Facts and Questions
Welcome to Cotton Tree Ice Creamery. Our ice cream and ice cream cakes are made from the finest hand made premium ice-cream (made fresh daily on our premises) from the freshest of ingredients. With a lot of assistance from our awesome staff... we are an authentic locally family owned small batch business in Maroochydore owned by Cate and Peter Milton.
If the question you have isn’t answered here please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to assist. We would love to hear from you anytime of the day or night (via email of course). We check our emails 6 times a day 7 days a week. 🧡
How many ice cream flavours do you have
We have 18 flavours to choose from
Is Your Ice Cream GLUTEN FREE?
Yes the majority are gluten free. We also have gluten free waffle cones available. Why should you miss out on all the fun of the crunch of a waffle cone
Is your Ice Cream and Fudge Vegan
Fudge is not Vegan friendly but yes we do have some yummy sorbets for vegans. We are well known for our Mango Sorbet which is made from real mango cheeks. Some people actually think it is dairy ice cream as it is so creamy.
Being a very small commercial kitchen all of our ingredients are manufactured on the same equipment that processes peanuts, tree nuts, milk, soy, eggs, wheat and artificial food colouring. As much as we try real hard not to our utensils that are used in making ice cream and cakes can become “contaminated” with trace amounts of food allergens that may trigger an allergic reaction.
ICE CREAM CAKES:
How Much Notice do I Need to Give?
If you need a cake urgently we do stock a range of cakes pre-made in our display freezer. Either drop by to see what we have available or give us a call on 5443 4094.
For cake orders we require 3 business days notice (inc the day you order it). The cake will be ready to pick up on the 4th day after 11am. Cakes can also be picked up on Saturday & Sundays.
Can your cakes be personalised?
Yes all our cakes can be personalised. If we cannot personalise the top of the cake we can personalise the front of the cake board. Leave your inscription details in the order notes.
Can I Have Two Flavours?
Yes you can request two flavours. Just let us know in the order notes which two flavours you would like.
I Have a Custom Design in Mind Can You Make it For Me?
Yes we certainly can. Drop us an email of what you would like with some photos if possible. We would love to help. email@example.com
Can I Speak to Someone?
Of course, you are welcome to call our shop on 5443 4094 and speak to one of our lovely staff or pop in to discuss your requirements with one of our team. We would love to hear from you!
Are Your Cakes Iced or Naked?
All our six designs are naked cakes i.e they are not iced on the top and sides. The ice cream flavour is the actual cake colour. We use buttercream icing for the piping on the edges, inscriptions and embellishments.
Where and When do I Pick Up my Order?
You can pick up your order from our shop in King St Cotton Tree (Maroochydore). We are three shops up from Mangoes Cafe (caravan park end of King St). Anytime after 11am.
Do You Guys Deliver?
Currently we don't deliver
How Can i Keep my Cake Frozen in Transit and How Long Will it Last?
We recommend you bring a cooler bag or esky with ice blocks.This should give you up to 1 hour travel time. Make sure you keep the cake out of the sun and have the air conditioning on.
How Much Space Do I Need in My Freezer?
All our cake boxes are 15cm high. Medium cake boxes are 25cm x 25cm x 15cm. Large cake boxes are 30cm x 30cm x 15cm.
How Should I Serve My Cake?
Remove your cake from the freezer about 10 minutes before you are ready to present it. In the time it takes to sing Happy Birthday, blow out the candles and take a few pictures, it will be ready to serve (about 15-20 minutes altogether).If your cake is still a bit frozen simply dip your knife in a cup of hot water.
I Have Some People at My Party with Allergies, what Can i do?
Many people have serious food allergies to common ingredients such as flour, egg, dairy products, strawberries, nuts, etc. If you have any question about the possibility of a food allergy for your recipient, please discuss this prior to placing your order.
If I cancel my order can I get a refund?
Once your cake has been made and you choose to cancel your order, we cannot offer a refund – this is because each cake is made to individual requirements. However, you can choose to postpone the pickup day of your order. However if we haven’t started making your cake or it is not personalised we will be happy to offer you a refund
Is Your Fudge Handmade?
Yes it is handmade on the Sunshine Coast at The Fudge Cottage near Aussie World
Is Your Fudge GLUTEN FREE?
The majority of our flavours are Gluten Free except Cookies & Cream....BUT that leaves 13 flavours that are gluten FREE. All the gluten free flavours have (GF) after their name.
How big are the blocks of fudge?
Each 6 piece box weighs a minimum of 600g. So that's over HALF a KILO of happiness in each box. 😲 Each piece is very dense so one piece equals 6-8 bite size pieces. So you might just have to play nice and share!!! 😊
So does that mean each block is 100g each ?
We certainly aim for 100g each but as our fudge is all handmade and hand cut some pieces might be 108g and another piece 98g. But never will the fudge combined weigh less than 600g. It will normally weigh a bit more than 600g just to be on the safe side. ⚖️
How many fudge flavours do you have?
We have 14 flavours
What is the use by on your fudge? Our fudge has a use by of 3 months but we suggest a best before of 3 weeks after you receive it.
Does your fudge require refrigeration? No we recommend not placing your fudge in your fridge as it can dry it out. Just place in a container and keep in a cupboard. That's if you don't devour it all in one sitting!
But if your fudge is a bit soft due to humidity you can place it in the fridge for 30 minutes to reset it.
Does Fudge Travel Well?
Excellent question ✔️ and...yes it does. Unlike chocolate, fudge doesn't melt. It might soften on hot or humid days, but it wont melt. So it will arrive almost identical to how we send it.
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