Hola amigos! I have a different kind of blog post for you today. A few days back I was thinking about my friend’s upcoming birthday and wanting to host a dinner celebration for her. But as I started thinking about the food and of course the cake, my head started spinning as to how to choose a proper birthday cake for her. So being clueless I reached out to an expert in the matter, please help me welcome Michelle and her fantastic cake tips.
Everybody who has ever organized a party for someone close probably knows the struggle of choosing the best birthday cake. It all comes down to the way it will look, taste, and more importantly, appeal to the people invited.
When looking for a birthday cake, it’s important to take into account every possible aspect. It’s not a simple task at all as it requires patience, financial resources, and dedication above all. To help you with this fairly difficult task, we have compiled a short list of some of the most common questions on how to choose a birthday cake and make the best possible choice.
Choosing The Best Birthday Cake
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Nowadays, when it comes to birthday cakes the options are almost endless. So, it is no wonder that people have so many questions regarding this topic. Here are some of the most common ones:
1. How far in advance will the birthday cake be made?
This is probably the most common question that bakers get asked every day. There is a reason behind it, as it is critical for the cake to be delivered on time. Sometimes, cakes are prepared a few days in advance because there are too many customers for the baker to deal with. Some bakers make them three or even four days prior to the event.
This practice may not sound like something you want but a few days don’t affect the quality, taste, or look of the birthday cake. This can also happen if you request a more complex design for your cake as the baker might need a few days to perfectly execute it.
2. What do you work with?
This common question is about what type of ingredients the baker usually works with. The answer affects the filling and the frosting, and it’s better to know all the details before ordering a birthday cake. For example, some bakers work with fondant while others prefer buttercream or both. In this case, it’s better to do some research beforehand to make sure that, if you request a specific type of cake, the baker will be able to do it. If you are someone who likes to bake at home, you might want to take a look at these birthday cake recipes.
3. How much does the birthday cake cost?
This question doesn’t have anything to do with the actual price of the cake, but with the way the bakery chooses to charge the customer. Some bakeries charge you per slice. The more slices the cake has, the more expensive it will be. In addition, the price will likely go up based on the choices that you’re making.
The filling, frosting, and decorations will all be priced based on their complexity. Moreover, if you request a more special filling like exotic fruits, expect the bakery to charge you even more. So, pay close attention to every detail when you order a birthday cake.
4. Will a cake stand be provided?
In case you are preparing a big birthday bash with lots of guests, you will need a bigger birthday cake. This also means that the big cake might require a stand for extra stability. Should that be the case, asking the bakery if they provide cake stands is necessary. Usually, bakers have a wide range of stands that they can lend for a day or two.
However, the opposite is also possible, when they don’t provide a cake stand. It’s important to know this aspect and buy a cake stand yourself if none is available at the bakery.
To wrap it all up, it is highly advisable that you take into consideration the answers to all of the said questions if you plan a birthday party and want a birthday cake. Also, you should do some research on the Birthday Boy/Girl’s personal tastes, preferences, and hobbies before ordering a personalized cake. Bakeries will fulfill your every wish only if you know what to ask for.
Michelle Ting is a passionate baker. Cooking desserts has always been her main passion. She graduated from Culinary Arts program at Sullivan University. Currently, Michelle writes for CakesPrice about choosing the perfect cake for anniversaries, graduation parties, birthdays, weddings or engagement celebrations.