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Need advice (bad cake tasting)

Jackie, on November 14, 2020 at 9:06 PM Posted in Planning 0 14
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So we just met up with one of the cake makers we had in mind. We took our cupcakes home to try but...
Unfortunately after tasting the cupcakes they were not that great...
We tried 4 different flavors. Lemon, vanilla, s’mores and strawberry. The icing sample wasn’t bad. It wasn’t heavy buttercream but more like a whipped. The lemon cake didn’t taste like lemon, it just tasted plain.The vanilla, was very dry.The s’mores was very dry as well, and tasted more like brownie mix. That one had a different icing. Kinda like what you put on cinnamon rolls, topped with mini marshmallows.And the strawberry we couldn’t eat but one bite because it was way to moist that it was kind of mushy..The girl who made it asked how it was... how do I politely put it in words that we didn’t like them and will probably go with someone else? Please help!

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Latest activity by Alexandra, on November 16, 2020 at 10:55 PM
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    Super October 2022
    Michele ·
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    If you didn't like that tasting, cross them off your list and find someone else. The sample during tasting is what you get after you book them so don't settle for it. Move on to another vendor because they don't change their ingredients and baking style.
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  • Michelle
    VIP September 2021
    Michelle ·
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    Just say thank you and maybe tell her one thing you liked and one thing you didn't enjoy...and that you have a few other options in mind that you'd like to try and that you'll follow up when a decision has been made. That is totally fair and a real thing because we have the option to try more than one cake person. When you find the one, simply just inform her that you've decided to go with a different Baker. Good luck on your search.
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  • Mrs. Spring
    Master April 2021
    Mrs. Spring ·
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    Just thank her and tell her you are looking at other options.
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  • Michelle
    Rockstar April 2021
    Michelle ·
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    Just be honest. How is she supposed to improve her quality if she doesn’t know?
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  • Yasmine
    Rockstar October 2020
    Yasmine ·
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    I agree with this!
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  • Caytlyn
    Legend November 2019
    Caytlyn ·
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    You don’t have to provide follow up. If she reaches out to you, you can say “I’m sorry, we decided to go with another baker.”
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    Judith ·
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    There was something wrong with everything we tried, too dry, too mushy, no flavor, or a bad flavor, so we decided to try another baker --- Would work just fine. Blunt, but not rude.
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  • Jasmine
    Devoted May 2021
    Jasmine ·
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    I agree with just not doing a follow up. Cross her off your list move on to the next.
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  • CountryBride
    Expert April 2022
    CountryBride ·
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    I would move on, I would just cross her off the list unless you would be comfortable serving that to your guests, The sample is what you would get for your wedding so If it was that horrible and that sounds horrible I wouldn't say anything but if she asks just say we decided to go with someone else thank you for your time it's not personal it's business

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  • mrswinteriscoming
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    mrswinteriscoming ·
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    I disagree with all the comments saying not to respond. The baker reached out to you and it would be discourteous not to respond.

    If you want to give her constructive feedback, you can say what you didn’t like but the simplest and politest way to respond is to say something along the lines of ‘Thank you for your time and baked goods. On this occasion we have decided to go with another baker. Wishing you all the best!’.

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  • Jennifer
    Just Said Yes August 2021
    Jennifer ·
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    They are used to this- all you have to say is “thank you for your time, but we chose a better fit for us”
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  • Meghan
    Rockstar October 2019
    Meghan ·
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    I would not say anything. However, if she follows up with you, I would just say you went with another option.

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  • Chelsea
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    Chelsea ·
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    I would just say thank you for your time but we went with another vendor.

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  • Alexandra
    Just Said Yes October 2021
    Alexandra ·
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    I would definitely respond but just say "thanks but no thanks" - something to that effect!

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