What is a wedding without desert?
When I go to a wedding, as a guest, I'm the typical guest who "comes for the cake".
Seeing as I use a be a chef and a baker, I feel like I have a little step up on choosing a baker.
Number one: Always sample their treats before telling them you're interested in booking them for a wedding. Let's be honest, vendors really really really want to book you. They don't eat if they don't get bookings. So they may go above and beyond but might not the day of the wedding.
So anyways my tip is to order a half a dozen cupcakes before reaching out. If they blow you out of the water, then you know to reach out and let them know you're interested in sitting down with them about your wedding!
Another good tip is to pick up a few cupcakes from a few different bakeries (most sell individuals) and have someone set up a taste test for you. You go into it not knowing which one is which bakery and you can make a decision based on flavor only!'
Number Two: More is better! Yes, order more than you think you need. If you're having 150 guests, order 200 cupcakes! Yes, it's going to cost you more, but people WILL be greedy. They WILL take more than one cupcake. And others WILL be without the cupcakes you spent so much time making sure were perfect!
Money saving tip! So you're a broke girl on a budget? No problem. Cake can be simple. Bake you're own cupcakes. (I do not recommend making a cake, if you've never made a wedding cake before!)
If you're not up to making cupcakes from scratch, buy boxed mix and doctor it up! Add milk instead of water, butter instead of oil, an extra egg, add vanilla! Pinterest will be your best friend for doctoring your cupcakes!
Tika, photographer, wife & chef, has joined forces with local wedding vendors, to bring you helpful tips to make your wedding day special.