(Closed) Order a cake w/o tasting?

posted 9 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas

Hmmm…personally I wouldn’t ever get a cake without a tasting, but I am super picky about cake. 

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Um, in a word, yes. I wouldn’t ever trust someone to do my cake without tasting it first! That’s terrifying!

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas

If it’s not something that you’re worried about or that you care too much about, then go for it. Dessert is just a huge deal to me, which is why I wouldn’t do it. But if you trust your friend then go for it! I agree on not being able to spend so much money on a cake – my sister will be making ours!

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

We did this for my sister’s wedding. It worked out fine! Will you be terribly broken hearted if your cake ends up less than perfect? If so, move on. If not, give her a shot!

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I think it totally depends on how picky you are.  Are you going to be terribly upset if your butter creme frosting isn’t just right?   If you are getting a steal of a deal, then I think the tasting might be something worth giving up.  If you expect the perfect cake then you have to pay the higher price.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee

I agree that it depends how picky you are and how much you care about the cake.  If it’s not that big of a deal to you, it might be worth it to cross it off the list.  I didn’t taste our cake first, but it was made by a family friend.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

We had a similar situation, our lady makes cake out of her house. And she uses *gasp* boxed mixes! You know what? I didn’t taste it before hand, didn’t give her too much direction, and no one cared! We had a good old fashioned yellow cake with chocolate icing and it tasted just like everyone remembers from their childhood! If cake’s not high on your priority list, don’t stress about a tasting! 🙂

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Ha, if you don’t care, then go for it!

Post # 13
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Sugar bee

I would do it. In fact, I think we may actually do this. I found a woman who is local to our venue and bakes out of her home. She offered to do a tasting then my aunt suggested a good friend of hers who used to do wedding cakes (recently only does them for friends). Basically, we want a very simple design and I trust my Aunt’s recommendation so we may just go with her sight and taste unseen. Yes, Iäve had amazing cake but wedding cake never impresses me so I feel like it can’t be bad.

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