jenmat~~can you fit me in somewhere i think i wanna make an appointment!!!!
anna~~maybe the cupcakes would work great
but i think a bride will really respond to saving a buck on her cake order--she's got this big pricey event (ordeal :) going on and while she will like a nice unintended sweet gift, she will respond to cutting a cost, thus saving on her budget (cupcakes for kids at reception works this way too but there's not always kids there)
when i tell my brides that i am gifting them two cakes already boxed and delivered with their cake, and that way they can serve all thier servngs in their cake
instead of saving the top tier for the 1st anniversary--they see i am saving them real bucks on the cake budget--i say "this way, you can serve every slice of cake you are paying for"--by this time in the wedding planning that kinda message goes over good--
i make them out of leftover batter and/or cake scraps from leveling--and one is their anniversary cake--the other is their honeymoon cake
how many zillion times has a bride told me that the only bite she ever got of her cake was the bite they shared for the picture so took me a while to catch on but...
i always get a nice response from this.
all i'm out is 2 six inch boxes and 2 boards nothing additional in my schedule or hers--