Make your wedding delicious


At Take the Cake Desserts we can design one-of-a-kind gourmet wedding cupcakes, cakes and desserts to capture the essence of one of the most memorable days of your life. We are sure you will "fall in love" with our delicious sweets and will walk away knowing that your wedding desserts will taste as beautiful as they look. During your consultation you will meet with one of our designers who will personally help you to create the wedding sweets of your dreams.  




Below you will find some of our most-received questions about our wedding services. If you don't see your question listed, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us by using our contact form or by giving us a call.

Which flavors of CAKe, cupcakes, Cheesecakes and Pies can I choose for my wedding?

Our dessert menu changes each season. You can choose a variety of flavors and are sure to find something you’ll love!


Can you customize dessert decorations to match the theme of my wedding?

Yes, we can! This is what we enjoy doing and what makes weddings so special.  We work closely with you and those who are helping you plan your wedding to create just the right look and presentation for your event.  We'll work with wedding planners and florists to integrate floral arrangements and other special touches to the presentation of your desserts.


Do you require a minimum order?

Yes, we do. Our minimum is 4 dozen desserts - this can be a combination of any of our products. Our minimum cake order is a 2 tier cutting cake (6in + 8in - feeds 28). We are set up to accommodate large weddings as well as the intimate backyard-wedding with just a few close family members and friends. We can also provide desserts that complement your rehearsal dinner, wedding shower, bachelor party, bachelorette party, bridal tea, or engagement party.


Do you offer tastings or a way to sample your desserts?

Yes, we do offer tastings. Once you have decided you want to have Take the Cake at your wedding, contact us to set up a time to schedule your flavor tasting. We can only provide tastings for orders of 150 servings or more (any combination of desserts). A 50% non-refundable deposit of your wedding order is due at your flavor tasting. 

What can I expect to pay for desserts?  

The cost of having our desserts at your wedding is based on a number of factors as you might imagine - number of guests, dessert choices, intricacy of customization, set up and delivery requirements, etc. An average cost would be to assume $2-$4 per guest for most of our desserts.


Do you make cakes and cutting cakes?

Yes, we have expanded our menu to include wedding cakes and cutting cakes to go along with your cupcakes! The possibilities are endless when it comes to flavor and decorations for cakes. If you can dream it, we can bake it! We encourage you to contact us to discuss your cake options!


Do you handle delivery and set up? Do you have displays available for rent?

Yes, to all! We can handle delivery and set-up if you desire. We also have a variety of stands available to create a gorgeous display. We are one of the only cupcake shops in the area who offer this! We price each of these services separately, so that if you don't need us at any point in the process, you can save the money and use it toward a fabulous honeymoon!

Pricing is as follows:
Delivery: FREE within 15 mile radius - $25 per every 100 desserts beyond 15 miles
Set-Up: $25 per every 100 desserts
Stand Rental: $25 per every 100 desserts

Do you do out-of-state weddings and events?

We are available for out-of-state events based on location and availability. We are experts at traveling with our cupcakes and can work with you to make your wedding dessert dreams come true. We have ventured across the state of Iowa into Illinois and Wisconsin, so we are happy to travel. Certain restrictions do apply, so please contact us to discuss the possibilities!


I want Take the Cake at my wedding! Now what?

Email us at give us a call at 319-382.2936 to schedule your consultation and tasting! Having your tasting and paying your deposit will secure you a spot! We are really looking forward to working with you!