Planning a wedding especially in Nigeria is no child’s play. It can be stressful, tiring, and just plain frustrating but with the right tips, it could be less tiring and become fun and exciting for you.
A wedding cake is as important to the wedding as the wedding dress, therefore, you need a cake that would not only look fabulous but taste exquisite.
Here are some tips to help you get the best cake for your D-day.
1. Start planning on time
Do not leave choosing a cake to be the last thing you attend to. You should start with the planning of your cake, six or five months before your wedding. Taking your time to plan this ensures that you get the best.
2. Choose a trusted baker
Before choosing your baker, do your research. Ask friends and family about a good Baker. Ask married friends and relatives who have loved their wedding cake for referrals. It would do a whole lot of good to read wedding specialists’ reviews online.
Check wedding websites or blogs that have customer feedback. Make sure the reviews you are read are up to date, as their website and online photos should also be. Once you have a potential prospect in mind, visit the bakery in person.
It is important that you feel comfortable with the team that would be working on your cake, after all, it is for your big day. You want to be working with a team that truly listens to your requests and questions. If you think you may have found the bakery for you, then you move on to the next step.
3. Meet with the baker
After deciding on some of the favourite bakeries you might likely use, make an appearance in person, fix interviews. Talk about your wedding, your preference, the number of guests, anything to make your vendor get an idea of what you want. Then you can make a choice if you finally decide that you have found the best.
4. Decide on a style and flavour
We all have our preferences when it comes to cake. Do you love chocolate or love red velvet and would probably have that for your wedding? Then it is important to find a style and flavour that works for you. Discuss what you want with your baker and see if your needs would be met.
5. Consider your budget
Budget cannot be over-emphasized, as it determines the success or failure of your wedding. If your wedding is a small budget wedding, this means that you would have to cut corners on your cake. Perhaps go for a two-tiered cake (4-6 inch) with just fondant.
The style, size and flavor of your cake could also affect the price of the cake, so you might not be able to make different choices. However, with a dependable baker, you could still have the cake of your dreams, although in smaller quantity. Also, consider your number of guests. You do not want to make too large a cake for just under a hundred guests.
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