Frequently Asked Questions

The Cake Mom & Co. is a custom cake business with cake artists in Paducah, Kentucky & Kelso, Missouri.

We offer custom cakes for many special occasions, from traditional tiered cakes to sculpted works of edible art. A cake from The Cake Mom & Co. is not “Just Cake”.

How Much Is This Going To Cost Me?

Standard cake prices start with a base cost per serving of $3.50 for buttercream cakes and $4.00 per serving for fondant covered cakes. The price then may go up depending on the desired design and details.

Shaped and 3D cakes are not priced by serving, and have a minimum starting price of $200.00. The price for scuplted and 3D cakes will also be determined, after the base price, on the design and details.

We also offer basic cupcakes for $28.00 per dozen, 1 flavor per dozen. Cupcakes with special designs or details are priced via a quote. You can email us or fill out an inquiry form.

For large cake orders, we also offer sheet cakes to help with servings if necessary. Our sheet cakes base cost per serving is $3.00 with buttercream icing.

How Far Ahead Should I Place My Order?

We require 2 weeks notice for all cake orders. This allows us time to order any necessary supplies for your cake and to make any specialty decorations in advance.

If you try to order later than 2 weeks, we can not guarantee date availability. With less than 2 weeks notice we may not be able to create your design as sometimes certain designs require toppers and handmade items be made in advance, and supplies to be ordered and shipped in.

Wedding cakes should be booked as soon as possible to reserve the date. Traditional wedding season (May-October) is especially busy, so don’t delay!

What Is a Base Price?

Our base price is a minimum serving price, and what we consider very minimal decorations such as, but not limited to these examples: Icing borders and simple designs. A buttercream message.

Anything after the base price is calculated, will be based on something similar to these examples but not limited to:  Our time decorating your cake, based upon how complicated your design is. Any supplies that may be required to accomplish your design. A support system that keeps your cake upright.


Do You Require a Retainer?

Yes, a 50% non-refundable retainer is a requirement because while we are holding your date we may have to turn down other potential customers who want the same date.

All orders under $100.00 will need to be paid in full to reserve your date. Orders over $100.00 require a 50% non-refundable retainer upon completion of your order form that reserves your date. We require a minimum of 2 weeks notice on all orders.

Orders placed with less than 2 weeks notice require payment in full. If you have paid in full and decide to cancel, the 50% non-refundable retainer will not be reimbursed to you. Fees may also apply to cancellations within a certain time frame. Please read your contract for additional information.

Payment for special occasion cakes will need to be finalized 1 week before the cake is due. Wedding cakes require payment made in full 2 weeks prior to the wedding reception date.

Can I Show You My Ideas?

We love to work closely with our customers to get the custom designs they want. If you have an inspiration cake photo (or Pinterest board!) or a specific design in mind, please feel free to include that when ordering. We try hard to not duplicate other decorators’ designs, but will do our best to keep the essence of the design you want.

Do You Offer Cake Tastings?

We offer tastings for wedding cakes and very large cake orders. Cake tastings are by appointment only. Tastings are $50 in advance. Tastings include up to three flavors of cake along with our freshly-made buttercream. Additional flavors, icings, or fillings are $5 each. Tastings should be scheduled at least two weeks in advance.

What Flavors Do You Offer?

We are open to just about any flavor you can think of, but our standard – and most popular – flavors are the following:

White Velvet

Double Dark Chocolate

Red Velvet


Chocolate Chip




Marble (Additional fees apply. Cannot be done with cupcake orders.)

*Some cake flavors and fillings may be subject to an additional charge

Where Are You Located?

We are a home based cottage food business with two locations. Our Kentucky location is located in Paducah, KY. Our Missouri location is in Kelso, MO. Just minutes from Cape Girardeau, Missouri.

Our Team

Jennifer and Emily are childhood best friends who have teamed up to make delicious & beautiful sweets. With two decorators, we are usually available to accommodate most people who order within a 2 week time frame.

Ready To Order?

Click the Custom Cake Inquiry Form button below to get your order started.