A delicious wedding cake is the centerpiece of any great wedding catering menu, providing guests with the kind of delicious and decadent dessert they rarely get to enjoy. But finding and purchasing the perfect wedding cake can be tricky.
You want to impress your guests with something one-of-a-kind, but you also want to honor the favorite flavors of you and your spouse. And considering the sheer number of wedding cake designs and cake bakers, it can be tough to make your decision. Luckily, the team at Grand Banquet Hall is here to help with a useful guide on how to purchase the perfect wedding cake. Read on for our helpful wedding cake tips and advice.
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What’s Your Budget?
Before you can meet with caterers or purchase your cake, you need to decide your budget. You’ll need to budget for the cost of the cake itself as well as the transportation and set-ups costs that come with it. It’s also important to remember that wedding cakes are typically priced by the number of slices you’ll need, so be sure to decide roughly how many guests you’ll have at your wedding. Typically, the price per person will be between $4 and $15 per slice of cake.
Decide On A Style
It’s definitely worth considering what kind of cake you’d like to have before you start looking for it. Take some time to sit with your spouse and discuss your wedding cake ideas. Do you want to have a gigantic, decadent wedding cake? Or would a simpler, more classy cake be best? Take into account the number of people you’ll have at your wedding, your favorite cake flavors, and the overall vibe you want your celebration to have when envisioning your dream wedding cake.
Meet With Different Wedding Cake Bakers
The most important part of the cake purchasing process is actually meeting with bakers. We always recommend setting up multiple meetings with different professionals, that way you’ll have a selection of options to choose from. To ensure you’re picking the best, be sure to ask for references from previous wedding clients. And of course, you’ll also want to sample some of their cake offerings! Professional wedding cake bakers will be happy to let you try their creations, and getting a taste of those delicious cakes will ensure you pick the perfect one for your wedding.
Get Referrals From Friends & Family
You’ve probably attended plenty of weddings over the years, and if you really enjoyed the cake at one of them there’s nothing wrong with reaching out to friends and family for more info on their wedding cake supplier. In fact, we’d recommend getting referrals from loved ones and close friends. You’ll feel great knowing that you’re dealing with a cake expert your loved ones deem trustworthy.
Choose A Beautiful Cake Topper
Every great wedding cake has a gorgeous cake topper. As you’re designing your cake, you’ll want to pick a topper that fits its style. You can choose everything from colorful flowers and curls of decorative chocolate to the traditional bride and groom cake toppers. And if you’re looking to get in on the action, you could always craft some DIY cake toppers.
Don’t Forget The Contract!
The final step in securing your perfect wedding cake is signing the contract between you and your baker. Be sure the contract includes all pertinent information such as your wedding reception venue location, the time the cake should be delivered, and the details of your cake recipe. A contract will keep everyone on the same page, ensuring that your wedding cake baker meets your expectations.
Your wedding cake is the centerpiece of your wedding reception, providing a delicious and decadent cap on a truly magnificent night. With careful, considered planning you’ll be able to find the wedding cake of your dreams. And if you’re looking for a wedding venue in Los Angeles, consider Grand Banquet Hall. Our event venue offers luxurious accommodations and amenities that can fit any budget, helping you bring your wedding fantasies to life. For more information on booking and availability, contact Grand Banquet Hall today.