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Wedding Cake Planning

The date is set…

Congratulations on your engagement! Planning a wedding is so exciting and now it is time to pick a cake artist! I have successfully navigated several wedding cakes. The key is to be prepared! (That was a pep talk for me) 😉 For you the bride, groom, wedding planner, mother of the bride, mother of the groom or amazing friend who is in charge of this portion of the wedding, I promise to be over the top amazing at what I do. That is my job and I am very good at making your vision a reality! So whether you have me make your cake or you pick another amazing cake artist my hope this post will give you a little bit of guidance and answer some questions you may have while looking for your dessert vendor or cake artist.

Wedding donuts

First Things First

Every bride stocks her idea arsenal with Bride magazines, Pintrest boards and scribbled lists of ideas. Now it is time to think about the dessert! So many things can influence the design of the cake or your dessert table. Is a cake what you want? Are you thinking about a dessert table, pie table, or a doughnut wall? Once you have decided what you want, don’t forget to talk the details over with your florist. It is helpful to let the florist know what to expect when it comes to the dessert table. Incorporate the decorations from your table center pieces and flowers on your dessert table help to tie everything together beautifully.

A beautiful and delicious lattice topped wedding day rustic pie.

Theme and colors…

When is your wedding? Summer, Fall, Winter or Spring? Indoors or Out?  I picked those first because the time of year including heat and humidity are factors that determine where your cake can be displayed to keep it from melting! Decorations on and around the cake can reflect the season. What is your wedding theme? Vintage? Rustic? Beach? Woods? Classic? Modern? Your cake should reflect your theme! What are your colors? Traditional wedding cakes are white. It is very possible to reflect your theme in a white cake. Bring pictures of your wedding dress to your cake artist. Your wedding dress can be an amazing help when designing the perfect wedding cake.

Semi Naked wedding cakes with fresh flowers

Edible decorations…

Did you know that a wedding cake can shimmer? So many edible options will set your cake apart from the rest. Pearls, lace, gems, glitter, shimmer, feathers and so many more edibles resembling decorations on your dress can all be put on a cake. The only thing limiting your vision may be the size of your budget.

Wedding pies

Budget…

Yes, it is a reality that most of us have to follow a budget for things like this. I am also very good about helping you stay on your cake budget. The bigger the budget the more BLING, and pizzazz we can build into the cake. Have you seen the cake hanging like a chandler in the center of the hall?!? As beautiful and amazing as some of the cakes in magazine spreads and online are, sometimes the  simple cakes, truly are the most breath taking.

Vegan semi naked wedding cake with fresh flowers.

The details…

Lets keep this simple because I know you have a lot of planning and many more vendors to discuss every last detail with. My Requirements are simple.

#1. I do private cake tastings for weddings. I charge $25 for a box of 6 cupcake (2 flavors) or $50 for a box of 12 cupcakes (3 flavors).  I also do private dessert tastings for those who want a dessert table, cookie bar, bunt cake or a non cake alternative for the wedding day.

#2. Please schedule your cake tasting as soon as possible. You can contact me through the contact form here on the website, or through any of my social media platforms.

#3. A $50 non refundable deposit is required to reserve your spot on my calendar. Should you cancel, I will refund all moneys paid except the tasting cost and $50 deposit.

#4. Final payment is due 14 days before the event.

Burlap, pearls, and lace cake.
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