How to start your wedding cake journey.

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If you’re reading this then you are planning your wedding,it’s exciting! And it’s also a little stressful. It’s okay to admit that.

So let’s ease some of that stress ?At least when it comes to the cake.

Here at Sweet Temptations we make luxury wedding cake, butwe do more than that. We are also here to take the stress out of every aspect of your wedding cake. Starting with the first contact with your cake maker.

That first contact should be as soon as possible after you’ve set the date and chosen your venue. Please, please ignore the advice out there in wedding land that says there’s no rush to book the cake!! Good cake designers get booked up!

When you contact your cake maker (and it doesn’t have to be us, we won’t be offended) there are a few things it would be a good idea to have to hand. There will be some questions we will need to ask you so that we can give you the best service. And this will go for all cake designers.

The first thing we will ask is the date and venue of the wedding. We need to know this before anything else so we can check our availability and the logistics of getting your cake safely delivered. How frustrating is it to be chatting away to a supplier only to find out that they are already booked for your date? And we hate having to say no.

The next thing we will need to know is the rough size of cake you want. Now don’t panic! You don’t need to know exactly how many tiers and the size of each tier, that’s our job ? But, if you’ve booked your venue then you’ll have an idea on the size of the wedding. And that’s all we need. Is your wedding for 50 or 500? And we will do the maths and work out the size of cake you require. Size matters (ahem) and will make a difference to the cost. A cake for 500 will cost a lot more than a cake for 50.

Now the fun bit. Well one of the fun bits! How do you want the cake to look? Again, don’t panic. We design your cake for you. All we need at this first stage is ideas. A theme or style of cake so that we have an idea of the amount of time and work involved in creating it for you. Have you been pinning like mad? Pop us the link. Just like size, style matters when putting a quote together for you. A naked cake will have a different cost to something fondant covered and dripping in sugar flowers. We can do both, you just need to let us know.

So here is your wedding cake enquiry check list;

  1. Date. The starting point. Make sure your chosen cake designer has availability for your date.
  2. Venue. The logistics have to be taken into account. Your cake designer needs to know how far they are taking the cake and how long that will take them.
  3. Size.  An idea on the number of guests your cake needs to serve will help us work out the size of cake needed, and the cost.
  4. Style. The exact design details can be worked out later. At this stage an idea on the type of cake you want is enough.

And there you go! Everything you need to know to get the all rolling.

Just remember the golden rule. Book early!

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