A tasting is very much like a job interview. You’re meeting a potential employer for the first time and making a good impression is vital. I like to find out what flavours the couple is most interested in before hand and then I make some mini cupcakes with different options. It’s a little nerve wracking, especially when you’re often going to someplace you’ve never been before and meeting with people you’ve never seen before so that they can judge your work. This time was a little more nerve wracking because not only was I meeting the client for the first time, but I would also be meeting her wedding planner for the first time – and this was the first wedding planner I have ever worked with! AND add to that the fact that the meeting was in Unionville (such a cute town!) which I had never been too and didn’t know their parking situation was so unique. It’s a small main stress and I guess everyone parks in lots off the main drag and walks up.
Long story short – I was late, but the tasting went very well. Word of mouth has to be the best form of advertising! I was recommended to this couple by Sean – whom I’ve done a few important cakes for (engagement, wedding and baby baptism). His word must go a long way because even though the bride had met with two other bakers, she decided to go with me on the spot. I’m very excited for this rustic wedding in October!
I baked my first cookie at the age of 5, and have been in love ever since. The smiles on people's faces when they taste my creations is what keeps my passion alive!