Your wedding cake is probably one of the most important things you plan for your special day, next to the dress and the venue. You’d like to ensure you have something elegant, fresh, delicious, and affordable.
Begin by planning ahead. Start shopping for a baker 4-6 months ahead of time if possible. This gives you plenty of time to find the right one without feeling rushed.
Look through plenty of photos ahead of time to get some ideas about what you might want. Most bakeries will also have some pictures of either their work or what they’re able to do.
Schedule a tasting appointment and be sure to ask the business if they charge for this (some do). You’ll want to show up with a list of questions. Also, Don’t hesitate to ask for references and ask for them early. No reputable business will ever mind giving out references to potential customers.
Cost of the cake should come into play, but you will want a full recommendation of flavors, cake toppers, and whether or not they provide transportation of the cake to the reception. Bear in mind that certain cake flavors go well with particular seasons. For example, light sponge cakes with fresh fruit are a wonderful choice in the springtime, whereas a heavy chocolate-praline would be a great fit for a winter wedding.
Finally, don’t wait until a month before the wedding and you start to get the feeling that something isn’t right. By then, it may be too late to find a new bakery.
Thanks to petempich for the great picture of a wedding cake.