The best part of the wedding planning is choosing the wedding cake. Fondant, buttercream or ganache? Fresh blooms or flowers made of sugar? The choices are endless, so it’s very important to find the baker who will understand your ideas and vision. Here a list of 35 questions to ask your cake baker.

35 Questions To Ask Your Cake Baker

Background check

  • How long has your company been in business?
  • How many cakes do you make each year?
  • What is your culinary background?

Before you sign the contract

  • Are you insured and licensed?
  • How many wedding cakes will you deliver on that same day?
  • How far in advance will you make the wedding cake?

Cake flavors and fillings

  • What fillings and flavors do you offer?
  • Can we mix-and-match fillings and cakes or do you have a set menu of flavor combinations?
  • Are there some flavors that are your specialties?
  • Do you offer vegan, organic, dairy-free, nut-free and gluten-free options?
  • Is cake tasting included in the fee?
  • Will we taste the cake on our own or will you provide a consultation?

Cake design

  • Can we see examples of your work?
  • Did you make the cakes from your portfolio?
  • Do we select the cake from set designs or do you make custom cakes?
  • We have several ideas. Can you recreate them?
  • Can you give us some design suggestions, based on our wedding theme and budget?
  • Are you using fondant or buttercream?
  • Can you make flowers from sugar? If we choose fresh blooms, can you work with our wedding florist?
  • How big should the cake be to feed our guest list?
  • How will our cake be displayed? Do you rent or provide cake stands?

Payment

  • How are you pricing your wedding cakes?
  • Is there a minimum budget you require?
  • Are there rental fees for cake knives, cake stands, toppers?
  • Is there a delivery fee?
  • How much is the deposit?
  • When do you need the final payment?
  • Can we cancel the order? What is the refund policy?
  • When will we receive a contract?

Logistics

  • We want to freeze the top tier. Can you give us a box for cake saving?
  • How and when should we return the renting items (cake knives, cake stands, toppers)?
  • How long in advance should we order the cake?
  • When should our order be finalized?
  • What are the delivery services you offer?
  • How will you deliver the cake? What happens if the cake is damaged in transit?

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