Cake!

posted 3 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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954 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@TeeBee25:  I have my tasting and design meeting this Saturday (12/21) for my wedding in July.  I was always under the impression cakes were one the things to order at least 6 months in advance, but that could vary depending on availability of the bakeries in your area.  There really aren’t many wedding cake shops left in my area so I wanted to book ASAP.  And, when nearly all of my other vendors recommended this particular bakery, selecting them was easy.  Luckily, as long as we go with buttercream, they’re surprisingly affordable.

Post # 4
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2998 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

We had ours booked 10 months out.  We have a limited amount of bakers and they don’t do more than 3 weddings a weekend.  In our area most are single lady shops who do their own work, the only multi person bakery is terrible.

Post # 5
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4050 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

We had a tasting in the beginning of October for our January wedding. We booked them by the end of October. They are a well known bakery who are used to a large number of orders, so I knew I didn’t have to worry about timing much.

I did contact one other possibility in October – a woman who did wedding cakes only out of her own home. Because she is a one-woman show, she was already booked up for my date.

I’d be looking now if you’re getting married in April just to make sure you have as many options available as possible.

Post # 6
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1272 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 1994

I didn’t go the traditional route, but I would start looking atleast 3-4 months in advance. 

Post # 7
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1672 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Church

@TeeBee25:  We looked a week ago? We are ordering next month because the place is having a contest to win your cake up to $500.00 so why not? I would probably go in January since your wedding is in April (if that’s the real date) just to make sure you get what you want.

Post # 8
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2612 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI

We booked ours around 10 months out. It was something fun to do together at the begining of the planning and I picked places based on reviews and reputations. I always get great responses when I tell people where our cake is going to be from, so we just decided to check it off the list early. 

Post # 9
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1123 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@TeeBee25:  I won’t be taste testing my cake as I’m planning a destination wedding. I chose the bakery because they are the only one closest to the venue that does the flavour that my fiance wants (hazelnut!). I am confident it will taste amazing and if it doesn’t, we won’t really be able to do anything about it on the day anyway. No point stressing over things you can’t control!

As for ordering, our wedding is in April and I just booked with them a few months ago. I haven’t specified what I want in regards to cake decorations etc, but they are booked for our day.

And some advice: The bakery we chose can only do three weddings each weekend, and I don’t know about bakeries in your area but make sure you book yours quickly!

Post # 10
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999 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

We went with a bakery because our venue had a deal with them, I think we ordered about six months from the wedding date.

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