Create a wedding cake that will be as talked about as your reception!
Not many of us interview bakers for a living, so it is only natural
that we might feel stumped as to what to ask potential bakers and
cake designers when we are interviewing them for our wedding cake.
Here are a few questions that will help you find out what you need
to know before you make your decision.
- Can we see your portfolio of your previous work?
- Is it possible to have a tasting of various wedding cake flavors
- Do you have at least three references whom we can contact?
- Are you comfortable creating a custom wedding cake or are
there a set number of designs and styles from which we can choose?
- What is your pricing like and how flexible is it? Is there
a price list that I can consult?
- Do your prices include such items as cake toppers, stands,
tiers, fountains, and cutters or are they charged as extras?
If I change flavors or fillings will it change the price?
- If my cake requires fresh flowers, will you contact my florist,
do you have one or your own or must I provide you with the flowers
- What ingredients do you typically use? What kind of icing
do you use? (Better ingredients will cost more, but will make
the cake taste better)
- Can you make peanut-free or other allergen-free (eggs, milk,
gluten, etc…) cakes?
- Will the cake be prepared the day of the wedding or before
hand? If so, how long before the wedding will it be prepared
and how will it affect the taste? Ideally the cake should be
prepared as close to the wedding day as possible as it will
taste freshest, but be wary of anyone who says that they bake
the wedding cake on the wedding day. Wedding cakes are so intricate
that they require several days of preparation and anyone who
tells you otherwise is either lying or inexperienced. Most cakes
take anywhere between three to five days to prepare.
- Can you give me a written proposal to take home?
- How much for delivery? Will the delivery person be able to
make emergency frosting or decoration repairs and arrange the
cake table? Remember that it is always best to have the baker
deliver the cake as then they are responsible for any accidents
that might happen along the way.
By asking the right questions and knowing all the answers it
is possible to have the perfect cake and eat it too!