(Closed) Make sure you have the shape of your cake in writing.

posted 8 years ago in Food
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Bee Keeper

Your cake was beautiful either way but thanks for the heads up!

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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

sorry you didnt get your square tiers! i will def remember this when signing my contract. The cake is still beautiful though!

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee

Most bakers will provide you with a photographer or a diagram of your cake at the time that you sign your contract.  If they don’t you should definitely request it.  Then there can be no mistaking what it should look like when they go to make it.

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010 - Heron Hill Winery

Great tip!  I have a word of wisdom too!  When you get your final guest count in don’t forget to remind the cake people…I felt like crying when I had to toss the extra cake.  There was literally the whole bottom tier left!  We had an initial count of 100 drop to 80 and I didn’t think to update the cake folks.

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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

i love how simple your cake is!

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

At least it looks beautiful! 🙂

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Buzzing bee

@twocatcupcake:  Either a stock photograph if you are using a style from their look book, or a photograph of a trial run.  If neither of these are available (or if you are making changes to a basic look they provide) they should draw a diagram with everything detailed.  This is what ours did anyway.

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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

@Moose1209: Mine had a picture from a book that we looked thru copied and stapled to our order along with a written description of tier sizes, flavors and fillings.

Of course I didn’t really care about our cake so long as it looked presentable and tasted awesome, it’s funny because there are a few details that you’d stress about while planning that don’t seem that huge when you’re experiencing the actual day.

@locket: We had a bottom tier and half a middle tier left and we gave them a smaller headcount than we actually had. I’m assuming the caterers cut smaller pieces than the baker expected…plus they took forever bringing it out so I thought it was all gone and then suddenly there are a ton of slices on the table.

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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

thanks for the tip…your cake still looks beautiful. i love the green

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

LMAO!!!  That is funny!  You would think that they’d put that stuff on the contract!!!  Your cake was still beautiful! 

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