Post # 47
@Klu007: I’d opt for a more simple design on a cake that tastes good rather than a lovely cake that tastes like dirt. I don’t eat food because it’s pretty, I eat it because I like how it tastes. It is food, not a painting.
People always remember the food at weddings. I don’t think you want something as important as your wedding cake tasting awful – especially if you know in advance and have time to fix it.
Post # 48
I would NOT get a cake that doesn’t taste good! People look forward to eating the cake and if it’s bad, they’ll remember. I never judge a messy-looking but tasty cake (I’ve been to weddings where the cakes were homemade by friends as the wedding gift) but I do judge a pretty but bad-tasting cake. If the other baker can’t do anything fancy, just have plain solid-colored frosting and lay a few flowers on top.
Post # 49
The two bakers are on the same block or about 5 min from my house. We do not work in the same town as where we live. So we will start looking at bakers close to work which is about a 45 min one way trip from our house, also in another state. This is also the closest “big” city to where we live. Sounds crazy but we wanted to move into the deep south after he left the Army.
Post # 50
Oh man. Taste=everything. I dont care if it looks like poo if it is going to taste amazing!
Post # 51
If I was in your situation, I’d just make it myself. I refuse to pay someone a single dollar for something that doesn’t even taste as good as what I can do with a box of Betty Crocker and a can of cheesecake frosting.
Are you sure no one in your town bakes out of her home? A lot of people can do beautiful things with a couple Wilton decorating classes and a Cake Bible.
Post # 52
@Klu007: I think the taste of the cake is actually more important than how it looks. What’s the point of a cake that tastes like crap? Don’t let this baker make your cake. Is there no way that you could look for a baker outside of your town? That seems like the obvious solution.
Post # 53
Decoration is important to you but taste is important to your guests.
Post # 54
Thank you to everyone that has posted a reply and/or voted in the poll. Your help has truly been wonderful and you have offered many useful suggestions.