In this Month’s West Midlands Wedding Magazine Hot Topics, we were asked to answer the following readers question:-
Q. My maid-of-honour had a bad experience with her cake maker while planning her own wedding a few months’ back. We’re really keen to have a bespoke cake design, so how can we ensure our cake maker supplies us with what we want?
Choosing a wedding cake supplier to design a bespoke wedding cake can be daunting, simply because there are so many out there. If you’re about to embark on a journey to construct the most important edible element of your big day then you need to do some work beforehand. Before your wedding consultation it is a good idea to collect together some ideas of what you like or dislike in cakes. If you have any ideas, pictures of cakes, material swatches, colour swatches, a picture of your flowers then take these or you can even do some little sketches to bring along (doesn’t matter if they are not great!).
When booking your consultation, ask your cake supplier to provide some cake samples at your meeting so that you can try the cakes. Also, read some testimonials from past couples – they should be able to supply some for you upon request. Once you have found a cake designer that you like and you have decided on a bespoke design it is vital to get the cake designer to sketch the design out and label it with the colours, flavours, embellishment details and sizes etc so that you can check that it is what you really want.
Remember, what is in your head and the designers head maybe very different and unless you get a sketch drawn you will never know whether you are both thinking along the same lines.
If you would like any further information about our wedding cakes please complete our contact form or pop into our sugar craft shop situated on knowle’s high street, Solihull or call us on 01564 774 223.
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