What kind of “Treats” do you make at Leah’s Sweet Treats?
At Leah’s Sweet Treats we have over 90 flavors of cupcakes! Each morning we bake 6 different flavors (usually more on Saturdays!) and fill our case with standard sized cupcakes. These are available all day or until we sell out. In our refrigerated case we carry mini cupcake dozen packs in a variety of different flavors. We also have our signature “sprinkle cakes” available every day, in our mini and standard size. These are also first come, first serve, and come pre packed with our “party pack”- which means the box is packaged with 4 candles, a to/from card, and a bow! On most days we also have our “Sprinkledoodle” cookies and “Sprinkle Chip” sandwich cookies available for purchase! Please note that ANY/ALL of these items can be ordered ahead of time with at least one week notice!! Anything that we stock in store daily is first come, first serve. During the holidays and special occasions we also make custom decorated vanilla bean sugar cookies, and various other treats that are not available for pre-order, but are first come first serve in the shop.
How much notice do I need to place on order?
Each item we make here has varying lead times:
• Custom Cakes - we prefer at least 2 weeks notice. Holidays/peak season orders *do* require more notice, and at any given time the 2 weeks is not a guarantee. The sooner we know you want to order with us, the better!
• Custom Cupcakes (with fondant toppers) - we prefer one week notice.
• Flavored Cupcakes by the Dozen - we prefer one week notice as well, but can often accommodate in less time. Please note: The later in the week (Thursday and beyond) we are less likely to be able to accommodate your flavor requests because our baking list becomes extreme. At *ANY* time, with 24 hours notice, you may order a “variety” -- your order will be pulled from our current baking list. (One dozen minimum required)
• Sprinkle Cake orders - we only need 48 hours notice!
• Sprinkledoodle & Sprinkle Chip Sandwich Cookies - we only need 72 hours notice!
• Wedding Cakes - we prefer at least 30 days notice. We have been known to accommodate in less time- just cannot guarantee/may not be able to offer delivery with less than 30 days notice.
Do you make vegan, gluten-free, or sugar free cakes/cupcakes?
At this time, no, Leah’s Sweet Treats does not have any special dietary needs products. Also, if you are looking for a low-fat, reduced-fat, guilt-free, “healthy” cupcake- you’ve come to the wrong place! :)
Is everything on your cakes edible?
Absolutely! We do not put any inedible decorations on our cakes- unless you want a real ribbon border or fresh flowers on your wedding cake, or if you bring in a specific item or topper you would like on your custom order. Our cakes are always frosted in buttercream with fondant decorations. We do not cover our cakes in fondant unless requested, required for design, or a summer wedding cake. Please note that we legally cannot replicate any trademarked characters/designs. We can certainly still make a cake with a trademarked “theme”- but you will be responsible for bringing in or putting on any plastic characters that are not handmade by us.
I called during your normal business hours and no one picked up. What’s up with that?
If you are calling during normal business hours and no one is picking it up it may be for a few reasons: We may either be up front with a customer, or just too far deep into a cake and can’t get to the phone. We may also be sold out of cupcakes for the day. We do shut our doors when we sell out. We also do not answer our phones until we open at 9:30AM as we are busy getting everything ready for the day! Please note that by sending us an email over night does not confirm any type of order or request for the next day. We require a 50% deposit on all custom cake and cupcake orders. Until you have paid your 50% and filled out one of our contracts online or in person, your order will not be “confirmed”. If you send us an email regarding a custom order, or any other questions please be patient for response. Currently it is myself and 2 part time employees so you may or may not get an instantaneous response! Some days there is not a moment to even sit down!! If you have not heard back via email within 48 hours please call or come in and see us!
Why don’t you make sheet cakes?
We can certainly make a sheet cake for a wedding or large event if it is needed for EXTRA cake in the back, but not for a custom order. You can get just as much cake in a stacked cake and have an awesome design! All of our custom cakes are round or square cakes with 3 layers of cake and 2 layers of filling, so you will actually end up getting MORE cake this way. Sheet cakes are really very limited when it comes to design, and they always end up looking old-school and grocery-store-esque. We are all about the modern and fun designs!
Do you deliver?
Yes and No. Wedding cakes: always yes! Giant custom cakes that will not fit in your car: of course! But for small custom orders, birthday cakes, and cupcake orders you must pick up at the shop. Please note: ORDER PICK UP TIMES Tues-Friday are between 10AM and 2PM. Saturday orders *MUST* be picked up between 9 & noon. We set our pick up time earlier than our closing time because we do sell out early from time to time. These times are non negotiable and you risk not having your order if you choose to pick up any later than 2PM during the week or noon on Saturdays. Delivery fees will still apply for custom cakes requiring delivery- $35 dollars in FW city limits; outside of Fort Worth TBD by location.
Can I have a design and tasting consultation for a custom cake that is not a wedding cake?
We only do “tasting plates” for wedding consultations. We always have a variety of flavors in our cupcake case every day so feel free to come in and check out our flavors! If you “Like” us on facebook www.facebook.com/Leahs.Sweet.Treats we post our flavors every morning. If you would like to have design consultation feel free to pop in anytime during regular store hours. We love seeing your invites/design inspirations/colors. It really helps to bring us both to the same “vision”!
Can you make an exact replica of a cake I have found online?
We can certainly try to come as close to possible as any cake you may want, but like any artist we all have different techniques and cannot guarantee anything to be an exact replica. That being said, you may want a cake that we feel we could “expand” on and create an even better version so it always good to be open to elaborations of designs. If another cake artist uses a technique that we don’t find to be up to our standards we will let you know, and suggest a better version. Please note that my staff and I got into this business because we LOVE to be creative. Feel free to trust us and give us creative freedom! As much as we love pinterest, we also love creating our own original cakes and designs. We can come up with something spectacular given direction/invite to match/theme and colors.
What is the best way to transport my custom cake?
The best/safest way to transport your cake is on the front floorboard of your car, or in the very back if you have an SUV. They should NEVER be put in the trunk, and never, ever on a seat. We will gladly help you put your cake in your cake at time of pick up. You should always come pick up your cake last if you are out running errands and should not be in the car for more than 1 hour. Please note that if you order a cake that is going to feed 50+ an SUV most likey will be required for pick up.
I have tried to stop by and you are closed earlier than your “store hours”, what’s up with that?
We do sell out of our cupcakes early from time to time. It is not our goal to sell out by noon every day, but it is not always easy to predict how many people are going to come in any given day! Since we bake our cupcakes daily we don’t want to be left with a million leftover, nor do we want to have only 4 left by 1 PM! You can always call ahead on afternoons to see how many and what flavors are left. You can always also call and hold any of our treats until 2PM on weekdays, or noon on Saturdays, with payment over the phone. 817-731-5223.