Shipping

Shipping Method and Delivery Schedule:

We ship USPS Priority Mail and UPS.  We have selected this method of shipping as it is an economical and convenient shipping method.  After we bake your order, Shipping time is one to three business days depending on your zone from our bakery in Illinois.  

We ship only in the United States. 

We bake to order.  We use natural ingredients and no preservatives.  We do not freeze our cakes. 

Your order is baked fresh and shipped as follows:

We only bake in the mornings.  Order cut-off is 5 pm.  When we receive your order we add it to the NEXT day's baking schedule (we bake Tuesday thru Saturday).  For example:  If your order is received on Tuesday at 9 am, we will bake it (and ship it) on Wednesday.  But if your order is received Tuesday at 7 pm, we will bake it on Thursday.  If we receive your order on Friday at 6 pm we will bake it the following Tuesday (because we do not ship on Sundays and Mondays).  We ship the same day we bake. 

Shipping time is 1 to 3 days depending on where you are in the U.S.  We are in the Midwest therefore if you are on a Coast the shipping time will be 3 days but if you are in Chicago the shipping time will be 1 day.

Our cake jars have a shelf life of 10 days from the date we bake them.  You can extend that time by freezing your cakes upon receipt.  

We ship USPS because they deliver on Saturdays.  However, if you need your order quicker, kindly contact us to make arrangements.  

Most orders will ship within 24 to 48 hours of the  placing of the order.  The exception is orders that are placed Friday through Saturday as our bakery is closed Sunday and Monday.  Orders placed during that time will ship within 72 to 96 hours. 

We understand that situations arise that you may need your order more quickly than usual.  If you need alternate shipping methods and are willing to pay the increased price, simply contact us and we can ship your order via FedEx or UPS according to your specifications.  Email thesugarpath.orders@gmail.com

Please note that due to the amount of orders we receive we cannot hold your order until a certain date.  Kindly anticipate when you will need an order and order accordingly.  

Weather and Temperature:

We have carefully selected desserts to ship that maintain their quality during the shipping process.  However, weather and temperature may affect the stability of the desserts being shipped. Our cakes are frosted with buttercream and buttercream melts in hot weather.  If your order is being shipped to an area where the temperature is above 78 degrees, kindly note this in the notes of your order so that we can ensure proper temperature controlled packaging.  We do pay attention to the weather and will ship with ice packs when weather exceeds 75 degrees.  Please ensure that someone is home to accept the package as desserts sitting out in hot weather will melt. 

Upon arrival,  please ensure to bring your box in away from the elements as quickly as possible.  Our desserts do not require refrigeration but do melt in hot weather.

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