Post # 1
How did you pick a bakery to make your wedding cake? I know people get to have cake tastings so they can pick what cake they want but that is done once they choose their baker, right? So how do you know which baker makes good cakes if you don’t sample ahead of time?
Post # 3
- Wedding: August 2009 - St. Thomas of Villanova Church & the F.U.E.L. House
We sampled ahead of time — it was complimentary!
Post # 4
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
I’m kinda picky with cake so we are having tastings/consults with a few bakers before choosing one 🙂
Post # 6
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
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
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
- 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
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!