Getting Started

Getting started on your one of a kind cake!

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Congratulations!  

You are engaged and planning a wedding in Richmond, Virginia.


Where to begin?  Wedding cakes are often one of the last big decsion a bride makes before getting married.  Last but certainly not least we say because the choices made beforehand will be incorporated into your cake without many brides even realizing it. Some things you may want to consider:

 

          1. Choosing a reception site, will it be indoor or outdoor?

          2. Will your wedding be casual or formal?

          3. If you are serving dinner, what is on your menu?

          4. Which of Virginia's wonderful four seasons will you have your wedding in?  

 

All these things should be considered when planning your wedding cake. It is best to have your wedding cake design and flavors compliment your other choices. For example if you are having an outdoor fall wedding you might consider a spice cake decorated with fall accents and colors. The wedding cake is a show piece that should fit seamlessly into your wedding day and hopefully create a buzz of excitement among your wedding guest. 

 

The next step is to select a baker who can make your vision a reality. The Richmond area is fortunate to have a number of very talented wedding cake artists. When trying to decide which baker to trust with your wedding cake, keep the following in mind:

 

          1. Check out the baker's portfolio of past wedding cakes. If you are impressed with
              their previous work, that is the best indicator that you will be pleased with
              the appearance of your own wedding cake.

          2. What kind of experience do they have?

          3. Taste their wedding cake samples. A cake that tastes as good as it looks is a
              treat all of your wedding guests will enjoy.

          4. Will the baker be able to deliver the cake to your reception location?

          5. Do you have any special dietary needs that the baker must accommodate?
              Many bakers have recipe variations that account for a food allergy or special
              diet such as vegetarian or vegan. Be sure to let the baker know of any special
              requirements you have when booking your tasting. Even minor changes to
              a recipe can affect the taste of the cake, so be sure that your tasting includes
              samples of their modified recipes.

 

Overall the process of picking out your wedding cake should be an enjoyable one. Feel free to ask questions. This is your day and your wedding cake should reflect your personality and style. The baker knows that most people do not have experience with wedding cakes and will be happy to guide you through the process.

 

I'm ready to get started, what is my next move?

Please check the "Availability" page to make sure The Bee is still taking orders for your wedding date.

Send us an This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or give us a call to set up a tasting. We are located in Henrico County and are easily accessible to clients in the counties of Henrico, Hanover, Chesterfield and the City of Richmond. You can find us on Google Maps, or for customized directions click here.

 

During the consultation we will discuss your vision for the perfect wedding cake. This is the time to bring pictures and colors that you had in mind for your wedding cake.  The internet and bridal magazines are a great source for inspiration.

 

We will also discuss your party size, wedding time, caterer, and flowers as well as your reception site. All these things will give me a better overall vision of your wedding day and help us design your wedding cake.

 

After we find the perfect cake design for you,  you will taste a variety of wedding cake samples. When you have selected the samples you like the best, we will draw a sketch of your wedding cake to ensure that the details of your cake are what we have discussed. 

 

You are welcome to make final arrangements at your wedding cake tasting. It is a big decision so many people will go home with a copy of the cake design and contract to think it over.  If you decide to choose The Buttercream Bee for your wedding cake just send in the signed contract and your deposit. 

 

Congratulations! You have just selected your wedding cake. The Buttercream Bee would love to be part of your wedding day.  If you have any questions please feel free to send us an This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call.  Best wishes on your wedding day from The Buttercream Bee.

 

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