We recommend booking your wedding cake baker 6 to 8 months in advance of your wedding date, but before you start calling on all local confectioners, there are several details you’ll want to have confirmed before you ever get to taste a single piece of cake. So, if you’ve reached the point in your wedding planning process where you’ve decided on a date and secured your venue, you are now ready to book your wedding cake and start designing the wedding cake of your dreams. Yum.
Make sure you have the following details in order below too…
- Date of event
- Event location
- Delivery or pick-up
- Number of guests
- Estimated cake budget
- Do you prefer buttercream or fondant?
- Favorite flavor(s)
- Flowers you’d like to use (if applicable)
- Design ideas – bring pictures of cakes you love!
Most bakeries will have regular tastings scheduled so you’ll want to check their website for the dates. If you can’t make it on a recurring schedule tasting day, be advised they may charge a nominal fee to schedule a private cake tasting.
Best bet is to refrain from booking or attending a tasting until you’re ready to hire a a wedding cake baker. Serious inquiries ready to make a decision will always be appreciated by the pros!
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