Tara Leigh Cakes

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is your storefront located?

We've moved! Our NEW cake boutique is located at 170 North Main Street in Middleton, MA.

Are you nut-free?

We are NOT a nut-free bakery. While we do offer many items that do not contain nuts, we cannot guarantee cross-contamination in our products. We will ALWAYS do our best to accommodate this & any other allergen, but please notify us of any allergies before placing an order.

What kind of buttercream frosting do you use on your cakes & cupcakes?

Just say no to shortening!  Though it is very common in bakeries due to being less expensive and having a higher melting point, we can't get past the greasy film it leaves in our mouths.

We believe we have created the perfect blend of Swiss Meringue & American Buttercream that you will find on all of our cakes and cupcakes  using ONLY real butter. Swiss Meringue is made by slightly warming egg whites & sugar and then whisking in soft butter. This produces a rich, silky & smooth frosting. Combined with it's American cousin made from butter, confectioner's sugar and heavy cream, we find it to be the perfect balance of buttery & sweet. To enjoy our frosting to it's fullest potential, we recommend allowing your cake to come to room temperature before enjoying.

How far in advance should I order my custom cake?

Wedding Cakes should be ordered anywhere from 3 to 6 months in advance to ensure availability. Custom Fondant or Buttercream tiered cakes should be ordered 6-8 weeks in advance. Specialty Flavored Cakes or Custom Pastry should be ordered at least 1 week in advance.

If we have availability we will ALWAYS try to accommodate last-minute requests. However, we are only able to take on a certain amount of cakes per week in order to ensure the highest quality work. Please call us at 978-304-1002 or email us taraleighcakes@gmail.com to place an order.

Do you require a deposit? 

We ask that you provide a 50% deposit to secure the date of your event. Should you need to cancel your order, we ask that you do so at least one week prior to your event to receive a refund of your deposit. The remaining balance is due in full one week prior to your event. Failure to do so will result in the cancellation of your order.

Payments can be made by cash, Visa, MasterCard, or American Express. We do not accept personal checks.

Do you offer cake tastings? 

We are happy to offer a complimentary cake tasting (4 guests maximum) for any custom order over $250. Specialty flavor requests will be an additional charge.

I have visited your retail location in the afternoon and there has not been much left in the case. Why?

We are a scratch cake shop-meaning all of our cakes and sweets are made DAILY in-house to ensure the highest quality and freshest product. We run on a first come, first serve basis which means sometimes we may sell out of certain items. Know you'll be in the area and want some of our delicious goodies? Give us a call-we are always happy to hold things aside for pick-up later in the day!