Cake Central › Cake Forums › Cake Talk › Cake Decorating Business › At home bakers- do you do cake testing?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

At home bakers- do you do cake testing? - Page 4

post #46 of 76

I bake square cakes from left over batter, then wrap then in freezer paper and put them in a freezer bag. I also save any tiny bits of fillings I have left-over as well. When I have a "Consultation WITH a tasting" I get about 6 -8 flavors of cakes out of my freezer, and cut up some squares, and get my fillings out and put them in soufflé cups, and put it all on a platter. I have them mix and match cake and filling, and they love it. Most people book, and I am at the end of my cake I baked IN JANUARY! Last week I had a tasting and the mother and daughter LOVED my 7 month old cakes and 3 month old fillings, lol!

Beginners, be sure to parrot advice and get your post count up as fast as you can. After all, it's not what you know, it's what people THINK you know.
Reply
Beginners, be sure to parrot advice and get your post count up as fast as you can. After all, it's not what you know, it's what people THINK you know.
Reply
post #47 of 76

Ooops, I should mention they booked, and want a high end design, as well.

Beginners, be sure to parrot advice and get your post count up as fast as you can. After all, it's not what you know, it's what people THINK you know.
Reply
Beginners, be sure to parrot advice and get your post count up as fast as you can. After all, it's not what you know, it's what people THINK you know.
Reply
post #48 of 76

I've been doing a kit for wedding consultations. 5-6 cake flavors and about a dozen frostings, fillings in lil cups in a pretty gift bag. It works out because it takes about a half hour off of the consult and the couple enjoys the "gift". I always have extra batter so I just fill the little 4" square pans I have and make kits from them.

post #49 of 76

Anna, do you do your consultations in your home?

post #50 of 76
Quote:
Originally Posted by Elcee View Post

Anna, do you do your consultations in your home?

It isn't really correct to say "in the home" but sort of. We had an attached garage, that is now a bakery, and I have them in there. I will switch phones and take some pictures in a bit, to show what I mean.
Beginners, be sure to parrot advice and get your post count up as fast as you can. After all, it's not what you know, it's what people THINK you know.
Reply
Beginners, be sure to parrot advice and get your post count up as fast as you can. After all, it's not what you know, it's what people THINK you know.
Reply
post #51 of 76
Quote:
Originally Posted by Annabakescakes View Post


It isn't really correct to say "in the home" but sort of. We had an attached garage, that is now a bakery, and I have them in there. I will switch phones and take some pictures in a bit, to show what I mean.

LOL! At first I misread your first sentence and couldn't figure out if you were trying to correct some obscure grammatical error on my part. I usually do pretty well on that aside from some typos icon_smile.gif...I looked at it at least 3 times before I read it correctly. I'm working on cake show administrative stuff and I must be getting brain blur.

 

So, on your property, but not really in your home. Got it thumbs_up.gif. I'd love to see pictures.

post #52 of 76
Anna's set up is awesome!

I know you didn't ask, probably because you already know. I do mine in my home.

The whole front room is a consult room. I have a table all set with cake dummies. Those make my life so much easier on those "visual" brides.

www.VeryDeliciousDesserts.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Delicious-Desserts/207874222593145

 

It's never "just cake!"

 

You may get a cake for $way to little but you won't get this cake!

Animal
(4 photos)
 
Reply

www.VeryDeliciousDesserts.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Delicious-Desserts/207874222593145

 

It's never "just cake!"

 

You may get a cake for $way to little but you won't get this cake!

Animal
(4 photos)
 
Reply
post #53 of 76
I forgot to post the picture of my consultation area. The large double doors are where the garage door used to be, and there are sidelights, as well. One is hidden by the large cabinet, where I keep my plateaus. I have 17, so I need to keep them in something, lol.
Beginners, be sure to parrot advice and get your post count up as fast as you can. After all, it's not what you know, it's what people THINK you know.
Reply
Beginners, be sure to parrot advice and get your post count up as fast as you can. After all, it's not what you know, it's what people THINK you know.
Reply
post #54 of 76
Beginners, be sure to parrot advice and get your post count up as fast as you can. After all, it's not what you know, it's what people THINK you know.
Reply
Beginners, be sure to parrot advice and get your post count up as fast as you can. After all, it's not what you know, it's what people THINK you know.
Reply
post #55 of 76
The place is a disaster, but at best, I am totally disorganized, at worst, I am a slob. I am learning to accept it. It is easier than running around stuffing the mess places and I just don't have it in me to devise places for everything.
Beginners, be sure to parrot advice and get your post count up as fast as you can. After all, it's not what you know, it's what people THINK you know.
Reply
Beginners, be sure to parrot advice and get your post count up as fast as you can. After all, it's not what you know, it's what people THINK you know.
Reply
post #56 of 76
Some of the photos are taken at different times and strategically to hide the mess, so I know it doesn't really show how things are truly set up. One of these days, when I have a couple thousand to invest, I'll fly Laney up to help me drag it all out and find a place for it... I even have 2 really nice label makers and we'll make a trip to the Container Store in Cincinnati icon_wink.gif and we'll take some great pictures then!!!
Beginners, be sure to parrot advice and get your post count up as fast as you can. After all, it's not what you know, it's what people THINK you know.
Reply
Beginners, be sure to parrot advice and get your post count up as fast as you can. After all, it's not what you know, it's what people THINK you know.
Reply
post #57 of 76

I have cake-room envy! icon_biggrin.gif
 

Inside this fat body, there's a thin woman screaming to get out...... but I can usually shut her up with chocolate!
Reply
Inside this fat body, there's a thin woman screaming to get out...... but I can usually shut her up with chocolate!
Reply
post #58 of 76

We bought a moveable screen (room divider) and I placed it wherever I had the biggest mess. They're available for less than $100. The one I bought had slots for large photos so it doubled as a portfolio.  

VISIT US at BAKINGFIX

 

             Bookshelf    Consulting    Classes    Blog    Facebook  

    

 

 

Reply

VISIT US at BAKINGFIX

 

             Bookshelf    Consulting    Classes    Blog    Facebook  

    

 

 

Reply
post #59 of 76
Quote:
Originally Posted by Annabakescakes View Post

I bake square cakes from left over batter, then wrap then in freezer paper and put them in a freezer bag. I also save any tiny bits of fillings I have left-over as well. When I have a "Consultation WITH a tasting" I get about 6 -8 flavors of cakes out of my freezer, and cut up some squares, and get my fillings out and put them in soufflé cups, and put it all on a platter. I have them mix and match cake and filling, and they love it. Most people book, and I am at the end of my cake I baked IN JANUARY! Last week I had a tasting and the mother and daughter LOVED my 7 month old cakes and 3 month old fillings, lol!
I do the same thing, saving all leftover stuff, and then I piggyback on friends' Tupperware, Pampered Chef, Epicure Selections, etc. parties. It is win-win because they get more people coming to their party (whatever they are showing/selling) when folks know they will get cake, and I get to do a tasting for a whole group of people without even having to tidy my house! If someone contacts me wanting a tasting they will be told when the next event is and invited to attend.
post #60 of 76
Anna I'm obsessed with your cake garage, it's amazing!
elsewhere.
Reply
elsewhere.
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Cake Decorating Business
Cake Central › Cake Forums › Cake Talk › Cake Decorating Business › At home bakers- do you do cake testing?