(Closed) Cake taste testing: when and how

posted 9 years ago in Food
Post # 3
7152 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

Out wedding is in Oct and I already have how I want my cook to look figured out. The bakery that is is being done at asks for only a few weeks, but I am giving them a month. I have already visited the bakery and done a small tasting, now I just have to plan an official tasting for Fiance to go with me. They will have all of their available flavor combinations for us to try.

Post # 4
2695 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Well it depends on you. If you are trying to still decide on which bakery to use you can ask for a tasting of their most popular flavors to help you decide.  If you know which bakery you want to use then start by booking them.  Then set-up a meeting to show them inspiration photos of cakes you like.  They will help you design a cake that you want.  Then when that’s done they will let you know or you may ask about doing a tasting.  I did our tasting in November our wedding is in April.  I have one more meeting with them to give final payment and discuss one more time the fine details.

Hope this helps

Post # 5
720 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I just booked my cake tastings for mid-April.  Both bakers suggested 3-6 months out because designs change.  At our tasting we will look through their portfolio and taste all their flavors and decide then.  We are NOT picky at all about the cake so I’m not doing much research beforehand (really any dot pattern or swirly things will do).

Different bakeries do things different ways.  Some have a big group tasting where you can taste many flavors, some only let you taste their most popular, and some will have you choose a few that you want to try.  The best part is that most cake tastings are free so try as many as you want!

Post # 6
6597 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I am trying to decide on a bakery now for my Aug wedding! Everyone still has availability on our day.

I just emailed/called 4 bakeries to set up a meeting and to do a tasting. They ask you to choose a few flavours you are interested in (3-5) trying. When you go you will discuss the details of your cake, get a quote and taste their cake.

From there you have all the info and can make your decision.

I recommend doing this with your Fiance. My Fiance has had surprising opinions when it came to taste and flavours!

Post # 7
2066 posts
Buzzing bee

We are getting married in July and we did 5 cake tastings in February.  We just called bakers that had been recommended to us and set an appointment for a cake tasting.  They all asked which flavors we were most interested in and most had specific samples based on our tastes, in addition to the regular samples they have for everyone. 

We selected our flavors, a general design, and the number of layers.  Once we have our RSVP count, we’ll finalize the design. 

By The Way – cake tasting has been by far, my favorite part of wedding planning! 

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