How to buy a wedding cake and find a vendor that overdelivers.
Posted by Donna DeMitro on
Dear friend if your goal is to make everybody happy by going over and above than you may want to read on.
We are here to take the stress out of hiring a wedding cake vendor. Good God you have so many other things to worry about.
We will have a tasting which we will inform you of the following.
What are my filling choices?
Why You Want to Know: Whether you're looking for a fruity filling, like strawberry or orange, or a heavier mocha or chocolate, the type of ingredients used will make all the difference in taste. Some common filling ingredients: fresh fruits or purees, mousses and buttercream.
Do you work with fondant or buttercream?
Why You Want to Know: Some bakers specialize in fondant, while others prefer buttercream. Others do both. If you have your heart set on one type of frosting, confirm your baker can make it.
I choose fresh blooms, will you work with my florist?
Ventito Bakery may be able to create custom motifs or sculptural elements. We will furnish pictures of past work to get a feel. For what they specialize in. If you decide to garnish with fresh flowers, ask if your baker will partner with your florist (most will).
How far in advance will my wedding cake be prepared?
Why You Want to Know: Many bakers have multiple clients, so don't be surprised if the baker makes your cake three to four days prior to your wedding day. Of course the closer to your wedding date, the better, but a few days in advance shouldn't impact the taste or look and may be necessary if you want a complicated design that takes more than a day to execute.
Who will make my wedding cake?
Why You Want to Know: Some bakeries house a baker and a designer; at others, one person creates the entire cake from batter to sugar flowers. Find out how many people work with the baker and who exactly will be making your cake. The number of people involved should have no bearing on the quality of your cake, but you'll want to talk design with the right person.
How are your wedding cakes priced?
Why You Want to Know: It's common for wedding cakes to be priced by the slice. And the price will increase depending on the complexity of flavors and fillings you're after (and how detailed the design is). This goes for custom-designed cakes as well.
What if I have special needs like a relative that has celiac disease or requires lactose-free?
If you have a relative that suffers from celiac disease and needs to restrict their diet to a gluten-free diet. If you have a friend or relative that suffers from diabetes and fears to lose his eyesight or leg. Or if you have someone that is lactose intolerant and must eat dairy free we make sure no one get’s left behind.
The reason why you should use a small bakery as opposed to a large wedding cake bakery? A small bakery gives you personal attention.
Give me 1 hour and I will draw from my 100 year family tradition of making italian bakery creations and I will give you fabulous wedding flavor recommendations.
For more info, call Donna at 440-937-7836
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