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Posted by CENTURY 21 Classic Gold on 6/14/2019

When it comes to hosting an event, cakes are one of the sources of enjoyment to the guests. It is usually highly symbolic in any party, occupying a place of honor at the head of the table. As a host, you have to work with the bakery to choose the right cake flavors and design for your event. Unlike what people say, selecting the best cake for your occasion is simple and straightforward. Here are some tips to make choosing a cake a walk in the park:

1. Know the Size. It is necessary you know how many people you will be feeding in your event, this will be the first step in getting the right cake for your occasion.

2. Know your Budget. Cakes can be quite costly, so having a budget is necessary. A budget will help you decide how much you can spend. The budget will, however, affect the type of cake that you can get for your event.

3. Choose a reputable Bakery. Choose a bakery you trust or one that has many positive reviews from your friends and family. It may be expensive, but you have to remember your event is at stake. There is nothing more terrible than ordering a cake from an unknown bakery, only to find out on the day of the occasion that the cake turned out poorly or it arrived late.

4. Do a lot of tasting. After choosing a bakery to make the cake for your event, request for a tasting session to know what to expect. Taste different flavors until you find what works for you. Caterers today have tons of taste options that shy away from everyday chocolate or vanilla. The variety you may like may end up being the one that wasn't on your mind.

5. Adult parties can get liquor-flavored cakes. For stag nights and other adult-only parties, get creative with the cake and request for liquor-infused cakes. From Sambuca to Campari, there are tons of variety of liqueurs that would taste great in a moist cake.

6. Finally, get the decoration right. The decoration on your cake is significant because that is what your guests will see at the party. If the cake is for your kid, decorating it with his/her favorite cartoon character will make him happy. For a wedding cake, most bakers have a catalog of wedding cake designs where you can pick.

You can find good bakers in your locality online and speak to them well before your party to arrange the most amazing cakes.




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Posted by CENTURY 21 Classic Gold on 5/17/2019

When people go out to eat, they all want to have a good time, so here are a few simple dining out tips to help everyone enjoy themselves, and not be “those people.” These five tips will help ensure the staff, and you are all comfortable and happy when dining out.

1. Be aware of the kids.

When folks go out to eat, they all would like to enjoy their time, and for some people having children running around, making noise, or just generally being children, is not what they had in mind. Most of the time, a restaurant’s website will give you a good idea as to whether or not it is a child-friendly establishment.

2. Tip appropriately.

This idea seems to have a bit of a generational gap; however, recognize that a ten percent tip is no longer the accepted norm. Your grandparents most likely would be leaving a ten percent tip, yet most people—say around 30 years old—will pay a minimum fifteen percent, ranging upward to twenty-five or thirty percent; which is much more appropriate these days.

3. Don’t walk in at closing time.

When a restaurant says they close at 11 PM, they mean just that, and you will most likely be served a lovely meal at the establishment of your choosing at 10:50 PM; however, the staff may not be very appreciative. It is easy to forget that the restaurant staff can work long hours and may only want to get home to their families or just to put their feet up. They generally have an hour or so of work to do once all of the guests leave, and are probably tired, as anyone would be when near the end of a workday. So, try to remember to be considerate.

4. Make a reservation.

If you are looking to have a night out, and you have a large party, don’t forget to make a reservation. This one lends to everyone having an enjoyable time. Making sure that the establishment is ready to serve your party of twelve will undoubtedly make your night more enjoyable, and making a reservation allows everyone to prepare from the kitchen to your server, and the bar staff.

5. Be kind.This one is plain and simple. 

A restaurant is a place of business like any other, and you wouldn’t talk down to a car salesman, or the associate at the jewelry store. So, there is no reason to condescend the service staff at a restaurant either. One of the biggest complaints any restaurant employee has is that they're consistently talked down to, even though they have done an excellent job. Ultimately, diners can all follow the golden rule in the case of restaurant staff and treat others as they would like to be addressed.

If you’re new to a city, ask your real estate professional or workmate about local tipping practices.




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