My solution as well is to scoop a little out of each cupcake, but sometimes that makes a goopy mess. Or, in the past, I have taken the leftover batter and frozen it and used it for a 6" cake order.
Great news, there is a shelf-stable cream cheese icing. This is what the TX Board of Health allows as shelf-stable, and TX can get pretty darn hot…
I guess the PH balance is such that it will not cause illness.
Yum…now I want cream cheese icing.
Might not be a divorce in the making. I recall a time or 2 I've behaved similarly, and I'm going on 8 years of marriage. My thought is he's a guy who is bored to tears with the wedding planning process and couldn't' care less about the details. His attitude could have been better but the bride may not care as it's "her" day. If I had done that at a cake tasting my husband would have asked me if I was alright, and told me I seemed a little off.
I have a friend...
If she smiled and was happy, that price was fine. Take the payment and smile back. Pricing isn't an exact science, that's why there are always so many questions and so much debate about it on CC. I have overcharged and I have undercharged, but over time I have gotten the hang of it. ,A business plan is very important and helpful too.
Discreetly look around at other opportunities at different bakeries. You might get a better offer in which case you can tell your current employer to match or you walk.
This is done all the time with job-seekers, even in a not-so-good economy!
I just looked at your cakes. Marine or not, that $2.00 a serving thing should NEVER be happening…ever. Your cakes are really high quality. There are many ways to thank the military so don't feel badly about the cake.
The response is long, it might help to just vent on CC and email her saying "I am unable to work within the parameters of your budget, as I must remain profitable to stay in business, but thank you for your inquiry."
I understand your frustration!
My NEIGHBOR did this exact thing to me….LOL I now know she is the cheapest human on the planet. Fortunately, I don't need her business. Actually, I didn't even make her the sheet cake, I told her I only make round cakes, which is officially true as of my last conversation with her. She wanted a sheet cake because she thought I would charge less. No way…and she thinks she can refer her friends to me, who are just as cheap. So now I...
Don't be afraid to work with bakers they are artists who will get you a cake you love within your budget. It might not be super detailed or huge or over-the-top Ron Ben-Israel work, but there are many brides who are made happy within a budget. Just be prepared to hear what can and cannot be done at your price point. Flexibility will be key for you. If you speak with a cake designer and they give you an attitude despite you telling them you are going to be realistic about...