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1. Mo' Money!
Find out the cost per slice and see if it fits into your budget. Usually you can order your cake for 25 fewer people than you expect. Not everyone likes cake and some people may not be able to have it due to dietary restrictions. However, if you know your family and friends will devour the cake, then go ahead and add that extra tier.
2. Savor the Flavor
Taste a variety of flavor combinations. You may have your heart set on Red Velvet cake, but taste everything to know for sure. Your baker may have a lemon raspberry cake that changes your mind.
3. Lights, Camera, Action
Cut pictures of cakes that you really like from magazines and give them to the baker. By doing this the baker will be able to get a sense of what you envision.
4. Flower Power
Talk to your baker about options for flowers. You can use real, artificial, or sugar flowers. The choice is yours. Check out some gorgeous inspiration from this post: Flower Power.
Also if you plan to use fresh flowers, ask who provides them and places them on the cake. Sometimes it's the baker while other times it's the florist. I believe the baker is better suited to perform this task so if they don't include this in their services, it may be an additional fee. Although, it's more common for the baker to ask that you provide the flowers and they will position them on the cake for you for no additional fee.
5. Free Delivery?
Discover if there is a delivery fee. A lot of bakers charge a fee if the location is not within a certain mileage of the bakery. If there is a fee, I recommend that you pay the fee. Once the cake leaves the possession of the baker, it's your responsibility. So if there are any accidents, then it becomes your problem, not the baker's. Transporting a wedding cake is not easy and a lot of times, bakers need to do touchups once they arrive at the location. Think of the delivery fee as a type of insurance and pay it.
Happy Planning & God Bless!