FAQ

Do you make everything at Crixa Cakes?

Yes, everything is scratch-baked on-site. Scratch-baked means our cakes are made from flour, sugar, butter, oil, chocolate, or whatever basic ingredients they require – not from a package cake mix. It also means that we make all of our own doughs, like puff pastry, danish, strudel and pie doughs, rather than purchasing them ready-made.

Does Crixa use organic ingredients?

Crixa’s use of pure ingredients and slower hand-made processes isn’t new or trendy – it’s the way our better tasting baked goods have traditionally been produced. Crixa uses organic ingredients whenever they meet our quality standards and are not price-prohibitive.

How do I place an Advance Order?

We accept Advance Orders from our Advance Order Menu over the phone or in our bakery during our regular business hours.

For best selection, Advance Orders should be placed no later than 3 business days before your pickup date.

Large Advance Orders (weddings, large events, 12-inch cakes) should be placed no later than 5 business days before your pickup date. Large Advance Orders must be placed and paid for in-person in our bakery.

We recommend placing your Advance Order early for best selection. Dates often get booked up.

We require prepayment on all Advance Orders. Prepayments are non-refundable for orders canceled within their 3 or 5 day production window.

Need a cake today? Please see our FAQ, I Have Not Placed An Advance Order And I Need A Cake Today. Can I Still Get One?

What does Crixa mean?

Crixa is lapin for crossroads. Lapin is the language of the rabbits in Richard Adams‘ novel Watership Down. In the book Crixa is the center of Efrafa, the rabbit warren. It is located at the crossing point of two bridle paths.

In Berkeley, California, Crixa Cakes is at the crossroads of Adeline Street and Shattuck Avenue on the site of an old horse stable.

What forms of payment do your accept?

Crixa Cakes accepts cash, Apple Pay, Visa and MasterCard credit and check cards, and American Express and Discover credit cards for payment. We do not accept checks.

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