When ordering a cake be prepared to pay for it. We now require a 50% deposit or full payment for all orders. It is that we are now required to do this, but it is the way of the world. We do not have the time or money to lose, for people to place orders and than never come to get them. If you place a order for anything that is not our normal item we will charge you in full at the time of order. It is this way everywhere now. You can not get any speciality product now without prepaying for your order.