A wedding cake baker can be found at bakeries, cakeries, catering and reception facilities. The best references are ones from your friends and family. Other wedding vendors may be able to refer you to a good baker, so ask around. Some reception facilities or caterers may provide the cake as part of your package, while others forbid off-site cakes. Your reception package may include a desert which would give you an option to have cake or not.
Although it’s not necessary, you can see how selecting a reception hall before hiring a baker would be helpful. You may also find it easier to select your wedding attire and color scheme prior to the bakery visit. This information would help your baker better assist you with your wedding cake selection.
Most cake designers have a portfolio of their cakes that you can view. This is a great way to see their work. Ask for references or to tour the kitchen especially if this baker wasn’t recommended by a previous customer.
You can check out the cake photo gallery for ideas or ask your baker about the latest wedding cake trends. Overall, your baker can help you choose the right cake for your wedding style.
Your baker can determine what size cake you’ll need to accommodate the number of guest at your reception. The cake price is based on the number of slices a cake will yield which can vary from baker to baker. Cake slices range anywhere from $2 to $15 per slice. You can expect to pay from $3 to $5 per slice in the Midwest.
Discuss how your cake will be displayed and delivered. Delivering your own cake is not often a money saving tip, but only grounds for a major disaster. Bakeries have their own drivers who are equipped to handle this type of delivery. Finally, inquire as to who will cut the cake for your guests. A deposit may be required to place the order. It is usually to cover the costs of pillars, plates, and accessories and is often refunded upon return of these borrowed supplies (unless of course the order was canceled).