The Best Wedding and Celebration Cakes in Washington, D.C.
Wedding and Celebration Cakes
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Mimi is a seven time award winning cake artist serving the Greater Washington Metropolitan area. She’s a Food Network Competitor who has been featured in Bird’s Party Magazine, Edible Artist Network, Cake Master’s Magazine as well as on the cover of Cake Central Magazine. With a background in Architecture and a love for baking, Mimi uses her experience to ensure that each cake design is uniquely structured and aesthetically appealing no matter the occasion. Having a strong desire to teach, Mimi is also a demonstrator and instructor in the sugar craft industry. She is respectfully known for her business seminar on Caking 101 and is a mentor and inspiration to up and coming cake artists. Her passion for cakes is what drives and motivates her each and every day.
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Our Delicious Cake Flavors
Vanilla Cake with Vanilla Buttercream
Key West Bound
Key Lime Cake with Key Lime Buttercream
Lemon Cake with Vanilla Buttercream & Lemon Curd filler
Tropical Cake with a hint of Rum Guava Buttercream and Mango Curd *
Black Tie Affair
Vanilla and Chocolate Cake layers with Vanilla Buttercream
Sitting By the Campfire
Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Ganache and Marshmallow Buttercream dusted with Graham cracker crumbs *
Dark Chocolate Cake with White Chocolate Ganache topped with Chocolate Chips and Chocolate Buttercream
3:00 PM Pick Me Up
Mocha Cake and Chocolate Ganache with a Toffee Buttercream *
We Love Cookie!!!
Chocolate and Vanilla cake layers filled with an Eggless Cookie Dough & Vanilla Buttercream*
Chocolate Cake filled with Home-Made Peanut Butter Nougat & Caramel Buttercream with Salted Caramel Peanut Bits *
Everyone’s Favorite Lunch
Vanilla Cake and Peanut Butter Buttercream with a homemade Strawberry Filler
Caramel Lover’s Delight
Vanilla Cake topped filled with homemade Dulce de Leche Cream & Caramel Buttercream *
Cookies & Cream
Vanilla & Chocolate Cake layers with ‘Oreo’ Buttercream
Nutella: Spread THAT on Everything!
Chocolate Cake with Nutella Buttercream and Candied Hazelnut Crunch
The Katherine Sabbath Inspired Drip Cake!
Drip cakes are great for office celebrations, graduations and birthdays! They are just custom enough to showcase the recipients personality, while being more cost effective than customized cakes. All Drip cakes come in either:
- 8″ double barrel rounds (serving approximately 40 guests)
- 6″ double barrel rounds (serving approximately 25 guests)
You can choose up to three (3) color combinations for your design (so you see… the possibilities are endless)! In addition, you can choose up to two (2) toppers to decorate your cake.
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We are sure your mind is racing as you check off items on your “Wedding to Do” list. There are just so many things to do, but rest assured that your search for the ideal wedding cake stops here!
We understand that next to the perfect dress, you want that perfect cake that will make a statement at your wedding! The cake should make a statement about your personality and sense of style. Regardless if you are the more elegant & sophisticated bride or the more playful and humorous bride, we can create a design specifically for YOU!
Whether you have the perfect design in mind, or you need a little guidance, trust that Mimi’s Mocha Treats will take care of you. We take great pride in the quality of our products and service and look forward to helping you create the wedding of your dreams!
We Handle It All
The Recipe Box
Browse the internet and magazines for inspiration. Cut out photos of every cake that “speaks” to you. Think of what you want your cake to “say” to your guests as they first enter the reception room and see your cake across the room. Do you want to go with a design that is more traditional? Modern? Whimsical? Copy / print all images that make your heart swoon.
Reviewing Your Ingredients
As you plan your cake design, there are a few items to take into consideration:
- Event location
- Will it be held indoors or outdoors?
- Will it be a daytime or evening event?
- Number of guests
- Your cake budget
Gathering Staples From the Pantry
Now it’s time to contact Mimi’s Mocha Treats! We can do almost anything in cake, using your imagination as our inspiration.
We will schedule to sit with you to discuss your design ideas while you sample some of our delicious cake flavors.
Your cake photo print outs, swatch colors, flower samples and even wedding dress photos will all assist in creating the perfect cake for your reception.
It's Baking Time
Once we have agreed upon that perfect cake design, Mimi’s Mocha Treats will work diligently to bring the sketch to life! Whether your design includes handmade sugar flowers, iced embroidery lace work or hand modeled figurines, we put our heart and soul in every piece that leaves our shop.
The Delicious First Bite
Your wedding day has finally arrived! Rest assured that your cake will be safely delivered to your venue. We will work closely with your event planner to discuss all delivery details and requirements. Your only responsibility will be sharing that memorable first slice with your life partner!
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Julia Child said, “A party without cake is just a meeting,” and we couldn’t agree more! If you are looking for the best wedding cakes in Washington, D.C., look no further! We specialize in the most unique & beautiful wedding, birthday, quinceañera, mitzvah, and retirement cakes as well as corporate events and special occasions.
Frequently Asked Questions
The earlier the better! We often book months in advance, and we would hate to miss the opportunity to provide a special treat for your upcoming event. We ask for at least two weeks notice for some specialty cakes. For weddings, we require a minimum of three months notice.
Orders may be picked up or delivered. Unfortunately we cannot ship them. We will deliver as far as a client requires. Please contact us for delivery charges.
While we respect the design time and work of our colleagues, our designs are done by our own staff. Our goal is to create a design that fits the needs of you, our client. With that, we will gladly use your picture as an inspiration for the basic design, but we do not copy the work of other cake artists.
Prices vary depending on size and complexity of design. Below is an approximation of costs.
Custom Cakes (Birthday, Celebration & Corporate Cakes)
Custom cakes start at a base price of $8.50 per person, which includes a standard fondant finish and appropriate borders. Final price depends on complexity of design & flavor combinations. We have a $400 minimum on all custom cake orders.
3-D cakes start at a base price of $15.00 per person. Additional charges may incur if support structures and/or moving parts are required. We have a $600 minimum on all 3-D sculpted cake orders
Wedding cakes start at a base price of $8.50 per person, which includes a standard fondant finish and appropriate borders. Final price depends on complexity of design & flavor combinations. We have a $800 minimum on all wedding cake orders.
Personalized Cake Toppers
Custom cake toppers start at a base price of $125.00. & Final price depends on complexity of design and finish (fondant/gumpaste or polymer clay). Please note we need approximately 3-4 weeks turn around time to complete. Additional shipping charges will be added to your final order.
We include two (2) flavor choices from our menu for tiered cakes sized 30 servings and above. Sculpted cakes are one (1) flavor. You are welcome to order as many flavors as you like for your tiered cake, but there will be a charge of $25.00 for each additional flavor. Some of our flavors require more expensive ingredients and are more labor intensive. These flavors will be $.50 per serving extra.
We want your cake to taste as good on the inside as it looks on the outside and don’t offer Styrofoam tiers in place of cake. Our cake prices are based on the designer’s labor charge in addition to the cake. Since the artwork on a Styrofoam cake is as involved as on real cake, substituting with Styrofoam will not decrease the overall price. We offer kitchen cakes at the same per slice cost.
Our wedding cake prices are based on a 1”x 2” serving. Most guests will typically have one slice of cake. But, there are those who will definitely go back for another slice. The number of servings you want will be based on whether you wish to serve more than one slice of cake per guest.
We offer wedding tasting appointments to clients based on our availability for the requested date. Our tastings are $45 and are for wedding cakes only.
During the tasting we will discuss the design of your cake, so please bring any photos, invitations, etc. that may be used for inspiration of your cake design. If you have a pre-made topper, please bring that as well. The tasting will last approximately 45 minutes to an hour and we ask that you arrive on time to ensure you are allotted your full time. If you need to reschedule or cancel, we ask that you contact us no later than 48 hours in advance.
Tastings are usually designed for two guests. If you intend on bringing more, please let us know and we suggest that your maximum number be four (4) attendees. Trust us….too many “chefs” in the kitchen can become overwhelming and make your decision much more challenging.
Yes! We offer high quality cake stands that can handle the weight of small, and large cake designs. Our stands rent for $50.00 for a 24 hour time period. Clients will be required to pay the full amount of the stand cost prior to delivery. Clients, or their party/event planners, are responsible for returning the stand in the same condition & packaging that was provided by Mimi’s Mocha Treats, LLC. If returned in the original condition & packaging within the 24 hour time-frame, we will reimburse the client the cost of the stand, minus the $50.00 rental fee.
A 50% retainer is required for all orders.
Mocha Treats will make every attempt to contact the client to schedule a later pick up/delivery day, dependent on availability. If a cancellation is made less than two weeks prior, the balance is due in full. No changes can be made to invoices less than three weeks prior to delivery date (please note that changes to an order may result in change of order price).
All delivery/set up times are final as noted in your invoice. In the case of an emergency or an error in your cake delivery, please contact us immediately so we can fix the issue right away. If you are unhappy with your cake for any reason, please call us the day of your event and explain the situation. In the rare case that you are unhappy with your cake and would like a refund, you must call the day of your event so your cake can be returned to our studio.
Without proof that you are indeed unhappy with the product and will not be using it for your event, we will be unable to refund any portion of your payment. This is necessary to hinder the very rare case of “If we complain, we’ll get a free cake” issue we occasionally come across. We are dedicated to satisfying our client’s cake requirements. Please call or email if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to call us at 202.812.1677 or send an email to [email protected].
In the event of a cancellation: All requests for cancellation must be made it writing. If a cancellation is received, the 50% retainer will not be refunded. If a cancellation is received less than two weeks prior to the promised pick up/delivery date, the full 50% retainer and balance are due in full.
We accept cash, money orders, Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover.
Additional Information about CAKE!
Whether you’re looking for your first cake, or your 50th, here’s some additional information to help you through the entire custom process.