|What to ask your baker?
Be sure to ask plenty of questions and make sure that your final order is
in writing showing all charges for fillings, delivery, and/or elaborate decorations.
Most bakeries will and should let you sample their choices of frosting and some
even prepare a small grooms cake for you. Look through their cake portfolio to see what
styles are available. If you cannot find one that you like, go through cake decoration
books and magazines for ideas.
Stacked cakes are becoming more popular because of the shapes they are available in.
Hearts and squares are prevalent, as well as the more
traditional circles. Small details such as ribbons, lace, charms, beads, tulle, bows, and
streamers add a festive touch.
Once you decide on a bakery, reserve your date. You will need to order
your cake in advance, some bakeries require as much as a two month notice.
Most bakeries will also deliver and set up your cake at your reception
location. Be sure to ask them if there are any fees involved in doing so.