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Frequently Asked Questions…

How do we reserve our wedding date? Is a retainer required?

You may reserve your date by providing a $100 retainer (date specific and non-refundable), along with a signed contract. Final decisions aren’t required until 30 days prior to your wedding, such as flavors and exact number of servings.

How soon do we need to reserve our wedding date?

I suggest a minimum of six months to one year. I accept a limited number of weddings per weekend and popular months fill quickly. Please fill out the form on the Wedding page to check availability and request a tasting appointment.

Do you rent cupcake stands?

Yes, we do have high quality, sturdy wooden stands that we rent out if you are placing an order with us. These are painted white with a dark brown or black ribbon border around each tier. We have many different sizes available. The rental fee is $25 per tower with a $80 refundable damage deposit. If you book a wedding within 7 days of your consultation, you will receive one cupcake tower rental for free (any size).

Do you sell cupcake stands?

We do not currently sell stands.

Do you make wedding cakes?

I specialize in cupcake weddings. I offer cupcakes and small cutting cakes exclusively. At this time, I am not making tiered wedding cakes or sheet cakes.

Do you sell cakes also?

Yes, we do offer 6″ dessert cakes (8 servings) for $30 and 8″ dessert cakes (15 servings) for $40. These are available in most flavors. We do not decorated or personalize our dessert cakes, but are happy to enclose a gift card with a personalized message. We also offer 6″ cutting cakes for weddings. Those are $42.

Do your cupcakes freeze well?

Yes, our cupcakes freeze beautifully. I recommend leaving the cupcakes in the plastic containers they come in, then wrapping the whole container in several layers of saran wrap before slipping it into a 2 gallon zip lock freezer bag. To thaw, simply remove from the freezer and wait to unwrap until the cupcakes are completely thawed.

How long do the cupcakes stay fresh?

As a general rule, our cupcakes are best when eaten within 3 days of purchasing. However, my family has been known to eat them up to a week after I’ve made them without any complaints.

Should I refrigerate the cupcakes?

The only time the cupcakes require refrigeration is if they have cream cheese frosting or if they’ll be in a warm location where there’s a chance the frosting may melt. Otherwise, we do not recommend refrigerating your cupcakes, since it can dry them out. If you do need to refrigerate them, allow them to return to room temperature approximately 30-60 minutes prior to consuming.

Do you ship your cupcakes?

Sorry, we do not ship our cupcakes at this time.

Do you deliver?

Yes, we do offer delivery for all wedding orders over 150 cupcakes. Delivery may be available for other orders based on availability, quantity and location. Please email or call for delivery rates and details.

Where do I pick up my order?

You can pick up your order at our retail location, located at 7750 Harkness Avenue Suite 112, Cottage Grove, MN. It is right next door to Jimmy Johns.

Do you make gluten free cupcakes?

*We hope to have mostly gluten free options in the future* Sorry, we do not. Our cupcakes are baked in a kitchen that uses wheat, eggs, tree nuts (almonds, pecans, walnuts), milk and peanuts, so your cupcakes may come into contact with one or more of these allergens.

How far in advance should I place my order?

We require a minimum of one week’s notice for all orders, although we can sometimes sneak last minute orders into our schedule, so please call or email for availability. During busier times of the year (such as wedding season), we may have to limit the number of orders we take, so please place your order as early as possible.

How do I place an order?

The preferred method is to email your order to heather@rivertowncakes.com or call us at (612) 325-3627.

Are you a licensed baker?

Yes, we are a fully licensed and insured boutique bakery.

Do you sell mini cupcakes?

No, we currently do not offer mini cupcakes. We only offer standard sized cupcakes at this time.