2) Ask for a complimentary tasting. Every baker’s wedding cake has its own distinctive flavor and texture. Sample the cake before buying to ensure that the taste and consistency meets your expectations.
3) Assess the cake and filling choices. Note that choosing different fillings for each cake layer may require an additional fee.
4) Inquire about set styles and custom options. Some bakers offer a variety of standard styles to choose from while others may be willing to design a complete customized cake based on your desired vision.
5) Discuss pricing. Wedding cakes are typically charged by the slice. Fondant, fillings, and intricate designs may add to the total cost of the wedding cake.
6) Ask if the top tier is included. Some bakers include the top honeymoon tier in the price while others charge an additional fee. Ensure you have a box ready to package the top tier at the close of the wedding.
7) Discuss rental fees. Your baker may require a rental fee for cake plates and pillars. If so, find out if these rental fees are refundable upon return of the items within a certain timeframe after the wedding.
8) Discuss payment and cancellation policies. Most bakers typically require a deposit to secure your wedding date. Find out when final payment terms and the cancellation policy so that you are well informed. 9) Find out when the final design must be submitted. Your baker may require all size, flavor, filling, and final design choices to be confirmed by a specified date.
10) When will the cake be baked? Bakers often have several weddings in the same weekend. Taking that and the intricacy of a wedding cake design into account, your cake may be baked up to a few days before the wedding date.
11) Discuss delivery time. Be aware of your delivery time slot so that the venue can have the cake table prepared for setup. If the cake is delivered in the morning for an evening wedding, the venue may be able to store the cake in a cool place.