Hopefully by now you will have booked your venue, caterer and photographer and will now be looking to finalise the finer details of your day. Without a doubt, choosing a cake maker is one of the best and tastiest parts of wedding planning, trust me! However, your cake can say a lot about the style of your wedding and therefore may take a lot more thought than you had first realised. With this in mind, I am here to help guide you in selecting the right cake maker for you. The right designer will help you to create a cake truly reflective of your overall wedding ‘look’.
I would always recommend you visiting any wedding fayres/open day’s your venue may hold. This is a great opportunity for you to speak to the recommended cake makers, sample some cake and see their designs first hand. This is crucial, as it is likley you won’t have another opportunity to sample their cakes before you put a deposit down.
1. What style of cakes do you make and do you have any imagery you could show us?
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This is so important to ask in your initial discussion, as each cake maker offers a different style. If you have your heart set on a beautifully iced cake with hand painted detailing, then a maker who only offers semi-naked cakes just isn’t the right fit for you. Make sure to have a look on Instagram and Facebook to see what style of cakes they design before you even contact a designer.
2. What flavours are you able to offer?
Again flavours can be such a make or break for some couples. If you love a certain flavour speak to your maker to see if they offer this or if there is some flexibility if not. It’s important to have a cake both you and your guests are going to want to dive into.
3. Do you have our wedding date available?
4. How many tiers/what size cake would you advise for our guest numbers?
5. How much of a deposit do you require?
6. Will you deliver and display our cake on our wedding day?
It is very rare that your wedding cake maker would not deliver and set up your wedding cake on the day. They want to make sure it is perfect for the big reveal and wouldn’t want anyone touching or moving it.
7. Is delivery and set up included in our quotation?
8. Will we be able to come in for a cake tasting and how many flavours will we be able to sample?
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A cake tasting is such an important part in your wedding planning, not to mention one of the most delicious. This is a great opportunity for you to get to know your cake maker. It is also a great indication of how amazing your cake is going to taste on your big day. It is also a brilliant time to discuss any design ideas you may have. Make sure to bring any imagery, colour palettes and ideas you have to discuss in further detail. You want to leave this appointment knowing they have a clear idea of the cake you are hoping to achieve.
9. Will you send us a design/drawing of our wedding cake for us to approve as part of the process?
10. Can we also hire a cake stand from you and are there different options to choose from?
Make sure to enjoy this part of your planning. It’s fun to see all the little details come together and to see your wedding come to life. It’s also some of the best cake you will ever try in your life, so enjoy!
Images by Wynn Davies Photography / 3 Tier Wedding Cake by Poppy Pickering / Dessert Table by The Whimsical Cake Company