“Off all the food you serve at your event, the Cake takes the Cake.”
Fondant or buttercream? Sugar flowers or figurines? Round, square or topsy-turvy tiers? The choices are endless when it comes to choosing a cake for your event. Things can get a bit overwhelming and complicated at times.
The baker you select for a special event, be it a wedding or a birthday is in charge of creating the focal point of your event: The Cake. Not only must it look spectacular, but it should also taste yummy. Here are some tips to help you find the best baker for your big day.
You don’t want your cake to be featured in the notorious cakewrecks.com. Additionally, you don’t want to hire a phony baker who charges you a hefty amount but delivers something that looks barely edible or that looks like a 5-year-old created it. To avoid disasters and sloppy looking messes, it’s essential that you choose the right baker.
Before you decide on the flavours and tiers, you have to find the perfect baker for the job. However, that’s oft easier said than done. Here, are a few pointers to help you get started.
Where and When to start?
So, when should you begin the search for the confection of your dreams? The ideal time is when you have the main details of the event all worked out. You should have fixed the date and budget. This will help you in checking if a particular baker is available on the day of the event. Additionally, deciding on the venue will help you check out if the baker will be able to deliver to the place or whether you should look for pick-up options.
Decide on a Style
Wedding and birthday cakes are as unique as snowflakes. They come in a wide range of shapes, sizes, colours and flavours. You can customise your cake to fit your special day to a T. To start off, decide on the theme and colour palette of the cake. While you want the cake to stand out at your wedding or birthday party, you must ensure that it is in tune with the rest of the event.
However, it’s not essential that you have to work out all the details. Just the general theme will do. You can then decide on the rest of the details with the help of your baker.
Do a bit of Research
Don’t settle for something less than perfection. Kickoff your hunt for the best baker in Gurgaon, by doing a bit of research. Google the list of bakers in and around Gurgaon. Check out the sites of top bakers in Gurgaon and take a look at their product galleries. Find out what each one offers. Take a look at all that we offer by clicking here.
The next step to finding your perfect bakers is to read reviews. While you can learn much about the style of a particular baker by looking at their online portfolio, you’ll need to read reviews to know more about their flavours, tastes, delivery methods and schedules.
In fact, the reviews of previous customers are the best way to gauge the efficiency of a particular baker. You get a sneak peek into the working of the baker when you read reviews.
Alternatively, you can ask your baker to provide you a list of previous customers. Most good bakers are happy to oblige you on this. This way you can get to know if the cake was as tasty as it looked on the pictures.
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Give them a follow on Facebook/Instagram
Social media is your ally when hunting for the right baker. Make a shortlist of bakers you love and follow them on Facebook or Instagram. Scrolling through their newsfeed is an excellent way to pick up ideas for your cake.
Reach out to them
Once you’ve created a shortlist of a handful of skilled bakers, the next step is to reach out to them. Yep, we understand that it can be difficult contacting a total stranger. But, no worries. In fact, most bakers are pretty passionate about their work and are always ready to help you. So, when you reach out to us, we’re willing to assist you, even if you don’t end up ordering from us. (But, then we love our cakes so much, that we can proudly claim that once you’ve tasted it, you will fall in love with us).
Not sure, what to say while contacting a baker?
Here’s a sample template to help you out.
Hello [Name of the Baker/Bakery],
My name is [Name], and I like the look and style of your cakes. And, I’m interested in knowing a bit more about your services. I’m getting married on [Date] / I’m organising a birthday party on [Date] at [Venue] and wanted to check if you’re available on that day. If possible, can you share me your pricing and other details like flavours available?
That’s it. Use this sample and send it to email id of the baker.
Usually, most bakers/bakeries respond within 48 hours. This is the standard time for business mails. In case, the baker doesn’t reply within a couple of working days, then you may have to reconsider your decision of hiring them.
This is because you’ll be contacting the baker a lot on the run up to your wedding day and you don’t want them to go MIA.
The next step,
Schedule a Meeting
It’s time to go back to the basics. Till the time cakes can be sampled via WhatsApp or Facetime, you have to opt for the old-school route and set up a face-to-face meeting. Scheduling a meeting is key as you can check out samples of their work, taste a few cakes if possible, discuss the fine-details and decide on the pricing.
Here are a few questions to ask your prospective baker.
1. Do you work with fondant or buttercream?
Why you should ask this: some bakers are skilled in buttercream piping while others prefer fondant, while a few experienced bakers are efficient in both. If you’re looking for a particular style of icing, ensure that your baker works with it.
2. What are the flavours and fillings you provide?
Why you should ask this: Whether you’re looking for classic options like chocolate, vanilla, butterscotch, strawberry or exotic fillings like red velvet, white chocolate or salted caramel, check out if the baker provides it and has handled it before.
3. Do you provide cake stands?
Why you should ask this: Cakes placed on colourful stands look pretty for pictures. Many bakers provide you with options to rent a cake stand. Check out if your baker offers this service.
4. What’s the delivery process?
Why you should ask this: Look for a baker who provides you with delivery right to your venue. Cakes are fragile items and shipping them requires the right tools and equipment. Also, when your cake is delivered right at your doorstep, it saves you one step in the logistics planning process.
5. Who will bake the cake?
Why you should ask this: Some bakeries have a team of master bakers and apprentices who work on a cake, while others run the show single-handedly. While the number of bakers working on a cake does not affect the final output, finding the person who will do the actual baking and designing will help you to give your design concerns to the right person.
Wrapping it Up
That’s it! You’ve found the perfect baker for your special event. All that’s left is to sit down with them and work out the fine details of the cake, and you’re good to go.
Not sure who to approach for the perfect wedding/birthday/anniversary or other special occasion cake in Gurgaon? No worries, just give us a call at +91 989-9988-185 | +91 98999-88185 and our team of expert bakers will help you create a stunning edible masterpiece for your Big Day. Also, check out www.GurgaonBakers.com for a look at our work in action.