What's the minimum order I can place with Leading Lady Delights?
For Bombshell Baking, you'll see the amount and price on the description and on the menu under "Order". For example, you can get a dozen Pumpkin Oatmeal Muffins. All Superstar Sweets are sold at a minimum of one pound.
Do you ship?
Leading Lady Delights does not ship. However, there is a post office and UPS store just five blocks away. If you have a local friend or family member who can pick up your order, they can ship it to you.
How do I place an order?
You can fill out the order form on the Order page. Include what you would like to order and your preferred pick up date. I will call you to confirm your order, arrange payment, and select a pick-up date and time. Your order is complete once I have received your payment. Please see "How do you handle payment?" below for details. Please call me (510) 325-5485 if you have any questions. The order form helps me track your order and assists you in deciding exactly what you want.
How do you handle payment?
Leading Lady Delights requires payment in advance, at the time of your order. You can pay by Paypal or credit card. Please note that there are minimal service fees (through Paypal and credit card companies) which will be added on. For instance, an $8 OMG! Challah will be $8.50. A $20 pound of Famous Fudge will be $21.00.
Where do I pick up my order?
You can pick up your order here in the Glenview area of Oakland. After you have placed your order and payment has been received, I will contact you with the address and we'll set up a specific time for pick-up. I usually set a half-hour window for pick-up with my clients. Please be on time.
Why do I have to select a half hour window for pick up?
The benefit of ordering from Leading Lady Delights is that you have something that's made just for you by one person. The drawback is that I'm one person. Leading Lady Delights also fits into my acting and family schedule. By agreeing on a set time for pick up, I can ensure that your order is the freshest it can be and that I can be here for your pick up. Otherwise, I may be out at a rehearsal or schlepping my children somewhere. If you do not arrive on time for pick-up, your order will be placed on the front porch. You are then responsible for anything that happens to the order (damage, theft, elements) thereafter.
What kind of packaging do you offer?
Leading Lady Delights likes to keep it simple and not charge you for expensive packaging. To that end, most Bombshell baked goods will be on a recyclable paper plate wrapped in plastic. Superstar Sweets are most often featured in either a purple-swirly or clear cellophane gift bag with a silver twist tie. For special events, I can connect you with a friend who specializes in handmade origami boxes which are regiftable too!
Do you deliver?
The quick answer: no. On occasion for a large special order, LLD may deliver in the Oakland area.
Do you make sugar-free desserts?
Leading Lady Delights offers one Svelt Starlet option: Pumpkin Oatmeal Muffins which has honey in it. Otherwise, I use real sugar.
Do you have gluten-free options?
The Standing Ovation Cake is a wonderful gluten-free dessert. It has just four ingredients: chocolate, sugar, butter, and eggs. Check out Moxie Meringues, Coconut Macaroons, and Chocolate Macaroons. All the Superstar Sweets are gluten-free as well. I'm happy to send you an ingredient list for any product. While I make only one dessert at a time, sanitize all pans and utensils, and take great care to keep gluten products out the kitchen when making gluten-free desserts, Leading Lady Delights is NOT a gluten-free facility and you are ultimately responsible for your health. Please visit the Glamorous Gluten-Free Treats page on this website.
Do you make frosted cakes or cupcakes for parties?
With the Cottage Food License, Leading Lady Delights is not permitted to make frostings. I can make dark chocolate cupcakes dipped in bittersweet chocolate. If you're crazy about chocolate like I am, you won't miss the frosting.
What kind of chocolate do you use?
Leading Lady Delights is proud to exclusively use Ghirardelli chocolate. Products we use include 100% Chocolate, 60% bittersweet chocolate, and white chocolate. Most LLD desserts which include chocolate use a mixture to land around 70% cocoa.
Will you make a custom order if I bring my own ingredients like Splenda or milk chocolate?
While I would love to accommodate your request, the taste and quality of LLD products using my recipes and my ingredients are of utmost importance. With the Cottage Food License, if asked, I'd have to provide receipts for all ingredients used and cannot do that if you have made the purchase.