A stunning and delicious wedding cake holds a prime spot on any bride’s checklist. Yet, did you realize there’s more to consider beyond the price and design when searching for your dream wedding cake?
Before confirming your choice of baker, it’s essential to delve into the logistics and technicalities that contribute to crafting your flawless cake.
Here are 5 key questions to discuss with your wedding cake maker:
1 — How many other cakes are scheduled for my date?
Creating wedding cakes is a substantial time investment for bakeries. This duration hinges on both the cake’s size and the intricacy of your chosen design. Instead of solely inquiring about date availability, find out the number of other cakes booked for the same day. Their response will provide insight into the amount of time they can give to your cake. If they appear to be overbooked, they might not be the right fit for you.
2 — How far in advance do you prepare wedding cakes?
Given the considerable time required for crafting wedding cakes, it’s customary for cakes to be prepared ahead of time to accommodate busy schedules. The closer the cake’s creation is to your wedding day, the fresher it will taste and the longer it will endure post-celebration. If you intend to serve the cake to your guests as dessert, consider seeking a baker who can create the cake as close to your date as feasible.
3 — Can your cakes be customised?
While some bakeries embrace their clients’ creative input and collaborate to design their dream cakes, others might have a predetermined menu of styles and designs. In cases where customisation isn’t an option, request to view their portfolio to gauge their style’s compatibility with your vision.
4 — Are there any additional charges to be aware of?
It’s important to have a transparent contract outlining all fees, along with confirmed details such as the deposit, final payment, and tasting attendance limits. Check you have all the costs before you agree to move forward with your order.
5 — How will my cake be delivered to the venue, or is collection required?
Transporting the cake from the bakery to your venue, along with setup, is a service provided by certain bakeries. Others may require you to arrange pickup and delivery independently. This aspect of wedding planning requires its own careful preparation. Prior to the big day, speak with your baker about the specifics. If pickup is your responsibility, ask your baker for advice on transporting the cake to maintain its flawless appearance.