TIME SAVING TIPS Color matching 36 2019 THE SPRING ISSUE Make it match with a swatch John Unrein - Sosland Publishing Co. Rebecca Moesinger, chef and owner of 45 Surfside in Nantucket, Massachusetts - voted "Best Cakes on Nantucket 2018" - swears by Perfect Purée for her recipes. Her location on the bike path outside of Nantucket's busy downtown appeals to people on their way to the beach or locals taking their kids to and from the nearby schools. She has been baking with The Perfect Purée for six years and keeps a variety of flavors in the freezer so she can fill any custom request. She appreciates them because they're not too sweet and their vibrant colors complement her desserts. As for color trends, "it's very often that you will get an order for a custom cake where a shade of color is very important to the client," Moesinger says. "With thousands of shades, everyone's description of color is different. They could order a light blue cake but could be disappointed when the shade is baby blue rather than the desired sky blue. Sometimes bakeries will ask clients to bring in an object that has the desired color. The problem with this is now the bakery is responsible for that item whether it's lost or damaged. Not to mention they need space to store a variety of items labeled and kept for each client." She has found the best way to avoid these problems is to ask customers to bring in a paint swatch. "This gives the color they are ordering a specific name and avoids any miscommunication, such as Benjamin Moore Melrose Pink. The paint swatch can easily be stapled onto the contract and put away."