Although it may seem like an easy task, picking out your wedding cake can sometimes become a complicated process. Below you will find some great tips that will help you pick out the wedding cake of your dreams.
It is typically for the bride to order the wedding cake approximately four to six months before the wedding is to take place. If you have no idea where to begin, and time is running out, why not compile a list of your favorite bakeries and see if any of them get involved with wedding cake design? Another good idea for you to check out is any local bridal shows going on in the town or city around you. Typically, bridal shows can introduce you to wedding cake designers who can give you a look at their portfolios right on site. As another resort for finding a wedding cake designer, you can ask friends and family their opinions. Perhaps one of them has had a good experience and can recommend something to you. You can even ask the person catering your wedding (if there is a caterer). He or she will almost certainly have some recommendations.
Once you have narrowed down your choices for a cake designer to a select one or two people, there are a few things to keep in mind that will help you make a decision. First of all, does the wedding cake designer have a portfolio that is professional looking? By showing you a high quality portfolio, the wedding cake designer will be able to entice you with photographs of his or her skills and talents. You should also ask the wedding cake designer for references. Doing this can never hurt. This way, you will be able to get opinions from past brides and grooms who had the product. You can find out how good the cake was, how reliable the designer was, and how easy he or she was to work with. Finally, you should have a cake tasting consultation with your final choices of designers. This way you can taste what you will actually be getting served. You should be sure that you are comfortable with the pricing as well as the delivery fees and schedule.
When you finally choose a wedding cake designer, you will have to be prepared to work with him or her on the design process. You will have to give your input on the style of cake you want. Showing the designer pictures you may have found in a magazine of cakes that interested you is always a big help. You will also have to tell the designer how many tiers on the cake that you would like. Typically, the more guests coming to the reception, the more tiers you will have. Then you will have to tell the designer the cake flavors, fillings, and types of icing that you want. Last, but not least, you can even pick out a cake topper style which oftentimes includes flowers or other designs.