Thoughtful Ingredients, Beautiful Design

Liberty Baking Co.

Liberty Baking Co. is an old-school American style bakery. Insisting on only using “the good stuff”, Alison uses high fat European butter, sour cream, cream cheese, and dutch processed cocoa to create rich cake layers and fillings. Using clean designs and natural elements Liberty Baking Co. makes each cake an original work of art that tastes as good as it looks. A cake is often the centerpiece of every great occasion. A heart-warming cake makes every one of these occasions even sweeter.

Cakes

Vanilla
Three layers of thick sour cream pound cake filled and iced with sweet and tangy cream cheese frosting.
Chocolate
Three layers of thick dutch chocolate pound cake filled and iced with chocolate cream cheese frosting. Why Dutch cocoa? Because like a good coffee it has a deeper richer flavor than regular cocoa powder.
Strawberry
Three layers of strawberry infused pound cake paired with sweet and tangy cream cheese frosting and fresh strawberries. A natural twist on the ever-nostalgic boxed strawberry cake mix.
Hummingbird
A cake made famous by Southern Living Magazine. Three layers of pineapple, coconut, and pecan cake and filled with fluffy cream cheese frosting.
Carrot
Three layers of carrot cake are sprinkled with rum soaked raisins and toasted walnut pieces . Each cake is filled and iced with cream cheese frosting.
Red Velvet
Red velvet pound cake made with dutch processed cocoa powder and buttermilk paired with fluffy vanilla cream cheese frosting for a rich spin on an old favorite.
Yuzu Blackberry
This vanilla sour cream pound cake is paired with yuzu blackberry buttercream and fresh raspberries. Yuzu juice is blended with fresh blackberry puree to create a flavor reminiscent of summer in the 90’s.
Salted Caramel
Rich amaretto pound cake, layered with yummy bourbon salted caramel buttercream, oozey caramel and melt-in-your-mouth Maldon salt. The perfect combination of deep flavors made better with salty undertones without ever being sugary sweet.
Key Lime
Key lime pound cake made with fresh lime juice paired with key lime swiss buttercream and house made lemon curd. Sweet, tart and made of all-natural citrus and never processed juices.
Pumpkin Spice
Three layers of rich and sticky spiced pumpkin cake filled and iced with tangy cream cheese frosting. The perfect pumpkin pie made into cake form.
Coconut
Three layers of rich coconut pound cake filled with fluffy coconut cream, iced with cream cheese frosting and sprinkled with toasted coconut. Each component of this layered treat is infused with deep coconut flavor without overwhelming sweetness just like the coconut itself.

The Whole Menu

CAKES

Southern Pound Cake

Chocolate Pound Cake

Lemon Pound Cake

Hummingbird Cake

Carrot Cake

Maple Pound Cake

Coconut Cake

Red Velvet Cake

Strawberry Pound Cake

Amaretto Pound Cake

Funfetti Pound Cake

FILLINGS

Cream Cheese Frosting

Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting

Salted Caramel Swiss Buttercream

Brown Sugar Cinnamon Buttercream

Coconut Cream Cheese Frosting

Lemon Swiss Buttercream

Raspberry Swiss Buttercream

Yuzu Blackberry Swiss Buttercream

Key Lime Swiss Buttercream

Lemon Curds or Fresh Fruit (Seasonal Fruit)

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THE PROCESS

ORDERING

Liberty Baking Co. is a small pastry studio that enjoys taking on only a handful of clients each week to ensure impeccable and personable service for each customer.  Orders are taken directly through email with chef and owner Alison Friedman.

Your inquiry is important to us. Please be patient and remember, we are a two-woman team (typically in the kitchen with messy hands).  We will reply to your inquiry as soon as we can.

In your inquiry, please provide as many details as possible including date, number of servings required, and any specific design features you like.  It’s helpful for us to see images of the inspiration for your event including pictures of table settings, invitations, dresses, flowers, etc. Please send them to hello@libertybaking.com or use the contact button above. In some instances, you may know the exact cake or sweet that you would like.  We can work with your vision to create something spectacular, but please remember each artist has their own style, and we cannot guarantee that our work will match your image exactly. Additionally, because we work with fresh flowers, some concepts may need to be edited to meet seasonal availability. In other instances, you may only have a general idea or concept that will need tailoring. That’s perfectly fine – we love a creative challenge.

THE TASTING AND CAKE PROPOSAL

Tastings are done at the offices of Birch Event and Design in Alexandria, VA, a very talented event planning company. Tastings cost $40.00 and include sample boxes for up to four guests. Each additional guest will cost an additional $6.00/person. One tasting box contains servings of 7 flavors of cake that are often too large for a single sitting. Mmmmm leftovers. During the tasting, we will discuss flavor options, sizing options, design details, pricing, and delivery. Price quotes can be provided while at the tasting by request. Each sweet detail will be typed up for your reference and review. Once every detail is set, Alison will send along the proposal and invoice. Each wedding event is to be paid 50% at the time of the proposal review to reserve the date, while the other 50% is to be paid the week of the event. Please note, the first deposit is nonrefundable up to 12 weeks before the event.

DELIVERY

Delivery is available for every occasion, large or small. Cakes that are 3-tiers or more, intricately designed custom cakes, and other sweet treats can be very delicate. They require specific temperature control, timed deliveries, and careful vehicle transportation. For this reason, we insist that we deliver such precious cargo. Pricing for deliveries vary based on location.

CHANGES AND CANCELLATIONS

If you need to reschedule your order, the initial deposit is transferable for 12 weeks prior to your original required date, and can be put towards the booking of a new date. After this allocated period of time, your deposit is no longer transferable or refundable, and will become forfeit.

A full refund will be issued for any cancellation made formally in writing more than 12 full weeks prior to your required delivery date. If for any reason you wish to cancel your order after this period, we will offer a full refund less the initial 50% deposit paid. In the unlikely event that we are unable to complete your order due to personal circumstance or otherwise, we will offer you a full refund.

FAQs

WHAT IS YOUR COVID-19 POLICY FOR WEDDINGS?

* With the current state of affairs, hopefully you are considering rescheduling your wedding. Couples that have chosen to reschedule with Liberty Bakery will be able to transfer their deposit to the new proposed date without penalty. However, clients needing to reschedule a second time may result in a fee. In order to move the date, we will simply move all aspects to the new desired date and send along a revised contract to lock everything in. With the majority of couples rescheduling dates at this time, availability may soon become limited. I would strongly suggest finding a new date for your big day sooner rather than later.
* With that being said, should your new rescheduled date fall on a day that we are fully committed, we are more than happy to extend a full refund of your deposit. We do sincerely hope that you apply that deposit to assist another small business owner who is in need at this time, such as ourselves 🙂
* With all aspects being so up in the air and changing daily, we fully understand the right of cancelling your wedding day entirely. Should this be the route that you wish to go down, we unfortunately are unable to extend the option of a refund of any payments or deposits.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A SPECIAL OCCASION CAKE AND A STANDARD CAKE?

All cakes are special! With that being said, we currently offer two ways to order delicious cakes depending on details of the design and flavors. Below is our breakdown of the difference:
Standard Cakes: A cake that does not require a different design than that on our website. These cakes have set flavors, and can be purchased directly from the SHOP. Each cake is iced in white buttercream and decorated in the traditional Liberty fashion with seasonal local florals. These cakes are not available for delivery, but we do offer contactless pick-up on Fridays & Saturdays between 10am & 1pm.
Specialty Cakes: Cakes that are decorated with the specific design requested by each client. An example would be a unicorn design, pig design, etc. Our full menu of offerings is open to this type of cake, and is not limited to the availability such as our online shop. These cakes are available for both delivery and pick up depending on the client’s preference. For specialty cakes, we require a minimum of 10 days advance notice.

WHAT IS YOUR CANCELLATION POLICY?

All special occasion and standard cakes are paid for in full at the time the order is confirmed. Clients have the ability to cancel either cakes up to seven days before the order is to be picked up or delivered. After the seven day period, Liberty Baking Co. retains the right to keep payment(s) rendered. Please remember, we are a small local business person. Although we do not bake a week in advance, we do order all of our fresh products and ingredients based on our upcoming orders.

WHERE IS THE LIBERTY KITCHEN, AND WHAT IS A "COTTAGE KITCHEN"?

For now, the Liberty Baking Co. is located in a designated private lower level of Chef Alison Friedman’s home in Fairfax City, Virginia. A “Cottage Kitchen” is the classification of licenced and insured kitchen that is attached or within a person’s personal home. Our kitchen is operated under the guidance and inspection of the USDA. This means that Alison and Kim are also certified Professional Food Handlers and follow all Fairfax County health and sanitation codes. YAY! We are both uptight clean freaks!

CAN YOU WALK ME THROUGH A TYPICAL PICK UP AT LIBERTY BAKING CO.?

Customers will receive pick up information with each order’s confirmation. Liberty Baking Co. has its own side entrance. You will be asked to turn on to Collier Lane to the entrance. You will know you are there because of the giant tree swing. Customers will then be able to enjoy a contactless pick up by picking up their cake from the table outside the bakery door. If there is more than one cake one the table, each cake will have a large label with the customer’s name in bold to avoid zero contact with other clients’ items.

WHAT IF I AM RUNNING LATE FOR A PICK UP?

No worries. Life happens. Just give Alison a call or a text at 703.851.9680

WHERE DO YOU DELIVER SPECIALTY AND WEDDING CAKES TO?

We deliver all over the DMV. Pricing for delivery will vary on the time and distance from our kitchen in Fairfax and can range anywhere from $50.00 to $200.00.

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