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Charge for Cake Tastings: Yes or No?

Charge for Cake Tastings: Yes or No?

Charge for Cake Tastings to Not? One of the most common struggles cake business owners face is whether or not they should charge for tastings. As a cake business owner, this is one thing that I have struggled with over the years and I have gone between charging and not charging,and back again, for various reasons. This is the business of baking and you will find there is no one perfect solution. Charging for cake tastings is something that you will need to experiment with so you can find out which method works best for you and your business. Below you will find three common options when managing cake tastings for your business. Charging for Cake Tastings Option A – Charging for a cake consultation and tasting. This scenario works well because you are compensating for the cost, time, and effort you are putting into preparing for the tasting. Free Cake Tastings are not Always the Better Option Option B – Not charging for the tasting. This method will keep your calendar booked because who doesn’t love free cake?! The problem with offering free consultations is that you will see many people that are just going around the cake circuit…

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Conducting a Wedding Cake Consultation in 45 Minutes

Conducting a Wedding Cake Consultation in 45 Minutes

By the time a client has agreed to meet for a wedding cake consultation, you can be fairly certain they want to place an order with you. Now, it is time to prepare for the cake consultation which can be done successfully in under 45 minutes if you plan accordingly. Why You Need to Conduct a Wedding Cake Consultation The cake consultation explains to the client exactly what to expect when they order a wedding cake from you. The cake consultation is not the time for them to sit down and look at endless cake pictures. They can look at pictures on their own time. The cake consultation is an interview where you meet with the client to discuss the needs of their event so you can gather enough information to prepare an accurate quote. For the client, this is when they learn about your policies and procedures, contract details. If a client comes in to meet with you, they are ready to hire you. This is a buying signal and they’re almost certainly guaranteed to book with you.   What to Discuss in a 45 Minute Wedding Cake Consultation? When meeting for a cake consultation it’s important you discuss…

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