If you’re planning the wedding of your dreams, it’s important to make wise choices when it comes to your wedding cake. There are so many options you have to consider such as what type of frosting you want, the decorations, and the shape of your cake. One thing’s for certain, you can feel overwhelmed and stressed when you need to find a wedding cake baker. Here are some smart tips to get you started:
Consider the availability of the baker.
Since you already have a wedding date set, it’s important that the baker is actually available for that day. It’s not uncommon for bakers to cater to several weddings on the same day, which is why you need to find out how many other weddings are being catered along with yours. Additionally, you should find out how soon before your actual wedding date the cake is going to be baked and who will be doing the baking.
Consider the background of the Baker.
First and foremost, you need to establish experience by asking how long the baker has been in business and how many weddings he or she has catered. Obviously, the more weddings that a baker has been involved with, the better experience he or she has dealing with weddings. It’s also important to ask whether the baker is licensed and insured.
Consider the cake design and the taste.
You should always ask a potential baker you’re looking to hire for a portfolio where you can see the designs they’ve completed. When you get ahold of the portfolio, make sure to inquire whether or not all of the cakes were created by the baker in question. All bakers work differently, therefore, you need to consider whether or not the baker can customize your wedding cake entirely or you need to choose from set designs. There’s also no shame in asking whether or not the baker has specialties you can choose from and if there’s a possibility that they can re-create the design of a cake based on an image provided.
Taste is another important factor to consider when it comes to choosing your baker. Filling flavors and the types of cakes offered are usually a great way to determine whether or not a baker is right for your needs. Frosting is going to be important to you, so you should have the option between fondant or buttercream. Ingredients make a huge difference in the end results, especially if you have a preference for gluten-free, organic or vegan options.
Consider pricing and payment.
It’s important to know up front how much you can expect to pay for your cake order. Always ask the baker how they price their cakes and whether or not they charge per slice. Is there a minimum cost for the cake and does the price also include the top tier? Make sure to also discuss if there are any rental fees, delivery fees, and how much the deposit is. Lastly, make sure to discuss whether or not the company has a refund policy. My daughter got her cake from a company called Little Loves Pantry, you can see here, that we were able to go online and see a selection of what they had already done.
As you can see, there are quite a few things to look for in a wedding cake baker. Hopefully, the above tips have allowed you to see what types of decisions you’ll need to make before your big day.