2/24/2013 6:11:00 AM Bride & Groom Wedding Guide: A wedding cake baker Tips when choosing yours
Choosing a wedding cake may be one of the most important parts of planning your wedding reception. After all, there will be photos and memories of this special day to look back upon for years to come! Deciding who is going to create this delicious centerpiece may be even more challenging. Friends and family are one option, however you want to make sure that you have an experienced cake artist who is well trained in wedding cake construction. You simply can't just place one cake on top of another or they will eventually tumble over or sink into one another. Grocery stores are another option, however you usually have limited designs to choose from and need to conquer the task of picking up and delivering the cake yourself. Not only that, they often come in pieces, and setting the cake up yourself can sometimes be too much to handle on your big day. Your best option is to hire a professional bakery that specializes in wedding cakes. These bakeries will not only deliver your cake for you, but will also give you top-of-the-line treatment from start to finish in customizing your wedding cake to be exactly how you choose. They are sometimes hard to find and book up quickly, but are well worth the hunt. When finding any bakery to make your cake, there are a few things that you will want to be sure to ask:
Do you offer samples and tastings? - Never take someone's word for how their cakes taste; always get a sample if you can. Of course, they are going to say they're the best, so taste for yourself.
Do you have references? - Anyone who is well experienced at making wedding cakes should be able to produce at least five recent references. Even better ... to avoid being directed to only the positive references they want to give you, call the local hotels where weddings are often held and ask yourself.
Do you have photos of your work? Ask for photos of previous work they have done. Watch out for pictures cut from magazines unless they specifically name that baker as the creator.
Do you have a back-up plan? Make sure whomever you're choosing has a back-up plan. If the baker gets sick or has a family emergency, who is going to make the cake? You don't want to be left without a wedding cake. Most bakeries book up weeks in advance and they are almost impossible to come by on short notice.
Written by: "Sugared n' Iced," located in downtown Prescott at 442 S. Montezuma St. Info: (928) 379-1016 or www.SugarednIced.com.