frequently asked questions
WHAT IS THE SIGNATURE BUTTERCREAM MADE OF?
Songri-la Bakery has a signature buttercream that contains pasteurized egg whites and egg white powder. It is smooth and fluffy with far less sugar than your standard frosting!
*We do offer American buttercream as a variation if you specifically do not want egg whites.
ARE YOUR CAKES MADE WITH FONDANT?
All cakes are 100% buttercream and sometimes ganache, depending on the order. We do not cover my cakes in fondant, ever. we may use fondant for small pieces of decoration, as needed.
WHAT FILLING IS USED IN THE MACARONS?
A French yolk buttercream is used in all macarons, which is similar to a custard. It is soft and luscious, and easily adaptable to any flavors.
HOW SHOULD I SERVE THE CAKE?
For optimal taste and texture, bring the cake to room temperature prior to serving, so remove from the fridge 1-2 hours before serving.
HOW SHOULD I STORE THE CAKE?
You can keep your cake refrigerated, unsliced, for up to 5 days. Sliced cake dries out in the fridge so it’s best to store leftovers in the freezer.
For freezing, wrap slices individually in plastic wrap, then place in an airtight container. Thaw whenever you want to enjoy a slice!
WHERE WAS MY SONGRI-LA CAKE MADE?
Your dessert is created in a licensed home kitchen that also processes common food allergies.
DO YOU OFFER SHIPPING?
Due to my cottage food license, shipping is not allowed and we only take local orders at this time. Pickup or delivery within a 15-mile radius are both options.
CAN I ORDER A GLUTEN-FREE OR VEGAN DESSERT?
Yes, but the flavors are far more limited at the moment and the price is higher due to specific ingredients, so please reach out to discuss those options. Lucky for you, macarons are naturally gluten-free!
ARE YOUR PRICES NEGOTIABLE?
For the most part, no. The prices factor in the cost of ingredients and labor. On average, it takes 4-6 hours to make a cake from start to finish, but sometimes can take up to 2 days depending on the intricacies of the design. We can do our best to work within our budget but as you wouldn’t ask a hair stylist or masseuse to budge on price, we would not advise asking a buttercream artist to compromise on quality.