Not all cakes can be made with fondant. List of fondant cakes:
Dark chocolate & raspberry ganache, Whipped chocolate ganache cake, Raspberry red velvet cake, Blue berry blue velvet cake, Lemon Yellow velvet cake, Orange marmalade velvet cake, Lime green velvet cake, Cherry purple velvet cake, Strawberry pink velvet cake, Rainbow sprinkle cake, Vanilla velvet cake, Carrot cake with caramelized pecan nuts.
Note: Mila is a online shop, we only bake once a order is been confirmed.
Our birthday cakes vary in cost ranging from ±R375 for a basic 8” cake with a piped birthday message, to R2000, R4000, or even more, for an elaborately decorated, tiered or shaped cake.
All of our cakes are designed and quoted for individually according to your needs. Please note that any cakes will be quoted for according to the size and amount of detail in the design. The prices vary. For example, a 2-tier cake will range from R700+ and more basic kiddies shaped cakes start at R375+depending on sizes. These prices are indicators, and can give you an idea of the approximate cost of a cake.
As all orders are quoted for individually according to your specific requests, we may not be able to give an immediate quotation on a specialized cake design.
Our cake pricing depends on two things: The number of people the cake needs to serve and the size of the slices required, as well as your budget for the cake, which is often the most important aspect of determining your design. Your budget for the cake will affect how large a cake we can offer, as well as the amount of work we can put into the decorations on the cake. Our prices are calculated depending on the amount of work that goes into making the cake and decorations. Our larger custom-designed cakes, are all baked and iced individually.
What flavour cake options are available?
We have a selection of flavors for our standard size cakes, which serve 10-12 people on average. Please download our standard cake list here to see what we offer.
Generally we do not provide miniature versions of our standard size cakes. We do offer cupcakes and collar cakes, listed on our Cake Option page.
Cheese cakes, petit fours and Milk Tart can be ordered on request with a minimum of 2 days notice.
If you want more individualized portions for your event, please send us your requirements and we will quote you accordingly.
We do not make a selection of standard cakes that can be bought off the counter, ordered needed to be placed. Please note there is an additional charge for the message and we can only pipe a message onto a smooth layer of icing.
We also make custom-designed or “specialty” cakes for any occasion, which we discuss and design with our customers in order to fit in with the theme, budget, and the amount of people you’d need to feed.
The photos are printed onto sheets of icing using edible ink and placed directly onto the icing of the cake. The quality of the image you supply us with will determine the quality of the image on your cake.
The cakes lasts 7-10 days if stored properly. Usually you could leave the cake in the cake box outside of the fridge, but in warm weather you may need to keep it in the fridge. You can also freeze your cake in an airtight container for up to 12-18 months.
To defrost the cake, you would then need to first keep the cake in your fridge for 24 hours, and then take it out of the fridge and keep it at room temperature for a further ±12 hours.
Our cakes taste as good as they look! But please bear in mind, while we try our bests to make every cake taste fantastic, we are only human and cakes do sometimes over bake. If you get a cake from us that you aren’t happy with, please do not eat the entire cake OR throw it away! We would really appreciate it if you could bring the cake back to us so that we can evaluate what might have gone wrong. If there’s a problem with the cake then we will be happy to offer you a credit as compensation for the mistake.
Please note if there is something wrong with our cake then we will gladly fix it, however if the flavor or texture of the cake is simply not to your taste then we will unfortunately not be able to offer a replacement or credit.
All of our cakes are freshly baked, but most of them last at least 4 days, if not more!
There are 3 ways of ordering cakes from us:
- You can come to us and talk to one of our staff members who will be able to answer your questions and take your order. In addition, please bring in any inspirational references or ideas and colors – it makes the design process that much easier. Please be sure to have a look through the examples of cakes on our website or Facebook page to get an idea of what we’re able to offer, designs could be use as inspiration for a design within our style.
- You can email your order. We respond to emails as fast as we can, but this may take up to 2 days. We do prioritize orders for the next day/week. You can call us to place your order. Please be patient if the line is engaged. If we do not answer, it might be that we are out of range or in a meeting. We will respond to you as soon as possible.
- We do prefer, order via our website, fill in the spaces and submit, it will automatically link with our email.
What should I bring along to design a cake?
At least having something in mind when you order a specialized cake from us – you will need to have some kind of clear idea of what you’d like. And while we will definitely guide you through the design process, you also need to let us do so. So, please bring along anything from material swatches, photos and reference pictures to ideas from songs, magazines or wallpaper – whatever speaks to you and inspires you. Please do bear in mind that the more complex the shape/design of the cake, the more expensive it will be.
We require a 100% non-refundable deposit on any personalized orders. Please note that your order will not be confirmed to go ahead until we have received the payment into our account, via EFT.
How do I pay a deposit for my order?
There are 3 ways in which you can pay your deposit.
- An EFT transfer can be made as long as there is sufficient time for the transaction to clear. On request we will send you our banking details as well as a reference number (your name and the date of the order). Please send us proof of payment via email, and we will confirm your deposit by locating your reference number and amount on our bank account once it has cleared. Please note that we require 3 working days for an amount to clear in our bank account, and a deposit will only be considered to have been paid when the amount has cleared. The only exception to this rule is if you bank with the same bank as us, in which case you are able to do a direct transfer that will clear almost immediately.
- Come directly and pay with cash.
- Please note there is additional transaction cost for customers from overseas.
Do you do refunds?
The 100% deposit we require as confirmation of the order is non-refundable. In select circumstances and at the owners’ discretion, we may be able to offer a refund minus a 25% admin fee.
What time can I collect my cake?
Our trading hours are Mondays to Saturdays 8:00am-5:00pm, and Sundays 8:00am-3:00pm. We are closed on selected public holidays. All of our cakes are fresh and prepared specifically to the time of your order, which is confirmed when placing the order, so please note the time and keep to it.
If you would like to check whether your cake is or can be ready earlier than the agreed collection time, please call us on 074 354 2142.
How many people does your standard size cake feed?
Our standard size 8” cakes serve between 10 and 12 slices. Our standard 10″ cake serve between 16 and 20 slices. Our standard 12″ serve between 30 and 40 slices. Our standard 14″ serve between 36 and 43 slices. Our standard 16″ serve between 52 and 65 slices. Please be aware that the size of the slice will be determined by how you serve the cake, so if you are serving the cake as dessert rather than for coffee, we will recommend a bigger cake to ensure that everyone gets the perfect slice!
How much notice do I need to give for an order?
We need anywhere between 2 days notice for a cake with a happy birthday message, 3-4 days for a shaped, 3D or personalized cake.
We generally recommend for shaped cakes that, if you know what kind of cake you want, you should try and place the order as long in advance as possible in order to guarantee that we’d be able to make it for you. For wedding cakes, this time frame increases, and the more notice the better.
I have an emergency! I need a cake! Can you help?
Yes we are definitely able to try and help with any last-minute emergency cakes, but please note that while we might not be able to offer the exact cake you would like within such a short time-frame, we will always try and make as awesome a cake as possible for your event.
Your cake will be given to you in a box, and can be transported as is. Please note that when driving with your cake it must be placed flat in the boot (trunk) of your car, and on warm days, it is important to make sure that the car is as cool as possible.
Please DO NOT keep your cake on a back seat that is slanted, or on someone’s lap unless they are willing to sit with their legs at a relatively uncomfortable 90-degree angle throughout the journey.
Please note that if you place one of our cakes in direct sunlight, in the middle of summer, it will melt. We cannot take responsibility for any damage to cakes once they have left our premises. If cakes are not transported and stored correctly, they can be damaged as our cakes are also subject to gravity and temperature changes.
Do you deliver?
Given enough notice, and for an additional fee, we might possibly be able to organize a delivery or courier for you.
All depends on time, date and venue, and has an additional charge dependent on distance and day of the week. The option of delivery is subject to distance from Mila’s location.
Is your cake decor edible?
Yes, mostly. All of our icings are edible, as are the photos on our photo cakes as well as the fondant designs such as hearts or daisies etc. Please note that within the sculpting process for 3D figurines or toppers, some wires or support sticks are used (particularly in fondant work) and these cannot be eaten. Some of our kid’s cakes designs are decorated with plastic toys, which are of course non-edible.
Do your cakes come in boxes and do you have a cake packaging policy?
Please note that if you want your cupcakes/cookies/ individual items to be individually packaged there will be an additional charge per box/packet per item. We use standard size boxes and if your design does not fit in one of our standard size boxes, there could be a additional fee.
PLEASE be sure to let us know if you’re travelling on a flight or long drive with your cake so that we can advise the best shape/size cake and box for your needs.
How do I order a wedding cake
Since weddings are so special, wedding cakes demand a particular design/ordering process. We liaise with most of our couples via email to discuss the basic size and design concept for the wedding cake, and frequently conclude most of the ordering process online.
You are welcome to set up a face-to-face wedding cake consultation.
There are many factors that influence the cost of a wedding cake, including the size and number of servings required the number of tiers, the icing, as well as the décor and/or flowers to be used. Once we’ve determined all of these factors, we’ll be able to give you a quotation, which will hopefully fit into your cake budget. If not, we can downscale the size or design to fit into the budget.
The only cake we made that contains alcohol is the Amarula Chocolate cheese cake.
Do you offer cake-decorating courses?
We unfortunately do not offer any decorating or baking courses. Due to the high volume of orders we make on a weekly basis, we sadly do not have the time to do courses at the moment. However, if this changes we will notify people via our social media pages.
We do make macarons, gift boxes and other treats on request.
No we unfortunately don’t make ice cream cakes at all and also unfortunately aren’t able to recommend anyone in Stellenbosch who makes novelty or themed ice cream cakes. The same applies to Fruit cakes.
Our kitchen is situated on the Blaauwklippen Farm, Stellenbosch. We sell online only.
For ANY of our stands we charge cash deposit, which is fully refundable on condition of safe and timely return. Please note that the onus is on YOU to return this stand timorously.