So I thought I’d blog about my latest experience “cake tasting” since it has some useful tips and lessons. My fiancé left all vendor selection up to me since he knew I was going to stay within our budget. I went with Sweet and Saucy Shop! their goodies are seriously to die for and the presentation is practically perfection.
Anyway, we had our tasting and made our decision(s)! I
walked rolled away joking that my biggest planning dilemma is having a tough time trying to decide on my ABSOLUTE favorite! Here’s my advice:
Bring your fiancé.. This will be the one time he will want to participate in the planning process. Regardless of your taste in sweets, he won’t want to miss this. I promise!
Be willing to compromise. If you like the chocolate and he likes the red velvet, be willing to compromise and get both! With cakes being anything but “conventional” these days, you can have whatever flavor you want. That also relates to your budget. If you can’t afford the cake you’ve envisioned, be willing to compromise by getting a smaller version and serving a sheet cake or cupcakes instead.
Go with an open mind. I had my mind made up on the exact flavors I wanted to serve… Carrot cake, red velvet, you know the good stuff. Well, we started the tasting and tried strawberry first… YUM! Chocolate Espresso next… YUMMM! Their cookie dough and new “candy bar” flavor… seriously to die for!
Be prepared and take notes! I’m lucky to have a fiance who knows that he needs milk, so we called beforehand to make sure they had it on-hand. We got so caught up in all the deliciousness that we didn’t take notes, and we just started naming all of the ones that were good. We practically ordered a little bit of everything!
Have fun with it! You only get married once (hopefully), and if you are lucky, you nail down your cake vendor after your first tasting. Have fun & bring your appetites!