When it comes to your wedding cake, you deserve the best of both worlds:a cake that looks amazing, tastes delicious, and won't break the bank. But how do you get it? The answer is a bespoke wedding cake made by a professional baker.
While it may seem like there's a "wedding tax" at work, the truth is that there's so much more than meets the eye. From consultations to paperwork, sketches to emails, ordering custom items and shopping for ingredients, and of course, actual baking, there's a lot more involved than just making "just cake." Bakers have put in the time and effort to train, refine their skills, and purchase the necessary equipment, including for making intricate sugar flowers. Plus, as registered food businesses, they must follow strict food safety guidelines to ensure none of your guests get sick or have an allergic reaction.
It's also important to think beyond just the cake's deliciousness and beauty. Hiring an experienced professional will also give you peace of mind that the cake-cutting moment—a key moment on your wedding day—will be executed flawlessly. You can also find companies that offer set designs, which can be cheaper and still provide a stunning cake. But if you want something more personal and unique to your day, a bespoke cake is the way to go.
Still worried about the cost? It's important to remember that there are cake designers out there to suit every budget. When it comes to price, the complexity of the design, date, size/servings, and delivery fee to your venue are all factors to consider. So if your budget is more modest, let your designer know upfront and they can suggest a design and size that fits accordingly.
When you're shopping for a designer, it's important to check reviews and recommendations to make sure you're getting quality service. And remember, your wedding cake will be the center of attention at your reception, so cutting corners isn't an option.
Ready to give your wedding cake the attention it deserves? Start talking to cake designers today and you'll be on your way to the cake of your dreams—without the wedding tax.