Ordering a wedding cake can be a complicated process. If you taste too many varieties of cake at different bakeries, it can be difficult to remember which you liked best. You will also have to navigate pricing, which is different at each bakery. The process of choosing, paying, and scheduling a cake delivery can be difficult if you don’t find the best bakery for your special day. The following tips will help you find the best bakery in your area to suit your specific wedding cake needs.
Selecting a bakery and style
Check out the website and social media pages of the bakery you’re considering to get an idea of their decorating style. Some bakeries pride themselves on ornate fondant cakes while others specialize in rustic buttercream cakes. Browse photos of a bakery’s past work so you can see if their style is the one you want for your wedding cake. It is important for you to establish that the bakery of your choice can create what you have envisioned.
Tasting the cake
Every bakery does tastings differently. Some bakeries have couples try cupcakes already in their display case or they will make some fresh cupcakes. You can find some bakeries that do tastings for free, but you can expect to pay at most about $50. Go to the tasting prepared with images of similar wedding cakes to the one you would like. Some decorators will sketch something for you while you are at the tasting while others will take a few days to produce a sketch.
Bring a sheet of paper with your guest count, as many bakeries charge per slice. You will probably not have to pay the entire amount for the wedding cake upfront. Many bakeries will ask for a deposit, which is usually 50 percent of the purchase price.
Pricing the wedding cake
Since wedding cakes are priced per serving, take your guest count and subtract 15 to 20 percent. Not everyone at the wedding will eat a piece. Use this simple formula to keep from paying more for something that is not used. Most bakeries charge about $5 a slice. If you are looking for an economical option, consider a simple centerpiece cake with a sheet cake in the back. Choosing this option will maximize your serving potential and lower the cost.
Wedding cakes in Amarillo, Texas
Belmar Bakery & Cafe in Amarillo is the place to go when you need a wedding cake or other dessert. Our specialty is decorated cakes of all sizes, shapes, and flavors. We have been in business for over 50 years producing homemade, wholesome foods. If you are in need of a custom dessert for your event, call us today at (806) 355-0141 or Contact Us via email. You can also fill out our online form for a personal Cake Quote. We are located at 3325 Bell St. in Amarillo, Texas.