The industry standard for a wedding cake purchase is clearly 3 to 6 months prior to your event. It usually is one of the last items that is purchased, however several things should be considered effecting the availability of one of these professionals. As a owner of a cake specialty bakery, I have noted some considerations that Brides and Grooms should think of.
Is it a novelty date? 7/7/2007, 10/10/2010, etc. These date book out sometimes over a year in advance.
When is the high season for weddings in this region. Florida has two high seasons, Oct/Nov and again in Jan thru May.
Do I really want a specific artist to do your cake. If so book a tasting, agree on a cost, and dont hesitate to contract them.
Have you contracted a venue and or caterer. Absolutely have your venue booked first before seeking a cake baker.
Our shop has has a policy not to book a tasting design session with Brides further out than 9 months, it is just to early for most.
Whenever you decide that you are comfortable contracting your cake artist, by all means check them out and only hire a professional that is skilled in exactly that. Custom Cakes…