One of the most important elements at the reception is your wedding cake. You need to do whatever it takes to choose the right cake baker just the same way you would when picking out your wedding dress.
Go through the following important questions when interviewing your wedding cake baker.
1. Can you create a custom cake?
It is important for a cake baker to have the ability to create custom cakes. Don’t just take their word for it ask for actual cakes and photos. Communicate your custom style to the baker beforehand to find out if they have experience creating that type of wedding cake.
2. What ingredients will you use?
Do yourself a little favor and take a crash course of the ingredients and fillings used in wedding cakes. Understand the cost and other benefits of using common filling ingredients like fresh fruits and butter cream. Ask your baker why they prefer using certain ingredients and filling choices.
3. When will the cake be ready?
It is always important to know how far in advance your wedding cake is going to be made. Some of the best bakers in the country will have more than one wedding cake per weekend. Your cake may be prepared two or three days to the wedding day, the closer the date to your wedding the better.
4. Who will be working on the wedding cake?
Depending on the type of cake, the cake baker may have to consult a designer and pastry chef. You need to know who will be baking your cake, whether it is one person or a team of people. The number of people baking your cake isn’t very important. It is the baker’s skill that is most crucial.
5. How do you calculate the price of wedding cakes?
Most cake bakers will give you a price depending on the type of cake, the ingredients, flavors and fillings used. Cakes which have very intricate details are likely to cost more. Talk to your baker beforehand and understand how the cake is going to be priced instead of just asking for a final total.
6. How will the cake be delivered?
Get all the details right before signing the contract with your wedding cake baker. Ask them how they are going to handle deliveries. Will you have to pay an extra fee for this? Sometimes large delicate cakes may attract a delivery fee but in most cases, bakers will deliver the cake free of charge.
7. Is the baker licensed?
Licensing is important for every wedding vendor and not just your cake baker. Find out if the professionals have all the appropriate licenses required, especially from the health department, in order to handle foodstuffs.
Remember to read online reviews of the baker and speak to previous clients to know what kind of reputation they have.