Wedding Cakes

What should one think about when seeking out the perfect wedding cake for their wedding reception? There are a number of factors that need to be considered and we are here to help you as much as we possibly can. The Baltimore area has some great bakeries, but there is only one that can make your special delight. So, here is some advice on what to look for and what to ask when you are in pursuit of the perfect wedding cake.

The first thing you will want to do and figure out your budget for your entire wedding. Really give this some special thought, it will help you all the way through as you seek each wedding vendor out. For your cake specifically, do some shopping and then set a number range that you can live with. When you end up sitting down with your cake maker, you can discuss ways to save and possibly fit what you want within your budget. You should be very open with each potential cake maker about what your budget is so they go into a possible relationship thinking along your lines.

When you narrow your search down to a few bakers, make sure you call them and find out if your wedding date is open on their calendar. If it is, ask if you can come by their operation and interview them about possibly being your baker. When you show up to the meeting, make sure that you bring any pertinent information about your wedding that they will need to know. For instance, describe to them the theme of your wedding and any photographs that will help with this. Bring a picture of the bridal dress, bridesmaids dresses, and your overall color scheme. And lastly, make sure you have a picture of the venues so they can garner any information and possibly gain inspiration. The more information you provide the better.

You will want to taste some of their wares. Talk about what you are looking for in terms of taste. Do you want more of a traditional vanilla or chocolate or do you mind going the direction of a mixed flavor or something different like red velvet. The world of weddings has widened quite a bit in recent years so the decision is really up to how far you want to go. A little detail that you will want to discuss with a candidate is who will deliver and setup the cake at the reception and how much extra will the cost be for these services.

Sit down after all of your interviews and do a great side by side comparison. Take everything into account, not just price. Go with the one you feel the most comfortable with, the one you feel can do the job in a professional and creative way, and the one who will follow through. When you make your decision, put everything in writing and have both sides sit down and go over every detail so there are no surprises. After you both have signed, you are on your way to a delicious and beautiful wedding cake.