(Closed) wedding cake tasting fee?

posted 8 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

Ours didn’t…. I haven’t heard of a bakery that would charge for a tasting fee. Maybe call around to the bakeries you are thinking of using and ask?

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

I have never encountered a bakery that charged for a tasting session. I would be skeptical if one did.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010 - Victorian Gardens of Two Sisters

Our bakery charges $25, but if you choose to use them for your wedding cake it goes toward the balance.   Essentially you’d only pay for the tasting if you chose to go with someone else.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee

I would think that if you do the tasting after you’ve booked them and payed your deposit, then it would be included in the price.

However, if you’re just going around to different bakeries to taste and then make a decision, I can see why they would charge you.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I went to 4 different bakeries (one I tasted twice before booking) and no one charged a fee. I didn’t even think to ask about it.

Post # 8
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

We have two that we are looking at.

One of them allows up to 4 people at the first tasting, then they charge $25 for each additional person. They also charge $25 for each additional tasting. If you purchase from them, those extra fees go toward the cost. This one also requires an appointment for the cake tasting.

The other one doesn’t charge a fee and you can have as many people at the tasting as you want, but the tasting is once a month for several hours and you don’t have to schedule an appointment.

 

Post # 10
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Sugar bee

I’ve haven’t been charged a fee thus far.  A fee would certainly deter me from even attending a tasting as well!

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Our charged $20 for the tasting, and then if we went with them, it was deducted from our final bill.

I didn’t see a problem with that. I guess mainly because if the cake tastes fine, we would pretty much just go with them anyway. Cake wasn’t a huge deal to us, so we just found a baker that did cakes the way we wanted them done, asked ahead of time if she could do what we wanted, and we did a tasting. We booked the first baker we met with.

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