Finding your perfect baker goes beyond evaluating and qualifying their skills. Just because someone is a good baker to work with does not make them the greatest person to work with. Other aspects such their Terms and conditions, personality and basic customer service are determining factors when looking to hire an independent baker for a baby shower cake.
When looking for a custom baby shower cake, you want to make sure all your ideas have been captured in the final result as per your consultation. You alas need to have documented proof of the same and other things such as proof of payment.
This protects you should either party fail to honor their agreement. Whether it is a baby shower cake for a boy or a baby shower cake for a girl, this too needs to be well documented in the official consultation. Should there be a mistake on either party, they should be willing to incur the cost of rectifying the same. While most independent bakers are professionals, it is important to ask a few questions to qualify them further.
What do they charge?
This is the first question to ask before proceeding with any discussion. If their prices are way beyond your budget, there is no point discussing further unless you are willing to adjust your budget. Some bakers may have fixed prices on their cakes while others have different prices for each design. Some would even be willing to work within your budget. It is best to determine these before proceeding to more discussion
What is their timeline for new orders?
Independent bakers work on orders. Rarely do they have ready-made cakes in stock especially the custom designs. Also, they do not work on your cake the same day you place an order unless there are no other orders in queue. You, therefore, need to place your order early enough to allow the baker ample time to prepare your cake before the pickup date is due. Do ask how much time they need to work on your order and see if it’s within your timeline or not.
What are the terms and conditions stated in their contract?
A professional baker will have a contract in place outlining their terms and conditions for services. You need to know what their cancellation policy looks like and go through the contract to determine if your interests are protected as well.
At Just Temptation, we have favorable terms and conditions for all our clients. We strive to clear every detail of our services and do invite questions from all our clients at any time. Feel free to engage us on matters baby shower cakes and we will be happy to respond.