I got an email this morning saying that a bride would be interested in finding out how much I would charge for a wedding cake and if I would be available for her date. And if I do wedding cakes. I never have done a wedding cake (well besides my 5 year-old nieces' wedding cake birthday party (3 tiered cake in my gallery with gumpaste roses). So, my main question is, do I tell her I never have done a wedding, but would love to, or should I just say "Yes, I do wedding cakes."
How do you proceed with this? This is my first inquiry on a wedding cake.
I would tell her the truth, show her your portfolio, make yourself available and hope for the best. That way, heaven forbid, something would happen, you don't get caught in a lie.
"While I haven't done a wedding cake but I have done (or have done several) tiered cake(s). Here is a picture of one I did for my niece's birthday."
If she opts to go with someone else then atleast you know you were honest with her. And by pointing out that you have done a tiered cake that may reassure her.
I would just be honest and tell her although I have never done a wedding cake I have done other tierd cakes and show her some of your work. There's no difference in a tierd birthday or wedding cake. It's still just cake IMO.
I agree, be upfront with the customer from the start. She will be impressed with your honesty more than she would be impressed with "putting on airs". Anyway, you will do a wonderful job, you will remember your first, and she will become your best advertiser!! Good luck!
Tell her the truth and let her know that you have done tiered cakes just not for a wedding, and show her your work. Hope you get to the job.