WHAT TO EXPECT AT YOUR WEDDING CAKE CONSULTATION

October 6, 2016

The Do's & Dont's of a Wedding Cake Consultation

 

So, you've narrowed down your potential cake makers, arranged consultations which each, now what next?

Going to a cake consultation is a great way to find that baker you trust and choose to create the wedding cake of your dreams.

It's a chance to get to know their abilities and style of work before they begin creating your masterpiece.

 

Want to know how to get the most from each of your cake consultations? Here's how ...

 

Be Prepared

Before your consultation it's recommended that you already have your date set and your venue selected. Going unsure of these elements can not guarantee the cake maker will be available and able to deliver to your chosen venue. You don't want to gamble falling in love with a certain cake maker who may not be available once all is confirmed.

 

 

 

 

Do your research

Most people have a vision of how they want their cake to look before even attending a cake consultation. Take along anything that could inspire and help your cake maker bring your vision to life. From invitations, fabric swatches, flowers, centrepieces and more.

 

Four key things to also consider and agree on prior to your consultation are:

• Style

• Size

• Flavour & Filling

• Budget

 

 

 

For more help read our post on how to pick your wedding cake >

 

It's Question Time...

During your consultation don't be scared of asking too many questions, the last thing you want to do is leave your consultation unsure of something. 

 

We've rounded up a list of useful questions you may want to ask during your cake consultation:

  • Are you available to make my cake on my wedding date?

  • Who and where will my cake be baked? 

  • How soon before my wedding will my cake be baked?

  • What ingredients are used in your cakes?

  • How long will the cake stay fresh for?

  • What different flavours and fillings do you offer?

  • Am I able to arrange a cake tasting session and how much will it cost?

  • Are all the cakes in your portfolio made by you?

  • Are you able to customise and design a cake just for me, or am I restricted to certain designs?

  • If I have my heart set on a certain design and have a picture of it, are you able to recreate it?

  • Can you work with me to come up with some design ideas based on my theme and budget?

  • Is it possible to have fresh flowers on my cake if desired?

  • How is my cake priced - per slice? Per tier?

  • Are there any additional fees? Toppers, stands etc

  • If I'm hiring a cake stand, when does this need to be returned? 

  • How far in advance does my order need to be agreed?

  • When is my cake deposit due and how much is it?

  • Do you offer a cake payment plan?

  • When does my cake order have to be paid in full?

  • If for some reason I cancel my order with you, what is your refund policy?

  • Do you offer delivery and set up? If so, how much is the additional delivery fee? 

  • When will my cake be delivered?

  • Do you decorate the cake table to compliment the cake?

  • What happens if my cake gets damaged at my reception venue?

Other question you may want to ask 

•Are you licensed and insured?

 

We've even created a downloadable version for you to print and take along with you!

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DOS

  • Be realistic

  • Be open to ideas

  • Have confidence in your chosen cake maker- after all they do do it for a living 

  • Ask lots of questions

  • Expect your cake to taste exactly like your tasting

  • Give feedback 

 

DONTS

  • Take lots of people with you

  • Expect a huge cake for cheap

  • Keep altering your cake design

 

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