From time to time I may hear a bride ask if she can pick up her cake in order to save on the delivery and set up fee. The short answer, no. But, here is the long answer. If an accident is going to happen with the cake, it is most likely during the delivery and set up. I spent a lot of time creating the cake...and the bride spent a lot of money purchasing the cake. So, we both want to make sure it is brought to completion. While some bakeries are comfortable delivering cakes already stacked, I am not. I want to take that extra precaution in making sure your cake arrives just as beautiful as you imagined.
This is how we do it. First, our car is "cake padded." What this means is that we have extra foam in the back of the vehicle to absorb any shock along the way. Then, we transfer each tier individually in a box (also padded). This helps avoid sliding if we need to stop suddenly. With each tier being in a box we don't have to worry about the cake tipping over or one tier hitting another tier. While it's not the most stylish way to transport a cake, and there is no grand entrance, it's the best way to ensure your cake gets there.
Once we arrive we will hand carry each tier into the venue and stack the cake. Then the fun begins...the final preparations. After the cake is stacked we put the final piping on to cover the board on each tier and then add adornments. Placing flowers, cake toppers, or other adornments brings the cake to life...and is fun too! It's like putting the final touches on a canvas. And then your cake is ready to go! It's also great entertainment for those who have arrived early with nothing to do. People love to watch us "cake build."
And on that note, I wanted to introduce you to our newest employee! We have recently hired our very first Delivery Assistant, Tiffany. You may have noticed her tagging along with me this summer. And you may have seen her at my Bridal Extravaganza booth too. She has spent the entire summer with me, training. But, her training is complete and she will begin delivering cakes on her own in September. She is doing a great job and I'm excited she is joining the Kayla Knight Cakes family!
Kayla grew up in the wedding industry and has grown to love all things wedding. Please enjoy reading her thoughts and experiences as she continues to walk in family tradition.