This morning I delivered a sample box of four cupcakes for a tasting. I did not charge because this is the sister of my best friend.
First of all, my pride more than my feelings are a little hurt. This cake recipe produces a very fine crumb and is super light on the palate(I use a mix of butter and oil). Even my 21 year old son, who has become a cake critic told me so last night when he tasted a sample. He also stated that the frosting was equally as light. And stated that it was like he was not even eating cake it was so light.
This is a scratch recipe that I have perfected and get rave reviews on consistently. I can not help but wonder if she was not wanting to pay the 125.00(which is a steal) for a two tiered cake. The design for which she provided. Or is that, and I mean no harm and am not trying to stir up the scratch vs doctored/mix debate. But is it that she is so used to a non-scratch mix that she is comparing an excellent scratch cake to it??? Maybe it is in the texture that she sees and not going by the mouth-feel???
At any rate I am very satisfied as are the major majoring of my clients. I must realize that people like what they like and that is the reason for tastings, but I will change my policy and have them pay for it no matter who it is in the future.