General & Special Occasion Cakes FAQ
How long in advance do I need to order birthday cakes or other special occasion cakes?
All of our normal tortes are available with with special message requests. These can be done with only one or two days notice. For our themed cakes and fancier designs, one or two weeks is usually sufficient. Occasionally a certain date may book out a few weeks in advance, so the more time the better when it comes to organising special birthday cakes.
What special occasions do you cater for?
All of them! Some of the many special occasions that our customers choose Mezzapica Cakes for include: Birthdays, Weddings, Engagements, Kitchen Teas, Anniversaries, Baptisms, Communions and other religious special occasions, retirements, bon voyages and more!
Can we order any cake style or just what is on the website?
Our talented decorators would love to completely customise your cake. If you love one of our designs that is great. If you have seen other birthday cakes or special occasion designs you love, please let us know so we can make your dream cake come to life.
Can you put edible images on to a cake?
Absolutely! Mezzapica uses the highest quality edible icing paper for our edible image prints. These are printed with special inks made from food colouring. We are able to print up to A3 sizes and these images can go on most of our cake flavours.
What flavours are available for birthday cakes and other special occasion cakes?
When it comes to traditional height tiers, there are many options available. These include:
- Banana Cake
- Black Forest Torte
- Carrot Cake
- Continental Torte
- Gran Marnier Torte
- Mango Coconut Torte
- Mud Cake
- White Mud Cake
- Marble Mud Cake
- Caramel Mud Cake
- Red Velvet
- Sticky Date Torte
- Tiramisu Torte
- Triple Chocolate Torte
- Fruit Cake (smaller in height & width than traditional cakes)
Taller style tiers are more limited, but luckily our most popular flavours are available. These are Mud Cake and Marble Mud Cake. If it is an in between size (around 4 Inches) we can use a Caramel Mud (choc ganache layers) or a Red Velvet (white choc ganache layers).
Do you make any gluten free products?
While we can not guarantee any of our products do not contain any allergens (please see below), we do make a number of products which do not contain gluten in the ingredients. For biscuits this includes the majority of our almond based biscuits such as Mandorlati, Caffe Mandorlati, Pistachio or Orange Mandorlas, Pastine and Amaretti. Our Friands are also gluten free (Lemon, Raspberry, Blueberry or plain almond). For whole cakes (tortes), our Bon Vivant cake is a base layer of hazelnut meal sponge and a top layer of baked flourless chocolate cake, all topped with chocolate curls and strawberries.
Are any of your products completely allergen free?
Due to the nature of the bakery environment, we regret that we can not guarantee any product to be free from any allergens. This includes, but is not limited to, Nuts, Gluten, Egg or Dairy.
Do your cakes contain alcohol?
In sticking with our traditional recipes, some of our cakes do contain liqueur. We are able to make all our cakes without alcohol however, so please inform us if you would prefer without.