Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Holiday Menu




Gingerbread Layer Cake:



Featured macaron flavours- Gingerbread and Chocolate Peppermint: 


Seasonal biscotti flavour - Cranberry and Pistachio: 


Gingerbread people:


Buche de Noel - Chocolate Genoise cake with chestnut and brandy creme filling: 

(picture coming soon!) 

We can take orders by phone (604 620 7975), or through our contact form on our website. Orders for December 24th must be placed on or before December 22nd.

Happy Holidays!


Monday, December 1, 2014

Holiday Hours

Its hard to believe its already that time of year!
We are looking forward to another holiday season. Please note some changes to our hours for the holiday and New Year:

December 24th - 10am - 4pm

December 25th to 29th - CLOSED

December 30th - Regular hours

December 31st - 9am - 5pm

January 1st - CLOSED

January 16th - 9am - 4pm

January 17th - 26th CLOSED FOR HOLIDAYS

January 27th - Regular store hours resume

Watch this page for our new holiday menu to be posted soon!


Thursday, June 26, 2014

SUMMER HOURS

Here we are in to our busy summer season!

We will have a few changes to store hours to accommodate all of our weddings and also the summer holidays.

Tuesday July 1st - We will be closed for Canada Day

Saturday July 19th- We will be closed all day

Saturday August 9th - We will be closing at 3pm

Friday September 12 - We will be closed all day

Saturday September 13th - We will be closed all day


We are really looking forward to a wonderful and busy summer season. Thank you all for your understanding with these changes in store hours.


Friday, January 3, 2014

7 Tips and FAQ on Creating and Ordering Your Dream Wedding Cake



1.
How soon should I order my wedding cake?  
I would say at least 4 - 8 months before the wedding.  We limit the amount of wedding cakes we do a weekend so sometimes we book up fast for popular dates.

2.
What do we discuss at the consultation?  
What vision do you have of your wedding cake at the reception?  Do you have a theme/colours that you are using?  It is good to come prepared with these wedding details. Also, and initial thoughts you may have for the cake design. Pinterest is a place to start gathering idea's.

3.
How many flavours of cake should I order?  
The more flavors you offer your guests, the more they want to try.  It is best to limit your flavors to 2-3.

4.
Do I have to put down a deposit?
Yes, most bakeries and cake shops need a deposit to book and hold your date.  Your deposit is non-refundable and non-transferable.  Why?  Because we holds the date for your wedding. We might have turn other brides away because we knew we were making your wedding cake.  That means lost revenue.  Also, we might have started making some of the decorations for your cake, ex. Sugar flowers.

5.
Do we need to order enough cake for all of our guests?  
Yes, you do.  You don’t want any guest to go without cake. I use to suggest providing 3/4 serving of cake for your guests IF you are supplementing with a dessert bar- I used this number at my own wedding and had relatives and friends who where truly upset they did not get to try the cake. Lesson learned! Order cake for ALL your guests.

6.
How do I keep costs down?  
Let us know from the beginning of the appointment what your budget is, be upfront and honest. We can give you ideas on what will fit into your budget. For example,  a smaller wedding cake and sheet cakes is more economical than getting all of your servings out of the wedding cake.

Be realistic with your budget.  Why is cake so expensive?  Relatively speaking, the wedding cake is one of your least expensive items for your wedding.  Be prepared to spend $5.00-$15.00 a serving for your wedding cake.  Sheet cakes and cupcakes are a bit less than that.  Most couples spend $500-$1000 for their wedding cake and additional servings.  The more intricate the design, the higher the price.  Labor is a big portion of the cost of the wedding cake. If you are on a tight budget, pick out a simple design and your costs won’t be as much. For example-  there are lots of ways to translate blush pink peonies into a wedding cake. If you’re on a tight budget, think about having an oversized statement sugar flower or blocks of colour, rather than a floral cascade.

7.
What is the difference in buttercream compared to rolled fondant?
Buttercream is the smooth icing that covers your cake.  Rolled fondant is just another covering of sugar paste that is put on over the buttercream. Fondant is expensive, and applying to your cake is labour intensive so expect to pay more for it. Some designs have to be done in fondant, and it does gives you a lot more options for design.
Many people say to me that they think/heard fondant tastes "gross". Good quality fondant tastes, well - good!





Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Happy Holidays from Le Gateau Bake Shop

Our 2013 Holiday Menu


We recommend reserving ahead for whole cakes, Buche de Noel, and Pies.

Our holiday hours: 

December 23rd- 11am-4pm
December 24th - 9am-4pm
December 25th-28th - Closed
January 1st - Closed

We hope to see you this holiday season! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Le Gateau Bake Shop!

Le Gateau Featured as Part of a Vendor Series

Just wanted to share this great little write up by our friend Rose at Simply Rose Photography



Thursday, August 1, 2013

Summer Schedule

Hi everyone!

Well wedding season is now in full swing at Le Gateau Bake Shop. Just a reminder that now until the end of September we have shortened store hours on Saturday's (11am - 4pm). Just to accommodate all our extra deliveries. Tuesday through Friday we are still open 9am - 5:30pm.

Also, we will be closed Friday August 16th and Saturday the 17th. We will be heading up to a family wedding in Nelson BC- and we are bringing the a wedding cake up too!

Have an amazing summer everyone!

Le Gateau Bake Shop