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Bride Tips for Wedding Cake Bliss

  • Research! It’s best to have an idea of what you want before meeting with your cake decorator. That way you will be more aware of your options for your cake.

  • Be prepared! Before scheduling your wedding cake consultation, you should already know the date of your wedding, your reception venue, the number of guests you are inviting and most importantly, your budget. Things will move much quicker and smoother if you are ready for action.

  • Be realistic! If you want a fabulous wedding cake with all the stops, but it’s just not in the budget, don’t stress! You may be able to scale down or tweak your design to keep within your budget. Ask your cake decorator what options you have and together, see what you can come up with.

  • Don’t be caught off guard! Know ahead of time that most bakers charge more money for extras that can include: cake stand rentals, sugar flowers, certain cake flavors and frostings, delivery, designs that are elaborate, etc. Also, many bakers charge extra if they are asked to create a replica of a cake, because it takes more time and labor to copy something, rather than creating something from scratch.

  • Be resourceful! No matter how much research and preparation you do, let’s face it—you’ve never built a wedding cake in your life! Choosing a baker that you can trust and get along with will help you feel more confident. Listen to advice from your baker and use their knowledge to help you get a cake that you can be satisfied with. They are there to help you after all, so don’t be afraid to ask for their advice or ideas.

Here are some useful links for planning your wedding:

Wedding Planning Guide from

Wedding Budget Worksheet from

Personalized Postage from

For more tips and a ton of information, visit “Things A Bride Should Know”, at Earlene’s Cakes.

We are listed on the following Wedding Planning & Service Websites:

Virginia Top Wedding Sites
Chesapeake, Virginia Bakeries and Chesapeake, Virginia Favors
Directory at
Kid Birthday Cakes


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