Often Asked

How do you decorate your cakes?

Each cake is tailored to fit in with the style of the event. We have come up with unique ways of creating our signature style. That includes hand painting, arrangements of fresh flowers, etc. Occasionally, we will use thin plaques of fondant to put on the cake (like a small thin disc), but it will always be removable. We also offer gorgeous sugar flowers that will last a lifetime! 

Do you use fondant?

We use fondant only as a part of a design element, but we do not drape our cakes in it. We find that fondant is very sweet and lessens the quality of the overall taste. We want our cakes to taste amazing as well as look exquisite.

How much time do we need to plan my cake(s)?

Ideally, three months (or more) works best, but we’ve worked with far less lead time (as little as five days is the current record)! Feel free to inquire - we’re always willing to try to work something out.

Do you offer tasters?

Indeed! We are happy to ship a variety of four mini cakes to you wherever you are in the world! We charge a small fee, and this amount will be deducted from your final quote should you decide to move forward with our services. 

Does buttercream keep well throughout the event?

Yes! A cake will keep very nicely throughout an entire celebration. We recommend that once your receive the cake you refrigerate it until the start of the event, and then you can keep it out. If you are outdoors please make sure the cake is kept completely under the shade.

Where are you located?

We do not have a storefront, and travel around A LOT for the business. But Marion is based in the Berkshires, MA and and Amy is in Brooklyn Heights, NY. If you would like a taster of our seasonal flavors, and would like to meet in person, give us a shout! You never know, we could be in the same area.

Do you require a deposit?

Yes, in order to confirm your order we will need to receive a 50% deposit. 

How can I prepare for a design meeting?

Upon contacting us, we will send you a questionnaire. Please fill it out. It's best to come to the meeting with pictures, color pallets, flower designs, Pinterest boards, venue pictures, etc. Anything you think might help us understand best what it is you want.

Will my cake look exactly like the cake sketch?

For the most part, absolutely! It is important to understand though, that this particular form of pastry making as it is a very creative process. Think of it as you are ordering a commissioned piece of art that you will then eat! So there is always the possibility that we will decide to add in a flower or two if deemed  necessary (and when is an extra flower NOT necessary?!). 

What flavours do you offer?

Our flavours are seasonal. When you contact us for a tasting, we’ll provide you with a list of our current menu. To spark your palate, please click here.

What ingredients do you use?

We are insanely picky about our ingredients. There are a couple particular ones, none of the ones out there cut it. So we make our own: butter, cream cheese, sour cream, buttermilk and vanilla extract. This process adds on a lot of extra hours into making a single cake, but it’s worth our time because we want the cakes to be delicious! 

How do you price your cakes?

Our cake prices shall be determined on the number of servings and intricacy of design. What also informs the price of the cakes is the extreme high quality of the ingredients (including homemade ones), delicious one-of-kind flavor combinations, and Mamie Bougitte’s unique decorative style. The final quote will include tasters, a design meeting, the cake, and delivery/shipping. Please contact us for more information.

How big is a wedding cake slice?

A wedding cake slice is about half the size of a normal slice of cake. Most of our cakes are 3 layers high, making each slice about 4 in/10 cm tall and .5 in/1.25 cm wide. 

What is a Mamie Brougitte?

Mamie Brougitte is Marion’s French grandmother. “Mamie”, meaning grandma in French. Brougitte was what Marion called her when she was little as she had trouble saying her name, Brigitte. Mamie Brougitte passed in 2004, and left Marion with a huge passion for dessert making as she had been teaching her the skills from as young as when Marion was 3 years old. So the company is a dedication to the very much missed, Mamie Brougitte.

 

If we didn't answer your question, feel free to reach out to us at info@mamiebrougitte.com or +(631) 765 7667.