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How to Choose Your Perfect Wedding Cake
by Leslie Pippin,
You spend a lot of time
choosing your wedding dress, which is the main focal point of your wedding
ceremony. Now can you guess what the main focal point of your reception happens
to be? That’s right……your wedding cake!
Most people today are realizing that they don’t have to compromise taste for
appearance, which used to be the case. Thankfully, now you have many options to
consider when choosing your cakes. Here is a checklist of things to consider
when you start hunting for the right person to design your cake.
1. Ask for a PERSONAL
2. Get all options on
flavors, fillings and icings.
3. Ask if you can design
your own cake at no extra charge.
4. Choose a baker that
can do what YOU want, not what THEY want.
5. Ask about a FLAT FEE
per serving, so that there are no additional charges for every little thing. NO
6. Any extra charge
should come in the form of flowers or cake topper. This should be clearly
specified at the beginning.
7. Get everything in
8. Ask when your cakes
will be baked. After all, you don’t want them to sit in their freezers for more
than a week. (Cakes have to be frozen to properly ice.)
9. Ask when your cakes
will be iced and decorated. They are technically ‘sealed’ when iced. But you
don’t want them sitting in the shop for days prior to your wedding. They still
get a rather ‘old’ taste after sitting out for more than a day or so. The
freshest cakes are iced the day before your wedding.
10. Does the baker
deliver AND set up the cake…or just drop it off? (Dropping it off leaves it up
to the caterer or venue wait staff to complete. Most venues hate that. There is
too much liability.)
11. Do they deliver the
tiers individually? Or already stacked? (You want individual tiers delivered,
because it travels better, not to mention it’s safer.)
12. Do they coordinate
with the venue, caterer, florist, etc. on delivery time, so everyone is on the
same page? After all, your baker knows exactly what you want and how it should
look upon completion. And if there’s an accident in setting it up, your baker
has the tools to fix any problem that may arise.
Lastly, remember that you
get what you pay for! Don’t skimp on the masterpiece that will be an integral
part of your reception. After all, you’ll have to look at it in pictures for
years to come. And wouldn’t it be nice to remember that everyone actually ate