Choosing A Wedding Cake: For Dummies

Ok, you’re not actually a dummy!  No, you’re a stressed out bride trying to make 1001 decisions so you can have the perfect wedding.  Bride Wars, Father of the Bride, My Big Fat Greek Wedding, The Wedding Date…etc; these are just a few of the movies that, rather humorously, show what is sometimes the dark side leading up to your wedding.  Take just a minute and think of all the decisions you’re making.  Your cake adds another plethora of choices: Size, shape, color, decor, flavor, filling, topper…ok, take a deep breath.  Let’s make this easier.

Choose your cake consultant wisely.  A good consultant will never just sit there, staring blankly, waiting for you to tell them what you want.  If you walk in with specific ideas, the consultant needs to listen very carefully, but on top of that, a good consultant will also ask questions, show pictures, suggest ideas, and ascertain your personality.  However, choosing your cake actually begins BEFORE your consultation.  Here’s what you can do.

The easiest way to begin is by getting online and looking at pictures.  If you find a picture of something you love, or something that that has certain aspects you like, or even a picture of exactly what you DON’T want, print them out and bring them with you to your consult.  This will give your consultant an idea of your style so they can find your perfect design.

There are also four pieces of information that, if at all possible, you will want to bring with you to the consultation:

1.  NUMBER- Be sure to have an idea of how many people you are inviting and what you plan on serving, such as a meal, alcohol, hor d’oeuvres..etc.

2.  VENUE- Knowing where your reception will be held is important.  Certain cakes will almost disappear in certain settings.  Your consultant will be able to help you choose the design that best compliments your venue choice.

3.  COLORS- Bringing in an actual sample of your colors is very important.

4.  THEME- Does your wedding have a specific theme?  Is it traditional, modern, formal, rustic…etc?  Knowing this will make a huge difference in cake selection.

What about the groom?  How involved should he be in the wedding cake process?  Let’s be honest, the wedding is all about the bride!  It’s YOUR day!  However, bringing the groom to a consult is still a good move.  If he drags his feet, let him know that he gets to taste cake, what’s not to like!  Many brides love getting their fiances opinion and, if you choose to have a grooms cake, it will get him just a little more involved.  It can be that small piece of the wedding that’s all about the groom.

Choosing a cake shouldn’t make you want to take off like Julia Roberts in Runaway Bride!  Your consultant can lessen your stress so that when you leave you’ll feel the relief of having one less decision to make.  When it comes to your cake, let us, just like in the movies, give you your very own happy ending!

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Walk-in service available!

WOW Cakes has Finally moved into our new retail space!  We now offer brookies and sandwich cookies in addition to our cupcakes and cakes!  Our new cooler is fully stocked to provide all of our customers with treats that don’t require notice!  Stop by for a treat or pick up dessert for after dinner.

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Dates Limited for 2013 Bridal Season

We are starting to close out dates for the 2013 Bridal Season.  If you are looking for a wedding cake please don’t wait to call our office for a consultation.  316-516-3351

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2012 Wedding Cake Availability & Sold out Dates

We are almost at capacity for the 2012 Wedding Cake season. If you are interested in having a WOW Cake for you wedding please contact us for a consultation at 316-516-3351.

We are also SOLD OUT for cakes several weekends in May and June due to Graduation.

Sorry for any inconvenience.

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Spring and Summer 2012 Weddings

We are already reserving dates for March-October 2012 for wedding cakes.  If you want to reserve your date but do not yet know what kind of design you’d like, a $100.00 depsoit will hold your place until you are ready to make those decisions.  If you know what you would like, we would be happy to sit down with you and start the planning process.  Please call 316-516-3351 to set up your consultation or for more information.

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New Cake Flavors

We know that the decision of choosing a cake flavor was difficult before, but we have recently added Strawberry Daiquiri, Pink Champagne, Irish Cream, Amaretto, Raspberry Margarita, Strawberry Margarita, Lemon Lime Margarita, Sweet Potato, Caramel Apple, Spiced Pear, Spiced Red Wine and Mocha to our flavor list!  We have also added a two new icing flavors… Caramel Buttercream, and Mocha Buttercream!

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