owner & baker extraordinaire
Deborah Vandeberghe is the founder and baker of Private Island Cakes. Deborah is a long-time baker who first learned her skills in the kitchens of her family throughout her childhood. For years, she only did her baking for her family and friends.
But over the years her interests grew and she began taking numerous courses in the fine art of baking and decorating. As her talents grew, so did her desire to bake professionally. So in 2010 Deborah took the plunge and opened Private Island Cakes. Trained and certified in the state of New Hampshire, Deborah is eager to create an extraordinary custom cake for your upcoming event.
Custom cakes are a slice above store-bought cakes
What makes custom cakes from Private Island Cakes better than store-bought cakes? Plenty.
Our custom designs are just that custom – created specifically for the needs and wants of our clients. They reflect the event, and the person or people they’re planned for. We make them with fresh, high-quality ingredients. We also put a considerable amount of time and energy into the customization and decoration of each cake we create.
Let us provide you with an edible work of art that you’ll be proud to display and serve at your next party.
You want your upcoming event to be a big success. Ordering a custom cake from Private Island Cakes is a great way to ensure this.
Do yourself a big flavor...
Custom cakes from Private Island Cakes not only look delicious, they taste great, too. Some of our more popular flavors include classic white or vanilla and, of course, chocolate. We also offer a number of specialty flavors at an additional charge. These are available seasonally. Ask us what’s available at the time of your inquiry.
Our custom cakes also come with some yummy fillings. Favorites are vanilla buttercream and chocolate buttercream. Specialty flavors such as chocolate ganache are also available at an additional charge. Top off your custom cake with our delicious homemade frosting. We offer flavors like vanilla buttercream, chocolate buttercream, standard fondant, as well as a chocolate fondant.
Now that we’ve whetted your appetite, contact Private Island Cakes to order your very own custom cake.
The price for perfection.
A deposit of 50% in the form of cash or check, which includes a $50 “reserve-the-date” fee, is required at the time you place your order, with the balance due 30 days prior to the event. Events booked less than 30 days in advance require payment in full upon booking. Dates can’t be reserved until a contract is signed and the deposit/payment is received. A cancellation can be made up to two weeks before the event, however all payments received to the date of cancellation may be forfeited.
- Our buttercream cakes start at $3.00 per serving
- Our fondant cakes start at $4.00 per serving
- Our minimum order for a custom cake is $75
If it’s a truly custom cake you want, you’ve come to the right place
Begin the process of ordering your custom cake by letting us know the date of your event. The date should be at least two weeks from when you place your order. However, since we’re limited on the number of cakes that can be produced, we recommend a lead-time of at least one month.
If you’ve never worked with us, you may want to schedule a tasting. Tastings are $25, for up to four people. If you order a cake serving more than 100 people, the $25 tasting charge will be applied to your order.
At the time you place your order we’ll discuss arranging for delivery or pickup of your custom cake. Because of the delicate nature of the finished product, they can’t be shipped, so they must be delivered or picked up. Delivery is free in Windham NH, and $1.50 round trip for each mile beyond Windham NH.
If you’re picking up your custom cake your vehicle should have a large flat surface, as well as fold-down seats that allow air conditioning to reach the cake. Cakes that get hot on the way to the event will shed their iced coverings in an effort to cool themselves. Also, drive slowly and carefully, and please don’t hold the cake in your lap. Always keep it flat, steady and cool.
We’ll work with you to design your custom theme, but we can’t reproduce licensed characters, as doing so would violate copyright laws. We can, however, create a theme-based cake that’ll be the centerpiece of your event, and coordinate it with any character-based items you purchase for theme decor.
We’ll make every effort to provide you with exactly the flavors, fillings, decorations, sizes, shapes and colors you’ve asked for, however, the creation of a custom cake is an art and, as such, it’s subject to slight variations. In the end, we promise you the best product and service Private Island Cakes can provide.