The wedding cake is something everyone is looking forward to. You can’t wait to display it and your guests can wait to taste it!
Your wedding cake is a great way to personalize your wedding or compliment its theme. These cake can be as traditional or as unique as you want them to be.
It is important to find a cake designer that you feel will compliment your needs. Meet with them just as you would any other vendor. Ask questions so you can get a better idea of what their finished product will be and if it is what you are looking for.
Here are a few questions to ask your cake designer that will help get you started.
- Custom Creation?
Will the designer do a custom cake, or are there set styles to choose from? Look at photos and actual cakes, if possible. Be sure to bring pictures, fabric swatches, and other resources if you have a custom style in mind.
- Prepared To-Go?
How far in advance are cakes prepared? The closer to your wedding date the better.
- Accepting Requests?
How open (and able) is the designer to modifying opulent styles to something similar but within your budget?
- On Overload? How many cakes does the shop do per weekend? This will also tell you how much time the shop puts into each cake.
When it comes to pricing, ask how the cakes are priced? Many are priced by the slice but may vary depending on the flavor or filling chosen. Inquire about labor and delivery costs also so you can have a complete idea of what to expect in your budget.
Be sure to ask about the flavorings offered and check the ingredients if you have allergies. This will also give you an idea of the quality of ingredients they put into the cakes.
You may also want to ask your designer about the top-tier and the cake accessories. Getting all this from the same place compliements tradition and may save you money. It is also always worth it to ask if the bake is liscensed.
This will get you started and prepare you for your first meetings with cake designers and bakers. Be prepared for these meetings so you can learn all the information you need and make your decisions with confidence.