A wedding is a big deal. Not just for the bride and groom, but for the friends and family in attendance as well. It’s a celebration of the union of two people and two families. The wedding cake is an important element of this event. It needs to reflect the importance of the occasion. Finding the right one can be tricky though, especially as many of us aren’t experienced bakers. Your best option is shop around different bakeries, but which to choose? To help you find out if a bakery suits, here are some simple tips.
- Check out Their Website and Social Media
Once you compile a list of bakeries for your wedding cake, go through their websites and social media pages thoroughly. Never select a bakery based on any third-party suggestions without verifying them yourself. Browse through the varieties and styles of cakes they offer, FAQs, descriptions and reviews.
Also check out their social media pages and social reviews. This’ll give you a better idea of the cake styles they excel in. Explore the wedding cake designs they’ve already created for various clients. Some bakeries may specialize in particular types of wedding cakes like fondants, while others may be more specialized in decorating with fresh flowers.
Style differences don’t necessarily mean that a bakery is better than a competitor. What should matter is what you want for your wedding party. For you, the best bakery will be the one that fits your stylistic parameters.
- Make the Most of the Tasting Process
The tasting process will be the most delicious stage of your selection. The process can vary at different bakeries. Some may charge you a tasting fee while others may offer it free of charge. Be prepared with a list of cake flavour choices to narrow your focus. Otherwise, you may end up sampling slice after slice and still be left without any solid options.
Come with an approximate count of guests at your wedding as well. Bakers usually charge per slice, so it’ll help you get an estimation of the cost.
Just make sure you don’t take a lot of people with you into the bakery for the tasting process. Especially avoid taking any children with you. Most bakeries have limited space and it’s difficult to have business discussions in the middle of a crowd.
- Share Your Design Ideas
When visiting a bakery for tasting samples, don’t hesitate to share your design ideas with the bakers. Florals, ribbons, frostings, piping, frills and more – there are plenty of designs available on the internet. The baker can tell you if they can make it or not. If you don’t have any design ideas, then ask for a custom design. Generally, the baker will sketch a design based on what you want.
- Be Practical about the Pricing
A bakery that’s offering the most expensive cakes doesn’t automatically make it the best. Similarly, budget-friendly bakeries shouldn’t be assumed to offer inferior products. Remember that bakers are artists. Although you’ll have a budget, you need to judge the pricing based on the quality of the product. If you want personalized edible decorations on your wedding cake, the pricing per slice will increase.
- Ask Plenty of Questions
Be sure to ask many questions during your first visit. Otherwise, there could be a lot of miscommunication later on. Bakers aren’t mind readers, so be clear about what you need to avoid unnecessary last minute hassles.
Since choosing your ideal bakery is a time-consuming process, start soon after deciding your wedding theme and location. If you’re looking for wedding cakes in Toronto, Mississauga, Scarborough, Woodbridge, Brampton or wedding cakes near Etobicoke, you can contact us. Make an appointment for free cake sampling and consultation with iCakes (Irresistible Cakes) today!