Patty Cakes

Commonly Asked Questions:

How far in advance should I order my wedding cake?
There is no way to predetermine which dates will book first.  Each cake we make is baked fresh and custom decorated for that week's customer, so we are limited in what we can do each week.  If a particular cake order is very large and detailed, then it may be the only order we will be able to handle that day, so once a deposit is received for that order, then we will be booked for that day.  Once we have received our maximum number of orders for a week, then that will book the entire week and we will not be able to make other cakes.  Saturdays book first and the most popular weddings months in Tennessee are October, May and June; therefore, if your wedding is planned for one of those months, you should reserve your date as much as a year in advance.  As we are now making cakes for the packages at Cedarwood in Nashville and for Epic Event Centre and Rock Creek Farm in Gallatin, some weeks we may not be able to do other cakes.

We are no longer accepting cake orders for outside wedding receptions during the months of May through September.  Our Tennessee days can sometimes just be too hot for a cake to survive outside!

We hope you understand that payment for our services is our "paycheck" for that week.  If we do not receive payment, then we do not receive our paycheck for the week!  We block out other orders in anticipation of being paid timely for our services.

Do you do cakes other than wedding cakes?

During the off-season (January and February), we can take orders for birthday and other specialty cakes.  Depending on the size and design of the cake, we may be able to work a smaller cake in even if we show we are unavailable.  We usually require at least a week's notice, as we purchase our supplies a week in advance.  We do not keep frozen cakes on hand.  Every cake we make is baked fresh for the customer who orders it.  We do not copy licensed images or characters (Disney characters for instance).  As we are primarily a wedding cake business, we do not keep these licensed cake items on hand.  If you can provide the item, we will be happy to make a cake on which to place it!

How do I reserve my date?
By leaving a non-refundable deposit.  We are very sorry, but we cannot hold a date without a deposit in hand. Even if ou have met with us, signed a contract with us, or called to say the check is in the mail, the date is still available until the have the deposit "in hand."

Why is the deposit non-refundable?

Once we receive a deposit, we turn down other orders for that date.  Our cakes are not mass produced, so we must limit what we do.  If a wedding get canceled, we may not be able to re-book that date as most weddings are planned many months in advance.

How much is the deposit?

We require half of the total cake order amount as the deposit, with the balance due 2 weeks prior to the wedding date.  (We accept cash, money orders, cashier checks or personal checks.  We are sorry but we no longer accept credit cards.)

Other Questions?

Please do not hesitate to call (615-351-3134) or email (patty@pattycakes-tn.com) if you have additional questions.


Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life.  Many brides dream of this day from the time they are a very little girl.  It is my greatest desire to make your wedding cake be the cake of your dreams.  If you are in the least uncertain that I can be the one to do this for you, then I prefer you choose another cake artist!  I would rather not make a cake than to have an unsatisfied customer.  Unhappy Bride = Very Sad Patty!  Even ONE unsatisfied cutomer is too many for me.  So remember to trust your instincts.  If you do not have complete confidence and satisfaction that your cake baker can fulfill your dream cake order, then you should search until you find the one who can.

Please check our calendar below for current availability.

For your convenience, we have posted our calendar below showing our present availability.  If a date states "Booked, Not Available," that means we are totally booked for that day.  If the entire week is marked, "Booked, Not Available," that means we are booked for that entire week/weekend and will not be able to take additional orders.  We are able to do multiple weddings on one day if our baking/decorating schedule allows and if delivery times do not conflict.