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post #16 of 156
I hope you charge one hundred million dollars. Sorry...my kids are watching Austin Powers right now. icon_lol.gif
post #17 of 156
OH MY FREAKIN' GAWD!!!!!!! icon_eek.gif

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WOW.

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Hm.

I can't wait to hear what happens with this cake!! I agree with the $1000 deposit and full payment (of AT LEAST $4000) two weeks before the date!
post #18 of 156
I definitely think you are talented enough, your cakes are gorgeous. Just throw out the highest number you are comfortable with, and at worst see if she counter offers you with something else. Good Luck, and PLEASE let us know!!
post #19 of 156
I can't wait to hear more about this... Please keep us updated on your talk with her about the price and your decision on making it. I would definately love to see this cake done here. Good luck with all!!
post #20 of 156
As an aside, I read an interview with her where she said she doesn't bake her cakes. She has them baked and delivered to her studio. That's how much of an artist she is!

To be fair, someone who doesn't do cakes really doesn't realize the level of work that goes into something like that. They just see the book on the shelf along with all the other cake books and they think it's pretty, and they decide they want it. Let us know what her reaction is when you show her the numbers, though!!!
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post #21 of 156
How about telling her to contact Margaret Braun to price it then she might get the picture. LOL
post #22 of 156
Hey, if she is willing to pay, then why not???
I only wish I could be in on it....I would think a second and/or third decorater/baker would be neededicon_wink.gif

I hope she's rich and you actually get to do iticon_wink.gif
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post #23 of 156
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Originally Posted by SophieBelle

As an aside, I read an interview with her where she said she doesn't bake her cakes. She has them baked and delivered to her studio. That's how much of an artist she is!



Wow! Can you imagine getting to that point? INcredible!
post #24 of 156
You mean you guys don't have fresh cakes delivered on demand to decorate when necessary. And I thought I was dealing with professionals here... icon_wink.gif
post #25 of 156
Bwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahahahaaaaaaaaaaaahahaaahahahahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahahhhhhhhhhhhahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

SOrry for the laugh..

it's just my

OMG, I can't freaking believe this bride laugh. But, if you do it, please, please , please post!
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post #26 of 156
oh my!! that cake is awesome.. but can you imagine the amount of time/work that went into it... bet "Margie" doesnt have 2 little kids running around her whilst decorating something like that!! good luck if you're going to tackle it... braver than me!
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post #27 of 156
On a serious note... There's no question in my mind that you can in fact make this cake!!! That's why there's the book available to go through step by step for it. I was watching their Food Network Southbeach festival and she did the centerpiece cake for it. I believe it was on Warren Brown's show that they showed how she did it. It was the cover cake, but scaled up to feed about 400+. She also didn't hold back with what she charges for cakes (I think $10K was an order minimum).

Also, the book says it takes about 2 weeks worth of time to do one of these cakes (there's a lot of prep work) so just plan for it and charge accordingly. And, even though it is for 300, charge at least $4500 for this one. That's $15/pp, but still, for not being able to take any other orders in the two weeks surrounding the wedding, you've got to make it worth your time. And, like others said, she may not flinch when she hears the price or she is going to compromise in a hurry.

In the grand scheme of things when you really look at the techniques used to make a Margaret Braun cake, they aren't complicated (I think making a gumpaste flower arrangement is more complex), just time consuming.

Have fun making the cake!!!
post #28 of 156
I agree with CoutureCake! I think your cakes speak for themselves. And you know from experience that a great cake is all about the little steps, and attention to the details, and prep work, that leads up to a great execution. What a great feather in your portfolio, it could be your finest moment. I say go for it, and share your success with us when your done. Oh yeah! charge up the wazoo for it icon_wink.gif I think anything under 5k is a waste of you time and talent.
post #29 of 156
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Originally Posted by wysmommy

You mean you guys don't have fresh cakes delivered on demand to decorate when necessary. And I thought I was dealing with professionals here... icon_wink.gif




lol, well gosh, we are just behind the times.

Wow what a cake. I would not even begin to know here to start. I do like the idea that was mentioned charge the sky and let her start haggling.

can you imagine having your cake delivered to your studio. lol, how different life would be.
post #30 of 156
[quote="LauraS I would not even begin to know here to start. [/quote]

her book cakewalk gives instructions.


i agree with cakescoutour that the steps arent necessarily complicated if you know the basics, its just seriously time consuming.
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