Every party needs a cake!
Of course, you can just try to bake one and create the cake on your own, but the time, effort, and expertise it takes to bake a decent cake is hard to come by, so rather than risking having a cake over some quick DIY savings, sometimes it’s better to just order cake online.
Look at this one, for example, I made it for Miss Frugal’s 7th Birthday and it was supposed to be a princess castle…
And this one was her 16th Birthday cake, pretty but not what I had in mind when I started…
There have been lots more attempts at homemade Birthday cake making but a disastrous attempt at a handbag cake (which we’re not going to talk about as it went VERY wrong) I’m no longer all about homemade Birthday cakes. 😉 I’d much rather pay someone else to make one for me. This one was Miss Frugal’s 13th Birthday cake…
I think we can all agree that the cake I had made was so much better!
Here’s a couple of tips for you if you do plan to order your cake online:
Ask about for personal recommendations
I always find it a good idea to ask friends and family for recommendations if I’m looking for someone to make a cake because to me, the best way to find someone who is going to do a good job is to speak to someone who has personal experience of them. even just asking on Facebook will probably get you a list of people who can do a good job for you and you can then just send them a quick message on there to ask if they can help.
Give as much information as possible
You need to be very specific about the theme of your cake, how many people it needs to cater for and most importantly when you want the cake for. It’s well worth having a good search on Pinterest and even see if you can find a photo to send for the most accurate results.
Set your budget, understanding the time, effort and ingredients that go into making a cake
We all know you can go pick up a cake at the supermarket for around about a tenner but that’s when they’re mass produced and baked in advance. Great if that’s what you want (I’ve been more than happy with them in the past on occasion) but if you’re asking someone to make a cake for you then you need to take into account not just the cost of ingredients but also the time they personally put into making it. If you want a £10 cake then pop to the shop, if you want to have a personalised cake made for you then you need to expect to pay a little extra.
Make sure you have a plan to get the cake to you – in one piece
How are you going to get the cake to you in time for your celebration? If you’re collecting it then consider how you’re going to get it to where you need it without damage, I’ve collected a car with my friend before and had a mini-crisis when a paw patrol puppy rolled off when we went round a roundabout. 😉
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