your dreams.
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Design Consultations are available for wedding and larger cake orders only (75 servings or $300 minimum) and are by appointment only. Please call to make your appointment at least two weeks in advance from the possible consult date. Consultations are usually held on Wednesday evenings. Please call to check on any other nights. If this isn't going to be possible for you, exceptions can be made. Saturdays are normally devoted to wedding cake detailing and deliveries, though we can accommodate some weekend consults during part of the year. (Please make sure your caterer allows you to bring cakes in from other vendors before making your appointment).
There is a $40.00 fee for this one-hour session for you and one guest and a $10 charge for each additional guest. We will offer a sampling of some of our most popular wedding flavors. If you have specific flavors you'd like to try, please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate you. If you are already familiar with our cakes, and know your flavors, you may forego the tasting and have a design-only consultation for a $30 flat fee.
At your consultation, we'll get down to the nitty-gritty with your cake design. Feel free to bring in any pictures of cakes (from anywhere) you've seen and liked, color swatches, dress photos, anything that will help give us an idea of your personality and the style of your wedding. All of our cakes are one-of-a-kind, and designed just for you. The more information we have, the better we are able to serve you. Your designer will take all your information and ideas, and sketch out some cakes for you, and more often than not, we will finalize the design at that time.
We will provide you with an accurate estimate as soon as possible. If you are happy with the estimate, and want to proceed with Magpies, you may secure your order with a 50% deposit.
We will hold your date for 10 days from the day the estimate is sent. The courtesy of a response is greatly appreciated, but if we don't hear from you within 10 days, we will assume you have moved on.
If you aren't ready for a consultation and just want to get to know us, the best place to start is our website. You'll find lots of information you never knew you needed to know about making your cake decisions. Many of your questions will be answered in our FAQ section. You'll also find a list of flavor choices, lots of photographs of wedding and groom's cakes that we've created, links to other vendors and more.
If you are unfamiliar with our cakes, you may want to pick up a box of assorted mini cupcakes. These are always in stock in a variety of flavors. This will give you a good idea of the quality of our cakes. You are welcome to come into the shop and look at our photo albums, but it is a good idea to call ahead and make sure we do not have any consultations scheduled. We have a small shop, and space is limited.
Depending on how busy we are in the shop, someone may be available to answer a few questions for you. If you have a general idea of what you're interested in, we may be able to give you a ballpark price range, but we cannot give you an accurate estimate until we have finalized a design for your cake(s).
Magpies Cakes | 846 North Central Street Knoxville, TN 37917 | 865.673.0471
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