I am a student doing an in depth study on the required process to designing and creating a wedding cake for a client. I have to provide examples and gather sources from people in the field. I was wondering how consultations are performed after you are approched by a bride. I am hoping some of you will be willing to be interviwed and acredited for my assignment via email. Just some simple questions about how your perform your consultation, provide sketches etc.
I'm not a pro, so I can't help, except to suggest that you refer to it as "consulting" rather than "consultating".
Researcher should state name of intuition, name of class, purpose of study. Concerns are legitimacy and privacy. As an unknown individual, who does not provide identification and means to confirm legitimate research, why would anyone simply provide detailed information about their business?