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Meet the DLM Family

  • Katherine Dean
  • Love Cakes by DLM Manager
  • Katherine Dean is what we call “homegrown” as she began working for DLM in 2003 at the age of 15. She started working on the Front End, but went on to Grocery, Bakery Retail, and Specialty Cheese where she helped produce DLM Handmade Fresh Mozzarella. After a short time working in the cake shop, Katherine enlisted in the Ohio Army National Guard and was gone for 5 months of basic training and advanced individual training. Upon her return, she began helping in our Killer Brownie® production, eventually becoming the manager. She served in that capacity for over a year, but decided to take on a new challenge when a management position became available in Love Cakes by DLM. Katherine has served as the manager since December 2012. She enjoys the challenge and opportunity to use her creative talent in helping our customers celebrate their
    Delicious Life Moments.

Magazine clippings or pictures of cakes that inspire you.

This is the most important item on the list. Don’t worry about the colors being exactly right in all your photos… we are able to change colors to best fit your vision, so pay more attention to shapes, size, and style. Note: if a photo you love has fondant work and you don’t like the taste, don’t worry, 95% of the time we can replicate it in butter crème icing. We do not have wireless internet service. If you have collected inspiration photos on a Pinterest board to show us, we ask that you please save the photos directly to your phone or iPad. Better yet, just print out your favorites. Also, please take time before the consultation to narrow down your options. If you haven’t found something, we have photos in our gallery to show you.

Color cards or dress swatches.

This will help us match your wedding colors. If you are thinking about ribbon or anything personal, we ask you to provide it so it best matches your colors.

A supportive friend or family member.

For some brides, it’s tough to make decisions when faced with several options. If this sounds like you, please arrange to have a friend or family member join you in your consultation. Bring someone who listens to you completely, knows the beautiful vision you have for your big day, and encourages you to reach a decision without being bossy. For many girls, this extra someone is their fiancé. We love it when girls bring the groom! We ask that there are no more than 6 people at your consultation.

Your checkbook or credit/debit card.

We will never pressure you to pay “on the spot" or give us money before you’re ready, but you should know that our weekends are filling up incredibly fast. If you know for a fact that you want to use Love Cakes for your wedding, even if you’re not exactly sure what design you want just yet, we suggest that you pay a deposit to reserve the day and officially book your wedding. After you pay your deposit, you’ll have until four weeks before the wedding to finalize your order, make any/all changes, and submit the remaining balance. It’s a really smart move to pay your $100 deposit ahead of time!

Questions we will be asking you.

How many people are you feeding? How many tiers do you want? If you want a larger cake and are not serving that many people, but you want that wow factor without the extra cake, we offer a faux cake.

What shape do you envision?

Rounds, squares, both, or a different shape? We also offer cupcakes, sheet cakes, and grooms cake.

Are you saving the top tier or are you serving it?

Tradition is to save and freeze the top tier for your first year anniversary. But times have changed. More and more we see people serve the top tier and let us replicate that tier a year later. If you are saving it, remember to deduct this tier from your count.

Delivery

Do you want us to deliver your wedding cake or would you like to pick it up yourself?There is an extra charge for delivery, depending on the destination. To better quote you, we ask for a name and address of your venue.

Toppers

Have you thought of a topper? Maybe it’s flowers or something special to you. (Dorothy Lane Market’s Floral Shop does many weddings). We ask that you leave it at the cake table at your reception. We do not want to damage the cake in transit.

What flavor cake do you love best?

Our prices start at $3.50 a serving for unfilled cakes and filled cakes. $4 a serving for gourmet flavors. $1 per serving extra for fondant-covered cakes. We will be serving 6 delicious types of cake for you to choose from; white cake with raspberry filling, yellow cake with strawberry filling, marble cake with chocolate mousse filling, white cake with lemon filling, white and chocolate cake with no filling. All are iced with our signature buttercrème icing. We offer different flavors, fillings, and icings if requested.

Meet the DLM Family
Katherine Dean
Love Cakes by DLM Manager
Katherine Dean is what we call “homegrown” as she began working for DLM in 2003 at the age of 15. She started working on the Front End, but went on to Grocery, Bakery Retail, and Specialty Cheese where she helped produce DLM Handmade Fresh Mozzarella. After a short time working in the cake shop, Katherine enlisted in the Ohio Army National Guard and was gone for 5 months of basic training and advanced individual training. Upon her return, she began helping in our Killer Brownie® production, eventually becoming the manager. She served in that capacity for over a year, but decided to take on a new challenge when a management position became available in Love Cakes by DLM. Katherine has served as the manager since December 2012. She enjoys the challenge and opportunity to use her creative talent in helping our customers celebrate their
Delicious Life Moments.