Wedding Cake Selections
Wedding Cake Tips
Wedding books, magazines, and even friends' wedding can give one inspiration when it comes to designing one's wedding cake. Write down these ideas and verbalize them to the baker you decide to hire. Also provide the baker with information about other aspects of the wedding, such as the degree of formality, the estimated number of guests and the wedding colors.
Play the Field
Before committing to a baker, sample cakes in a variety of flavors from each baker. Bakers are more likely to give you a deal in order to be more competitive. Baker may be booked months in advance, so start the search early.
Avoid a wedding cake disaster by creating a written agreement. Be specific. Include all the details, including type of frosting, topper, delivery date, cost, lace and flavor. The baker also needs to know the contact information for a person at the reception.
Expect to spend approximately $3 per slice of cake. Cut costs by ordering a smaller or less elaborate cake. For a less traditional wedding, bake cupcake-size cakes for each guest.
Display the cake in a location that does no obstruct the view of the main table at the reception. Lay a decorative cutting knife aside the cake.