Right now we do not charge, but after our last tasting we need a policy ....After making 7 different flavors 3 of them with fillings (turned out to be 100 cupcakes) on top of doing a birthday cake for a different client we were completely frazzled. But at 2:30 cake delivered, kitchen cleaned, cupcakes decorated, and put into pretty little boxes WITH bows; we were dressed and had the table set and ready to go....15mins. passed, then 30....I called to see if they were lost? The bride answered and sounded like she was sound to sleep!!! Said well she needed to cancel and reschedule because something came up??What!!!!! We had just baked all of that basically for her. I am sure you have all felt my level of anger?! I told her, as politely as I could, that there would not be enough time between now and her wedding for another tasting since everything was made fresh and another tasting that size was impossible. She hasn't called back.
Anyway, from the time she called pushing for the tasting till the actually day, we were able to add another bride (she didn't cancel and ordered both her wedding and groom's cakes) and with the other 93 cupcakes, minus the few we ate to calm the anger, we donated to our local insurance company. They were having a meeting and they always recommend our home bakery so it did turn out all right, but did cost us lots of time, stress, and money. Some days I hate learning lessons.