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Choosing the right wedding cake maker

The process of choosing a wedding cake maker can be quite difficult. The fact is, creating the perfect cake to fit the couple’s budget, style and preferences is more difficult than you think! This guide will help you choose the perfect wedding cake maker for your needs…

You should ensure that they complement your style

Nowadays wedding cakes are available that can be customized to suit the style of each couple. They can range from traditional tiers of royal icing, to intricate sugar flower creations and even naked cakes with rustic designs to contemporary drip designs with modern flavors. If you are looking for favorite wedding cake makers make sure you look over lots of photos in the portfolio of their business, and not only two or three, to make sure they’ve got the experience to create the type of cake that is perfect for your wedding theme. This is crucial when it comes to intricate sugar designs or custom-designed cakes!

Keep a distance in mind

It is generally recommended to look for a local bakery for your wedding cake. The reason is that transportation costs (and possible issues) could quickly get more expensive the further you travel. Wedding fairs are a fantastic venue to meet potential cake bakers. It is a great way to see some of their cakes and taste their cakes and talk to the baker directly with a relaxed atmosphere.

Review the availability and read reviews.

Before you decide to get your choice of baker, you should always consider taking a look at two things that you can do: availability as well as their online reviews. A lot of bakers have testimonials posted on their website however, it’s best to check out an independent source of reviews to ensure that you’re getting all the facts.

If you’re satisfied with the baker’s feedback and recommendations, you’ll have to look up their calendar or contact them to find out if they’re open for the date you’ve set. We suggest choosing your baker at least six months ahead. If you’re planning to marry during peak times or on the weekend, you might need to begin your look earlier than this. The most popular suppliers fill quickly!

Dietary requirements

It is important to ensure that the wedding cake makers you select will be able to accommodate any dietary restrictions. This might include vegan, gluten-free or nut-free or diabetic diets. We recommend having an additional, clearly labeled cake that is specifically designed for guests with special dietary needs, instead of having a separate layer or tier in your normal cake to prevent cross-contamination.

Consultations and tastings

When you are planning your wedding cake baker it is possible to go to their shop for a meeting or a tasting. While this may be exciting make sure you have all the most important details in order (the wedding date, venue along with the flowers and budget) prior to meeting the baker. Each of these factors can impact the style you choose. Consider capturing images of cake designs you like, and specifics of your bouquet and color scheme. This will allow your cake supplier to understand what you’re looking to find.

You might also have the chance to sample cakes with the flavors you prefer. Some bakers will charge you for this, but typically the cost is deducted from your final cake purchase. When you’re able to taste the cakes at the time, or you’re handed miniature cakes to take along with you. We advise not to go in overly hungry to be neutral!