Mitten Raised is the premier "cakery" in the Mitten State. With thousands of hours of training, and hundreds of "cakesperiences" with some of the finest pastry chefs in the world, Mitten Raised will create the cake of your dreams. It will taste as good as it looks too! Servicing beautiful venues all across the Mitten State.
Mitten Raised wants your wedding cake be PERFECT. So, we limit the number of orders we take to give each custom order the attention that is required to achieve perfection. We recommend that you make an appointment for a wedding cake tasting and consultation as soon as you’ve locked down your venue and date.
A non-refundable 50% retainer is required to hold your date. All cakes must be paid in full at least two weeks before delivery date, or the order may be cancelled.
We don't have set prices since all of our cakes are unique, and customized to you. Each cake is a custom creation and our starting price per slice (a bakery standard for cakes) is $5.75 per slice and increases based on design. Try to keep in mind, serving your guest a slice of wedding cake is the equivalent to serving them one of the nicest desserts in a fine dining restaurant. White table cloth kind of stuff...We have a minimum of $375 for all Wedding Cake orders and $275 for all other orders.
*Additional undecorated cake is available for $4.00 dollars per serving after ordering a custom cake with 100 servings or more.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I order a cake?
There are many factors that go into the creation of a custom cake, so the most efficient way to begin discussing your event is to e-mail us. The first thing we need to know is the date of your event so that we can check if it is still available. Please provide the following information and we will contact you as soon as possible:
Date of Event
Delivery Time & Location
(bridal shower, wedding, birthday, baby shower etc.)
Number of Guests
Ideas, Colors, and/or Description
Cake Flavor & Filling Choice
How far in advance should I order my cake?
We are often booked months ahead of time, so the sooner you reserve your place on our calendar, the better. Please contact us to discuss our availability. We can only accommodate a limited number of cakes each week, depending on the complexity of the orders. Therefore, we recommend you place your order as soon as you know a date for your event. A 50% non-refundable retainer will reserve your date, allowing you time to finalize the details of the cake later. We suggest a minimum of three months to a year for wedding cake orders. For short notice orders, please call us immediately on the rare chance that we may be available. Any cake requires a minimum two-day notice in order to be baked and decorated.
Do you offer delivery?
Yes, we deliver! We actually prefer to deliver all wedding cakes and most large event cakes, as they may require some set-up. Delivery prices are calculated by travel distance. Long deliveries or out-of-state deliveries may require special arrangements, so please contact us for more information.
Can I pick up my wedding cake?
We don’t recommend this because cakes—especially multi-tiered wedding cakes—are tricky business and can be surprisingly heavy. If you do choose to pick up your cake, know that we are not responsible once it leaves the premises.
Do you ship cakes?
We are sorry, but we do not ship our cakes at this time.
Do you rent your cake stands?
Yes, absolutely! Just ask.
Do you have a retail store? Can I come visit?
Yes, We have a retail store located 4661 Okemos Rd, Okemos Michigan. We would love you to stop by and visit. We sell other delicious pastries, donuts and sweet treats.
How do I schedule a cake tasting?
We schedule cake design consultations based on our availability for your event date. If we are able to make a cake for you then we will schedule an appointment to discuss all of the details for your event. Katie would love to talk with you over the phone or sit down to bring your ideas to life.
Due to the busy schedules of our clients and the time constraints and deadlines we face, most appointments are made on Tuesdays through Thursdays between 12:00pm and 6:00pm. We try to accommodate everyone, so please contact us and we will make every effort to work within your schedule.
Please plan on about an hour for your consultation—we’ll discuss your overall wedding style, floral theme and your design ideas—feel free to bring in your invitations or inspiration pictures—we always welcome your ideas and will work with you to tailor a cake that is customized to your tastes. Then you will taste our cakes—we bake everything you request fresh for your tasting, so you’ll know exactly how your cake will taste on the day of your wedding. While scheduling your appointment, be sure to let us know which flavors you would like to try so that we can have them ready for you!
We require a $25 tasting fee (for up to 2 people) for all cake tastings, which includes up to three cake flavor choices and up to five filling choices. Additional guests (up to 5 total) can be accommodated at an additional $10 per person). Additional flavors may also be requested for $5 each and we are happy to accommodate custom flavor requests. If you choose to have us make your cake, then the tasting will be free of charge and the $25 tasting fee will be credited toward the final price of your order. Because we bake everything fresh for your tasting, if you need to cancel, we ask that you do so at least 48 hours in advance of your scheduled appointment time. If you fail to keep your scheduled appointment and don’t call to let us know, your credit card will be charged $25. We ask that you be prompt to your consultation—being late will not always allow us enough time to give you the attention you need.
How much do the cakes cost?
Since all of our cakes are unique, and customized to you, we do not have set prices. Cakes are priced according to several different variables such as the number of servings, the complexity of design elements, and any particulars important to the client. Each cake is a custom creation and our starting price per slice (the basis for pricing used by most bakeries) is $5.00 per slice. Our minimum order before tax and delivery for 2017 is $350 for all wedding cakes and $275 for all other orders. The base price of each cake includes the layered cake with flavored buttercream filling, buttercream icing, and very simple decoration. Additional fondant work and special pieces are priced separately. Other factors that add to the price include cake sculpting, detailed piping, painting, airbrushing, or other time consuming design elements, and delivery.
All cakes must be paid off in full with cash, check, debit, or credit card at least two weeks before delivery date, or the order may be cancelled.
Do you require an initial payment for cake orders?
Yes. We require a non-refundable retainer of about 50% of the estimated cake order in order to hold your date. Our orders are taken on a first come, first serve basis. We receive a lot of inquiries for dates that are unavailable, so if an order is cancelled at the last minute, we lose business that we could have had from other orders we turned down. For this reason your retainer will not be returned if an order is cancelled. We understand that some clients prefer to have a tasting and shop around before making a final decision, so we ask that any interested clients confirm their order by putting down a retainer within one week of the tasting or appointment, or the order may be cancelled. Wedding cakes must be paid in full two weeks before the date of delivery, unless otherwise arranged. For some last minute cancellations, the full price of the cake may still be charged and is non-refundable.
How do you handle food allergens?
We can accommodate requests for gluten-free cakes and some requests for dairy-free, egg-free or vegan cakes —please contact us to discuss. At this time, we do not make any sugar-free cakes. Note that many items on our menu contain nuts and/or nut extracts, so please let us know if you have any nut or other allergies when you place your order. Unfortunately we are unable to accommodate anyone with severe allergies. We understand that allergies can be very serious and we use products (chocolate, flour, etc…) that may have been manufactured around nut products and all of our baked cakes are made using shared equipment that also processes nuts and gluten. We do not have a dedicated allergen-free kitchen. If you have severe allergies, we would recommend contacting a bakery with a dedicated nut or allergen free kitchen for your cake order.
Mitten Raised Cakes makes custom specialty cakes for any occasion. If you are interested, please fill out the form below. We know that you might not have all of your event details yet, so just give us as much info as much as you can. We can’t wait to speak with you soon!