Cakes to Remember

With over 50 years, Habitué Coffeehouse & Cakes to Remember could be considered Siouxland’s most experienced wedding cake baker and decorator having won numerous awards in the art of cake decorating. At Cakes to Remember it’s not only the beautifully decorated creations, but it’s also how they taste that makes our cakes a special treat for visitors to your wedding or special event. It’s our desire to provide you with a cake that is exquisite as well as delicious. Schedule an appointment for a consultation today at Habitué Coffeehouse & Cakes to Remember in our tasteful Bridal Consultation room. While there enjoy a cup of coffee or creamy latte while testing our award-winning cakes.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Do you just do wedding cakes?

While we have always excelled at wedding cakes, our repertoire is filled with cakes for all occasions. We can help you with cakes for special celebrations like birthdays, anniversaries, retirement parties, baptisms and open houses. We also can supply you with luscious cupcakes and decadent cookies.

What designs can we create?

Each cake is custom-designed to fit your every wish. We can make suggestions, show you photos of cakes, work with your fabric or paper samples or make your own vision come to life.

How much do they cost?

Pricing is based on the number of servings and the design.  We will not be the cheapest cake, on purpose, because we are focused on quality and excellence along with craftsmanship.  But we can spend as little or as much of your wedding budget as you want!  Depending on the icing, like buttercream or fondant - and the amount that you need for your wedding - and then there are also details like how elaborate your design is and how big or small the cake will be.  We can discuss the details and the prices in your consultation.

When should I order my cake?

You will need to book the date as soon as possible because we want to get your date on our calendar and our weekends fill up fast and far ahead.  For the details of your cake, we want to see you 12 weeks ahead.

What should I expect at a wedding cake consultation? Is there a charge?

Our consultation is a beautiful experience that you can look forward to!  We will meet with you in our Bridal Suite and our goal is to bless you and cause you to feel like a princess!  You will be pampered with one of our coffees or lattes and there will also be cake testing!  The goal of our time together is for you to pick out your dream cake and know that you are in a sweet time of life, we look for ways to encourage you and the beauty that you bring to your day!  You are being prepared to be a beautiful bride!!! 

To reserve your date on our calendar we will need a $150 non-refundable deposit and it is applied to the cost of your cake.  The balance is due one week before the wedding.

Can you copy a picture of my dream cake I saw in a magazine or online?

We will do our best to deliver what you want and we will always be honest in our communication with you.  We want to be your baker of choice and it is all about authenticity in our relationship with you.  We want to be at your table for every occasion, as your family grows through the years!

Do you deliver?

We deliver and set up and we even have multiple plans that include coming back to pack up your leftover cake and clean everything up so you don't have to!  When it comes to delivery and set up, all you have to do is point your finger and tell us where it goes! We'll deliver your special cake to you whether it's in Le Mars, Sioux City, Sioux Falls or Omaha!

Do you have rentals and backdrops to make my cake look beautiful?

We have a large variety for any type of wedding and our cakes are always beautifully displayed. We will take care of the backdrop and anything that you choose to make your cake as beautiful as your dreams …we have skirting, tablecloths, drapes, chandeliers, candelabras, votives, cake bases - silver, gold, ivory and others! So much more!


Downloads & Forms:

You can read an article on Betty's Cakes in the January 2010 issue of Women's Inc. Magazine

Click to read the piece that the Sioux City Journal did on the recent union of Betty's Cakes and Habitué Coffeehouse and Bakery in December 2014.

Click to read (and see) what Dainty Obsessions wrote about us!


Honors & Awards:

Betty Van Der Weide has been baking & decorating wedding cakes since 1966 and has won numerous honors and awards in the art of cake decorating. Below is a sampling of the honors she has received.
  • First Place, Birthday Cakes - Iowa Bakers Association (1987)
  • First Place, Wedding Cakes - Midwest Bakers Association (1987)
  • First Place, Special Occasion Cakes - Midwest Bakers Association (1987)
  • Grand Champion, Classic Cake Compteition - Upper Midwest Bakers Association (1988)
  • 3 Silver Awards, Classic Cake Competition - Midwest Bakers Association (1989)
  • "Best of Show", Wedding Cakes - Upper Midwest Baker's Association (1994)
  • Grand Master Award - Professional Image Showcase (September 2012)
  • Grand Master Award - Professional Image Showcase (January 2013)
  • Grand Master Award - Professional Image Showcase (January 2014)
  • Grand Master Award - Professional Image Showcase (September 2015)
  • Grand Master Award - Professional Image Showcase (January 2016)

Kind Words:

“It surpassed all our expectations and the cake was delicious! You are an artist! Thank you so much for making our wedding such an elegant affair.”

“Your cakes were absolutely outstanding. We cannot imagine how we could have found anything more pleasing. The cake was the centerpiece of the reception and was a hit. You are truly an unequaled artist in that area.”

“...your professionalism was very much appreciated as well as your talent. Not only was the cake delicious, but ever so beautiful.”

“You did a beautiful job on the gum paste roses for our cake. They were one of the most beautiful things in our wedding.”

Gallery of Cakes