Limousine Tallahassee Wedding Guide

Wedding Cakes

There really is no other stage as appealing in a gustatory way than choosing the right cake during the planning process of your wedding. While every aspect of planning a wedding is important, and some are incredibly stressful, this stage will at least having you savor the flavor instead of ripping the hair out of your cranium. To make this process even more delicious, Tallahassee is abundant in fantastic professional bakeries! It may seem a little bit daunting, but we have some tips that will surely make the process go smoother so you can enjoy all those samples on your way to finding the right bakery for your dream wedding cake!

For the first tip, you should settle on a style for the wedding cake. It will help to have your venues reserved, and even more ideally, your florist booked as well. This way it will be easier to correlate the color schemes and theme of the venues into your cake, and the cake will also match your floral arrangements. You should begin researching cake styles, there are a wide variety of styles, so just save pictures that interest you onto a thumb drive, a Pinterest wedding board, or print them into a folder. You will also want to research cake toppings and frosting. The two most common frosting types are fondant and butter-cream. Bakers often employ both to get that perfect blend of both flavor and aesthetic.

You've done all the research your taste buds can possibly handle, they have been teased enough, it is cake time in Tallahassee! We suggest you start off the recommendations of your friends, family, and trusted colleagues, in particular, anyone who has been recently married, or has been involved in a wedding to some extent. It is also worth asking the coordinator of the venue you reserved for the reception of their recommendations, as some venues actually have a preferred or exclusive list of vendors they strongly suggest or outright require you to gather your vendors from. You should cross reference any personal recommendations with online wedding directories as these websites are very resourceful tools. They provide great information on vendor's including pricing, reviews, bridal testimonials, pictures, etc.! Once you have a solid list of potential bakeries, call them up, and ask of their availability around the date of your wedding. If they say they are available, but seem a little bit too busy around the date, it is advisable to consider a different candidate.

You will want to arrive prepared for these appointments with each candidate. It is crucial to share your vision with the baker, including any pictures you saved during your cake research, as well as floral and d├ęcor details. During the interviews, it is important to scope out their shop to get a sense of their organization and presentation abilities. The shop ought to be as pristine as humanly possible, and more importantly, needs to pass every state or federal mandate on health codes. Besides sampling enough cake to force you to loosen your belt strap, you should ask each candidate plenty of questions regarding logistics and coordination. The last thing you will want to cover is the cost of the services. In general, prices vary by the ingredients used, but are priced by the slice and are usually anywhere between $3 to $13 roughly. It is definitely worth it to ask for a sample invoice from each candidate for easy side-by-side comparison.

If you feel you have asked enough questions, interviewed enough candidates, and it's time to decide, then you will want to draw up a contract with the candidate and place a deposit on their services to get them rendered. Trust your instincts, you have made the right choice, your cake will be as delicious as the first slice of chocolate cake you had as a child! Just remember to get a slice before it is gone!