You should start your research on wedding cakes at least five to six months ahead of your planned wedding date if you are looking for a stunning one. If your choice is a simple wedding cake, you can begin your search three to four month ahead of time.
Recommendations for a good baker can come from friends, consultants for the wedding, caterers, reception coordinators, bridal fairs, or bridal magazines. Assess the baker’s work portfolio so you can see pictures of the wedding cakes they’ve created. A lot of bakeries have opportunities for you to come in and have a flavor tasting of a variety of wedding cakes they make, so take advantage of this. When you’re ready to order your wedding cake, make sure you cover the specifics such as size, tiers, flavors, fillings, colors, decorations, presentation, delivery, date, time, and location.
The baker will need to know:
Wedding cakes can have a wide cost price range, starting at around $200 and going up to $1,000 plus. Many of the dazzling wedding cakes that you see in national magazines can be upward of $1,200.
Wedding cakes are also priced per serving, with the range being from $2.00 per serving on up to $20.00 per serving.