Here are some of the most commonly asked questions.
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Where are you located?
We are located in Austin, TX. Our services are available in the Greater Austin Area from Georgetown to San Marcos.
What exactly does Sugar Fashionista provide?
Sugar Fashionista design the overall style for the dessert table. We will provide all the décor elements for the dessert table including: rentals, backdrops, props, exclusive graphic branding (e.g., dessert tags, signage, labels, etc.), linens, furniture, serving trays, vessels, platters, cake stands, jars, among others. Depending on the package of your choice, we can also provide all the desserts for the dessert bar.
Why hired a professional dessert table stylist versus DIY?
There is more that goes into executing a dessert table than what meets the eye. When you’re in charge of creating this type of edible art, everything needs to be taken into consideration. From the overall design to the absolute every last detail, to the coordination and execution day of the event. There are a few things to consider when taking this decision.
First, the design process of a styled dessert table. A well-executed dessert table is much more than just setting a cupcake out on a nice platter. There should be a cohesive design, not only on the table design per se but with the overall theme and color palette of the event. To that end, you will need to provide not only décor but other rentals as platters, vases, and cake stands. Add details and special little touches to achieve the wow factor that has been envisioned. Second, the logistics for the coordination and execution of the dessert table. “Who is going to be in charge to set up this dessert table?”, “Who will supervise to make sure the design as accordingly to your standards and what you wanted for?”, “Who is going to pick up and deliver the desserts from the different bakers?”, “Who is going to maintain the table and replenish the desserts during the event?”, “Who is going to clean it up at the end of the night?”, and “Who is going to return all the rentals after the event?” “Why create one more thing to worry about? Last, the cost of hiring a professional versus DIY. Between the time researching vendors, the cost of rentals, the cost of the actual desserts plus the time to design, pick up, deliver, set up, and clean up after the event, it ends up being cheaper and more cohesive than if you tried to do it all yourself. As you can see, if you DIY your dessert table, it could end up costing you twice as much as hiring a professional. In summary, by hiring one, you will not only get a professional designing what you have envision and executing it but also you will get someone doing “dirty work” so you can relax, and enjoy your special day or celebration. That is what we are here for!
Are you a baker or dessert caterer?
While we have more than 10 years as dessert caterers, at the moment, we are offering our services as dessert coordinators and stylists. We source the desserts from different pastry chefs, bakers, and businesses around Austin. The best of the best! We can also work with your baker of preference. From cupcakes to cookies, to pies to cake pops, the variety of desserts will depend on what you request and what you have envisioned for your dessert buffet.
Do you specialize in desserts only?
Yes, we do specialize in dessert tables. However, we offer other types of all-inclusive sweet tables different than traditional desserts, such as popcorn bars, candy apple, s’mores, candy bars, and doughnut bar, among others.
What if a customer wants to bring her own desserts?
We offer two different options to serve our customer best: the All-inclusive Full Design and the Partial “BYOD” Design. In the all-inclusive full design, we offer a full scale service that includes the design, rentals, décor, and the actual desserts. With the Partial “BYOD” design, we offer a scaled service where we have the same service as the all-inclusive but the customer provides their own desserts.
What other services do you offer?
We try not to limit our guest to what they would like to enjoy. However, we have suggested menus with popular desserts that can be included on the dessert table designs. Other than dessert bars with a variety of desserts, we also offer all-inclusive sweet stations such as, candy bars, cheesecake or cupcakes bars, doughnut stations, s’mores and popcorn bars.
Can I rent plates and utensils?
Yes! If your caterer is not providing dessert plates and utensils, we can add to your package elegant disposable plates or utensils or we can rent them for you.
Do you deliver the desserts?
Absolutely! If you choose the All-inclusive full service package, we do not only order and pick up the desserts but also we will deliver and set them-up at the dessert table we designed for you. If you choose for us not to provide the desserts by selecting the partial service package, then you will need to deliver the desserts yourself at the venue the day of the event.
Can you give a price quote from just an email or message request?
Unfortunately, we are not able to do so. Since each design is uniquely designed and styled for you, we are not able to give exact price quote based on emails or messages. Pricing will vary based on the elements of designing and styling your table and number of servings. Our starting prices are listed on our site and you can give yourself a general estimate based on the number of servings and guests. The final price can only be given after preliminary mock ups are done and the design is decided upon by both the client and designer. We pride ourselves in the ability to create amazing styled dessert tables and we do not rush any part of the design process. If price is an issue, we suggest you should mention it in your consultation request. Our price on our full service starts at $12 per person with a minimum of 100 guests.
How to proceed with payments?
We require a 50% non-refundable deposit to reserve your date and get the design process started. The remaining balance is due 2 calendar weeks before your event. We understand that not everyone has the full amount of money on hand to pay for their event up front. So we offer a monthly payment plan for those who choose to make smaller payments until their contract is fulfilled. We accept personal checks and credit cards.
How can I get more information about your policies?
Once your inquiry has been received, you will receive the Event Contract and a Service Agreement that includes these policies. If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will happy to answer any concerns.
What information do you need if I am interested in your services?
It is important we get as many details related to your event as possible to get the process started. You can also fill out the “sweet table questionnaire” and we will get back to you within 3 business days.