Tampa Wedding Cakes
One of the more delightful aspects of planning a wedding is the phase in which you choose your wedding cake, and scout out different bakeries in order to find the best one for your wedding day. Tampa has a plethora of dependable and delicious bakeries that are more than proficient at their services. We have contributed a guide which should serve to help you in this phase.
First, you should first research the style of cake you would like to have. There are many different styles out there, you may find quite a few styles that you like, which is why you ought to save any pictures that interest you in order to later share them with each candidate so they can work off your preferences. You can archive these pictures by creating a wedding board on the Pinterest app, onto a USB hard drive, or you can print the pictures off and put them into a folder. It will also help to peruse the different types of cake frosting, the two more common types being butter cream and fondant. Often, you will find bakers employing both frosting types on cakes for to make a good balance of aesthetic and taste.
Second, with an idea of what cake styles and frosting you may want to use for your cake, you can start searching for candidates by asking for suggestions from your friends, family, or even co-workers; in particular, anyone who has been married recently, or has been involved in a wedding to some extent. You should ask the venue coordinator of the reception hall you have reserved for their recommendations for bakeries, they may even produce a list of wedding vendors in which they may suggest you gather from, or in some cases, they have have exclusive vendors in which they require you to take your picks from. Cross reference your candidates online via wedding directories or guide websites as these sources will provide users general information on wedding vendors including details on pricing, customer reviews, bridal testimonials, client photos, and more! You will want to call each bakery up that interests you, and ask them of their availability around the date of your wedding. If they are not too busy around the date, then you should schedule an appointment with the head baker or cake designer.
Once you have all your appointments set, third, you will want to prepare plenty of questions for each candidate and you ought to share your specific vision with them. You should peruse their shop, and determine if the crucial qualities of a successful business are up to your expectations. For instance, the shop should be organized and presented in a way that is up to your standards, and most importantly, the health standards of the government. Some of the questions you will want to ask them pertain to their depth of experience, how many wedding cakes they produce on a yearly average, and coordination logistics. The candidate should be cordial, receptive, and should be dedicated to producing suggestions that meet or come close to your vision within reason. It is important to sample their cakes to see if they meet your taste expectations. The last thing you will want to do before the end of each meeting is to ask for a sample invoice to determine what the costs will be and what you will be charged for. This way you can do an easy side-by-side comparison of each bakery's services, and see which one will provide you the most deliciousness for your dollar.
Fourth, take some time to go over the information with your partner, planner, or parents over all the choices. Through the process of interviewing the candidates, and sampling their wares, the answer should come to you naturally, just try not to over-think it. Do what is best for your budget. Once you are decided on a particular candidate, sign a contract, and place a deposit to render services. If you have been diligent, you will be supplied with a cake that you will want to hog all to yourself on the night of your wedding!