Ok, I have a cake order and the woman JUST decided on a cake topper from Wilton. The cake is due Feb. 1st! Where would be the best/quickest place to get it? TIA!
I'd tell the client to get the topper and deliver it to you! I tell them that even if it is 6 months before the wedding. Then if there is a problem with it being out of stock etc., THEY have to deal with it and find something else to use!
I agree, I have never provided a topper for a cake (except in the case of the Aggie Bonfire one where I made an outhouse out of popsicle sticks ). I once referred a bride to our local cake supply shop for a topper, and she purchased it there.
I don't mess with the topper at all. I don't even want to keep up with it if the bride buys it herself. If I have weddings on the books for the next 2 years... whether I've got 20 cakes or 200 cakes on the books... I don't want the responsibility of keeping up with them all.
I've learned to tell the brides that they need to have the topper on-site when I get there. If it's there, I'll place it... if not - it's their responsibility.
Don't get me wrong ... I will often have the bride show me their topper to make sure it isn't too big for the cake, or need special support - but I do NOT keep up with it! That's just me!
It is the bride's responsibility to provide the topper, be it ceramic, plastic, flowers - real or silk. I am not a personal shopper. I tell them to leave it on the cake table, and I'll put it on the cake when I get there.
ditto. The topper is the client's responsibility.
Thanks everyone for your advice! This I will remember for NEXT time!