1St Cake Tasting Request, Not Sure What To Charge...

Decorating By Tika35 Updated 26 Aug 2009 , 7:01pm by cylstrial

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Tika35 Posted 25 Aug 2009 , 12:03am
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I recieved an email today for with a request for a cake tasting for a couple getting married in March. I've never done a cake tasting before. Need suggestions on what size cakes to make, how many flavors to offer, and what to charge. Also, should there be a number of persons limit at the cake tasting. Please help me with suggestions. Thanking you in advance!

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CutiePieCakes-Ontario Posted 25 Aug 2009 , 1:20am
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Can't advise on the payment side, but I can pass along some advice I was given as far as number of people. Bride and Groom (or MOB) - and if someone else is paying for it, he/she get to attend. That's it. No MoH, no bridesmaids, best friends, etc. The more people there, the harder it will be for the bride and groom to decide, and the more time you have to spent on someone who may not even use you.

And no second tastings, no taking some with them. It's here and now only.

Like the saying goes - KISS - Keep It Simple, Stupid.

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xstitcher Posted 25 Aug 2009 , 9:15am
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I don't sell cakes so this isn't from personal experience but the prices I have seen on CC (and that's if they charge) is between $25-$50 and I believe most of them credit that amount off the final price of the cake if booking is made. 3 people seems like a good max to have.

Some threads related to cake tastings that you might want to check out:

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leah_s Posted 25 Aug 2009 , 2:18pm
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I don't charge for a tasting and I give them their leftover samples to take home.

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LaBellaFlor Posted 25 Aug 2009 , 3:05pm
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For the most part tastings are free. Some people do charge about $30 that they apply to the balance of the cake if they book. They tend to start charging cause they didn't like having last minute cancellations. Average cake choices are 3. Personally, I offer 5.

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Beckalita Posted 25 Aug 2009 , 6:39pm
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I had my first tasting a few months ago, and I offered 3 cake flavor choices. I made 4-inch round two-layer cakes, simply iced and the customer was allowed to take the leftovers home. I charged a $20 tasting fee (paid upfront to avoid no-shows) which was deductible if they chose to book with me. I already had a basic idea of the design they wanted, so during the meeting we fine-tuned the details, discussed their expectations and went over my policies. I'm happy to say I got the booking....good luck with yours!!!!

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jolie1977 Posted 26 Aug 2009 , 5:59pm
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Can anyone tell me if you include fondant on your cakes when doing cake tasting samplings?

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cylstrial Posted 26 Aug 2009 , 7:01pm
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Originally Posted by jolie1977

Can anyone tell me if you include fondant on your cakes when doing cake tasting samplings?

I think some people include a little piece of fondant rolled up in a circle, just sitting on the plate with the frosting and cake.

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