How to Hire a Cake Designer

You don’t want just anyone designing your wedding cake. The cake is a big part of the wedding reception, especially the cutting of the cake, so you want it to be designed beautifully to make it as memorable as possible. Here are some steps that will help you to hire a wedding cake designer.

Look through the classifieds or yellow pages for cake designers in your area. You can also search online to find designers and bakers.

Call designers that spark your interest and set up an interview. Tell them over the phone what kind of a cake you’re looking for, and ask them some basic questions to determine their credentials.

Set up your interviews and schedule them so you can fit everyone in. In most cases, you should be able to go to the designer’s office to properly conduct an interview.

Go to your different interviews. First give the designer a detailed description of what you’ve determined you want so far, and see what sort of feedback they give you.

Ask the designer questions about their designing process: what sorts of things they like to put into a cake, how long it typically takes them, how much experience they have, etc. This would be a good time to ask about ingredients if you have any food allergies.

Ask to see pictures of cakes that they’ve designed before. This will give you a better idea of their work, and might give you some ideas of what you want.

After you’ve finished with all your interviews, sit down with your fiancé and decide which designer sounds the most suitable for building your cake. Take into account what sort of ideas they had for your cake and how experienced they are.

Tips & Warning

Listen carefully during the interview. You can determine plenty about a person’s credibility just by the way the present themselves. Pay attention to eye-contact, especially.

Ask friends of yours who have been married about their cake-designers. If they were quite satisfied with theirs then you should consider hiring, or at least interviewing them.

If the designer isn’t willing to work with you on even the most insignificant details, consider a different designer, no matter how experienced they are.

Be cautious if a designer won’t show you pictures of his work. If a designer does quality work then they won’t have any problem showing you what they’ve done previously.

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