Today’s weddings are all about the details. From staffing to florals and everything in-between, paying attention to the smallest of details makes a wedding go from simple to gorgeous. One area Paramount Events recommends paying close attention to is the credentials of your baker and the ingredients they use in your cake. We’ve rounded up our top five tips when booking a baker for your wedding.
- Make a list of potentials: Getting your options organized first is a must. Chicago is a big market with a lot of great bakeries, so knowing exactly what you want will narrow the choice down quickly. We recommend using the top wedding planning advice from The Knot in order to find a list of the top rated and most trusted bakers in your area.
- Ask the right questions: Knowing exactly what to ask before hiring a baker is key to the overall success of your wedding. Make sure to find out if your date is available, pricing, the baker’s past experience, and if they will be capable of building your dream cake.
- Be prepared for your consultation: You’ve found the perfect baker and perused their online portfolio. But do you how to ask for what you want and have examples of your inspiration? Bringing along photographs, textures, colors, or even flavors you love give the baker a great starting point for creating your custom cake.
- Don’t settle for basic ingredients: With all our food here at Paramount Events, we place special focus on sustainably sourced and all-natural ingredients. The cake on your big day should be no different! One of our favorite local bakers, Bjorn Cakes, is the only bakery in Chicago to use organic butter, eggs, honey, yogurt, and fruit in all their creations. A lot of time and money is spent on your wedding cake, so don’t settle for simple ingredients. Guests will taste the difference and your entire day will be elevated to another level.
- Be honest at your tasting: First and foremost, inquire with the bakery whether or not your tasting will be complimentary. Once you’ve tasted a sample of your cake, be honest with yourself and your baker. If you don’t enjoy the flavors or presentation, just be honest! A good baker is more than happy to work until your custom creation is perfect.