There is nothing in this world that makes any celebration a memorable event as a cake! Big or small, a birthday or an anniversary, any size of cakes for any special day just makes the celebration complete. Now it is one thing to go to that cake shop and order it from a catalogue maybe, promising to pick it up on the special day, and quite another to have it delivered at home on the appointed date, at the appointed time, saving the trouble of having to go out and pick it up. It is no wonder then that a lot of pastry shops have opened up and are thriving because of just this promise of delivering the cake at your doorstep.
Nowadays, cakes can be ordered and delivered across the country and to different parts of the world too. This has become possible because of the online presence of these cake shops which take orders and provide pictures of the cakes they have on offer. Floral bouquets and other related items are also available on the side. All one has to do is place the order online. The logistics will be worked out by them to have your cake delivered on that very day. This is very important to the online cake shop. In any other delivery, say of something you bought online, the exact date of delivery isn’t important. A promise of ‘within 3 to 4 days’ is just fine. Not so for a cake. Everything is worked backwards from that date of delivery to make it work.
What is the procedure?
Now it is very convenient to order a cake online and have it delivered to your home. Even your excellent neighborhood cake shop has an online presence which makes it all the more easy for you to order.
First, decide on the store. Since there are quite a few shops where you can order cakes online, it would be good to do some research on all of them. You can look at about ten stores online at the time you would take to actually go to one and place an order. Customer reviews are very useful here. Read those and then if you are satisfied, see what they have on offer. If they don’t have the flavor you are looking for, try others, but look at the customer reviews.
Decide on your cake. You can choose the flavor, the icing and also any other adornments. Most sites have pictures of the different cakes they offer online, birthday cakes, popular cakes like black forest, anniversary cakes etc., signature cakes of that shop, and the newest head turner, the photo cakes.
Fill out the form, with your name, address, email address, mobile number, along with the details of your cake, what you want inscribed on it, and most importantly the delivery date and time. Some like to celebrate the day as soon as it sets in – at midnight! Most online cake shops offer midnight delivery and if it is reasonably close by, express delivery. You can order it many weeks in advance at your convenience. The online cake shop also provides a telephone number you can call for anything else you need to know or inform later, directly. Make the payment online and…
..the fun has begun!