Wedding Cake Checklist

Helpful points to remember when choosing a wedding cake supplier!

Beautiful White Icing Wedding Cake with Pretty Pink and Lilac and Ivy Decorative Topper


Photo courtesy of Shaw Shots

Selection and presentation

  • What kind of cake would you like – traditional fruitcake, sponge cake, etc?
  • How would you like your cake presented – flat, stacked or tiered? Round or square? Individual cakes?
  • How will the cake be eaten? With fingers or forks? Served or taken home in favour boxes?
  • Consider the decorations. Will you need fresh flowers or sugar paste? A cake topper? Ribbon?


  • How and when will the cake be transported? Is there a delivery charge?
  • Are there appropriate refrigeration facilities on site?
  • Are the decorations edible? Are there any nut allergies?
  • Who will provide the knife and cake stand?
  • Does your baker provide free tastings?
  • Can they recommend a trusted cake topper supplier?
  • Have they delivered to the venue before?
  • Are there flavours cheaper than others?
  • How long in advance will they bake the cake?
  • How big a cake do they recommend for your size wedding?

Bookings and payment

  • What is the cancellation/postponement policy?
  • How far in advance are bookings required?
  • How much is the deposit to secure the date and when is it due?
  • How soon after the event is the balance due?
  • Is VAT included in the final price?
  • Have you confirmed dates, times and details with a written contract?
  • Do you have insurance?

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