Review a portfolio of the baker's wedding cakes. This is a very important step. Some bakeries do not specialize in wedding cakes. A review of their portfolios will help you decide whether they can reach your expectations.
Discuss pricing, deposits, deposit due dates and when the final payment is expected. Most wedding cake professionals have this information and other details such as cancellations and rental policies in a contract.
Be sure to order your wedding cake from a state licensed bakery or cake decorator. This step is also very important. Kitchens must be inspected to ensure the health of people and wholesomeness of foods. Their licenses should be available for review to consumers. Animals, such as cats and dogs, should not be around foods sold for consumption. Please see our license information.
Be sure that the cake decorator is a professional and is not new to the industry. Ask to see their customer feedback and cake pictures. We receive many calls from brides that need a last minute cake because of a cancellation made from their chosen cake maker. There are many cancellation reasons from difficult cakes (too hard to do) to family unfortunate circumstances.
Many caterers do not know how to bake, but they can be very knowledgeable on how to cook. Ask to see their cake pictures and customer feedback.
Inquire about the flavors and filling choices for wedding cakes. Be sure that your guests are not allergic to any nuts or fruits that may be in the cake. Please see our cake flavors.
Ask to see feedback notes from their customers. Many bakeries would have thank you notes or referrals from their previous customers. Please see our feedback.
When should you book your wedding date? Depends on the area or state that you live in. Plan to interview the baker about 6 months before the wedding. Some bakeries and cake specialists only take one or a few bookings per date. To avoid not being able to book your date with them, reserve your date as soon as you can.
If you are deciding to have a family member or a friend make your wedding cake, you may want to consider looking at some of their prior wedding cakes to be sure they are able to successfully make your cake. We have heard many sad stories of cakes made by non-professionals such as: cakes collapsing, damaged during delivery, cakes that absorbed the taste of a refrigerator and pet hair in the cake.
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