do you give actual slices of cakes, use pieces, etc?
just wondering if you could share your experiences start to finish with me =)
Since I work in a restaurant that has a large wedding business, I only offer 8 choices of flavor combinations. It would get too crazy if I let them all pick and choose everything.
Our wedding coordinator does the tastings, unless I need to sit with the bride for a complicated cake design. I have a wedding coming up that will be a stack of antique books, so I did the tasting/consult for that one.
I make my tasters from half sheet cakes. I cut them in three strips, and assemble them in the flavor combos I offer. My cakes are all four layers of cake, but for this I just do three. I keep these in the freezer, and slice them when we have a tasting scheduled. I pull them in the morning, plate them, and leave them in the fridge until a half hour before. Then I let them sit at room temp until the tasting.
This is a photo of a recent tasting. We charge $25 for a choice of three, with each additional being $5. (this place has no problem charging for anything).
Carrot, White Chocolate, Coconut with Passion Fruit Mousse and Almond with ganache, raspberries and white chocolate buttercream.
I prefer this way since I do more than just wedding cakes. I don't have time to make up each individual cake tasting. I did have a request for peanut butter filling in a chocolate cake, so I made a cupcake for them to try.