Everything you need to ask your wedding cake baker

Designing the most important day of your and your partner’s life involves a lot of planning. From choosing your venue and deciding on the theme to hiring your catering service and opting for the dreamiest cake, the list of essential big-day elements seems to be endless! Selecting the style and taste of your bridal cake is just as important as everything else. So, when picking a wedding cake baker, you need to set your expectations straight. Here are some questions to help guide your ultimate decision.

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10 questions to ask your wedding cake baker

From familiarizing yourself with the extensive flavor palette to deciding on the finishing touches of your cake, there are many things your wedding cake baker has to tell you. Follow our list of questions to ensure you choose the right professional for this job!

  • Are you available for my date?

This is one of the first and most important questions you need to ask before making the final choice. You can ask this before agreeing to an in-person meeting so you don’t waste each other’s time. The best wedding cake bakers are usually booked very fast. This is why clarifying their availability from the start is better. 

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  • Which cake flavors and fillings do you offer?

The next step is becoming familiar with the flavor and fillings the vendor offers. All of them usually provide the most popular choices, including vanilla, chocolate, and velvet. However, some may even have some custom flavors which you may like better. Therefore, ask them about the range of flavors they offer and see if something catches your eye. 

  • Do you have a tasting package?

Although this sounds like a must, you might be surprised that not every wedding cake bakery does it the same. Some of them may invite you to an in-person tasting experience, while others prefer to send you a home tasting package. Moreover, this package may come with a certain fee. To avoid any surprises, it is best to ask how the process works at the start. 

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  • How many years are you in this business?

Expertise means everything when it comes to choosing a wedding cake baker. Although this isn’t necessarily linked to years of experience, a professional who has prepared bridal cakes for years will usually have better skills than someone who is just starting out. 

Moreover, you should also ask them to provide their portfolio and see photos of their past designs. This will immediately tell you whether they are the right person for the job or not. In addition, it will also give you a glimpse at their unique style of work. 

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  • Do you specialize in designing custom cakes?

This is yet another key question that will support your final decision. Inquiring about their design abilities is essential, especially if you have some specific requests in mind. What you should ask them is whether they can customize the cake to fit your vision, or if you will have to choose from set designs. It is very important to find a baker who fits your requirements to avoid any disappointments on the day.

  • What’s your delivery process?

Logistics is yet another important factor in having a seamless experience. Therefore, it is crucial to know how they will deliver the cake to your venue of choice. Most bakers offer a delivery service to a local venue for an added fee, which is an option you should take. They know the safest way to bring the cake from the bakery straight to the venue, so take advantage of it. 

Ask them whether they can deliver the cake to the reception and take care of the setup. This is how you will know everything will be flawless on the day.

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  • Are you licensed and insured?

Although this may sound like a silly question, it is certainly worth verifying. A wedding cake baker who is licensed by the state promises a product that fits the health and safety standards. Moreover, you can also ask them about their insurance, whether they are covered if something goes amiss. 

  • Can we freeze the top tier of our wedding cake?

The odds are that your cake won’t be eaten whole on the day. Besides, we are sure that you will want to enjoy a piece of this sweet delight after your celebration is over. So, another thing to ask your chosen vendor is whether you can freeze the top tier. If yes, they might also give you freezing directions or even provide a box to pack it in. 

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  • How soon do we have to finalize our order?

Before choosing the best wedding cake baker, you might (and should!) consult several ones. Therefore, it is always a good idea to ask them how soon you should finalize the order (if you pick them, of course). If they are busy, you may have to make a decision as fast as possible to avoid someone else taking your spot. However, this doesn’t mean that you should rush your decision. Carefully consider all other factors before deciding on the professional you will entrust this great job.

  • Can you help us decide how much cake we should order?

Given that this is probably your first time ordering, you may not know how big of a cake you should request. It is always best to ask the baker for a professional opinion. This will prevent undesirable situations, such as not having enough cake or too much. And in case you plan to include other desserts, they can also help you determine how many of each you should get.

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We hope that our list of essential wedding cake baker questions will prove to be of great help in choosing the right professional. At Wedding Style Society, we are fully committed to providing our clients with the best advice and services for their special day. If you wish to look through some options, we have a lengthy list of wedding cake makers and other dessert options to suit your requirements. And in case you need more inspiration, there are plenty of other topics to discover on our blog!


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