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post #76 of 205
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Originally Posted by LanaC

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Unfortunately, (or otherwise) our Walmart here does not even do cakes. Costco does though...I'm pointing her to that direction!




Well better yet, you can point her to the Little Debbie aisle.



I would have said toward the Hostess DING DONGS...but, oh wait....they cost MORE than Little Debbie's...SORRY! LOL

Beth in KY
post #77 of 205
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Oh don't even get me started on her friend. She is just as clueless as her. At first she wanted a fondant cake for a 100 with calla lilies. She's having 150 guests but wants to save some $$. So I have no problem with that, and I do quite agree that she does not need that much cake since they are having a dessert buffet. I quoted her $360 on a 6",10", 14" rounds plus 3 lilies. I then received a phone call from the mother and again stating that they should get a deal blah, blah, blah... Maybe this time they just really need a cake for 75 people. I said ok no problem, we can work around that, just have smaller cakes instead. I then emailed the daughter some pictures for inspiration and she liked the concept of the cake below (I believe its from sugardelites). I explained that even if I make the three tiers in the smallest combo possible, the servings would still come up to 120 with all those satellite cakes. I quoted her $450 for that and never her from her again. Bon! Good riddance!
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post #78 of 205
Send that link that someone had posted on here the other day on "How to Make Your Own Wedding Cake"
post #79 of 205
I love that cake. By the way, my son is getting married in April and I need a beautiful cake really cheap. I've seen your prices. Can we talk????? LOL Okay, I'm doing his for free-but it's my son!!!
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post #80 of 205
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Originally Posted by dkjjsmom

I love that cake. By the way, my son is getting married in April and I need a beautiful cake really cheap. I've seen your prices. Can we talk????? LOL Okay, I'm doing his for free-but it's my son!!!



LOL!!!
post #81 of 205
Honestly, looking at the cakes I've seen you should be able to charge whatever you want for your cakes. I seriously think you are under charging. Maybe you are under estimating your talent. I hope to be half as talented as you when I grow up as a decorator
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post #82 of 205
Re: the "call from mom saying they should get a deal".......

"Attention Mom: I did 43 weddings last year (2006). From May to October, I didn't have one free weekend. I don't NEED to discount anyone to get add'l business. My calendar is full with my REGULAR pricing. Paying me less money for more cake is NOT doing me a "favor". See ya!" icon_twisted.gif
post #83 of 205
Stick to you price! Stay strong! You do quality work, and 70 mini cakes is A LOT OF WORK! If she's that aggravating on just this issue, imagine what will happen after the wedding when she "doesn't like" something about how the cakes were made. Even if she pays the price, she'll probably want a refund for something!

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post #84 of 205
WOW, she is getting a SUPER deal. I charge $4.00 for my cupcakes, if i had to make mini cakes no matter how simple they'd start at $10 each, i worked out that the price you're quoting only coveres the main cake. The lot, if i was making it would come to $1500+, i'd have to hire someone to help me.
OMG!!! she's just nuts!!!
If she comes back and says that she still wants it, tell her that complaining just cost her an extra $300, so the price is now $660.
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PS: I dont think ANYONE would do 70 mini cakes for that price, it is a road to madness. Cupcakes yes, mini cakes noooooooooooooo
post #85 of 205
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Ok guys I'm finally convinced. I am crazy for quoting her that price. I'm not going to budge and on top of that I don't even want to deal with them anymore. Thanks again for the incredible support.
post #86 of 205
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I'm getting upset at the thought that you may actually do business with this person.

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Ok, deep breath tapedshut.gif

Now, that's better, we can move on.....

I would nicely tell her that it would not offend you if she went to someone else to get a better deal. You are sorry that you can't agree to a price but you are already giving her a deal from what you would charge someone else. Keep a smile. BUT, DON'T LET THIS tapedshut.gif WALK ALL OVER YOU!

You gave her a very low price. I see red flags all over the place- how do you say "BRIDEZILLA"

Your friend's cake minimum $600 but she's your friend and I can see you wanting to give her a deal.

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post #87 of 205
If you do get roped into doing this, maybe you could suggest a mini cake to serve each table instead of each guest!

But...DON'T DO IT!! Run far, far away.
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post #88 of 205
She is being totally unrealistic. I wouldn't be surprised if you'd have close to 2 days solid work just to decorate 70 cupcakes. That is going to be pickier than doing the original cake. I hate minicakes! Too fussy! No business is in it to barter.... their in it to make money, as you should be. Tell her you're a professional and as such you don't barter. I'd also ask her what type of design her friend's cake is going to have. The design is what is labor intense so why shouldn't you charge for it?

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post #89 of 205
Ok, Iv'e watched this web site for months and this is the first time that I'm posting. But this time I feel strongly about the subject! THIS LADY DOESN'T HAVE A CLUE! Those cakes are gorgeous and she is getting a FABULOUS deal for all that work. Stick to your guns....there will always be more work available!
post #90 of 205
2 Words.


Run!! Forest Run!!!!


Ok that was 3 but you know what I mean.

Don't waste your time on the Bride of Cheap-skate-stein. thumbsdown.gif

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