Wedding planning is definitely not a piece of cake – no pun
intended! There are so
many crucial decisions to make that sometimes choosing the right
baker to create your wedding cake can take a back seat to dress
fittings, ring shopping, reception hall viewing and generally managing
the stress that comes with planning such a big event. However, by
following a few helpful suggestions you can be sure to get the cake
of your dreams.
Try to narrow downyour choice of style, shape
and flavor of wedding cake before looking for a baker. Knowing
what you like and what you want will help you in selecting a baker
who is familiar with your preferred style of cake. 2.
Find out which bakers in your area specialize in wedding cakes and
then instead of just dropping in, make an appointment. By letting
the baker know ahead of time that you are coming and that you are
“interviewing” bakers for your wedding cake they will
be prepared for your arrival. Most bakers will have a complete look-book
of their previous work and some will even have samples of the cakes
for you to taste. 3.
When you meet with
the baker go through their look-books carefully and find out if
they are the ones who create every cake or if they have assistants
helping them out. Some bakeries claim that the head baker does all
the work, when in fact they have apprentices helping out. Although
this may not seem like a big deal, you certainly do not want a novice
practicing their trade on your wedding cake. Ask the baker questions
such as: what kind of cake he prefers to bake, what his specialty
is and how willing he is to try something new. Ideally you want
to choose someone who specializes in the kind of cake you desire
but also someone who is flexible and creative. 4.
Ask to taste some of their samples to find out exactly what you
can expect on your wedding day. 5.
out what kind of guarantees they offer and whether or not they deliver.
Lastly remember that bakers are artists who express themselves through
pastry. Calling them to let them know how pleased you are with the
result will give them a big boost and show your class.
By following these suggestions, finding the right baker for your
wedding cake will no longer seem like a daunting task. With just
a little bit of effort having the perfect cake for your wedding
can be achieved because – after all - your wedding will be
remembered for a lifetime and so will the cake that you serve.