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Cake tasting at my home, should I be scared?

post #1 of 35
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Hey all,
I have my first cake tasting for a wedding cake coming up, and they are planning on coming to my home for it, should I be scared a bit?
I'm iffy on people when they come to pick up cakes but it's usually on weekends and my husband is home.
This one tasting will be during the week in the afternoon. I have a one year old also.

Silly for me to worry? I've talked to the woman and nothing off about her or anything, hubby just makes me worry icon_sad.gif

Do any of you home bakers etc do tastings like this at your home? What times or days best? If not where would you suggest meeting for one?

Any advice or input on how anyone else does it greatly appreciated!
post #2 of 35

If it is showing this much worry i would meet them at a local coffee shop just make sure you purchase something first. Good luck! 

post #3 of 35

I do what KellyMorgin suggests. Meet them at Panera or Starbucks...buy 3 drinks...have our consultation...give them their tasting box to go.

 

Where will your one year old be during the consultation? With a sitter?

post #4 of 35
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I do what KellyMorgin suggests. Meet them at Panera or Starbucks...buy 3 drinks...have our consultation...give them their tasting box to go.

Where will your one year old be during the consultation? With a sitter?

I am very lucky to have the set up I do. The entire front room is a consult room. The second they come in, it looks like a business not my home.

I have a 2 year old. I am also very lucky that my husband has a very flexible schedule. He is always home for a consult. He keeps our son Kn the back rooms far away from the consultation.

You get to schedule consultations for what works best for you. You also get to pick a place where you feel comfortable.

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www.VeryDeliciousDesserts.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Delicious-Desserts/207874222593145

 

It's never "just cake!"

 

You may get a cake for $way to little but you won't get this cake!

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I am very lucky to have the set up I do. The entire front room is a consult room. The second they come in, it looks like a business not my home.
 

My next house...

post #6 of 35

I have been running my home bakery for 23 years. I have the entire finished lower level of our home, where most people have a family room or game room, I have a cake shop. People enter through the garage, one half is work area and the other half retail/consultation space. I stock cake tops (over 200 at all times), guest books, glasses, garters, unity candles, etc. We are in a little town where everyone needs at least an acre to build, so neighbors are there but not close by. Most of them are at work when I'm doing consultations, so I'm kind of on my own. That being said, I have never had anyone book an appointment who came to cause harm or rob me. If I wear a ring, I wear a simple wedding band instead of my real wedding rings, usually not any jewelry at all just in case, no need to be flashy lol. Running a cake business from your home is the same as any other profession run from home, you are not on anyone's radar as a place to rob like the corner convenience store

post #7 of 35
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Thank you all for the advice!

I'm not too extremely worried just a thought that popped in my mind to be careful.
We are building a new home within the next year and I plan to have a garage entrance right into where I will do cakes etc just like you all have! So nice!

Right now I'm in a smaller town house so I am trying my hardest to make do with what I can! :-/

A for my little one, I'm going to try and do them in the evening so my husband can occupy him while I meet!
post #8 of 35

If you're concerned about safety, you can always make a comment when they get there to make them think you're not alone or that you have a security system. 

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post #9 of 35

I currently do cakes out of my home.... I have four small children and don't feel comfortable letting people into my home to taste when I don't know them. I usually meet them somewhere Starbucks , local coffee shop etc..... I have never had a problem with meeting my customers somewhere else than my house. I understand the worry , you just never know... better to be safe. Good Luck!

post #10 of 35

You can leave the tv on in another room, they will think someone is watching a show nearby

post #11 of 35
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Good suggestions!
I definitely want to just be cautious, just wasn't sure if you all did it in home or out icon_smile.gif
post #12 of 35
I have consultations in my house all the time. I just keep my phone by me and text my hubby when the people leave.
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post #13 of 35
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Yes I will probably do the same! icon_smile.gif
post #14 of 35
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So I have a customer interested in a tasting she is roughly an hour and a half away, I'm driving roughly 40 min to meet her half way for a tasting box.. :-/
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I am very lucky to have the set up I do. The entire front room is a consult room. The second they come in, it looks like a business not my home.

I have a 2 year old. I am also very lucky that my husband has a very flexible schedule. He is always home for a consult. He keeps our son Kn the back rooms far away from the consultation.

You get to schedule consultations for what works best for you. You also get to pick a place where you feel comfortable.
Me too, and my 5 year old and hubby hang out in the back part if they're home when we meet.
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