Frequently Asked Questions

Fancy cakes & pastries
for any occasion

When is Alphorn open?

Alphorn is open Mon-Fri from 6 am - 2:30 pm and Sat from 7 am - Noon.

Closed on Holidays.


Can I stop by to pick up a generic cake?

Unfortunately, no. All of our cakes are custom made to order.


How much in advance do I need to order my cake?

The earlier the better. However, it all depends on how elaborate you'd like your cake to be. Our turnaround can be as fast as 1 day for a very simple, small birthday or celebration cake. For wedding and grooms cakes we ask you to place your order at least 2 weeks before the delivery date.


How big should my cake be? It will need to feed X number of guests.

You can review the different cake sizes in the Menu tab. Also, feel free to email or call us with any questions. All of our consultants are happy to help you select the ideal cake size for your event.


What is the difference between buttercream and fondant?

French buttercream (as the name states) is made with lots of butter, which gives it a creamy texture and an off-white color. Fondant is a special type of icing which is rolled out and then draped over the cake. Fondant is also used to create edible decorations such as bows, flowers, figurines, etc.


How much does a cake cost?

Depending on the size of the cake, the frosting, and the decorations you choose, our cakes can range anywhere from $1/slice (sheet cake with butter cream frosting and simple decorations) to $10/slice (elaborate cakes covered in fondant with custom decorations).


Can I pay by Credit Card?

Alphorn does accept American Express, Visa and Mastercard.

Credit card fees apply.


Do you schedule cake tastings?

Yes. Tastings are an exclusive, free, service for our wedding and grooms cake customers. Tastings are offered Mon - Sat mornings, max. 4 people per tasting.  During your tasting you can discuss design ideas, flavors, cake size and all other details with the Alphorn staff.


Do you make cupcakes?

Yes, Alphorn can make cupcakes as well as petit fours, bundt cakes, cookies, chocolate covered strawberries, pastries, and more. For details on pricing please call us at 713-650-3262.