(Closed) How to pick a bakery?

posted 9 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009 - St. Thomas of Villanova Church & the F.U.E.L. House

We sampled ahead of time — it was complimentary! 

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

i sampled ahead of time. i’m also planning in the city where i live so i went to places that i knew had good cakes / that i’d bought cakes from before.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’m kinda picky with cake so we are having tastings/consults with a few bakers before choosing one 🙂

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I’m not going to be sampling. The bakery I want is the bakery that my family has used since we were babies. It’s a local grocery store bakery & we have their cakes twice a year–at least! I’m so happy they can do the most important cake I’ll ever have! I love their cakes!

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

Tastings are the only way you KNOW! Schedule a few.

Luckily, my baker made my parents cake… and her cakes are SO good!

Post # 8
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Sugar bee

Most bakeries will do a sample tasting – I agree its hard to pick which bakery without knowing how their cakes taste.  If they dont offer complimentary tastings but they have a storefront that sells cakes and goodies maybe you can go taste those?  I went with word of mouth and who my venue recommended.  It helped that I had tasted their cakes before so the tasting was really just to pick the flavors.

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

I went by calling and asking about average prices for cake for x many people, then scheduled tastings. I went with the yummiest.

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

I agree with naangel55’s suggestion of going in and buying a couple smaller cakes, especially if you’re considering a few bakeries! Most bakeries have smaller personal sized cakes & treats… you can taste if the ingredients are fresh & you won’t have any pressure from the bakery.

If you’re going to someone that specializes in wedding cakes then go in and book a tasting!

You won’t know until you try!

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