Post # 1
- Wedding: February 2015 - Mount Hermon
The bakery that both FI and REALLY want does not deliver the cake to the town that we are getting married in. I think it had something to do with the winding mountain highway that is the only reasonable way from the bakery to the venue.
Anyway, FI is unsure he trusts a non professional to transport the cake to the reception. It won’t be a huge cake, 2 tiers at MOST and a sheet cake or 2.
Did any of you have the cake transported by a non professional? Did it go well? Should we do it or settle for a bakery that is in the same town as the wedding?
Post # 2
I used to work in a country inn where we did a ton of weddings, and we didn’t do wedding cakes at all. So every wedding, the cake had to be brought in from elsewhere. I had to do emergency cake repairs all the time. Like once a weekend someone’s cake would show up dented or melted or mangled. I did have to repair a couple that were brought by the bakery itself but had to repair far more that were delivered by courier, wedding planner, family member, etc. There’s no way I would have anyone other than the bakery in charge of bringing my cake.
Post # 3
We got our cake from a bakery over 100 miles away. They wouldn’t deliver it, my now DH got it and the sheet cakes on his way down and the venue held them in their big fridges for us. It wasn’t a huge deal they were boxed up very nicely and nothing happened with the cake.
Post # 4
- Wedding: May 2015 - Walnut Hill Bed & Breakfast
My parents brought in the cake of a friend, it was 3 tiers. They transported it 40 miles in the summer and it arrived fine. However, my mom used to do wedding cakes before I was born so she had a little bit of experience transporting cakes 25 years before that.
Post # 5
While it wasn’t a cake, we had 200 cupcakes that DH’s friend and her boyfriend picked up for us and brought to the reception.
Post # 6
I make wedding cakes. As long as the bakery does quality, solid work, it should be fine. I’ve never had a cake topple on me or a customer. (That never stopped me from a nervous breakdown each time!) But, make sure there are 2 people! One to drive slow and the other to be there just in case.
Post # 7
2 tiers should be ok, but I would be super careful. If you have ever seen Cake Boss or any of the cake shows, you’ll see that half the struggle with cakes is transporting it. I might consider cupcakes- as you don’t have to worry about it toppling and you can buy a few extras just in case a couple get smeared.
Post # 8
I wouldn’t risk it. If something happens and the bakery is delivering the cake then they will be responsible for repairing it and will probably be more careful with the delivery. With an outside source, they might not care as much. Unless it’s someone in your bridal party.
Post # 9
My MoH picked up ours and they all showed up intact.