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A Beginner's Guide to Ordering the Perfect Cake in Toronto

Ordering a custom cake can be an exciting but overwhelming experience, especially if it's your first time. At Cake It Toronto, we aim to make the process as smooth and enjoyable as possible. Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you order the perfect cake for your special occasion.

Step 1: Define the Occasion and Theme

The first step in ordering a cake is to determine the occasion and theme. Whether it's a birthday, wedding, baby shower, or corporate event, the type of celebration will influence the cake’s design, size, and flavor.

Tips:

  • Consider the event’s color scheme and overall aesthetic.
  • Think about any special elements you want to incorporate, such as specific symbols, characters, or hobbies of the celebrant.

Step 2: Choose the Cake Flavor

At Cake It Toronto, we offer a wide range of flavors to suit every palate. Here are some of our most popular options:

  • Vanilla: Classic and versatile.
  • Chocolate: Rich and indulgent.
  • Red Velvet: Unique with a slight tang.
  • Carrot: Spiced and moist.
  • Lemon: Light and zesty.
  • Strawberry Shortcake: Fresh and fruity.
  • Marble: A delightful mix of vanilla and chocolate.
  • Funfetti: Fun and festive.
  • Cheesecake: Creamy and luxurious.
  • Black Forest: Decadent with cherries and chocolate.

Tips:

  • Think about the preferences of your guests.
  • For weddings, consider offering multiple flavors to cater to different tastes.

Step 3: Determine the Cake Size

The size of the cake depends on the number of guests you plan to serve. Here’s a general guide to help you decide:

  • 6-inch cake: Serves 10-12 people.
  • 8-inch cake: Serves 20-24 people.
  • 10-inch cake: Serves 30-38 people.
  • Tiered cakes: Great for larger gatherings, with each tier serving a different number of guests.

Tips:

  • It’s better to have a little extra than to run out.
  • Consider the type of meal you’re serving. If it’s a heavy meal, guests might prefer smaller slices.

Step 4: Select the Cake Design

The design of your cake should reflect the theme and tone of your event. At Cake It Toronto, we specialize in creating custom designs that range from simple and elegant to intricate and elaborate.

Design Elements to Consider:

  • Buttercream vs. Fondant: Buttercream is soft and creamy, while fondant provides a smooth, polished finish.
  • Color Scheme: Match the cake colors to your event theme.
  • Decorations: Flowers, figurines, edible images, and more.

Tips:

  • Provide inspiration photos to help convey your vision.
  • Discuss your ideas with our designers to get professional input.

Step 5: Plan Ahead

Ordering a custom cake requires time, especially for more elaborate designs. Here’s a timeline to help you plan:

  • Small cakes: Order at least 1-2 weeks in advance.
  • Large or tiered cakes: Order at least 3-4 weeks in advance.
  • Wedding cakes: Start planning 3-6 months in advance.

Tips:

  • Booking early ensures availability, especially during peak seasons.
  • Last-minute orders may be accommodated but could be limited in design options.

Step 6: Schedule a Tasting

For significant events like weddings, we recommend scheduling a cake tasting. This allows you to sample flavors and discuss your design in detail.

Tips:

  • Bring a list of flavors you’re interested in.
  • Be open to trying new combinations.

Step 7: Finalize Your Order

Once you’ve decided on the flavor, size, and design, it’s time to place your order. We’ll provide a detailed quote and work with you to finalize all the details.

Tips:

  • Double-check the date, time, and location for delivery or pickup.
  • Make sure all your preferences and special requests are noted.

Why Choose Cake It Toronto?

At Cake It Toronto, we take pride in creating cakes that are not only visually stunning but also delicious. Our experienced team of bakers and designers is dedicated to bringing your vision to life, ensuring that your cake is a memorable part of your celebration.