Frequently Asked Questions

Pretty much anything – that’s the point of Nathan Bakes! We’re vegan and coeliac friendly as standard for all of our baked goods, which means we use no dairy, egg, honey, animal products or derivatives (such as gelatine) and no glutenous flours
products in our kitchen. Ever.

Please don’t ask for a glutinous cake – we don’t have gluten in our kitchen for good reason as we want Nathan Bakes to be a safe space for allergy & intolerance sufferers. Many of our items are also soy & nut free, but we do work with these ingredients from time to time so are not a nut or soy free environment however many precautions we take.

We have previously worked with many different allergy sufferers including Mango, Melon, Coconut, Walnut, Peanut… the list is pretty endless really, but we try to cater for all so drop us a line if you have specific requirements and we can chat.

We offer complimentary tastings for our wedding customers who meet the minimum spend after they have secured their wedding date with a deposit in order to really drill down the flavour combos you’re after.

We do offer a variety of smaller selections for sale through our online shop such as our Cupcakes by the Dozen or our Dessert Box for 2 where you can give our products a test before you get us involved in your event. Our shop front in Christies Beach also has various opening hours to get your hands on our tasty treats so keep an eye on our socials or home page for any updates. 

It really depends on how big you want the slices, how many guests you have, how many flavours you’re after, etc. This is something we can help with when we do up a quote for you, and can be changed up until the cut-off date. As a very rough estimate – for celebration (or everyday) cakes, a 6″ will serve up to 12, an 8″ up to either 16 or 24 depending on how its cut for dessert portions. For wedding cakes, let us know your numbers via email and we can advise on the best combo of cake sizes depending on if you want after dinner dessert portions or just smaller tea/coffee nibbles and the look you are going for.

We strive to produce cake that is comparatively affordable due to that fact we only make gluten free and vegan cakes, tarts and other baked goods so we don’t need to pass on any “dietary tax” that other bakers may do due to sterilisation needs. Try us – we’ll whip you up a personalised quote no strings attached. If you tell us how many people will be at your event, what you want to use the cake for (full dessert serves, or just to nibble delicately on after a 7 course meal), and send us some pintrest inspired images to see what look you are after we can give you a rough estimate. We can work up a full in depth personalised quote after a few more questions, but just to get an idea we need the basic details.

If you’re still too shy to do that with this can give you very rough idea – our cuttable cakes start at around $4/serve dependant on decoration level and number of portions needed. Our ‘standard’ gourmet cupcakes start at $5 per cupcake or our discounted rate of $25 per 6 (that’s one free!), and our dessert grazing tables (covid safe) have a starting price of $360 for 40 people minimum.

We absolutely do. For wedding cakes/orders that meet the minimum spend, anywhere within 25km of our premises is included in the price as a little wedding present for us to make your day go smoother – outside this area we still deliver but there will be a small surcharge.

For non-wedding orders, or those that don’t meet the minimum, we can deliver by arrangement if we have availability however there will be a surcharge.

Alternatively, if you don’t want delivery we can arrange a time for you pick up your order. This can be from our premises at 5/99 Beach rd Christies Beach by arrangement.

The earlier the better. We can only do a certain amount of large cakes each week so the earlier you can secure your date the less headache for you – if we are booked out already for your date we can work with you to try to come up with a solution, however we are pretty strict about making sure every client gets the best possible cake from us so don’t over stretch ourselves and once fully booked out for a date we close for orders.

If you’re looking for cupcakes we can generally squeeze you in, although for orders of over 100 we suggest enquiring at the least a week before – we have been known to do on the day panic orders though, so best bet is just to drop us a line here.

Four weeks out from your delivery date is generally when we can’t make anymore changes, after this we may be able to make minor changes if we are able to.

Just send us an email here with details such as number of people, date, and an idea of the decoration you’re after (photos of examples help with this) and we’ll get back to you with a personalised quote as soon as we can.

Yes we do, if you need a cake or dessert grazing tables for any occasion just send us an email with the details and we’ll get back to you with a quote. To get an understanding of what we offer check out our services page and gallery page.

Our dessert grazing tables start at 3 pieces per head, but this could change depending on different situations. For example if you’re having a dessert only reception then you would probably want at least 4-5 pieces per head. It’s all about catering to the right situation for you. Drop us an email here and let us know your plans and we can advise and suggest some delicious options for your wedding.

Whether you want a simple vanilla or chocolate flavour or something more elaborate such Pina Colada or Toffee Apple we can do them.

Check out our flavour list here.

If the flavour you want isn’t there drop us a line, we love to create new flavours for our customers.