Anyone who read my recent post about the kissie face consultation might understand where I'm coming from with this thread. That consult has me re-evaluating how I prepare for my consults. I've never had a situation where a bride that couldn't communicate to me verbally. So I'm starting to think maybe I need to provide/bring more to my consults.
1. Does anyone bring a reference guide for the general layout options for wedding cakes, with them?
I had one (it was several pages long) from Wilton years ago but it mainly referenced stacking cakes with pillars. Today there's so many more options! I don't know how I'd make something like this up with-out bringing a huge folder. Does anyone do this or know a source I could borrow for this? I tried to do a quick web search during a consult and got no where fast on this topic.
2. Does anyone have a reference guide for side piped designs or side designs in general? With-out showing tons and tons of cakes as reference...
Again, I don't know how I'd begin to create something like this because the options are limitless.
Normally I'd go to photographs on line or in my portfolio to show examples....but I got stuck when the bride had no ideas and none of my on line references worked.
Help, do any of you have a back up plan? What if my computer was down, I'd have needed to bring something to show (and not 100 books and magazines).