FAQ

When should I place my order? We temporarily are not accepting new orders. Please check back for your future cake needs. We only accept a limited number of orders each week and suggest booking as far in advance as possible. We suggest ordering layer cakes at least three weeks in advance. Tiered and sculpted cakes require four weeks notice. We will do our best to accommodate orders requested with less notice; however, a rush fee may apply.

How do I place an order? You can contact us through our website on the contact page. You also can call us at 424.262.LILZ (5459) or send us an email at LittleZsCakery@gmail.com. Be sure to include the details about your event (event type, date, expected number of guests, and what type of treats you are looking for). Please note our kitchen is very busy on the weekends, and it may take us longer to reply. We will respond to any inquiries received after 3pm on Thursday the following Tuesday. In order to secure your date, we need a 50% nonrefundable retainer/deposit, your complete contact information and a delivery address and time.

Can you accommodate allergy or dietary restrictions? We want every customer and guest to enjoy a memorable cake, and we certainly do not want to exclude those with dietary restrictions.  We offer gluten-friendly, dairy alternatives, and egg-free options.  We are not a certified allergen-free kitchen. We sanitize our equipment and work space; however, ingredients or machinery may come in contact with nuts, milk, wheat, soy, and egg products.  Depending on the severity of allergies, it may be better for you to order from a local bakery who is certified allergen-free. Please communicate any allergy concerns before ordering. Little Z’s Cakery cannot be held responsible for any allergic reactions.

Can you make this cake I found on Pinterest? We like to see and discuss pictures of cakes or certain elements that you like, but our cake will not look exactly like another artist’s.  Every artist has a different style, and every cake is unique. Color matching is not guaranteed, however, we will do our best to match color schemes.  

Help, I don’t know what I want my cake to look like! We love collaborating with our customers and finding the right design for you. Once a retainer has been paid, we will be happy to draw a rough sketch of your cake. You can scroll through our gallery and social media for examples of other cakes we have done. And we enjoy the challenge of a new theme we have never done.

Will you arrange flowers on my cake? We are happy to arrange flowers you provide on your cake. For wedding cakes, we highly recommend you order flowers through your florist to ensure they coordinate with your other decor. For other cakes, a local florist or many grocery stores have nice options. Please be aware that some flowers are poisonous. Little Z’s Cakery cannot be held responsible for any allergic reaction or poisoning due to flowers.

Where is Little Z’s Cakery located? We are a home-based business in Redondo Beach, California, operating under the Cottage Food Law. We are licensed and approved by the Los Angeles County Health Department and service Los Angeles county. All of our orders are custom made fresh from scratch.

Are all bakeries licensed? By California law, all home-based bakeries are required to be licensed through their county health department. Little Z’s Cakery is licensed and approved by the Los Angeles County Health Department and services Los Angeles county. However, there are many bakers who chose not to obtain a license. If we are not available to create your order, we will only recommend other licensed bakers including the commercial operations. We adhere to the requirements of the Los Angeles County Health Department including cleaning and sanitization procedures, product labels, and types of desserts that are permitted to be sold by home bakers. You can read more about these requirements on our blog.

Do you deliver? We offer free delivery within the South Bay for most orders. Tiered and sculpted cakes may incur a delivery fee. Delivery fees apply on any order for locations more than 5 miles from Redondo Beach.

How much does a cake cost? Prices are based on the complexity of the design and the cost of ingredients. We bake everything from scratch using quality ingredients including unbleached flour, Madagascar vanilla, and fresh fruits and vegetables.  Our buttercream frostings are real buttercream, made with no shortening (unless dairy-free is requested). See our menu for starting prices. Our minimum order is $75.

How do I pay? A 50% nonrefundable retainer is required to secure your date. The remainder will be due prior to delivery. We accept cash, Venmo, and check. A $25 insufficient funds fee will apply to any bounced checks.