Get to know your cake, PART 1. The Consultation
So today begins our 5 week blog presentation on, ‘Get to know your cake’.
I am excited to bring you the in’s and out’s of production here at TCC, I want this blog to showcase the differences in price and quality between some bakeries and couture cake makers, hopefully resulting in educating the general public so that they can make an informed choice when ordering their next cake.
PART 1, The Consultation.
Here at The Cake Company, we offer a bespoke complimentary consultation service for our future and tentative clients. A consultation is offered after the client has first contacted us. Usually a consultation is only offered for wedding cakes, and elaborate celebrations, or all cake orders which will exceed $350 mark.
We prefer to quote during the consultation rather than over phone or email as it gives us the oppurtunity to show our clients all their options and offer a few different quotes, it can also be difficult to design a cake over the phone without viewing all the elements the client has already collected for their event. However we will provide our ’starting from’ prices, which are;
1 tier: from $250
2 tier: from $350
3 tier: from $550
4 tier: from $750
We ask our clients to bring any inspiration they have collected thus far for their wedding, this could include;
Stationary paper or invitations
Swatches of fabric and colour references
Jewellery and hair attire
Everything the client brings to the consultation helps us to design a cake that reflects their personality and ties in well with their event. THIS is what cake Artists pride themselves on.
We don’t do ‘ONE SIZE FITS ALL’, we are not interested in the norm.
Our customers will be allocated 1 hr for their consult, in which the cake artist will design a cake and provide a bespoke sketch and in most occasions an immediate quotation. We love that we can make our consults personal and rush-free.
The fun part is the tasting!
You will be presented with 3 flavours and if you’re lucky a freshly made macaron (If we have some on hand). Flavours dont have to be chosen at the consultation, we like to have all details finalised 4 weeks prior to the event.
If you wish to taste all TCC flavours you can pick up a Tasting box for $20. This can be fun to order for the weekend and run a poll with family and friends as to which are the favourite flavours.
Tasting box comprising all 10 TCC flavours
Consultation set up
We also endeavour to match any feature colours into your cake, we can Pantone colour match your icing.
Icing colour matched to card provided by the Bride at consultation
Example of bespoke sketch through to completion.
From beginning to end, the price difference between quotes are also the difference of quality and service.
And so concludes Part 1, I will continue next week with Part 2, PRODUCTION, allowing you to look inside the TCC kitchen and view how our cakes are made.
“Our Philosophy is to create a cake that is visually appealing, always raising the bar in design and taste. To please the customer by bringing back a custom made, baked from scratch cake in a world where originality and flavour have been compromised.” Katrina van Gaalen – founder