Fresh from an afternoon of wedding consultations, I'm having a "Wow I love my job" moment!
Talking to couples about their wedding plans, watching them try my cake tasters and seeing a cake design come together is one of the best parts of being a cake designer (in fact, the only bad part is the washing up, and that's not even too bad).
I'm pretty sure it's one of the best parts of planning your wedding as well. What's better than talking about cake while eating lots of it?
So for everyone out there planning their wedding, here's what to expect from your cake consultation with Caked, and some tips to get the most out of it.
Firstly, make sure you arrange your consultation at the right time. Once you've arranged your venue and date, you know how many guests you're having, and you have your themes sorted. That's when it's time to book your cake consultation (earlier the better especially for popular Summer dates!)
I understand how hard it is planning a wedding alongside everyday life, so I will happily meet you at weekends or evenings. I host most of my consultations at my North London flat where I run my business from. But if that's not convenient for you, I'm happy to come to you or we can meet for a coffee somewhere in Central London (still with your cake tasters!).
When you arrive for your consultation, it's simply a case of relaxing with a cup of tea or coffee and talking about your wedding. I'll ask about your themes, your plan for the day (i.e. when and where you want your cake), and any other details that are relevant. We'll take a look at some of my previous cake designs for inspiration, plus flick through wedding cake magazines and Pinterest for more ideas. So even if you have no idea what you want for your cake, no worries! I promise we'll create the cake of your dreams.
And of course, if you have lots of ideas, that's great too. Bring along mood boards, Pinterest boards, swatches, postcards, invites - whatever you think will help inspire your cake design.
You'll be able to taste 4-5 different flavours. These are usually my most popular flavours, but if there's a particular flavour you want to try, just let me know and I'll do my best to provide it for you.
Your consultation will usually last just under an hour. Once I have everything I need, I'll work up some designs that I'll send to you a few days afterwards, along with quotes.
So that's it! If you're planning your wedding and would like to book a cake consultation with Caked, get in touch! I can't wait to start designing your dream wedding cake with you.