I am a newby living in a small town wanting to do some specialty cakes and wedding cakes. I would appreciate any ideas on doing cake tastings. Do you make cake flavors and fillings ahead separately and then freeze them in individual sizes for later?
I am on a fixed income so careful of waste. Want to do quality and be resourceful. I am not doing enough biz to do 4-5 each week and have alot wasted.
I am open for any suggestions or ideas.
Thanks in advance.
I charge a 20.00 fee for tastings and they get to pick 3 cake flavors and fillings. I make sure to find out how many people are coming before hand (I have a limit of 4 people) and I bring in enough cake for whoever is coming. Usually I bring a 2" slice for each person. I have 3 kids and a husband who loves cake, so I let them have the left overs after I've cut slices for the clients. I know some people will freeze the left overs or have them frozen before hand also. I'm sure someone else will respond with other ideas. Good luck! : )
I purposely schedule all of my tastings on one day, so I don't have much waste. I bake three flavors (choc., white & one other that I pick). I give each person an uniced 2" piece of each. Icings and fillings (sleeved fillings) are on the side. They can mix and match as they would like. I keep the sleeved fillings in the fridge-one sleeve covers many, many tastings. I do not charge for tastings. Hope this helps!
this thread has a LOT of good photos and tips from a number of CCers. check it out for some great ideas!
Thanks for your generous sharing of ideas.
Indydebi, I appreciate the thread you provided. I am so excited about the ideas provided and really liked the different presentations.
A family friend has asked me to do their wedding cake and I can't wait to do a "practice" tasting with them!
I'm so glad I found cc. I combined several ideas from the gallery and did a piano recital cake last weekend and everyone loved it! It is so nice to share ideas. I always try to do something uncommon or unique and sometimes, I just draw a blank. Seeing what others have come up with can jump start my creative juices cookin'.