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!
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.
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.
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
with all the comments saying not to respond. The baker reached out to you and
it would be discourteous not to respond.
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!’.