How to choose a wedding cake designer
The best way to choose a designer for your wedding cake is of course through personal recommendations. If you have friends who have got married recently were particularly pleased with their wedding cakes, those designers would be a good place to start. Perhaps you have a favorite local bakery, where you buy muffins each week for breakfast on a Sunday morning. Do they also design wedding cakes?
Once you have a short list of designers -perhaps three- make appointments to meet with each of them and to taste samples of their wedding cakes. Most designers are happy either to design a cake exclusively for you, or to recreate a cake that you have admired. If you have already begun to think about the design of your wedding cake, and you have pictures of cakes that you particularly like, be sure to take them with you.
How big is your budget?
Wedding cakes can be surprisingly expensive, with prices ranging from $3-$15 per portion. There are ways that you can economize on your wedding cake. One of the most effective is to choose a wedding cake that is smaller than you will need and to supplement that with a sheet cake of the same flavor and design. Not only is this likely to be cheaper, but it may also be easier for your caterer to serve desert quickly and efficiently after the cake cutting ceremony.
The best wedding cake designers are often booked months in advance. If possible, you should start your planning as much as nine months before the wedding, and order the wedding cake you choose at least six months in advance.
By Tuppy Glossop