oohlalacakes Posted 7 Oct 2005 , 10:05pm
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I've been asked to do a few weddings in the spring and there's something I can't figure out. How do you bake samples for the customers to taste? I don't have a store, just out of my house, so if I make a cake, it's for a specific order or event...so I don't have random pieces of different flavors of cakes lying around. Do I have to bake a whole cake just for the bride and her mother to have one or two bites and then move on to the next one? Do I cut the recipe and only try to bake a cupcake? I have an idea of what flavor she wants, but I'd hate to make what I "think" she wants and then find out she hates it. I don't get it?!!? Thanks for any advice.

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Kiddiekakes Posted 7 Oct 2005 , 10:16pm
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Hi Sam!! Welcome to CC!!

Most decoraters will chose 2 or 3 flavors and bake small 4 or 6 inch cakes for the bride and her mother to taste.If she requests anymore flavors then you should tell her you charge a fee for more testers.Most Brides narrow it down to 2 flavors anyway or already know exactly what they want!!

candyladyhelen Posted 7 Oct 2005 , 10:49pm
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I have a one sided flyer with my cake sizes, prices, flavors of cakes & fillings on it. The bride will look it over & email or call me with her cake taste choices. I've only ever done up to two,cause no one wanted to taste more. I just bake 4 or 6" cakes in each flavor. You can bake more & freeze them. So many times you need just a little cake to say Thank you or Hope you feel better. They will not go to waste!

spanky62798 Posted 11 Oct 2005 , 6:08pm
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What has done the best for me was like the others have said, bake a 4 or 6" cake of the flavors they choose. But then I just simply cut up each cake into bite size pieces and set them on a tray. That way they can mix a match cake between filling options and icing options. I've also bake medium size cupcakes and covered them with fondant so they can sample that. I've never put a limit on the number of flavors, but I also have never had a bride want to taste more than like 4 different flavors. Unless they specifically state otherwise, I always make my white & chocolate cake and then ask if they have any preferences. A good question to ask your bride before the tasting is if she has a particular theme she's going for. For example my next bride is doing a tropical wedding, so we're staying away from the traditional tastes and going for more 'hawaiian' flavors.

I hope this helps, and feel free to contact me for more info!

Cristina
www.asliceoflifecakes.com

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