Wedding Cake Consultation Form

Business By yeastconfection Updated 21 Feb 2009 , 2:25pm by indydebi

yeastconfection Posted 11 Feb 2009 , 3:50pm
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Does anyone have a cake consultation form that would be used for the conception of the wedding cake design? I am not talking about a cake contract.... Just a form that would help the designer and the bride come up with a cake design...Anyone? If you can post it on this forum that would be great! I'm sure there are probably others that don't know what kinds of questions they should ask to come up with the right design...Thanks in advance! My apologies if this has already been done but I couln't find it on a search!

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jammjenks Posted 11 Feb 2009 , 4:40pm
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This is what I use. I make notes while we're talking and then type it up on a contract.

pipe-dreams Posted 21 Feb 2009 , 4:56am
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I'm sorry, I don't have what you need. But your username is hilarious! yeastconfection icon_surprised.gif I'm dying laughing over here! Thanks for making my night.

Chef_Stef Posted 21 Feb 2009 , 5:09am
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I got tired of scribbling in a notebook last night and couldn't sleep at 2 a.m., so I made a short form with blanks to fill in for:

name
email phone
event date
location, time, in/outdoor cake
servings
size, shape of tiers
flavors
icing choice
price quote as designed

and a short note that it's JUST a quote, and about my deposit procedure etc

Tried to post the attachment but it's a docx file

Chef_Stef Posted 21 Feb 2009 , 5:10am
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I got tired of scribbling in a notebook last night and couldn't sleep at 2 a.m., so I made a short form with blanks to fill in for:

name
email phone
event date
location, time, in/outdoor cake
servings
size, shape of tiers
flavors
icing choice
price quote as designed

and a short note that it's JUST a quote, and about my deposit procedure etc

Tried to post the attachment but it's a docx file. I can email it to anyone who wants it. I also made a form for myself to not be scribbling on notebooks when they call me for that *First* phone contact.

loriemoms Posted 21 Feb 2009 , 1:31pm
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I have several drawings that I print out of basic cake shapes...three tiered round, four tiered, etc etc. I then just write their name on them and in each "tier" I draw the design, and then there is a line next to it that states the flavor and any notes. I offer different flavors for each tier and up to two different fillings so it makes it easier.

indydebi Posted 21 Feb 2009 , 2:25pm
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I dont' have a form, but I just guide them thru the process, a logical step-by-step questioning of info I need to know to make their cake. Only ask them to choose between two things at a time...

"How many people are you expecting?" (now I have an idea on how many tiers we can have)
"Do you prefer square or round cakes?" (ok...now I know the shape and can figure the number of tiers)

Note: Don't ask "what shape do you like?" Ask "Do you like round or square?" Don't make them search for the answer ... give them a choice. If you ask the first question, you are most likely to get an answer of "gosh, I don't know!" and you've made no progress whatsoever.

"Do you like pillars between the tiers or do you like the cakes touching each other?" (pointing to samples in the shop so they have a visual).

"Now we're going to talk about the inside of the cake ... we're going to decide the cake flavor and filling of each tier, starting with the bottom and moving up. The bottom tier is the largest and this is what the majority of your guests are going to be eating, so what cake flavor do you think your guests will enjoy the most? And what filling do you want with that?"

(Then after we get thru the flavors.....)

"Ok, now we're going to talk about the outside of the cake. (and then we finalize the design of each tier)"

This is all after a lot of general conversation on whether they've seen a cake that they like "....or are we starting fromscratch? And if we're starting from scratch, here's my photo books and some post-it's ... flag each page that catches your eye and we'll narrow it down at the end."

The post-it technique works really well. Brides may have no idea what they want, but once they flag 6 or 7 cakes that catch their eye, we see a pattern in the styles they like. Then we start cut-n-pasting the elements they like from each cake onto their own cake.

I would really recommend that if you're going thru a checklist form, please dont' sound like you're going thru a checklist form. Dont' sound like a food-order-taker or a marketing survey person ...... sound like someone who knows what they're doing and someone who cares about their wedding cake. At the end, it's ok to refer to a list and comment "Ok...let's make sure I have everything I need". Just dont' sound like a robot asking: What shape do you want? what flavor do you want? Do you want fries with that?

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