Questions to ask a wedding cake maker

Questions To Ask Your Wedding Cake Maker

Getting married can be a stressful time in your life but it doesn’t have to be. If you make sure you ask all the right questions when picking your supplier you shouldn’t have any issues. The wedding cake is a big part of the day, you’ll have photos of you cutting that cake, your guests will stand around staring at you and then hopefully everyone will try a piece. That’s why it’s important to get that wedding cake perfect.

We have some of the best questions to ask your wedding cake maker and we’ve split them into categories so you’ll be able to get the best possible answers depending on the questions you need to ask. It’s important to note that you should never go with the first cake maker you find and shop around first, even if the first one is fantastic!

Questions To Ask For Wedding Cake

When you meet with your potential wedding cake maker it’s important to take notes. We would suggest taking a notebook and a couple of pens (in case one runs out) and take as many notes as possible. Have the questions written out and leave enough space for the answers.

All potential wedding cake makers should know the answers to all of the questions below, if they don’t then that should show major red flags. If you find a wedding cake baker who doesn’t know what they’re doing, it’s probably best to move on to the next one no matter how cheap they are.

Questions About The Wedding Cake

  1. Can you incorporate specific elements like flowers, colours, or decorations into the cake design?
  2. What are your customisation options?
  3. What are your tasting options?
  4. Do you offer gluten-free, vegan, or other dietary options?
  5. How do you handle allergies or special dietary requirements?
  6. How will the cake be transported to the venue to ensure it arrives safely?
  7. How should we store any leftover cake after the wedding?
  8. Is it possible to preserve the top tier for our first anniversary?

Questions About The Cake Maker

  1. What is your cake making style?
  2. How many years of experience do you have in creating wedding cakes?
  3. What are your cancellation policies?
  4. What is your delivery policy?
  5. Do you have any references?
  6. Can you provide examples of wedding cakes you have made? Do you have a portfolio or a website showcasing your work?
  7. Do you provide cake stands or other accessories, or do we need to source them separately?
  8. Can you help coordinate the cake table setup with our wedding theme and decor?
  9. Are you available on our wedding date?
  10. What is the typical timeline for ordering a wedding cake? How far in advance should we book your services?
  11. Can we review and sign a contract that outlines all the details, including the design, price, and terms of service?
  12. What is your cancellation and refund policy?

Questions About Wedding Cake Prices

  1. What are your prices?
  2. What are your payment terms?
  3. What are your delivery options?
  4. How much is the deposit, and when is the final payment due?
Questions to ask a wedding cake

Where To Get Wedding Cake Inspiration

Picking the perfect design for your wedding cake can be difficult, we would know. It took us forever to find the theme we wanted and the colours for our wedding. When we finally did and when we found the wedding cake maker everything started to fall into place.

If you’re looking for wedding cake inspiration there are a few tips and places we’d recommend. Just don’t get caught up on having the perfect wedding cake because you’ll be there for years trying to figure it out.

  1. Wedding Magazines: Bridal magazines often feature stunning wedding cake designs in their articles and photo spreads. Pick up a few wedding magazines and browse through them for cake inspiration.
  2. Wedding Websites and Blogs: Many wedding-related websites and blogs showcase real weddings and styled shoots, including detailed photos of wedding cakes. Websites like The Knot, WeddingWire, and Martha Stewart Weddings are great places to start.
  3. Pinterest: Pinterest is a treasure trove of wedding cake inspiration. Search for keywords like “wedding cake,” “wedding cake ideas,” or specific themes you have in mind. You’ll find countless images and links to articles with cake design ideas.
  4. Instagram: Instagram is another platform where wedding professionals, including cake designers, share their work. Search using relevant hashtags like #weddingcake, #weddingcakeinspiration, or the name of your favourite cake designer.
  5. Wedding Expos and Shows: Attend local wedding expos or bridal shows in your area. These events often feature cake vendors who showcase their creations. You can see and taste various cake options in person. We loved visiting local wedding shows and you can get so many amazing ideas!
  6. Local Bakeries and Cake Designers: Visit local bakeries and cake designers’ websites or social media pages. Many of them have galleries showcasing their previous wedding cake projects, which can provide inspiration. Be cautious, some cake designers will not let you take pictures of anything in their store and you may get asked to leave.
  7. Your wedding cake maker: once you’ve picked your wedding cake maker they should be able to talk through everything with you, your colour scheme etc. and recommend great designs.
  8. Friends and Family’s Weddings: If you’ve attended weddings recently, look back at photos from those events to see the cakes they had. It might spark ideas for what you like or don’t like in a wedding cake design.
  9. Wedding Planners and Designers: If you’ve hired a wedding planner or designer, they can offer valuable insights and recommendations based on your wedding theme and preferences.
  10. Online Forums and Communities: Join wedding-related forums or communities where brides and grooms share their wedding planning experiences. You can ask for cake recommendations and see what others have chosen for their weddings.

Where To Get Cheap Wedding Cakes UK

Wedding cakes can be very, very expensive. Our wedding cake cost £550 after some shopping around. However, you can end up paying thousands for a wedding cake depending on your budget, what you’re looking for, how big you want your wedding cake to be and the number of guests you have attending your wedding.

Take a look at some of the places you can find cheap wedding cakes below;

  1. Supermarkets: Many supermarkets in the UK offer budget-friendly wedding cakes that can be customised with simple designs. Check with large grocery store chains like Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury’s, and Morrisons for their wedding cake options. If you’re a Costco member, they make amazing cakes.
  2. Local Bakeries: Some local bakeries may offer competitively priced wedding cakes. Reach out to bakeries in your area to inquire about their pricing and designs.
  3. Online Cake Shops: There are online cake shops that specialise in affordable wedding cakes. They may have a range of designs and flavours to choose from, and some offer delivery services.
  4. Independent Cake Decorators: Look for independent cake decorators who may offer more competitive prices compared to larger cake companies. The best place to find these are at wedding shows, so get to your local wedding shows, they’re normally free to attend as well.
  5. Wedding Cake Packages: Some venues or wedding planners offer wedding cake packages as part of their services. These packages may include a cake at a more reasonable price than ordering it separately.
  6. Off-Peak Wedding Dates: If possible, consider having your wedding during the off-peak wedding season, as prices for cakes and other services may be more affordable.
  7. Simple Designs: Opting for a simple and minimalistic cake design can often be more budget-friendly than intricate and elaborate designs.
  8. DIY Option: If you or someone you know is skilled at baking and cake decorating, consider making the cake yourself or having a friend or family member create it for you.

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