FAQ's

Where is Noland’s Cake Shop Located?

We are located at 205 Suite B, on Main Street in lovely downtown Pleasanton, California.  Our phone number is 925-462-3333. The e-mail address you can best reach us at is sales@nolandscakes.com

What are the store hours?

Our store hours are 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday thru Saturdays.  Our deliveries continue even if the store is closed.  We are not open on Sundays but we do deliveries for an additional fee depending on how far they must go.  There must be at least a 2 week notice if you need your cake delivered on a Sunday.

How long has Noland’s Cake Shop been in business?

Noland’s has been in the Pleasanton area for almost 40 years.  The original owner was Hope Noland.  She sold her business to Don and Aldean Laudenbach after several years and they remained the owners for 27 years, helping build the excellent reputation we still hold today for high quality custom cakes.  Tim and Donna Yadron are now the owners of Noland’s, and have been for the past 10 years.

How much time do you require for cake orders?

We prefer to have orders placed normally at least a week in advance. Sometimes simple cakes with no custom artwork can be ordered up to a day in advance, but we still recommend you plan about 3-4 days lead time even for non-custom orders.    Cake orders that have custom designs with any fondant work, require at least 2 weeks lead time, but during the summer months it might take as much as a month to assure we are able to accommodate the work needed.  Other custom designs require 1 week notice, but we can work with you if you’re planning a last minute event.  Saturdays book up very quickly for custom cake orders, so make sure you order as soon as possible if you need your cake for a weekend party.

How much do you charge for custom designed cakes?

All custom artwork starts at $75.00 and goes up depending on how complex the design is.  Flat drawn artwork is less costly than 3 dimensional fondant design.  Anything with fondant 3-D toppers normally starts at an additional $100, and most carved cakes start at $200. Just ask our staff for more details.  (Frosting flowers, balloons, confetti and streamers, and messages are always free with your cake order.)

What products does Noland’s sell on a regular basis?

Of course, Noland’s is well known for our custom cakes but we also sell cupcakes, cookies and brownies on a regular basis.  We offer chocolate chip, snickerdoodle, peanut butter, oatmeal raisin, and Mexican wedding, as well as several different special varieties offered throughout the year.  We also have cut-out sugar cookies with custom designs, starting at $5 a piece.  In the fall we sell delicious pumpkin rolls, yule logs, and a selection of pies.  We are always trying new items as well, so please check with us when you have a need for something different for your special occasion.  If you have a special recipe but just don’t have the time, give us a call and we usually can help you!

What is Fondant?

Fondant is a roll-out icing, similar to a dough texture, made mainly from sugar. It has a very smooth texture, and can be used not only to cover a cake, but to make edible sculpture. 

What other frostings do you use?

We have non-dairy whipped cream (a Noland’s classic for almost 40 years!), Italian meringue buttercream,  chocolate cream, chocolate mousse and chocolate fudge.

What are some of Noland’s most popular flavors of cake?

Noland’s has been famous for our banana-nut cake with fresh sliced banana filling for many years.    Another very popular flavor is our white champagne cake, either with strawberry mousse or with fresh strawberries while they are in season.  We have classics such as carrot cake with cream cheese, or red velvet with cream cheese, Black Forest (chocolate cake with a cherry filling and whipped cream icing), or yellow cake with chocolate fudge icing… the classic birthday cake! Many of our flavors pair well together. You can mix and match on our flavors page, or feel free to ask for any assistance with recommended pairs.

I am not very creative and will need some help designing my cake.  Can you help?

Absolutely!  Our friendly staff can help you design any cake that you want.  Just let us know what theme you’re thinking of and what colors you would like to use.  You can also bring in a picture or drawing to help give us an idea of what you would like.  We recommend that you make a design appointment with one of our designers.