Post # 1
So we’ve started our search for the wedding cake and have been on a couple of cake tastings (yum!). We have a couple more lined up for this weekend. One of the potential bakers has mentioned that she got another inquiry for the same wedding date as ours, and asked for our reception start time. She wanted to see if she can make it to both weddings, in terms of delivering the cake and set up. Is this normal? I would be upset if my photog tried to double book for the same day, but in terms of bakers, I don’t know. Sure, if one was a lunch reception and the other a dinner reception, the baker could make the deliveries and not be late. But I wonder if this also means the baker would try to make the cakes ahead of time and freeze them, as opposed to making them fresh. I’ve emailed her back to ask, but she hasn’t responded. Now FI and I are wondering if its ok for a baker double book (or even triple book) weddings for the same day…or if we should just cancel the tasting and keep looking.
Post # 3
hm good question. It really depends on what kind of cake baker you go with. Most wedding cakes get refrigerated multiple times to allow time for the icing to set between the crumb coat, the outside frosting, the decorations, etc. It’s usually a multiple step process and takes at least 3 days to make a wedding cake. Larger bakeries can handle more than one wedding per day.
If you are looking for a cake designer with a smaller operation who bakes and decorates themself and delivers it themself, then I would say it’s more risky for them to do 2 cakes on the same day. I would say it really depends on the type of baking business they run.
Post # 4
The baker we’re looking into is a smaller operation…as in she doesn’t have a storefront. We’ll have to meet her at a coffee shop for the tasting.
Post # 5
I really wouldn’t worry about it… If the vendor is checking with you on the time to make sure it will work, it means she’s looking out for that very same thing. I would trust her on it, and not cancel a tasting for that reason alone. If you think about it, limiting to one cake per wedding weekend (or even day) wouldn’t be very lucrative for her!
Post # 6
Yes, as long as the set up isn’t the exact same time, they should be fine. Bakers can make many cakes at the same time, just as long as they don’t all have to be set up at the same time. All you have to do is make sure your set up time is written in your contract BEFORE you book.