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This Party Tip submitted by BizGirl - Oct 8th, 2008

    • Questions to Ask Bakeries

    • The following questions to ask bakeries will help you gather information to make a wise decision when hiring.

      1. How many years have you been in business?
      2. What are some of the hot trends in your industry?
      3. Can I bring in a picture or draw my vision of a cake and have you make it?
      4. Who is my main contact, what is their phone number, and what is their availability?
      5. Have you baked for an event like mine before?
      6. Can I see pictures of your previous work?
      7. Are you licensed and insured?
      8. Is there a written contract?
      9. What is your rate?
      10. Do you require a deposit?
      11. When do you expect final payment?
      12. Do you offer a payment plan?
      13. What is your cancellation policy?
      14. Are there any hidden costs?
      15. What is your policy on pillars and plates?
      16. If you loan items, when will these items need to be returned by?
      17. Do you provide cake knives?
      18. For weddings, can you do the grooms cake as well?
      19. Do you offer dessert / cake tastings?
      20. What is the best way to transport the dessert / cake?
      21. Do you deliver? If so, what is the cost?
      22. Can you setup the dessert / cake?
      23. If something happens, do you have a backup plan?
      24. How long will it take to setup?
      25. Will this dessert / cake be frozen?
      26. How much time do you typically spent on a creation?
      27. Can you provide fresh flowers on the cake or should I ask the florist?
      28. When do you need my order by?

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