Taste Testing

Decorating By blueydmom2004 Updated 11 Feb 2010 , 7:15am by JanH

blueydmom2004 Posted 11 Feb 2010 , 5:58am
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The two wedding cakes that I have done so far the brides have been easy going and known pretty much what cake flavor they wanted. But I have a bride now who isn't sure what flavors she wants and wants a taste testing. What is the best way to do this? I haven't done a taste testing before and also never been to one. All the advice anybody has will be greatly helpful and appreciated! Thanks!

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Mensch Posted 11 Feb 2010 , 6:04am
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There have been tons of threads on this subject recently. Try searching, or, if you're lucky, Jan the Link Princess will show up with about ten links to great threads.

I never call it a tasting, or a sampling or a taste-testing. I take the focus away from the free cake issue and call it a consultation with samples.

JanH Posted 11 Feb 2010 , 7:15am
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Thanks for the intro, Mensch. icon_smile.gif

Here's a pretty comprehensive thread on conducting tastings or bookings:

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopicp-646413.html#646413

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-654400-.html

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-597122-.html

If you scroll down, the conducting the tasting threads are multi-linked, so there's a wealth of information....using cake sketch templates to make immediate designs based on bride's description, scheduling, what to serve, etc.

Charging for tastings/No shows/Conducting the tastings:

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopicp-670121.html#670121

Also, here a contracts thread:
(Includes cancellation policies.)

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopicp-945191-.html

Stipulating you're the only baker for wedding:

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-200221-.html

HTH

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