Why are they better than the rest?
We use only the finest ingredients and pride ourselves on the fact that our cupcakes and confections are made from scratch in small batches everyday. We use U.S. Grade AA sweet cream butter, pure cane sugar, pure vanilla bean extract, Guittard cocoa, Callebaut chocolate, Grade A whole milk and buttermilk, and the list goes on! Best ingredients = best sweets!
Does Life Is Sweet offer any gluten-free baked goods?
Life Is Sweet is not an allergen-free bakery. Since we bake with high volumes of wheat (gluten) flour and dairy products on our premises, we advise customers with gluten allergies to err on the side of caution and refrain from eating our cupcakes. For those trying to avoid gluten, our coconut macaroons, granola, and many of our candies are made without flour. We also carry a line of packaged gluten-free baked goods.
How long do Life Is Sweet products last?
Since our products have no preservatives, they are best eaten as soon as possible! If they make it home, keep baked goods in airtight containers away from heat, moisture, and strong odors. Cupcakes may be kept at cool room temperature in bakery box overnight. If cupcakes will not be served immediately, they may be placed in the freezer in an air tight container for up to one week. Do not refrigerate. Please allow 3 – 4 hours for our cupcakes to defrost before serving.
Can I pre-order for my event?
We welcome special event orders! Our team will work closely with you to create custom cakes, cupcakes, favors, dessert tables and more. Please contact our events team for more information and to place a custom order at 412.276.2500. Regarding special order cupcakes: We offer over 30 different flavors of cupcakes in both full size and minis. It is because of this that we require a one-dozen minimum per flavor for standard size and two-dozen minimum per flavor for minis. If you’d like an assortment of flavors, simply come in to hand pick your assortment. Finally, we recommend that you call the bakery to place your order at least 48 hours in advance. We can usually accommodate most orders, however, the more notice you give us the more likely we will be able to fulfill your order.
How many cupcakes should I order for my event?
For full size cupcakes, usually one per person is just great. For minis, we recommend two to three per person. We recommend that you err on the side of more versus less; not because we want you to buy more but in our experience, but because people eat more than you’d think when it comes to cupcakes. And really, there are worse things than having leftover cupcakes to share later!
Does Life Is Sweet rent cake plates and other displays?
Life Is Sweet creates beautiful dessert tables, candy tables, and displays for all types of celebrations: from weddings and graduations, to birthdays and corporate events. We are happy to rent cake plates, and other lovely display items for these events! Items are charged per day of rental and include a deposit. The customer is responsible for returning these items the day after the event.
What is your rental policy?
All rentals must be returned to Life Is Sweet 24 hours after your event. You will be charged $5 per display each day after the 24 hour period. If the display is lost, damaged, or not returned within 2 weeks you will be charged a replacement fee. The replacement fee is determined based off of the specific display. You will be notified of this policy when placing your order and asked to acknowledge your agreement by email or signature.