Does anyone here leave flavor identification cards for cupcakes set up at a wedding? Is that something you provide (just simple white tent cards) or is it something the client normally handles? Just wondering if guest would even care if they knew the flavor or not. Thinking that an identifier card would deter guest from eating a flavor that they didn't like and then picking up another flavor when a bride had specifically ordered a certain number of cupcakes everyone. Is this even something something I should be concerned about as the business or let the client deal with it?
We provide tent cards for customers who order for large events (cakes or cupcakes) with allergens clearly labeled, it's a must have for us since all of our customers (and/or their guests) have food allergies. It doesn't take too long to print up the tent cards, I design them in Word with an eye toward fitting in with the theme of the event and print them on card stock.
This type of service could be a perk for customers or you could even make it into a profit center (i.e. offer basic tent cards for free and more elaborate cards for a price) if you enjoy doing that kind of thing.
Absolutely. I also "mark" the cupcakes. For example if there's a simple flower motif deco on top, a pink flower might be for strawberry, a white flower for vanilla, a yellow flower for lemon, etc. I obviously use the colors of the wedding. The tent card tells the guests what color motif coordinates with which flavor. On occasion when the colors just will not match up at all, I'll use different shaped motifs to indicate flavor, and reference that on the tent card on the table.
I do tent cards for my "hobby" baked goods.
If I donating a cake, I leave my business card face down with this printed statement on the back of card highlighted:
"Custom made cakes, cookies, & chocolates
May contain dairy, egg, wheat, coconut, soy and nut products"
Alright so tent cards it is! I think I will just start with simple white ones for now that can go with any event and that are easy to create. Maybe down the line I will offer the more coordinated ones for a fee.
I do a few different things. I have picture frames that will have a formal "menu" printed on paper that coordinates with the table. Most of the frames are silver and the sizes are 4x6 or 5x7. This works well if the items are identifiable. It also works for allergy identification. At the bottom I also put the possible allergy ingredients that the bakery uses in small print.
The big thing for me that has caught on are the professional elaborate, 3D cards done by print artists that will coordinate with the wedding. I have all of my previous cards and when a bride or corporate rep sees the detail and quality in person, they usually will order them for a buffet or event. This trend may be because I do candy, dessert, and wedding buffets, but some artists will do a small order too. I have tiny clear tripod picture holders that set the cards up on the table without having to be a tent card.
If there is only one item being served, I have a tiny silver frame that is about the size of a business card. I use that to identify the dessert and the possible allergy ingredients.
Question: do you just print them on card stock and fold them yourself or is there something readily available to print on for tent cards? (like pre-scored)