Bespoke: made for a particular customer.
Here at LenJo Bakes we take pride in making each and every cake completely bespoke or custom just. for. you. In the same way your celebration is intrinsically unique, your cake should be also!
We also take great pride in making your cake from scratch after you’ve ordered it. No mixes, no shortcuts, no preservatives, no stock kept in the freezer “just in case”. Only the freshest, highest quality, real ingredients which are locally sourced where possible.
Most of our flavours can be made gluten or dairy free (or both!) as well. Just inquire if you have any dietary restrictions or allergens. We are a peanut-free facility, but we do make products with tree nuts and other common allergens.
Now that we’ve talked about what’s in your cake – what about what’s on it?
Let’s just get this out the way: we don’t use fondant to cover cakes.
We are 100% #teambuttercream (Swiss meringue buttercream to be specific) and that goes back to using the highest quality ingredients we can. The “cleanest” fondant we’ve found that we use for adding fun flourishes to our buttercream-covered cakes has 13 ingredients. Our base Swiss meringue buttercream has 4 – butter, pasteurized egg whites, sugar, pure vanilla extract – and we are in complete control of each of those ingredients.
We use Swiss meringue buttercream and pasteurized whites to ensure that our buttercream is safe for all to consume – especially our immunocompromised friends!
We offer round cakes from 4″ (8 servings) to 12″ (56 servings) and square cakes from 6″ (12 servings) to 10″ (30 servings).
What about cost?
Pricing is based on the number of servings, cake flavour, desired fillings, and choice of décor. We suggest a starting budget of $5 per serving, appropriate for a vanilla cake filled with vanilla Swiss meringue buttercream and a semi-naked finish. Don’t forget that you’ll typically only cater for 80% of your guests!
Our cakes are made of 4 layers of cake and 3 layers of filling measuring approximately 4.5″ in height.
If you’re wondering what our particular aesthetic is like, we appreciate a clean, simple, understated, and elegant design. (Unless we’re doing a monster cake for a kiddo!)
To all of the cake carvers and food colour mavericks out there – we salute you! It’s just not us.
To see some examples of cakes we’ve made in the past take a look through our Instagram. It can also serve as a source of inspiration too. See if anything makes your heart soar! That’s the best sign that you’re on the right track.
Once you’ve found some inspiration for your bespoke cake, click on the appropriate consultation button below, fill out the questionnaire, and schedule a call for us to discuss your bespoke wedding, birthday, anniversary, or “just because” cake! We also make cupcakes and can chat more about that during our call.
How much notice is required for an order?
Please note that we require at least 7 days’ notice from the date of your consultation for a bespoke cake order. While we’ll do our best to accommodate your request, there will be times that we cannot. Requesting a consultation does not guarantee that we will be able to fulfill your order. Additionally, administrative tasks are primarily completed on Monday to Wednesday so schedule early to avoid disappointment! Our calendar below shows our custom order availability:
Feel free to read our terms and conditions before scheduling a call. A copy of the Ts and Cs will also be sent to you via email along with your quote/invoice.
For a corporate or large event order of our retail offerings, please select the “bespoke cake” consultation option and provide us with as much detail as possible in advance of our call!