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post #16 of 19

Just about everyone wants a free tasting these days. It's not just the brides looking for that experience. Le sigh. 

post #17 of 19

I did a groupon for advertisement purposes (I did only 100ish) with an option for a cake or cupcakes, and people were trying to get tastings for their 8" cake! Um, you're spending $35 on a $70 cake (i get $17 of it) and you seriously expect a tasting too? Go to hell! 

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post #18 of 19

For wedding cakes and the like (highly decorated special occasion cakes over $400) I offer 2 flavours of mud cake for a price of $17.. this fee is reimbursed if they decide to proceed with an order. Any additional flavour tastings are at the client's own cost, and I have to say I have not had one person question as to why I charge for my tastings :) My motto in business is to always remain confident in what you do, and be firm but polite.. have faith in the way your run you business.

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post #19 of 19

In my area, charging for tastings is not common so I don't charge. They get four flavors to taste and we bake cupcakes since its easier. Most will actually split it and then they are able to take them home for a mom or friend who wasn't able to come to the tasting. Right now I only do tastings for weddings since I have yet to get a party to serve 150+ people that wanted a tasting. I would probably consider it if they asked but wouldn't go out of my way to offer for a party. So far, I've booked all of the consultations I've had (which is 11 since September). I think people have fallen in love with my more laid-back style and flexibility when it comes to some things (price NOT being one of them). We'll see if that ever bites me in the rear. 

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