Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I choose Sweet Release?
All our cakes are made from scratch using our own recipes to give you and your friends a unique Sweet Release experience. If you are dairy free, egg free vegan, you have the assurance that we are a fully vegan shop so there is no risk of contamination.

What happens in the Free Baking Classes?

We do the classes as needed and when it suits the charities or when we get a group of 6 individuals.  We offer two types of free classes: Decorations, to let people get in touch with their creative side. Each person gets 4 cupcakes to decorate to learn some piping skills and fondant work. The other one is learning how to bake which is suitable for people who like to focus on the moment as we need to get the ingredients just right to get a successful bake. We walk you through baking an item from scratch and a take home recipe. 

How much does a Sweet Release cake costs? 
Our cake quotes are based on 2" by 2" slices and are 4" high. Our most ordered cake size is a 9" wide, 4" cake which serves around 20 - 24 people so we have the following quotes based on this size:
  • Buttercream/Ganache decoration $90-$120;
  • Fondant cover $140-$150;
We also do other cakes:
  • 3D themed cakes starts at $120
  • Multi-tiered cakes start at $150

Note: All of our cakes are individually priced based on a variety of factors. These price guidelines are just to give you a general indication of what to expect from your quote.

TIf you can give us two weeks notice, you can order and pay for your cake in one go via our online shop here.
To help us give you a quote, please make sure to email us with the following details:
-Date you require the cake
-How many people you want it to feed
-Cake themes or a list of favourite things 
-Your cake budget


We charge our bakers time at $25 per hour so the more complicated the cake, the more hours are required to complete.

I need a cake asap. Do you have any in store ready to go?
We always have Hershey inspired chocolate pies ready to go at the shop for those last minute cake needs. It is made with a base of oreos, chocolate mousse, whipped coconut cream and topped off with milk and white chocolate buttons...all vegan!

Do you Deliver?
Yes we do! If you are based in the Wellington CBD, we can deliver your yummy goodies for just $10. We can also deliver outside the CBD but prices will vary depending where you are. We'll need the full delivery name and address, along with any special delivery instructions.

Do you cater for special diets and allergies?
We believe everyone should be able to eat delicious treats. Our cakes are vegan by default and are nut free unless stated (e.g carrot and walnuts).All our cake flavours can also be done in gluten free versions..

What is your policy with paying bloggers?
We have a policy of saying No to offers to write about us in exchange for free food.

What is your policy with donating to charities?
We focus our donations to our free baking classes, Wellington Rape Crisis annual appeal and a few animal charities every year. If you would like to discuss your fundraiser with us, feel free to drop us a line.