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post #106 of 128
Well I'm bummed! That's so far away from me. I'll keep hoping for something in northwestern OH icon_sad.gif
post #107 of 128
westlake would be great. Count me in!!!!!
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post #108 of 128
Hey Angie,

Please email me at kelleykakes@gmail.com. We can only have 15 and I need to make sure we have room in the class still. Thanks a bunch.

Kelley
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post #109 of 128
Hi sunlover00 I think I'm the closest to you. I live in Ada and am in Lima a lot. When I was in school ( mannnnnnyyyyyy years ago), they took our 7th grade class to the Armstrong Museum, my favorite. I loved it. Nice to see someone so close.
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post #110 of 128
So what do you Ohioans charge per serving for your wedding cakes? I recently was told by a wedding planner in the area that my price was the highest! I only charge $1.25 per serving!! Is that true? icon_redface.gificon_surprised.gif
post #111 of 128
I charge $1.50 a slice for my party cakes!!

Where in OHio are you?
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post #112 of 128
My wedding cakes start at $2.35 per serving (no filling, basic flavor and decoration). I'm in the Columbus area, and I've seen prices higher than mine by other decorators in the area.
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post #113 of 128
That wedding planner is off her rocker! Prices in Cleveland range on average from $2.25-4.00/serving for buttercream. There are a few who are only charging $1.00-1.50/serving but there's absolutely no way they're making any money. Heck, it costs me more than that to make a cake!

I start at $3.00/serving for tiered, just under $2.00/serving for all occasion, and $4.00/serving for sculpted.


Please tell me why people charge less than $2.00/serving for a tiered cake?
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post #114 of 128
Sunlover00 said
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So what do you Ohioans charge per serving for your wedding cakes? I recently was told by a wedding planner in the area that my price was the highest! I only charge $1.25 per serving!! Is that true?



A very good friend of mine is a wedding planner in Wapakoneta and, unfortunately, she's not far off. That's why I only do cakes as a hobby....no one around here wants to pay for the work. In the bigger cities (such as Cleveland, Columbus,ect), people are willing to pay more, but around here, there is still the 'I'll just go to Wal-Mart' mentality. Hopefully, that will change as more people move into the area! icon_biggrin.gif
If you look in my photos, the celebration cake I did took alot of prep work....I tried to ask for $2 per serving and the reaction I got was "I think that's pretty steep". icon_eek.gif Since it was for my church, I just did it for cost, but it was after that I decided to make this a hobby!
post #115 of 128
mlynnb ... are you talking about the beautiful fondant cake with all of the gumpaste loops????? They weren't willing to pay $2 a slice for that???? icon_eek.gificon_eek.gif I don't think I would have done that for less than $4.50 per slice!!! I can see what you're saying, though. I think Cleveland and Columbus areas do have much higher prices because people are willing to pay them. I can see now why you're keeping it a hobby. You are so talented!!! It's a shame that people won't pay what your cakes are most definitely worth!!! icon_sad.gif
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post #116 of 128
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mlynnb ... are you talking about the beautiful fondant cake with all of the gumpaste loops?????



Yep--that's the one! I really enjoyed doing the cake, and seeing the final product, but it's just not worth the stress for so little $. Thanks so much for the compliment though! icon_lol.gif
post #117 of 128
Hey...I'm From Delphos.
I would love to be in a cake club!!! icon_biggrin.gif
I mainly do cakes for family and friends...
I'm kinda confused about the license's thing... icon_redface.gif
My instructor said we didn't have to have one.
Is she wrong or is she right?
post #118 of 128
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mlynnb~ wow! what a gorgeous cake! and they thought $2 per slice was high?!?!?! they're just plain nuts!
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Death to a Christian is a transfer to the home office.

"How come if you mix flour and water together you get glue? And when you add eggs and sugar, you get a cake? Where does the glue go?" -Rita Rudner
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post #119 of 128
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jescar~

she's right... you don't have to have one. we ohioans can do the "cottage industry" thing. here's a website that gives the cottage guidelines. http://www.ohioagriculture.gov/pubs/divs/food/curr/cottage/food-cottageindex.stm
it was posted on page one of this thread - very helpful!
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"How come if you mix flour and water together you get glue? And when you add eggs and sugar, you get a cake? Where does the glue go?" -Rita Rudner
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Death to a Christian is a transfer to the home office.

"How come if you mix flour and water together you get glue? And when you add eggs and sugar, you get a cake? Where does the glue go?" -Rita Rudner
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post #120 of 128
Here in Australia we are not allowed to charge by the slice. Could someone kindly give me some idea how big your slices are? We also have a problem with the areas where you live and how much you can charge. I did a wedding cake for my cousin a cascading roses cake - fruit cake covered in fondant. The place where she saw it that gave her a price of $800AU for a 2 tier. Naturally she got it for nothing including 250 place settings with gumpaste roses in them.
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