nikkiikkin

Bespoke favor cookies & luxury cakes

Brooklyn, New York · 735 Sales

nikkiikkin

Bespoke favor cookies & luxury cakes

Brooklyn, New York 735 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(164)

Announcement   Welcome to my sugar shop! Beautiful and creative parties are my passion. Let me help you make yours unforgettable.

ALWAYS message me for turnaround times and schedule availability prior to ordering. I SHIP ALL ORDERS ON MONDAYS FOR WEEKEND EVENTS. To keep with the time honored tradition of bakers, I only sell cookies by the standard dozen.

Announcement

Last updated on Feb 10, 2018

Welcome to my sugar shop! Beautiful and creative parties are my passion. Let me help you make yours unforgettable.

ALWAYS message me for turnaround times and schedule availability prior to ordering. I SHIP ALL ORDERS ON MONDAYS FOR WEEKEND EVENTS. To keep with the time honored tradition of bakers, I only sell cookies by the standard dozen.

Nikki Berry

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Nikki Berry

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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(164)
stefany altamar

Inactive Etsy Member on Jun 4, 2018

5 out of 5 stars
cozycubcakes

cozycubcakes on Jun 4, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

I cannot say enough good things about this heart-shaped cake topper! It was absolutely beautiful, as you can see, but it was also very sturdy, with immaculate fondant work (not to mention delicious-yes, completely edible fondant-covered Rice Krispie treat). The shop owner, Nikki, is very friendly and accommodating and a joy to work with, and the order was delivered with plenty of time to spare. I will absolutely order from her again!

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About

For the love of craft and design

I love to see moms making their own cupcakes and cakes for their children's parties. Im happy to help them polish off their dessert table presentations with my fondant toppers or favor cookies. I fill my shop with quality, not quantity. I use high quality ingredients and fondant and I don't make common or ordinary designs.

I have been working with fondant for almost 15 years. My first few cakes were for my children and close family. My skills grew as sugar artists started sharing their tips and techniques through blogs and webpages. I soaked it all in, experimented a lot and figured out I could ship many of my designs.

While I often sell fresh cakes to local clients, it is so easy for many of the loose fondant decorations to be added to a fresh cake anywhere.

Most of my shop designs have come from a party Ive made for someone I love. I look forward to creating something special for someone you love!

You can see more about the stories behind my work on my blog www.nikkiikkin.com.

Shop members

  • Nikki Berry

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    I'm an interior designer who is currently working with sugar more than floor plans. I have many creative outlets, my blog NikkiikkiN is a reflection of how I use them.

Shop policies

Last updated on February 10, 2018
Welcome to Nikkikkin Design Studio. I am very pleased to be able to share my creations through Etsy. I hope my items have been inspiring and that you return often to find something special. Please see my blog www.nikkiikkin.com for more beautiful parties, cakes, crafts and interiors.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I don't accept returns, exchanges, or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
REGARDING DIGITAL FILES:
Please open your files immediately upon receipt to ensure that everything sent is to your liking. If you are unhappy with your order, please do not hesitate to contact me within 7 days of receiving your files. BUT also know that I will not REDO a custom printable because you changed your mind on the message or intended for me to plug your child's name into my sample phrase. Please send me your custom message in its entirety. I do not refund for any digital item sent.

REGARDING SHIPPED ITEMS:
ALL ITEMS ARE FINAL SALE. I DO NOT REFUND FOR BREAKAGE ON EDIBLE ITEMS. My policy on breakage is in line with every other cookie and fondant shop on etsy. I care very much about my sugar work and my client's happiness but I can only protect the items within the box by packing them with shock absorbing paper and in bundles to prevent shake and movement against the sides of the box. I can not control abuse and rough handling from a carrier. I would love to be able to hand delivery each work of art and if you are local NYC that can be arranged. Its not by luck that I receive raving reviews about my packing methods, its from practice and success in shipping nearly 1000 fragile cookies and fondant orders. Because my packing methods are so well done, there is no reason a client should receive a damaged item. But as you can understand, I can't be responsible for the actions of the carrier once the package is handed over to them. If you are giving cookies as favors I recommend you order more than you need just incase. I will happily invoice you for an extra amount that you feel comfortable with incase of breakage.

If your items arrive severely damaged I can only advise that you file a claim with the postage carrier as priority mail includes insurance but I do not purchase extra insurance for your order. Fondant decor can be repaired with water if a piece has come unattached. Cookies can not be repaired unless you have royal icing. (FYI a crack in the royal icing on a cookie is not breakage!)

If you simply are not happy with your items recieved I may refund the item amount (not shipping) if you arrange to send it back to me post marked before your event date. This only applies if I deem the request is truthful and warranted.


REGARDING CANCELLATIONS ON SHIPPED ITEMS:
Please keep in mind when you order from etsy sellers, that we are independent shop owners that offer one on one service before, during and after a transaction. Please be considerate and serious about your inquires for custom work, even if I have not yet spent any product on your order I did spend plenty of time answering your questions as well as a fee for a custom listing that will go to waste when you cancel.

I will accept cancellation requests if I have not started your order and it is more than 2 weeks from your event day. If its less than 2 weeks prior to your event, I will not honor your request as I have probably turned away another order for your spot in my schedule.

REGARDING CANCELLATIONS ON FRESH CAKES AND LOCAL NYC DELIVERY OR PICK UP CLIENT ORDERS:

All orders must be paid in full at the time of ordering. Cakes require (1) month prior to event for booking. Your event date is not on my schedule or will be held until your order is paid in full.

- Notification of cancellation must be made fourteen (14) or more days prior to the delivery or pick-up date in order to receive a partial (50%) refund of monies paid.
- No refunds or credits will be issued for cancellations made with less than fourteen (14) days notice prior to the delivery or pick-up date of the order.
- For cancellations made more than (14) days in advance, regardless of the date, a 50% cancelation fee is always non-refundable.
- In the event of cancellation, full order monies paid or 50% cancelation fee monies paid are forfeit and cannot be credited toward future bakery purchases.
Payment
All payments are made through PayPal or direct check out with Etsy. Full payment is expected at time of purchase & I do not start any orders, even if you have giving me all the info, without an order placed.

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Shipping
DITAL DIY PARTY PRINTABLES:
Are emailed within 3 days of payment. FYI, if you order in the middle of the night (after 10pmEST) the first "day" starts the next morning.

MADE-TO-ORDER:
All of my decorations are made-to-order. I cannot start your order until payment is received and cleared.

STARTING 2017: In order to offer sweets to all of my favorite states as well as my growing local NYC clients, it has become necessary for me to set a standard shipping day. I will only be able to ship packages on MONDAYS. My standard shipping method is 2-3 day USPS priority mail. This combination has shown to work perfectly for me to prepare the freshest cookies yet still make it to you a few days before your event. It also puts fondant toppers in hand at just the time you need it, so they aren't overhandled. If your event is an office or school party during the week, please let me know and I can see what I can do to make an exception, but rush fees or upgraded shipping may be charged to accommodate you.

EVENT DAY DISCLOSURE:
Its my goal to have your order in hand a few days before your event, so please be honest about your event day. When I agree to a event date that fits in my schedule please do not tell me in the notes to seller that you want them to arrive on or before a specific date prior to that event date. If you would like to upgrade to express service with a guaranteed delivery day I can arrange that fee and my schedule for you. Otherwise the exact delivery day is out of my control. I am a very organized baker and business owner and I don't wish to stress myself or clients about a delayed package or a package that just barely makes it, which is why I aim for mid week delivery.....not to soon, not too late.

FONDANT SHIPPING:
I SHIP ALL ORDERS ON MONDAYS. I ship fondant toppers and cake decor 2-3 day USPS priority which means it will arrive mid week prior to your weekend event. Although fondant does not spoil or rot, it does fade and is affected by humidity. It is delicate and to prevent overhanding its best if clients have it in hand only a few days before using.

COOKIE SHIPPING:
I SHIP ALL ORDERS ON MONDAYS. I ship cookies 2-3 day USPS priority mail which means it will arrive mid week prior to your weekend event. Please be honest about the day you are serving your cookies so that I can calculate the best baking day and give you the freshest cookies.

EVENT DATE:
When you order, please let me know your event date in the "Notes to Seller" at checkout. This is super helpful for me to see at first glance on my order list. If you have only told me your event in a convo it could get overlooked or deleted.

RUSH SHIPPING:
Options may be made available upon request. Message me with your request and I will try to accomodate it. USPS Express shipping, Fed ex overnight shipping and 2Day shipping options will be quoted.

RUSH ORDER FEE:
Options may be made available upon request. Message me with your request and I will try to accomodate it. A rush order fee is for orders being placed less than 2 weeks before the event. This fee does not cover express shipping. This fee covers shuffling my schedule and working late hours to accommodate an order. Rush fee is a listing in my shop that you will be asked to purchase addtionally.

NYC AREA CLIENTS:
I am happy to provide face to face service for clients in my area. If you are interested in picking up your order from my home in area code 11231 please let me know so that I can set your listing up without a shipping charge. Additionally, since there will be no shipping time it is possible for you to place an order in less than the 14 day policy.

PACKAGING:
When I began shipping sweets I had a private package consult with FEDEX. I have always used the method they suggested and have successfully shipped at least 700 packages containing cookies and fondant decor. The key to preventing damage is to prevent shake within the box. Cookies wrapped in cello favor bags are bundled with tissue paper in small groups and packed in a bakery box with plenty of tissue paper, then placed in sturdy shipping boxes with packing paper to keep the bakery box from shifting and shaking against the shipping box wall. You may recognized the packing paper in my shipping box as trader joes or whole foods paper bags because I cut them up and recycle them! I also use kraft paper when I don't have any bags on hand. My bakery boxes and inner packing material are always brand new. You can see clients in many of my 5 star reviews mention my items were packed extremely well.
Additional policies and FAQs
SOME TIPS FOR CUSTOM ORDERING PROCESS:
To keep the process easy and fast, please be sure to mention your event day and/or serving amount when you are requesting a custom designed order, it is the first thing I will ask you if it is not included in the request. ( Etsy's mobile system does NOT allow me to see "the need by date" if you enter it in their requesting prompts, please include the date in the body of your message)

I am happy to help clients come up with a custom design based on a dream cake, party or sweets but my work will be an original interpretation. I will not promise that my hand made art will look just like someone else's work.

FOR CUSTOM CAKES: I will provide a basic sketch for approval before the order is placed but I do not send sneak peak photos prior to delivery or for approval. Custom work is ordered "sight unseen" by clients that wish to trust in my artistic eye and professional reputation for beautiful cakes. Please do not purchase if you dont feel that your custom request is safe in my hands!

FOR FAVOR COOKIES AND FONDANT TOPPERS: A verbal description and example photos will be the only communication sent prior to and after a client places an order. I do not sent preview photos for local or shipped cookies or fondant items. Custom work is ordered "sight unseen" by clients that wish to trust in my artistic eye and professional reputation for beautiful sugar art! Please do not purchase if you dont feel that your custom request is safe in my hands!


MY BAKERS DOZEN POLICY:
*****I pack orders with the utmost care & I also include a few extra cookies just in case the carrier abuses the package****
PLEASE DO NOT COUNT ON EXTRA COOKIES IF YOU NEED MORE THAN YOU PAID FOR. THE COMPLIMENTARY EXTRA(S) ARE FOR MY PEACE OF MIND AND YOU TO ENJOY.

Please be advised that minor details & changes to the designs pictured are at my discretion. While still staying true to the feeling of the item pictured in each listing I continue to make minor tweaks to these designs as I aquire new cake tools, molds and advanced techniques. In short, Im always working to make the design better!