What to Expect at a Wedding Cake Consultation/Tasting
Why should you schedule a wedding cake consultation and tasting? The obvious reason is to taste cakes. You don’t want a yucky tasting Wedding Cake. It also gives you and your cake designer a chance to get to know each other. To see if you are compatible in a working relationship. I’ll be honest I’ve had brides that I just didn’t get. I couldn’t get a good reading on their likes and dislikes. This makes it hard to design a cake. So you want to make sure your Cake Designer understands your personality and what you want.
What to Discuss
When discussing your budget, you should go over number of servings, the flavor, filling, and icing and decide whether or not you are wanting to keep the top tier. Always be upfront about your budget. Most Cake Designers are willing to work within in your budget (if it’s a reasonable budget). This may mean not getting that 5 tier wedding cake with hand made flowers cascading down the side. You may need to scale back to a 3 or 4 tier cake with fresh flowers.
2. Venue and Time of Delivery
When discussing the venue, please make sure you tell the cake designer if it’s outside. This will greatly affect delivery time. We live in South Georgia, where it gets hot and we have gnats. Lots of gnats. Did I mention it is H-0-T? Icing left out too long in the heat will melt.
3. Food Allergies
You should discuss any food allergies that you or the groom may have. Most bakeries, caterers, etc will accommodate food allergies. We don’t want your honeymoon spent in the ER.
Let your cake designer know what kind of wedding you will be having such as country, chic, elegant. Let your personality shine through.
What to Take to the Consultation?
1. Any pictures of cakes you like.
Take all the different cake pictures you have been ogling over for the past 6 months. You can even circle the different elements on each cake you like most.
Anything you would like to incorporate into you wedding cake design such as an invitation or lace from your dress. You could even bring your Pinterest Wedding board to share.
3. Color Swatch
If you want your wedding colors incorporated into your design, take a color swatch that can be left with the designer. The color swatch will take the guess out of matching your colors. The one thing I fear the most, besides dropping the cake, is getting to the venue and the cake doesn’t match the colors in the room.
With all this information and an open line of communication, you and your cake designer will be able to make your wedding cake dreams come true.
Call or contact us today to schedule your cake tasting with The Corner Cakery!