How far in advance should I book my wedding cake?

Hi there I am getting married in June 2018, and I think we are going to opt for a cheese tower cake. How far in advance should I be booking the cake? Thanks :)

Catie I

Question Asked: 3/04/2017

Wedding Date: 2/06/2018

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Lady Magdalene

(2) · Melbourne and Surroundings

Posted: 4/04/2017

Congratulations Catie! Such wonderful news!

In my opinion, in order to get that special cake for your special day I would recommend at least a good 3 - 6 months depending on who you have chosen and their availability to create your cake.

I hope this helps you out. Congratulations again!


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Cornelius Cheesemongers

(9) · Melbourne & Surroundings, Mornington Peninsula, Yarra Valley/Dandenongs

Posted: 16/10/2017

Great Question and a great choice of medium!

The general rule for Cornelius Cheesemongers is; the longer the lead time the more specialised we can get with the cheeses and create a true reflection of you and your significant other. For example we recently made a cake for a Tasmanian Bride marrying and British Fellow. The base layer was a Tasmanian cheddar made by an Englishman and some of the cheeses came from Burough Market in London where the couple had their first date. To pull something like this off a few months notice is better. 

We can create a fantastic cheese tower with as little as 3 hours notice but prefer longer lead times. 

Sweets in the City by Carmen


Posted: 18/09/2017

Preferably a month in advance depending on the type of decorations you need

Diliyumcious Cakes

(0) · Melbourne & Surroundings

Posted: 28/08/2017

Hi Catiel,


I would personally suggest at least 6 months in advance, as most cake decorators book out quite quickly. In saying that it really does depend on the business. 

Happy planning :)


Valley Designer Cakes

(63) · Melbourne & Victoria

Posted: 19/04/2017

I always say as much notice as possible as weeks can book out in advance. In saying that, I have been able to book wedding cakes within a month of the event. Congratulations!

Cakes By Rosa

(7) · Coldstream

Posted: 15/04/2017

Hi Catie,I always try take my orders as early as the bride and groom want,but i always ask maybe the latest 2 months in advance if they are still deciding , and also advise to put a tentative booking on that date so that i'm not overly booked , and if you decide to come to me i still have your date booked,

A Taste Of Passion

(7) · Melbourne, Geelong, Mornington Peninsula, Yarra Valley / Dandenong Ranges

Posted: 9/04/2017

Congratulations Catie,

I normally like at least 2 months notice but earlier is alway good. You don't need to choose a design or flavour till about a month or so out.


Not Just A Piece Of Cake

(0) · Canberra & Surrounding Suburbs

Posted: 7/04/2017

The longer the better but 1month in advance would be fine

Jean Palmer Cakes

(3) · Sydney & Surrounding Suburbs

Posted: 6/04/2017

Hi Catie

You should make a booking with your decorator as soon as you know the date and have your venue booked. You won't need to decide on the cake you want straight away, but most decorators work from home and can only do one or two cakes a week, so they book up fast.

Sweet House Cakes & Pastries

(12) · Melbourne and surrounds

Posted: 4/04/2017

Ideally, you should book your wedding cake at least 6 months in advance. This way you are more likely to find a decorator with your date available and have plenty of time to plan and design your cake.

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