I'm currently on a break from working at a school while I raise my son (now 1 year old) but I pop back in now and then to say hi (and show off my baby ).
They're all very supportive of my cupcakes and cakes, and love it when I bring in new flavours for them to sample.
I just whipped up a batch of vanilla WASC and now I'm stumped on how I should present it to them. They haven't seen any of my cakes yet as I've only just started.
a) Bake and decorate a 12" fondant cake, showing off my work as well as giving them a taste test
b) Bake a few small 6" fondant cakes, showing a variety of different designs I can create as well as giving them a taste test
c) Bake a sheet cake and cover in buttercream, no decorations, as a taste test only
What would you do?
I vote for A. B is way too much work and C is just feeding them.
Same here! 'A' sounds good. That way you can show the staff what you enjoy doing, may get a few orders.....
I'm with the other two ladies...A.
depends on what your goal is:
- get them as customers and have them buy from you (A)
be sure to include brochures and/or business cards so they have your
- show them your work (B)
can be accomplished with dummies and pictures
- give them a treat as part of your visit (C)
you should still decorate it, you never know who may see it
I vote for option A, too. I decorate every cake I make, even if it was just to try out a recipe. It gives me practice and allows me to try different techniques and designs.
Why is option A only a fondant option? I find the majority of my customers want buttercream as fondant prices are more expensive and a lot of occasions other than weddings they opt for buttercream, what about a 12" BUTTERCREAM decroated cake to show what you can do?
Thanks all - I went with option A and now have a yummy cake waiting in my freezer.
I've only just started working with fondant on cakes so it would be good practise for me
I say A is good to show what can do but not overdo it (B is just being a show-off, I'm kidding).