We might be biased as Raleigh wedding cake designers, but your wedding cake is one of the most important parts of your special day. But, how do you ensure that you get the perfect cake? One of the first steps is asking the right questions. In this post, we’ll share the top 5 questions to ask your cake designer before you book your tasting or hire them to create your wedding cake. From their experience in creating custom wedding cakes to their ability to accommodate dietary restrictions, I’m here to give you a roadmap to make sure you find the perfect match. If you are looking for a wedding cake designer in Raleigh, make sure to reach out here!
1. What experience do you have creating wedding cakes?
The first question you should ask is about their experience. While a cake designer may have an impressive portfolio of birthday and special occasion cakes, creating a wedding cake requires a different level of skill and experience. Trust me – I’ve been doing this for a long time. Wedding cakes are often larger, more intricate, and require precise attention to detail. Don’t be afraid to ask your cake designer how many wedding cakes they have created in the past and request to see photos of their work so that you can determine if their style aligns with your vision for your wedding cake.
Choosing a cake designer who is experienced in creating wedding cakes can give you peace of mind and help ensure that your cake is a show-stopping centerpiece that your guests will always remember. Which brings us to our next question…
2. Can you create a custom wedding cake design?
When you invest in a wedding cake, you want a cake designer who can bring your unique vision to life. In our humble opinion, you’ll want a cake designer who will work closely with you to ensure that every aspect of the design matches your vision, from the flavor to the decoration. Here at Sugar Euphoria, we make sure your cakes TASTE as good as they look. You can learn more about our process of designing custom wedding cakes here.
3. What kind of ingredients do you use?
It’s no secret that the ingredients used in to make a cake can make or break the taste and quality of the final product. It’s why we aren’t a big fan of fondant over here! When it comes to your wedding cake, you want nothing but the best, so we believe it’s crucial to ask your cake designer about their ingredients. They may use fresh fruits, real butter, and premium chocolate to create a cake that is both visually appealing and palate-pleasing. Or, they may choose to use less expensive ingredients that will ultimately impact the taste. This is probably one of the most important questions to ask your cake designer!
4. What is the price range for your wedding cakes?
While quality ingredients are imperative (in our opinion), we also recognize that, ultimately, you need to ensure the cake fits within your budget. Pricing for wedding cakes can vary wildly beyond just who you book. The final price will likely depend on the complexity of the design or the number of servings needed. With that in mind, we wanted to include this in our list of questions to ask your cake designer because you SHOULD get a range upfront before you jump into booking your cake tasting.
When asking about the investment, it’s also important to ask what is included in the estimated cost. Does the price include delivery and setup fees or are those additional? Are there any additional fees for custom designs or intricate decorations? By asking these questions, you can have a better understanding of what to expect and avoid any unexpected costs down the line.
5. Are you working out of a licensed kitchen, and can you accommodate dietary restrictions and allergies?
If you have allergies yourself, we probably don’t need to explain this one! When planning your wedding cake, it is essential to ensure that your cake will be safe for everyone to consume and enjoy. Don’t be afraid to ask the cake designer if they offer any gluten-free, lactose-free, or vegan options. Additionally, inquire about the measures they take to ensure that their cakes remain free from allergens, such as using separate utensils and workstations to avoid cross-contamination.
On top of that, you may want to consider asking about whether your wedding cake will be made in a licensed kitchen. Not only is it required by most of the top wedding venues in Raleigh, but it’s crucial for ensuring the quality and safety of your cake.
What other questions do you have before booking your cake designer?
It goes without saying that we believe booking a cake designer for your wedding is a big decision. It’s important to ask the right questions to ensure you get the perfect wedding cake. Remember, your wedding cake is an important part of your special day. At Sugar Euphoria, we believe cake sits at the center of all of life’s precious moments. Make it count! If you are in Raleigh (or anywhere in the tri-state area), we would love to connect. You can learn more about working with us here. Or, start the conversation directly here. We can’t wait to talk about your wedding cake!