Shipping Information

The Quintessential Cake is located in Wheaton, IL (United States). All packages are sent via USPS Priority mail unless requested otherwise.

ALERT: As a result of the ongoing COVID-19 emergency, USPS advise that certain packages may take longer than usual to arrive. 


All packages are shipped as soon as possible, which in most cases is next day if the order is received by 3:00pm CST.

If your item is on backorder, we will update you on ETA as soon as we have accurate information.


For U.S. customers in a severe rush for an order, USPS EXPRESS Mail is available. This service is guaranteed to arrive in 1 to 2 business days, depending on location. Please contact us for rush orders and shipping costs.


We will always ship packages via the least expensive Priority Mail method in order to save customers money on shipping charges. It is impossible for our system to perfectly determine how many products can be packed into a box. When we ship your order if we can pack it into a smaller box than anticipated we will do so and refund any shipping overcharges.

Flat Rate Envelope (12 1/2″ x 9 1/2″) up to 70 lbs.
Small Flat Rate Box (8 11⁄16″ x 5 7⁄16″ x 1 3⁄4″), up to 70 lbs.
Medium Flat Rate Box (11 1⁄4″ x 8 3⁄4″ x 6″ x 3 3/8”, or 14″ x 12″ x 3 1⁄2″), up to 70 lbs.
Large Flat Rate Box (24 1/16″ x 11 7/8″ x 3 1/8″, or 12 1⁄4″ x 12 1⁄4″ x 6″), up to 70 lbs.


*Expected Delivery Date is 6-10 Business Days. However, in rare cases, customs can hold packages as long as they’d like to. If your package isn’t received within 60 days, please contact us for further instruction.

Flat Rate Envelope (12 1/2″ x 9 1/2″) up to 70 lbs.
Small Flat Rate Box (8 5/8” x 5 3/8” x 1 5/8”), up to 4 lbs.
Medium Flat Rate Box (13 5/8” x 11 7/8” x 3 3/8”, or 11″ x 8 ½” x 5 ½”), up to 20 lbs.
Large Flat Rate Box (23 11/16” x 11 ¾” x 3″, or 12” x 12” x 5 1/2”), up to 20 lbs.


Since most of our products come from outside of the US, in most cases there are better options for international customers than shopping with us.

If you are an international customer, feel free to contact us and we will be happy to refer you to the best retailer for your region or if there are no other vendor options we would be happy to get a shipping quote for you.


For high value orders that exceed USPS standard insurance coverage, insurance will be added to your shipping rate automatically.