(Closed) Cake tasting didn't go as expected. What shoud I do?

posted 5 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

can you ask her for another cake tasting?  does she have a store or is this a home-based business?

Post # 4
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620 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

Give her one more try…..tell her you’d like to try a different flavor or something.  If you dont like it, dont feel obligated to order from her!  Try the Vendor Reviews on here…I think you can search by “Cake” and type in your zip

Post # 5
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1006 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Does she only do one flavor? Maybe you just need to pick another flavor that you like better.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee

I might just say that the flavor wasn’t to your taste and see where it goes. It’s pretty insulting to say that if it WASN’T boxed. I’m verrrry careful with people who make my food.

ETA: It might be that her cakes don’t taste good. A lot of people have VERY poor taste when it comes to cake, so even with the stellar reviews she might be a great decorator but a shoddy cake-maker.

Could you ask her to use a recipe that you have? Maybe say it was from a great aunt or something so it’s really special? 

Post # 8
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1006 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I don’t think you should say you think it was boxed. That is very insulting and rude. Just tell her that you didn’t like the flavor and want to try something else. Most bakers have several flavors to choose from.

Post # 9
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Busy bee

I’m actually a baker also, and I’m pretty sure if it was almond it was homemade. I spend  A LOT of time in the grocery isle with all the flour, sugar, flavorings (same isle cake mix is in) and I’ve never seen an almond cake mix. I just Googled almond cake mix and the only thing that came up was almond pound cake, not regular cake.

I would never ask her if it was boxed. As a foodie, I would be insulted if anyone ever asked me that.

Little tip though, a TON of bakeries order 50 pound bags of the boxed cake mix and just scoop and measure in the eggs and oil and water, so if you do go to another bakery make sure you ask if they do that first.

Post # 11
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Busy bee

@mrsjjohnson2b:  Careful. Cakepops are cake crums stuck together with frosting. They are way sweeter than normal cake. I’d just ask for cupcakes in various flavors/with various frostings.

Post # 13
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

I’d ask to taste more flavors of cake. She should offer more than the one flavor, and maybe you will like another flavor a lot more.

Post # 14
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2699 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’d call her and be honest. Say you want something a little special for your cake and whilst you enjoyed the almond cake, you’d like to know what other fondant types she offers. Try to arrange a tasting. I’m sure she’ll want to do a good job so I’d suggest being frank with her.

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