I have a tasting in a few weeks for a wedding. Well, another bride already booked for the day before and I REFUSE to do two weddings back-to-back anymore (I'm a home baker, and it's just way too much for me).
How should I cancel this tasting? Without sounding like an idiot. Or...I should say...so I sound professional.
"Hi...This is ....I wanted to let you know that I have to cancel your scheduled tasting for .... All dates are filled on a first come first served basis. Deposits secure the date. Another bride who recently had a tasting booked the date. I appreciate you considering me for this event."
Let her know politely, that you have another booked confirmed wedding scheduled the day before, and in order to give your best to every cake you cannot do 2 cakes back to back, so that the quality doesnt go down, or something sounding better but with that idea, tooo late to think correctly tonight
Hi...I would like to thank you for considering me for your upcoming event. However, I will be unable to accept another order for that date. Dates are open until deposit(s) are received. Since scheduling your tasting, deposits were made and the date filled. I'm sorry for any inconvenience(I don't even know that I would apologize for that either since she's just shopping...not like you cancelled her cake order). I wish you all the best. ....
I would also add that if you know of any other bakeries in the area to recommend, do that.
i would recommend another bakery.
no need to mention how many cakes you can handle.
i would combined ALL4CAKE's answer
good luck, don't wait let her know ASAP. find a bakery with a similar price break. give them a call to make sure they are accepting orders for the date.