• Frequently asked questions

    When is Niu Cakery finishing up and why?

    Niu Cakery is finishing up at the end of July 2018 as Niuafe will be moving to Melbourne to pursue a new career in Patisserie.

    Do you have ready made cupcakes and cakes in store to purchase?

    We currently do not sell any baking off the shelves as we are heavily booked with cake orders.

    When are the bake sales?

    Bake sales happen once every month and depend on the weeks we can fit them in with our busy schedule. The best way to find out is through our FB and Instagram.

    Who is Miss Bonbon?

    So Niu Cakery share the premises with another business called Miss Bonbon. Becky (owner of Miss Bonbon) sells cake decorating supplies and we sell cakes, so both business work harmonious. We do share the one land line too.

    How much notice do I need to place an order?

    The earlier the better! We usually book up months in advance so we need as much notice. If you’re wanting a single tier cake or a batch of cupcakes we’ll need 3 days notice and sometimes we’ll be able to accommodate depending on the week. Give us a call on 09 827 3110.

    How much is the deposit?

    A non refundable deposit is required to secure your booking. The deposit is a percentage of the total price and varies depending on how large the order is. They generally start from 20% - 50%.

    Does the cake come in a box?

    Yes the cake does come in either a thick cardboard box or a cake box for transportation.

    What’s the best way to transport the cake?

    Depending on the size of the cake, it’s best to either have someone to hold it or have the cake flat on the floor of the car. With tiered cakes we recommend that someone comes to hold the cake since we only decorate our cakes in buttercream, meaning they’re more delicate. With larger tiers (3 tiers or more) we highly recommend that we deliver it if you’re not familiar with transporting buttercream cakes.

    What’s the best way to store the cake?

    Air conditioned room is good especially during warmer seasons. Cake should never be in direct sun light or it’ll melt. You can also have the cake chilled in the fridge for a few hours in its box before serving. Never leave the cake in the fridge overnight before serving, as cold buttercream tends to sweat when in contact with room temperature.