- Joined Jun 28, 2001
I had to do a vegan wedding cake last month and the bride also asked for 200 vegan truffles for favors. I experimented and had everyone I know taste my concotion and received rave reviews. The bride loved them and the non-vegan guests were fooled. Since then I've been making them a lot and even gotten wonderful feedback that they are better than Godiva (and they use milk chocolate and cream!) Also things like, "Your truffles have personality". (Whatever that means, but it's better than truffles that don't have personality). And now, everyone is telling me I should have them carried in stores. I feel pretty confidant that I have a great product. I even found the perfect boxes I would sell them in. Now how do I sell them? There are a lot of restaurants and health food stores that are specifically vegan. So at least I know who I should be talking to. But what do I say exactly? "Hi, I make vegan truffles *pop one into owner's mouth*, taste good? Please sell them in your store." Hehe. I have a feeling there's more to it than that. I think this would be a great way for me to make money when wedding cakes are slow in the fall and winter, and when cakes pick up again, people don't want chocolate so much anyway, so it'll be balanced out. I was even thinking of selling these through my web site too (of course, only for late fall to early spring shipments). Anyhow, any advice would be greatly appreciated.