About Us

The Little Vintage Baking Company is an appointment-only, boutique cake design studio specializing in show stopping wedding cakes, celebration cakes, and confections. Known for handcrafted, lifelike sugar flowers and timeless and elegant yet modern design, The Little Vintage Baking Company has been featured in both national and international blogs and publications, such as Cake and Lace Blog, American Cake Decorating Magazine and Cake Central Magazine. The Little Vintage Baking Company’s cakes and confections are made to order and 100% from scratch using the freshest and finest ingredients, including European-style butter, organic dairy and produce, high quality chocolate and Madagascar vanilla beans. Only the best quality ingredients are used to craft cakes that are as delicious as they are exquisite.

Founded by self-taught cake designer and sugar artist, Ashley Barbey, The Little Vintage Baking Company blossomed from Ashley’s love of baking along with her love of art and design. Though Ashley is more well known for her stunning wedding cakes and intricate sugar flowers, Ashley’s cakes are also requested for all types of events – from corporate events and parties to showers, birthdays and anniversaries. Every cake is meticulously designed and uniquely tailored to each individual client, reflecting Ashley’s artistic design and her client’s personal style.

Design, Consultations, & Tastings

For the bride seeking a one-of- a-kind, stunning cake that will captivate your guests, The Little Vintage Baking Company offers personalized design consultations to help design and create the perfect wedding cake for your most memorable event. The Little Vintage Baking Company works collaboratively with you to discover the look and feel of your perfect wedding cake.

After our initial conversation via telephone or email, we will schedule a design consultation and a tasting session, or arrange a time for you to pick up a tasting package. During your consultation, we will discuss elements that interest you for your cake. Some things to consider before your consultation: What is your budget? Do you know approximately how many guests will be attending? Do you have any particular cake and filling flavors that you are considering? Be sure to bring any invitations, fabrics, color swatches, Pinterest boards or any other design inspiration with you. After we discuss the components of your perfect cake, Ashley will draft a hand drawn sketch to bring your cake to life.

Tastings are $40, non-refundable, for two guests and must be paid in advance by credit card. On orders over $500, this deposit will be deducted from the final cost of your cake. Our cake and filling pairings range from classic and traditional to the adventurous and everything in between. Countless hours of meticulous testing, tinkering and tasting has been put into our delicious pairings to bring you the best of the best of what The Little Vintage Baking Company has to offer. For your tasting, you can sample up to four cake pairings. The flavors included in your tasting are baker’s choice, so each one will be different based on what we are baking for that week. Please inform us of any allergy restrictions when scheduling your consultation or your tasting package pick up.

Pricing

Since our designs are created exclusively for your event, there is not a set price for our cakes. Fondant covered cakes start at $6.00 per serving while buttercream cakes start at $5.00 a serving. Starting prices are based on basic cake flavors and minimal design. The final price of your custom cake will depend on cake flavors and fillings, complexity of the design and handmade elements. Many of the cakes in our gallery featuring sugar flowers range from $8-$12 per serving. There is a minimum order of $200 for celebration and wedding cakes.

SEASONAL (Spring and Summer)

The Caribbean: Vanilla Bean Cake/Passion Fruit Curd/Coconut Buttercream/Toasted Coconut

SEASONAL (Autumn)

Autumn Spice: Pumpkin Spice Cake/Beurre Noisette Buttercream/Toasted Spiced Pecans

Apple Pie: Apple Spice Cake/Brown Sugar Buttercream/Salted Caramel Drizzle/Pecan Crumble Pieces

SEASONAL(Winter)

The Candy Cane: Chocolate Cake/Peppermint Buttercream/Peppermint Bark pieces

CUPCAKE AND DESSERT TABLE MENU COMING SOON!

Frequently Asked Questions

When should I book my cake?

As we only book a limited number of cakes per week to provide us with the ability to give the utmost attention to detail and design to your special cake, it is best to book your cake as soon as possible. We tend to book up months in advance during wedding season and holidays. We are able to book cakes up to two years in advance.

Do you ship your cakes or other items?

Unfortunately, we are not able to ship at this time. We can accommodate destination weddings. Email ashley@littlevintagebaking.com for further inquiries.

Do you make gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, kosher, or sugar free cakes? Nut-free?

At this time, we are able to provide gluten-free items but we are not a gluten-free facility. Many items we sell can be nut-free but we are not a nut-free facility. We are not able to provide vegan, kosher, dairy or sugar-free at this time. Please let us know if you have a food allergy or sensitivity so we can determine if our cakes are right for you.

What does fondant taste like? I have tasted fondant in the past and I didn’t like it.

Our scratch made vanilla marshmallow fondant is absolutely delicious and makes the perfect canvas for your cake. Even if you have had unpleasant fondant in the past, we encourage you to try ours.

Do I require a deposit to reserve my date?

Both a deposit (or full payment, in some cases) and a signed contract are required to reserve your order, and we operate on a first-come, first-served basis. Deposits are non-refundable. All cake orders require a signed contract.

How many cake flavors can I pick?

We recommend no more than two flavors on multi-tiered cakes for ease of serving. There is not an additional charge for a second flavor. If you do decide to do additional flavors, extra charges apply per tier.

Do you make sheet cakes?

For additional servings in accompaniment to your tiered cake, we can provide supplemental kitchen cakes. Kitchen cakes are non decorated cake tiers that will match the slices of your multi tiered cake when sliced. We only provide kitchen cakes once your tiered cake order has reached at least 100 servings.  We do not sell kitchen cakes on an individual basis.

Can I have fresh flowers on my cake?

While we recommend our handcrafted sugar flowers, you can choose to have fresh flowers on your cake. However, there are certain flowers that are toxic and should not be placed on any cakes. Flowers treated with pesticides or those containing sap or pollen are unsafe for placement on your cake. You should contact your florist to discuss the safety of using fresh flowers. If you choose fresh flowers for you cake, we ask that the florist have the flowers readily available for us to place on your cake upon our delivery arrival.

Do you have a retail store front where I can stop by and purchase a cake?

Unfortunately, no. We work out of a licensed and insured, private studio and do not make cakes for daily sales. Everything is baked to order; therefore, we don’t have spare cakes on hand. All cakes must be ordered in advance and delivered or picked up by appointment.

Can I use faux tiers in my cake to make it bigger? Do you make faux cakes?

Yes, definitely. We love to add faux tiers to our cakes to add complexity and height to the design of a cake. We are able to create faux cakes for your event. Faux cakes are comparable in price to real cake. Faux cakes are especially popular for events that last a span of a few days or for outdoor summer weddings. Please contact The Little Vintage Baking Company for further information.

Can I purchase sugar flowers or other edible decorations from you?

We do not sell sugar flowers or other edible decorations separate from our cakes.

Can you replicate a design I found online?

We are happy to replicate a photo of a cake you bring to us unless the photo contains copyrighted characters or material. Please note that while we will do our best to accommodate the design brought to us as close as possible, we cannot guarantee it will be an exact replica due to artistic interpretation. Cake is art and all artists have their own techniques and different styles.

Can I order a faux cake or a small cake from you and order sheet cakes from a different bakery? Can I order a cake from you and other desserts from a different bakery?

The Little Vintage Baking Company will not provide cakes or other confections when other cakes or desserts are provided by another baker without our consent. While this is a liability, we also have a reputation for providing beautiful and delicious cakes and confections and feel that it would be unfair to us and your guests if they assume another baker’s work is ours.

Do you deliver? What if I want to pick up my cake?

We do deliver and there is a fee. We strongly recommend that we deliver your tiered cake. Tiered cakes can be easily damaged in transit. Ultimately, the decision is yours to make. The Little Vintage Baking Company is not responsible for cakes after they have been picked up and a disclaimer will need to be signed upon pick up.