Post # 1
I was emailing the bakery where we’re planning to order our cupcakes and she told me there’s a $25 fee for the consultation/tasting. If we book then it’s credited against our total.
I’m okay with the fee, it’s not really a big deal to me (it’s just under the price for 2 dozen mini or 1 dozen regular cupcakes).
Did you pay for a consultation/tasting at your bakery?
Post # 3
If I knew I was going to book with them I probably wouldn’t have an issue since it was going towards the price of the cake, but I still think that’s a little silly.. We didn’t have to pay for ours. They gave us 5 different cupcakes and even free drinks and our consultation was a good hour.. hour and a half. I knew I was going to book our cake place though. I tried their cake at a bridal show and it was the best cake I’ve ever had.
Post # 4
@MsGinkgo: no we didn’t. we didn’t go to that many locations, but I’ve never heard of a tasting fee with any of my friends during their wedding experiences.
Post # 5
Tasting fees are certainly not unheard of. I’ve never heard of it being a separate charge from the cake though – meaning if you booked with them, then the tasting fee just went towards the cost of the cake.
We didn’t have to pay for a consultation or tasting though, which was nice.
Post # 6
we’ve had the cupcakes before, they’re around the corner from us, they’re delicious. I don’t really have a problem with the fee, I just didn’t know if it was normal. They’re better than other bakeries we’ve tried & they’re probably the closest to our venue as well unless we want to go with the super fancy place in the village that is crazy expensive because it’s a tourist trap and the only place in the village.
Post # 7
We didn’t have to pay a fee at any of our tastings. I’ve heard of a tasting fee before, but in our area none of the bakeries charge it so we didn’t have to worry about it.
Post # 8
I think as long as it is credited, no biggie, like you said. I didn’t realize you were in Mississauga! We are practically neighbours 😉
Post # 9
Where in the wonderful GTA Metropolis are you?
we’re using DolledUp Cupckaes in Meadowvale Town Centre, they’re DELICIOUS!
Post # 10
I tasted quite a bit of cake and didn’t pay for any of it. Don’t know that I would have had an issue with it as much as catering (it’s a few $100 order vs a few $1000 that you could be losing $10 on each client that didn’t book).