How far in advance do we need to book a wedding cake?

What's the usual lead time on a wedding cake including tastings please?

Question Asked: 23/07/2021

Wedding Date: 9/08/2018

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Nikos Cakes

(232) · Victoria

Posted: 19/08/2021

At the moment with the situation being as it is, 1 - 2 months is ample. 

If the function is during the spring -summer months 4 - 6 months would be preferrable.

When an appointment is organised we provide tastings.


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Sweet Stuff by Scully

(2) · Southern Highlands

Posted: 29/07/2021

A lot of couples book a year in advance. If the date is free I only require 4 weeks notice, but i can't guarentee that i wont be booked out. So best to get in early if you can. 
I don't generally offer tastings, but get in touch and i'll see what I can do. 

Bon Appe-Sweet

(17) · Melbourne

Posted: 25/07/2021

As we are living with ever-changing circumstances due to Covid and lockdowns, it would be best to book as early as possible. Any orders that are affected by lockdowns and postponements are continuously being reshuffled to alternative dates.  If we are locked down again on your wedding date, we will work with you to reschedule your order to an alternative date.

Our tastings are held by appointment only, and these are always worked around a time that is suitable to both the bridal couple and our availability. 

Avi's Delights

(0) · Adelaide

Posted: 24/07/2021

To book a wedding cake it all depends how booked up I am. Brides planning their weddings need to get in as early as possible. If you have a date planned enquiry straight away if I have availability. Again if I have availability I can help as early as 2 to 3 weeks depending on difficulty. 

Greenberg & Co Cakes

(12) · Sydney and Surrounds

Posted: 24/07/2021

We are happy to chat as soon as you have some of the main details in place for the wedding. However, generally, people start about 6-9 months before their wedding, especially for popular spring and autumn dates. Tastings are easy to arrange quickly. 

Elaine’s Cakes

(8) · Bass Coast, Phillip Island, South Eastern Suburbs and Gippsland

Posted: 24/07/2021

Hi, usually at least 1-2 months is preferred for palnning reasons, however some months do book out very very far in advance, eg February and November. So if you already have a date booked it is best to get your enquiry in as soon as possible :)

* I hold group tastings only once every three months, these are available to book via my website.

LazyCakes by Lauren

(8) · Melbourne, Metro, Gippsland, Dandenong ranges, Victoria

Posted: 24/07/2021

I'd say 6-8months in advance. Many designers are booked in advance and many limit the number of wedding cakes they will do in a weekend. For example I will only do 2 per week and only if they don't fall on the same day because I make and deliver all my cakes myself so 2 weddings in one day could be very tight! 
If you know who you want to make your cake - get it booked in ASAP!!??

Sugar Impression Cakes

(14) · Sydney, NSW

Posted: 24/07/2021

We offer cakes for hire which can be booked even a week in advance! As long as the cake you want is available for the date you want of course. We've had couples book only a week or two in advance, totally fine :) 

Simply Sublime Events

(20) · Adelaide

Posted: 24/07/2021

It depends on the month of the wedding. Busy wedding months makes it a priority, People fill up with bookings very quickly. If they are purely a cake maker they can usually fit in another cake more easily. Cake tastings depend on how they offer their tastings. Those who have a snap freezer have samples available all the time. Those who do not should offer fresh and tend to do their tastings when they are making other cakes or have a dedicated cake tasting day.  

Cakes of Distinction

(102) · Melbourne and Surrounding Areas

Posted: 24/07/2021

Cakes of Distinction focuses mainly on weddings.  Our couples normally book anything between 6 - 12 months ahead.  However due to Covid and weddings constantly being postponed, it would be best to book as early as possible as orders are continuously being reschuffled.  If we are lockeddown again on your wedding date, we will happily reschedule your order for your new date.

Maria - Cakes of Distinction

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