Frequently asked questions
What’s the best way to contact you?
The contact form works just fine!
For specifics, you can reach out to us for the following:
1. Custom order requests beyond what we currently offer, questions about current and special orders, or the ingredients that we use: email@example.com
2. Any photo permission use or collaboration requests: cheeky@chipperandcheeky,com
We probably should keep things copacetic and not wax on about why the sky is blue, if you catch our drift.
Where is Chipper & Cheeky located?
Los Angeles County. Chipper & Cheeky is a bakery business working in a commercial kitchen under the Cottage License.
How far in advance should I place my order?
All regular orders require at least a 72-hour notice, but there may be some wiggle room – again, for regular orders ONLY. For rush orders, there will be an extra fee.
For custom cake orders, please allow for a MINIMUM of 72 hours.
For wedding cakes, please allow for a MINIMUM of 3 weeks.
Can I place special orders?
Of course!! Variety is the sugar and spice of life. Check out the custom cake order form and design away!
If you have any questions, please send us a message via the contact form and/or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll determine if we can plan something unique and delicious for you.
**For minimally decorated custom cakes, our prices START at $250 for 6" and $325 for 8" 4-layer cakes. For more elaborate custom design requests, please contact us by phone or email for more details.**
What here is gluten-free?
Nearly everything already is, or can be made 100% gluten-free only.
All of the cakes, cookies, and entremets can be made both vegan and gluten-free. Nearly all of the African Pastries are vegan and gluten-free, too. The items* that are not gluten-free are: Nigerian ‘Meat’ Pies made with puff pastry, Coconut-Marzipan Sweet Bread, and all of the croissants (because of the pastry flour required to make puff pastry).
Good news: the ‘Meat’ Pies and Koeksisters can be made gluten-free!
*Please note: the items mentioned above are available depending on the season and our latest menu. Not all items listed above will be available year-round.
What here is vegan?
To date, all of our products either already are or can be made 100% vegan. To be clear, virtually all of our products can be made both vegan and gluten-free. This includes all of our cakes, cookies, African pastries, and entremets.
In the spirit of our motto and deeply ingrained message of inclusivity, we have recently expanded our dessert selection to include tasty treats that are 100% gluten-free only, sourcing the highest quality, responsibly sourced, organic butter, milk, and free-range eggs.
During checkout, please specify if you want want a 100% gluten-free *only* dessert!
What about delivery?
Glad you asked! If you’re up for a drive and want to do a local pickup, then there’s no delivery fee! Otherwise, flat rates vary according to the pickup location that you enter when you check out.
(Also, regarding the Checkout page, the delivery fee will adjust once you enter a request to pickup your order from a determined location, so don’t fret!)
We also ship select products statewide, within California. Check out our Statewide Delivery tab to learn more.
How long will your products last?
Well, that depends on what product(s) you buy. No added preservatives are used in any of our products, so enjoying them sooner is always better. Please find a rough guide to the shelf-life of various products* below:
Cookies? Leave them in an airtight container on the shelf for up to three days.
Croissants? Leave them in an airtight container for up to a day. They’ll get stale afterwards, so try to avoid that!
‘Meat’ Pies? Leave them in the fridge for up to three days.
Raw cake? Leave in the fridge for up to two days. Thereafter, cut into slices, wrap tightly with aluminum foil or plastic, and freeze.
Cake? Leave in the fridge for up to three days.
All in all, for maximum freshness, we strongly recommend eating the products sooner rather than later.
*Please note: Our menu can vary depending on the season; not all products mentioned above will be available year-round.
What about cross-contamination?
Helping those who suffer from gluten sensitivity or Celiac disease is a cause that we’re extremely passionate about.
It hits very close to home, and learning that a co-owner of Chipper & Cheeky has Celiac was a huge motivator in creating our business. We are very careful not to cross-contaminate gluten-free ingredients and wheat ingredients.
Please know that we cannot entirely eliminate ingredients containing gluten from our kitchen and therefore cannot be held responsible for a possible reaction. If you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to reach out! Let’s work it out.
I am allergic to (Fill In the Blank)… What products can I buy or consume?
Let’s talk! Chipper & Cheeky is very accommodating to food allergies. Once we discuss your special needs, we can figure out whether you can place a special order.
Please know that we cannot entirely eliminate the ingredients from our kitchen and therefore cannot be held responsible for a possible reaction.
If you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to reach out! Let’s work it out.
Do you have any sugar-free desserts?
While we do not make completely sugar-free desserts, we can make any product using little sugar.
We can also make a keto-friendly cake! Chat us up and we’ll determine if we can make what you’re looking for!
Where can I leave my tip?
Before you give us the stink eye, we take all kinds of donations – in the form of positive mentions and positive energy!
Relevant forms of tip-currency include: 1) glowing reviews on ourFacebook page, 2) 5-star ratings on ourYelp page, 3) genuine shout outs on ourGoogle Business page, and 4) spreading the word!
If you do, we’ll be ever so grateful, we’ll likely even jump for joy. Supporting small, black-owned, female-owned businesses is a huge deal, and we would greatly appreciate your support!
What ingredients to you use?
We use responsibly sourced, high-quality ingredients from trusted local vendors and leading food brands.
We also focus on creating more sustainability to ensure that we are creating high-quality dessert for our community -- responsibly.
To learn more, please visit the 'Our Ingredients' page.