5 Things to Consider When Ordering a Custom Cake

You’re ready to pull the trigger on ordering a new cake, but you have a few questions. What flavors should you choose? What size cake is right for your party? How do you order a custom cake? Fear not, we have all the answers for you!

When ordering a custom cake, there are a few critical things you should consider. The size, the flavor, the personalized decoration, the timeline, and the logistics or delivery of the cake. There are other things, of course, but these are the absolute musts to have locked down when approaching the cake ordering process. Let’s take a closer look at each.

The size of the cake

The size of the cake is important because you want to make sure that it will be big enough to feed all your guests. Most bakeries offer a variety of sizes, so you can choose the one that best suits your needs.

For example, most cakes are ordered on a “per person” size. So, if you are having a party of 20 people, you would order a cake that is meant to serve 20 people. If you want a bigger cake, or if you’re not sure how many people will be attending your party, you can always order a larger cake and have some leftovers.

A good cake maker will know, based on the number of people, what actual size (think inches and tiers) of a cake to make for your guests to ensure you don’t run out.

Another important thing to consider along with the size of the cake is the decoration. A lot of cakes look great for 100 people, but when a cake for 20 people is needed, the decoration won’t look as nice. A one-tier cake and a three-tier cake aren’t going to look the same even if the same decoration is used.

The cake has to taste good

Another important consideration is the flavor of the cake. Will you want a chocolate cake or a vanilla cake? A red velvet cake or a pumpkin spice cake? There are so many different flavors to choose from, so you’re sure to find one that you love.

When deciding on the flavors of your cake, remember to think about the other foods that will be served at your wedding. If you’re having a fall wedding, for example, you might want to choose a pumpkin spice cake. If you’re having a summer wedding, you might want to choose a lemon or strawberry cake.

Ultimately, the flavor decision should be left up to the person being celebrated and their favorite flavors should be taken into consideration.

Make the decoration personal and meaningful

Planning the cake out is very important. You want to make sure that the cake not only looks amazing but also reflects your personality and the spirit of the event. When it comes to decoration, there are no limits! You can add any accents or embellishments that you want to create a truly unique look.

A picture of what you are looking for can help convey your idea and give inspiration to the baker. Oftentimes, design elements in a picture can be more easily conveyed through a picture than through words alone. At Happy Cakes, we have made hundreds of custom birth cakes, wedding cakes, and cakes for all occasions. Feel free to take a look at some pictures of cakes on our website as well as on our Facebook page you can view for inspiration when planning out your next cake.

The timeline

There are several things to plan when throwing a party. The timing of the cake is no different. It’s important to consider when the cake should be ordered and when it should be delivered.

Most cakes can be delivered two to three days before the event, but it’s best to order as soon as possible to ensure availability on the chosen date. If you are looking for a custom cake, we recommend ordering at least four weeks in advance. This will give the baker plenty of time to design and create your dream cake.

Delivery and set up

Some cakes come with delivery and set up included in the price. This means that the baker will bring the cake to your event, set it up, and take care of any clean-up afterward. It’s important to note that some bakeries do have a minimum order amount for free delivery and set up. If you don’t meet that threshold, here at Happy Cakes we are happy to let you come and get the cake yourself without an additional charge.

While we do offer a full-service party table decoration service, if you choose not to go that route, you can set up something simple and elegant yourself. All you’ll need is a cake stand or pedestal, some fresh flowers, and a few votive candles.

Conclusion

So, what are you waiting for? Order your cake today! And when you do, be sure to consider all of the factors we’ve talked about. The size, flavor, decoration, timeline, and delivery – they’re all important and will make or break your cake experience.

We can’t wait to hear from you and see the amazing cake you allow us to create for you.

To learn more about Happy Cakes Bakery head over to our website at http://www.happycakesllc.com.

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