Q: I’ve never heard of the Rashida Sawyer Bakery. Are you guys new?
A: Yes… and no. Our namesake, Loraine Rashida Sawyer, has been a baker for decades. She ran a bakery called “Rashida’s Deluxe Baked Goods” from her home in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s. She was a fixture at the Ithaca Farmer’s Market and made cakes for local restaurants and caterers.
In 2019, her son decided to relaunch the family business. While Rashida continues to be our lead baker, our team consists of 3 related families who share her passion for great taste and quality!
Q: Where are you located?
A: 110 West Green St. (Press Bay Court) in Ithaca!
Q: What are you guys known for?
A: hmmm…. Let’s see…. The Best Tasting Cakes This Side of Cayuga Lake?
Our Cheesecake is the flagship and our most known cake. But our Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting is a legend too!
Then there’s the Fruit Tart… the Pound Cake… um…
We’re just known for being good. ?
Q: How can I get a cake?
Or call us at 607-233-4061!
Q: Do you do events catering like weddings?
A: We certainly can!
Click HERE to get started!
Q: When can I get my cake?
A: Most cakes require a one-day turn around. However, feel free to call us at 607-233-4061 to see if we have your desired cake in stock!
Any cakes requiring heavy design work require 3 days minimum turnaround.
Q: Can I walk-in to order or pick up cakes/slices?
A: Yes, you may! If you’ve placed an order on www.rashidasawyer.com, then you can pick up your cake at the scheduled pickup time.
If you’re looking to pick up slices for a quick dessert, we’re open Monday through Friday, 9am – 9pm.
Q: Do you deliver?
A: Yes! Choose the delivery option from www.rashidasawyer.com and enter your address to verify that you are in our delivery radius. We deliver anywhere within Tompkins County, New York!
A delivery charge will be applied for delivery orders.
Q: Do you guys offer slices?
A: Of course, we do! Click here for Next day delivery (in which the prices are cheaper!) Or Click here to order same-day now!
You can also check out Ithaca-to-Go, Grubhub, or Doordash.
Q: Does the Rashida Sawyer Bakery write on cakes?
A: We do not write on cakes. We do offer craft cake toppers that can be placed into thecake!
And guess what?! They are all made HERE at the bakery! Give us a call to learn more!!
Q: Do you offer gluten free, vegan, or dairy free options?
Try our Blackout Bars! They are Gluten and Dairy-free.
For Vegans, try our Apple Spice Cake!
Q: Do you have Gift Cards?
A: Um, yeah.
Our cakes make excellent gifts! So ordering a gift card from www.rashidasawyer.com/shop will make you a very popular person!
Q: Do you ship cakes around the country?
We have a flat shipping charge of $17!
Q: Do you sell cakes wholesale?
A: We certainly can!
Call 607-233-4061 and ask for KC to get details!
Q: Why are your prices high? Why don’t you offer this? Why don’t you offer that?….
A: Have you ever heard of a “Startup” business before? What about a “mom & pop” shop?
We use high quality ingredients for our recipes, but since we’re not a Fortune 500 business (*yet), we can’t negotiate fancy contracts for those ingredients that would allow us to charge lower prices.
That said, you can always visit your local gas station to get a cheap dessert! 🙂
Q: Surprise Cake Deliveries?
A: Yes. However, the recipients of surprises aren’t home 95% of the time. So there’s a good chance your special someone wont get your gift.
So be a good person, tell your birthday boy/girl that a cake is coming.