Six questions for your wedding cake baker Eve Woman
Before choosing a baker, find out how long they have been in business (Photo: Shutterstock)
At a wedding, the focus is usually on areas such as the beauty of the venue, the exchange of heartfelt vows, the beautiful wedding dress, and the general cheerful mood of the day. Aside from these, there are other things that go into a successful wedding and that includes the cake.
The wedding cake is the centerpiece of the reception, whether it is a simple intimate wedding or a large extravagant affair.
Once you’ve found a cake maker to work with for your wedding, there are a few details that you need to remember.
Surprisingly, it’s not that easy to tell them which cake you want and wait until the last day to see your cake for the first time. There are stories of wedding cake disasters where what the bride and groom did not live up to compared to what they ordered.
You can save yourself joining the list of those who have experienced wedding cake nightmares by asking the baker these questions.
How long have you been working?
You have the right to know how long you’ve been in business. That way you can judge whether they are experts or amateurs and if you can trust them to handle a cake like yours.
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You should also find out if they have the necessary operating permits, which is important because you never want to have any food safety concerns with your cake.
You can switch to a different baker if you are not entirely satisfied with the answers.
Ask about her portfolio, especially the one that highlights wedding cakes (Photo: Shutterstock)
What measures have you taken since the pandemic started?
Above all, the bakery must have hygiene standards at the highest level. And now that we have a new global problem, which is the pandemic, you need to be sure that they are following the necessary sanitary protocols.
Know who is making cakes for you and how serious they are about hygiene.
Do you have a portfolio that I can look at?
Having a portfolio is important for any business. Without them, no customer can fully rely on your skills.
This is where you should ask them to show you their portfolio, especially the one that highlights their wedding cake history. A wedding cake is more complicated compared to other cakes, which is why you should insist on seeing their baking history.
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What additional costs should I know about?
Every wedding cake is unique in its own way. Some ingredients and designs cost more and you will need to get a breakdown of the cost when negotiating the price.
You also need to find out if there is an extra charge for cake tasting, how much for rented items like stands and toppers and other hidden fees you need to know.
Get a breakdown of the cost while you negotiate the price (Photo: Shutterstock)
When is the cake prepared and delivered?
It is important to discuss the schedule that you are working with. Find out when is the best time to order, how long it will take to prepare and the delivery or collection dates.
For example, if your cake requires certain ingredients, it can have an impact on how long it takes to finish the cake. Remember, you might have many other customers in line too.
Make sure you are familiar with the final schedule.
What if I am not satisfied with the cake?
Ask what guidelines exist for handling customer complaints. This shows you what to expect in case you are not satisfied with something during the process, the end result, as well as some issues like damage during delivery.
Learn how they are dealing with their customers and how they have dealt with previous complaints.