Originally Posted by heathercarnold
so the cake you make, is it for taste or a idea of the design?
I only make a cake for tasting, and only if I know the person is serious about ordering from me, or to give them that extra push. I usually bake a 6" cake, and then i cut a few samples off it, and freeze the rest. I have several flavours frozen in sample sizes in the freezer at the moment. Of course in order for this to work you have to have a recipe that freezes well. The cakes i use usually become more moist after being frozen. Just had a tasting on Sunday and it went extremely well. B/c i have so many diff flavours, i was able to allow them to taste a few without having to bake anything. This may be an idea if you freeze your cakes. I dont make samples for desing because it would take too long with all the orders, and the waste of time and money for people who wouldnt order would be too much. I did one sample when i first started out, but that was only for the very first wedding cake i sold, b/c i had no pictures the girl wanted to be sure i could do it. It didn't cost me much, but if i did it for everyone that came through i'd end up losing money.
Hope this helps