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Your wedding cake has a considerable role during the wedding reception. Not only is your wedding cake a gorgeous decorative piece, it also needs to taste delectable! Here are some cake tips and questions to ponder when in the cake planning process.
Do your research early on the baker you’ve got your eye and taste buds on.
Set up a phone consultation with your potential cake designer to learn about their designs styles, years of experience, numbers of weddings they do cake for each year, flavors, dietary restrictions, payment schedule, delivery/setup, and of course….that “C” word, cost.
Think of the theme of your wedding. Is your wedding vision traditional vs. contemporary, decadent vs. whimsical, eclectic vs. modern … What wedding details do you want to see on your cake and those forever wedding day photos?
At your tasting bring along your cake design inspirations and be prepared to learn about cake flavors, filling combinations, and frostings.
Also keep in mind not everyone is a cake lover. No need to order a cake for all your confirmed guests. Consider ordering a cake size for 90% of your guest count. If there is any leftover cake, we make sure it’s packed up at the end of your event. It makes a great brunch dessert too!
Photography: Capture the Invisible @capturetheinvisible Cake Designer: 2941 Restaurant
Do your guests have any dietary restrictions?
While you do not have to cater to every guest’s needs, if half your family is vegan, then two cakes may be appreciated. If only two guests are gluten-free, providing them with a gluten-free option for the caterer is ideal. Don’t worry, we will have a copy of your master seating list. We will be able to direct the banquet team to which guest table will need the special dessert.
There are some new trends with miniature cakes. Especially with the current focus on decreasing germ exposure, this is a great option! From cupcakes, to mini cheesecakes, to macarons: there are so many options for individual desserts.
Whatever cake you choose, make sure it is delicious! Set up a tasting today at these local shops, or the bakery in your neighborhood.
Local Seattle & Pacific Northwest Shops:
Creme De La Creme https://cakesbycremedelacreme.com/order-1/
Honey Crumb Studio https://honeycrumb.com/
Mike’s Amazing Cakes https://www.mikesamazingcakes.com/
Morfey’s Cakes https://morfeyscake.com/
Celebrity Cake Studio: https://celebritycakestudio.com/
Corina Bakery: https://corinabakery.com/tacoma/
Local DC | MD| VA Shops:
CakeFest Sugar Art https://www.cakefestshop.com/
Heidelberg Pastry Shoppe: https://heidelbergbakery.com/
Buttercream Bakeshop: https://buttercreamdc.com/
Fleur & Flour: https://www.fleurandflour.co/
Fluffy Thoughts Cakes: https://www.fluffythoughts.com/
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