Bakery Lingo

Terms to know when ordering:

Vegan: Containing no animal products. Everything Capital City Bakery makes is 100% vegan

Gluten-Free: A food item that excludes the protein gluten. Capital City Bakery is not a gluten-free bakery, although we do offer select items that are free of gluten. Our facility does process gluten, which is important to consider if you have an allergy. 

Star Tip Frosting for Cupcakes:

Round Tip Frosting for Cupcakes:


Pearl Border for Layer Cakes:

Star Tip Border for Layer Cakes:

Rosette Border for Layer Cakes: typically along the top border only; paired with sprinkles on the bottom border instead of piping.

Ombre: the gradual blending of one color hue to another, usually moving tints and shades from light to dark. This effect can by applied to buttercream for a beautiful finished look. 

Non-Pareil: tiny ball shaped sprinkles

Jimmies: long rod-shaped sprinkles

Layer Cake: a cake of two or more layers with icing or another filling between them; Example: a traditional birthday cake is a layer cake. 

Tiered Cake: a cake consisting of multiple layer cakes of different sizes stacked on top of each other; Example: a traditional wedding cake is a tiered cake.