(Closed) Does the cake baker normally deliver the cake or do you have to go pick it up?

posted 6 years ago in Food
Post # 3
2815 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I think most deliver it. It’s a lot ot ask on a wedding day to have you deliver your own cake.

They know how to properly move it and transport it to prevent damage, etc.

There may be a small fee involved for delivery, but most would do it as part of the deal.

Post # 4
12890 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

They deliver it.  It’s hard transporting a cake of that size, so you want the experts to do it, anyway!

Post # 5
10288 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

There a lot of risk involved if you transport it yourself. I’d much rather leave that up to the professionals. Our bakery charged like $100 for delivery (and they only had to travel 5 miles) but it was worth not having to deal with it ourselves. 

Post # 6
1765 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I think it’s very difficult to transport it yourself. All the places I talked delivered the cakes for you. 

Post # 7
389 posts
Helper bee

You can pick it up and it saves you money to do so, but if you mess it up, then you have to have your baker come and fix it and that is more cost for time.

It’s your wedding.  Cut costs other ways, unless your venue is very close to your reception, I would not take a chance.

Post # 8
3625 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Every place I talked to delivered it to the venue. They all charged extra for delivery and distance played a factor. We ended up going with our caterer for the cake.

Post # 10
807 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

You should call them

Post # 11
351 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

My cake place delivers the cake to the site. 35 dollars for a smaller cake or 50 for a larger.

Post # 12
125 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

Our cake maker is in Cairns and are delivering it to Port Douglas (about 70km away) for an $80 fee. I think that’s pretty reasonable to leave it to a professional.

Post # 13
154 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012 - Schloss Heiligenberg/ Spearfish Canyon Lodge

Our bakery doesn’t deliver (but our wedding is also a good hour outside of town), so we’ll have a relative pick it up beforehand.

Post # 14
106 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

We are paying a $20 charge to have it delivered.

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