I had a very disappointing cake tasting this weekend.
A little bit of the back story is that: Our wedding venue supplies the wedding cakes for all of the receptions at no additional cost. This is really nice because the wedding venue has contracted this agreement out with a famous bakery (TV show famous); and in order to set up your appointment for a tasting the wedding venue gives you a specific code that you need to give to the bake shop.
When we arrived we were greeted and asked if we reviewed their website. We discussed the tasting information package that our wedding venue gave us and then immediately delved into what visions we had for our cake. For approximately 30minutes we discussed, sketched out and planned our cake. They then brought out some cakes and fillings that we tried (not all options that was in our tasting package was offered to us (not a big deal). At the end of the meeting the guy says to us it will be $$$$ for the cake. I nearly fell off my chair, as well as my FMIL. After another 10min he finally explained that with the cake we designed we would have to pay for it and if we wanted the cake that is "included" we had to pick from a certain number of cakes. Why couldnt he have told us that in the beginning what a waste of time and I almost feel he did that to make us fall in love with something so we would pay for it and not go with the cake that was included. So we ended up picking a cake and from the precdesigned list in a whole 2min. We asked to change the color of the flowers from green to plum and they wanted to charge us 200 dollars to put 3 purple drops of food coloring in the flower fondant or whatever it is as opposed to green. Then when my FMIL asked to order a giant canoli stuffed with little canolis they told her "No" she has to ask the wedding venue to order it via a 3rd party. I felt that the meeting was very sneeky and I did not expect that from this place.