(Closed) Taking pictures to your cake testing?

posted 8 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I would try to find some pictures, but if you just don’t know yet,she’ll probably have some books for you to look through, and you can just pick flavors and get back to her on a design once you decide

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

We didn’t, but we didn’t really care what the end product looked like (just the taste). I think it’s an excellent idea to take inspiration pictures- it helps the baker understand what you like.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

It’s nice to have inspiration pictures which is what I did but we ended up going with something different that was similar to what she had in her portfolio.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

If you can find some basic pics of things you like I think it helps.  At all of the cake tastings we went to they were really happy to see the pics we had.  It made our appointments much easier and faster because we had already mulled over what we wanted.  We still looked through all of their books to see their strengths and weaknesses, but I never saw a picture in any of the books I saw that I liked as much as the pics I brought in with me.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

I took inspiration photos to illustrate the different characteristics I wanted in a cake.  I had three pictures of the general shape and three of the style of decoration I wanted. 

ETA: These really helped the baker understand what I wanted and come up with an accurate quote.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

you can, but you don’t have to.  I def think the baker will want to discuss design with you.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

The cake is one of the few things where when I flipped through a magazine, saw a cake and was like–that is the cake I want. I brought this picture to my tasting and the baker was psyched that I had a specific vision.  That said, he did tell me that I was unusual for having such a strong feeling about a particular design =).  It sounds like most people come into his shop, look at his portfolio and they pick out something he has already done or make a new cake out of element in his portfolio. So if you know what you want, definitely bring pictures, it won’t seem silly but if you are still figuring things out I think it’s fine to go without.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I wanted the cake to evoke my dress, so I emailed the baker a picture of my dress, which she used to make sketches.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I def plan on it!

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