What we do

  • All
  • Cup cakes
  • Platters
  • Cakes
  • Petit fours
  • Milkshakes
  • Pastries
  • Desserts
  • Macarons

We offer exceptional products

Need anything? Contact us

Our Flavours

Light and standard sponge flavours

Light sponge flavours are only suitable for single tier, buttericed cakes, and are usually the flavour used for the photo cakes

Chocolate

Vanilla

Marble

Special sponge flavours

Light sponge flavours are only suitable for single tier, buttericed cakes, and are usually the flavour used for the photo cakes, with edible transfer pictures

(Rainbow cake is usually paired with a white vanilla buttercream filling to empasise the colours)

Rainbow Marble (Mimum R45 Extra charge)

Rainbow Layers, 6 colours(Minimum R80 extra charge)

Standard buttercream fillings:

  • Chocolate buttercream
  • Vanilla buttercream
  • Special buttercream fillings:

  • Orange
  • Strawberry
  • Bubblegum
  • Coffee
  • (Minimum extra charge of R35 applies, depending on size of cake)

    Special other fillings

  • Cookies and Cream
  • Caramel
  • Chocolate pudding
  • Chocolate ganache
  • (Minimum extra charge of R60 aooplies, depending on the size of the cake)

    Deluxe cake flavours

  • Double chocolate
  • Chocolate orange
  • Chocolate coffee
  • Coconut caramel
  • Coconut cake
  • Red velvet with traditional cream cheese filling.
  • Carrot with a traditional cream cheese filling. (Pecan nuts available on request).
  • (Subject to quotation, minimum R150 extra,depending on final design)

    *These flavours are not suitable for 3D Shaped/Carved cakes

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    When should I order my cake?

    As soon as possible!!!! We get booked up well in advance, so as soon as you have the basic preliminary details finalized (how many people, and when/where your event is going to be), please contact us. We only create a limited number of cakes per week as this enables us to devote the necessary attention to detail.

    A minimum of 4 to 6 weeks is required for three-dimensional designs, cakes with sugar flowers, as well as any figurines.

    What are your hours of operation?

    Portia Pastries and Cake shop operates by appointment so that we can offer the personalised attention you deserve. Enquiries can be sent to our email address and, if necessary, appointments are then made to discuss the details of your order at a convenient time and place.

    How much should I expect to pay for my cake?

    Every cake is different and it is not feasible to give an exact price without knowing all the details such as design, flavour, size, fillings and icings to be used. Naturally, a large, intricate cake is going to cost you more than a small, simple cake. Sculpted or shaped cakes are priced on a case-by-case basis.

    We have a tight budget, can you accommodate us?

    Yes! We have options available for most budgets, so do not hesitate to let us know what your estimated budget is before a consultation.

    Do I have to pick a cake from your portfolio?

    We do not limit our clients to using our portfolio. The portfolio is there to display our past work, to showcase our designs and to inspire you. We are more than willing to custom design your cake just for you as a once-off creation. If you see a cake in the portfolio that you like and want it duplicated, it can be achieved. But as most of our decorations are hand-made or modelled, there may be very slight differences to the cakes.

    How can I pay for my cake?

    We accept cash, cheques and electronic payments. A deposit must be paid on every cake to secure your order. Please note no order is confirmed without this deposit payment so it is important to pay immediately and to receive confirmation from us that your order has been booked. No orders will be produced without the payment of a deposit.

    Do you offer tasting samples?

    Ordering a sample box before your wedding day allows you to meet with us personally so that we can discuss the type of cake, filling, and design that you are interested in. It is highly recommended, as this offers you the opportunity to taste the cake. Please contact us to book a consultation.

    Can you make a cake from a picture or photo that I have?

    We welcome any pictures or photos that you have, as well as any ideas that you would like to discuss with us. We could either recreate your image exactly, or consult you on our variation. If you choose to order a cake from a picture or photo that is not from our portfolio we cannot guarantee that it will be an exact replica, as many pictures are from overseas companies, using equipment that is not available in our local area. We have our own styles and techniques so by paying your deposit you are accepting that we will use our creative discretion to design your cake.

    How must my cake be stored?

    Any butter iced cake or cupcakes can be refrigerated if you feel it is necessary, but cakes with plastic must be stored in a cool area, out of direct sunlight, preferably in an air-conditioned room. In summer we suggest keeping you plastic iced cake in the fridge, this will cause some condensation on the cake but will soon dry off. Cupcakes with plastic icing figurines or sugar flowers as decoration should be kept out of the fridge, as the figurines may become soft in the humid air. Cakes with chocolate decorations must be kept refrigerated, especially if your cake has a mousse filling. Normal butter iced chocolate cakes will be fine, as long as they are kept in a cool area.

    Contact

    We kindly request that quotation request NOT BE MADE via Whatsapp. Please e-mail us directly or contact us on the number provided so we can assist you!!