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Our Policies

Allergens Found in Our Shop:

  • Nuts

  • Eggs

  • Milk and Dairy Products

  • Wheat
    (While we try to sustain an allergy-friendly environment-there are always potential risks for cross-contamination.)


  • We require a 50% non-refundable deposit for all orders and this is due at time of order placement (full-payment is preferred).

  • Due to being a small shop, we can only take so many orders per weekend. If an order is cancelled, any payment made on your order is non-refundable and non-transferable. All changes are required seven days prior to the date of pick up.

  • If cancelled at least 30 days prior to the pick up date and time, we will be happy to transfer any payment made on that order to another order within three months from that date.

Refunds / Exchanges 

  • Due to the tedious, handcrafted nature of our products, we are unable to provide refunds or exchanges for custom orders.

  • Once you or a designated party has picked up an order and signed for it, it is considered "accepted" – we will ask to make sure that everything is correct such as the design, spelling, etc. Refunds requested due to decorating style, writing, color shade, or general design will not be honored after signing for your cake. In some instances, you may bring the cake back in for design adjustments but this is an additional charge if the cake has been signed for.

  • All products are the responsibility of the customer once it leaves our shop. We are not responsible for any damage occurring to the cake during transport, set-up or any time thereafter. You will be given instructions on how to carry, transport, and store your cake upon pick up. Keep in mind that cakes are very fragile and damages can happen; if not handled properly – such as cracks, smudges, melted frosting, etc. We only give refunds in accordance with refund policies stated below.

  • Cake flavor and texture is subjective. Full refunds requested due to flavor or texture after the cake has been accepted and picked up will not be honored. You may qualify for a percentage of a store credit if the product is brought back and the quality of the cake flavor or texture is determined to not meet our standards. Cakes must be brought back to us within a timely manner, preferably with 24 hours of pick up - please call or email us promptly to let us know of the issue. Quality determination is solely at the discretion of ours. Please understand that we cannot issue refunds for cakes that have already been completely eaten. *Store credit percents are based on how quickly the cake is returned, how much has been consumed, and what we determine the quality to be. Store credits of any kind will not be issued to customers who do not contact us within 48 hours. 


The following scenario is the only instance when we will provide a refund:

  •  If you come to our store for pick up or if upon delivery the cake does not meet your expectations, we will give you a refund (minus 25% handling/cancellation fee). This refund will be given as a store credit (no cash/money refunds will be given.) 
    NOTE: If we give you a refund, you cannot keep the cake. You can only get the refund if you refuse to “accept” the cake.
    We will NOT negotiate a partial refund if you keep the cake.
    This is a “take it, or leave it” policy. We are not responsible for any expense you may incur for replacing our cake.


Cancellation / Changes

  • Changes and cancellations to retail orders are accepted up until 7 days prior to the date of pick up. We are unable to make changes on orders after that time frame. This does not apply to orders that have contracts.


Guarantees / Disclaimer 

  • We do all that we can to make sure that your order is decorated to the specification on your written order form. Upon pick-up of your cake, adjustments can be made for an additional charge if it was not stated on your original order. If for some reason something is not decorated correctly as stated on your order, we will make necessary changes right away. 

  • Every order is hand-made. Decorative finishes are done by hand and are subject to the artistic interpretation of our expert cake decorators. You may provide us with a photograph for inspiration and duplication; however, we make no claims for exact duplication of the work done by other cake decorators.


Deliveries/ Shipping

Here at Mel's Cupcakery, we love being able to offer convenience for our customers! However, there are a few things that even we cannot always control. ​

  • Deliveries: Up to 100 mile radius. If you have an event, we can guarantee delivery times for an event fee.​ Otherwise, delivery is from 10am until 8pm (subject to later during Holiday seasons). If you provide us a delivery window time-then, we will do our best to achieve that but it is not guaranteed unless specified and charged. Any time that we provide is an estimate only. Think of us like Amazon :-)

  • Shipping: We proudly ship nationwide. We use UPS as our carrier. Per their policy, shipping dates/times are always subject to change due to weather or unforeseen circumstances. Also, we cannot guaranteed how our products will arrive. We pay extra for fragility and shipping care; however, UPS does not guarantee that items will be handled with care like advised and the customer is required to file a claim for the parcel they receive that was damaged. IT IS NOT OUR RESPONSIBILITY FOR PRODUCTS MISHANDLED BY THE SHIPPING CARRIER-NO REFUNDS WILL BE ISSUED FOR ITEMS RECEIVED DISSATISFACTORY. 


*Orders are subject to these policies listed above and changes at owners' discretion. 

"Where Everyday Is A Piece Of Cake!"

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