The venue, then the food, music, photography, flowers, dress and of course the cake…
At the very least, it should look beautiful and taste great. Without question it should be perfect and exactly as you imagined, plus everything you expected and then some. It should be the “icing on the cake!” (Pun intended)
Here’s how to ensure that happens:
Order the cake early enough that you get the bakery and decorator you want. (Oteri’s Italian Bakery of course!) It is a given that popular dates in the spring and summer will book up early. You should absolutely book the bakery as soon as you have the date and venue because there is nothing worse than a disappointed bride.
Know what you want and communicate CLEARLY what you expect. (It’s OK to get advice, suggestions and recommendations from family, friends and other brides). Be sure you spell out these details in terms of size, flavor, color, and design. Make sure all of this is specified in your contract or on your order form. (Make sure to get a copy!) Bring photos of cakes you like to your bakery or consultant and be prepared to provide the number of guests you want to serve, the date, time, and location of the reception, the colors and/or theme of the wedding, and the names of any vendors already booked. Be very clear on your budget with the baker. If you cannot afford all the options you’d like, your baker will be able to advise you on what can be done within your budget.
Always ask to taste their cake. You need to know if the bakery’s cakes have the texture and flavor you like. Ask the baker if they deliver the cake. This is so much easier than requiring one of your wedding party to deal with it and the responsibility for safe delivery rests with the baker that way. Bakers and cake decorators can help you narrow down choices, but they cannot read your mind. Choosing a cake is about what feels good to you as the bride.
Follow up a week or two before the wedding and review all the details of your cake flavor and design, delivery date and time. Be sure your baker knows where the cake table(s) will be, and whether there are flowers, linens, candles, utensils, or other items to be set up. If you are coordinating vendors (decorator, baker, caterer, florist), make a list of contacts and phone numbers and share it with each vendor. You want to make sure everyone is on the same page! The wedding cake, whether unique or traditional, still remains one of the focal points of any wedding, and deserves to be chosen with care.
About Our Wedding Cakes:
Our very large assortment of wedding cakes also includes the option of designing your own. They can be made with buttercream or have that smooth, fondant cake look. You may choose any type or flavor of cake and tiers can be made of a mix of flavors or cake types. Need three tiers of three different flavors? No problem! It’s all up to you. Oteri’s wedding cakes have often been on the banquet tables of multiple generations of the same families, who have returned generation after generation for that one-of-a-kind touch for their special celebrations.
Wedding Season is right around the corner…we look forward to serving you.
From our family to your family with love…