Frequently Asked Questions

I’m ordering a treat for someone on campus. Do you deliver?
Delivery is not available at this time. All online bakery orders must be picked up at Yates Mill Bakery in Talley Student Union.

Where is Yates Mill Bakery located?
The bakery is located inside of Talley Market in Talley Student Union on Main Campus. The address is 2610 Cates Avenue, Raleigh, NC 27695.

How far in advance do I need to place my order?
Orders must be placed online by 5:30 p.m. five business days in advance of the requested pick-up date.

Can I place a special order at the bakery counter in Talley Market?
All custom orders must be placed online and paid for in advance through our secure checkout system, CashNet.

Can I order treats from Yates Mill Bakery for a catered event?
Yes. We are affiliated with Rave! Events, which provides catering across NC State’s campus. For more information, visit or call 919.51.EVENT to place your catering order.

Should I refrigerate my cakes, cupcakes or cheesecakes?
If you ordered a cake or cupcake with cream cheese icing, lemon curd, whipped cream or vanilla custard, those WILL NEED to be refrigerated, along with ALL cheesecakes. We recommend if you do refrigerate your cake, let it rest at room temperature for 15 minutes prior to serving to slightly soften the icing.

What kind of buttercream do you use?
We use an Italian buttercream, which is a meringue-based buttercream. It is made with all butter, no shortening, resulting in a light and airy texture. The exception to this is our vegan buttercream, which is made without eggs and dairy.

Do you have allergen information available?
Yes, you can find allergen information in this PDF document. If you are interested in a treat or monthly special that is not listed in this pdf, contact us with your inquiry and we can look it up for you. We also have gluten-free certified cakes available for purchase online.