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post #31 of 205
Doug that is so hysterical........I agree you charged way to low, send her packing.....see if she can find that deal anywhere else
post #32 of 205
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I think i would need more than $10 The stuff I would want after doing 70 mini hex cakes is closer to the top shelf!



Too Funny! There is no way I would back off of the price. If sweetie can, like find a better deal then sweetie, can like, go to the other baker. Did the dress shop give Frick and Frack a discount because they both bought their dresses at the same place? Want to negotiate deals, go to the flea market or a yard sale. Want a quality cake when you're already being a little snot? Pay the price.
post #33 of 205
I'm with Doug on the pricing!!!! I'm from Canada and you are WAY underpricing for this order. If she doesn't want to pay$350 then don't take the order. For the amount of time and effort that will go into this order you certainly won't be paying yourself much for this one. If she decides to pay the quoted price, I would be concerned that she would tell everyone that she overpaid.

Just my 2 cents.
post #34 of 205
Stand firm! That is NOT too much. And if she can really find a better deal elsewhere, why is she haggling with you?

If she can't afford it, she should choose a simpler cake! Brides need to understand this.
post #35 of 205
Run for the hills!! It's BRIDEZILLA and her blood-sucking companion! That e-mail downright ticked me off and I don't even have to deal with her!! I'd be conveniently busy on her date and fall to my knees thanking God that I didn't take her order 'cause she's the one doing the ordering around!! Talk about a spoiled brat!!
post #36 of 205
I'd say either tell her no way or tell her that you can pick up 70 cupcakes from Wal-Mart for her and deliver them as is to her wedding- and there is no choice of flavor color etc. And add a delivery charge! Sounds like a nut to me, I wouln't deal with her if she's difficult from the begining! Go with your gut feeling-it's usually right!
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post #37 of 205
Doug, Doug, Doug, Doug, I love your mind and all your drawings and calculations and everything. You are so cool. You forgot one thing I think:

The fact that this bride was 70 mini MATCHING cakes. Duplicates of the large one. So you forgot to calculate how much extra it will cost to 'quilt' 70, 70!!!!!!!! mini cakes!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and extra for the dragees on those little cakes too.

Now what's your calculation Doug?????????????????????????????????????
post #38 of 205
I just looked at your cakes. You do amazing work! She is haggling with you instead of going elsewhere because she desperately wants you to do her cake! You have the upper hand in this, if you want it. icon_smile.gif
post #39 of 205
I think the bride is right, you should only charge $250 for the cakes.

Delivery & setup will be $400

Of course the standard "pain in the ***" fee of $200 gets doubled to $400, since you not only have to deal with not one but two crazy brides.

Unfortunately quilting pattern cakes can only go on the new Foxfire 2000 cake boards, those will run her $3.00 each ($210 for the minis)

And finally, we can't forget the Cake Central mandated mini-cake tax of $2.00 per mini cake.

So before sales tax total is $1400 even, which coincidentally is exactly what we would charge to fill that order. icon_wink.gificon_biggrin.gif
post #40 of 205
Piece of Cake, I just took a gander at your web site. Your work is absolutely beautiful.
post #41 of 205
On several other threads I've talked about the lady who I had the consultation with last Fall who wanted a 6-foot tall (that's right!icon_surprised.gif ) wedding cake for FREE! icon_confused.gif I told her she would have to pay no matter where she went. Well the rest of the story goes like this: Every change she made she tried to beat me down in price (it was a VERY long two hours with her!), using such lines as "if you give me your card you'll get more business out of this..." and the like (she reminded me of your little missy in your story! icon_confused.gif ) Anyway, I STOOD MY GROUND and told her this is the way it was, deal with it (very politely) and was almost disappointed when she called me back wanting me to do the cake ON MY TERMS (now that's more like it! thumbs_up.gif )

Sweetie, stand your ground and don't let her badger you. I had a woman in my cookie class (every month for over a year she's been in my class) and when she asked me how much I would charge for a HUGE order I gave her the already discounted price and she said "you're fired." I told her (very sweetly of course) "well you're always welcome to do them yourself." icon_twisted.gif And she did! Which is fine by me! In the case of Mrs. 6-foot wedding cake, she's getting a beautiful (albiet much smaller) cake with a jacked up charge (just for having to deal with her. icon_razz.gif ) So there you have it! My $2.50 on the subject!! icon_lol.gif
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post #42 of 205
Tell her to quit complaining, to go back to school, and to learn how to spell!

You gave her a price - she can either take it or leave it. I'm sure she wouldn't appreciate it if she was at work selling something and everyone was trying to knock down the price she gave them.

Remember - you get what you pay for. I'd say, do NOT knock down the price anymore. Minicakes are so much more work than one big cake.

And what does it matter if two people come in at once? I don't get what the heck her point is there. Are they trying to say that they should get two cakes for the price of one, or something similar? If so, I think she's nuts (well, that was pretty obvious from the start).
post #43 of 205
Hi Didi I also live in Montreal and have a good idea of prices for cakes around here so I have to agree stick to your guns your price is more than reasonable. Just make sure you get paid in advance cause I have a funny feeling about this customer. Better yet tell her to go to SuperC and get one there they do wedding cakes for cheap lol
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post #44 of 205
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Originally Posted by LanaC

Piece of Cake, I just took a gander at your web site. Your work is absolutely beautiful.



Thanks for your kind words Lana... my wife is the cake deco talent of the family, I am somewhat limited by my "man hands". icon_biggrin.gif
post #45 of 205
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Originally Posted by didi5

Hi the cake was good but I still have a problem with price, I
still
think it is a little expensive for 70 people 350$ my friend who is
getting
married on july 7 has 200 guests and is paying 360 she has the better
deal.
I lOVE THE CAKE BUT NOT THE PRICE. How is it that the design now cost
money
when you said there would be no extra charge for that. I am kind of
upset
because you are not willing to budge and especially because its not
just me
you get two customers instead of one most people are willing to bargain
when
they see that they have 2 customers instead of 1. I will think about
it and
let you know, but i would like a better price. for 70 people i think
250$
is reasonable.



Seriously.

She should not be getting married.

She needs to get her @$$ back in school and learn that the dollar-sign goes BEFORE the numbers do, and to capitalize the first letter in a sentence.

What cracks me up the most is:
"I lOVE THE CAKE BUT NOT THE PRICE."

Why the one lowercase letter?


I would just tell her that you have a $2,000.00 cake order that same day, and you don't have time to offer your services.
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