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post #106 of 118
oh you did a great job........but dang them dolls are weird & i didn't even realized it was a brats doll-lol
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post #107 of 118
Your cakes are simply gorgeous. That bride had an angel on her shoulder when she picked YOU to do her cakes.

She should be grateful for LIFE, and forever in your debt. That's easily a $450 job here where I live.

You should be very proud of your work!

--Knox--
post #108 of 118
Fantastic and Quite Beautiful! You should be sooo proud! icon_smile.gif
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And yes.... I am shaped like <--- that M&M... cute huh?
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~Val~
And yes.... I am shaped like <--- that M&M... cute huh?
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post #109 of 118
congrats, it is a beautiful cake! I am sure you will get orders from this.

Have to agree about the dolls, I could see them as the main characters in a horror movie. icon_surprised.gif
post #110 of 118
All your work is simply stunning! If you're only on course 3 and a newbie at the art, then you have a very bright future ahead of you!
That was one lucky bride. but just from reading the first page of thread, my first thought was that if she wanted such a big wedding, she should have financially planned for it as well. If ya can't afford to feed 'em, don't invite 'em!
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post #111 of 118
Just read this thread from the start and I am glad to see a happy ending to it. You are a very good friend and she should appreciate what you have done for her. Even in my neck of the woods where I'm afraid to charge what cakes are really worth, I don't think I would have done all of this for that price. You were underpaid but if you are happy, then so be it.

Dealing with good friends is always a touchy thing. I kept giving breaks and finally my girlfriend told me that I had to get a backbone and charge more. So far no one has complained so I guess I am not overcharging!

Congratulations on solving the whole problem and being happy about it.

Diane

P. S. I forgot to add that the cakes are simply beautiful!!!
Lord, If you can't make me thin, please make my friends fat.
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Lord, If you can't make me thin, please make my friends fat.
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post #112 of 118
You're cakes are gorgeous! Everyone here on cakecentral does a great job of making a person feel good. thumbs_up.gif I even feel better about the whole ordeal.
post #113 of 118
I have looked at your cakes and you do great work. I hope you didn't reduce your price. I think 200 is not enough to start with. So did you make this cakefor her? icon_confused.gif
Amanda!

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Amanda!

Dreams are future accomplishments!!!!!!!!!!
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post #114 of 118
Your cakes are beautiful. Glad to hear all turned out with a happy ending.
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post #115 of 118
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by trouble1313

I have looked at your cakes and you do great work. I hope you didn't reduce your price. I think 200 is not enough to start with. So did you make this cakefor her? icon_confused.gif



I'm not sure I understand,.. and it's late so forgive me as I reply...

I did make the cakes and I did them for the $200. No it probably wasn't enough but in calling around I found our low was $1.35 and the high around $1.85 here in STL. My Wilton instructor charged $1.25 so I thought I was doing good at $1 to start since I'd never made one,.. other than my course III final and I thought since it was a 'friend' though I'm closer with the MIL to be than the bride herself, I was doing an honorable discount. My thread started when I took offense to the bride saying that the $1 pp was to much when I already thought I was giving a great deal. My next two brides don't care... the one for June said... 'Whatever you charge will be fine. Just let me know the bill!' And she wants two cakes! One for their OOT wedding in Florida for 20-30 people and one for their reception when they return. I will be charging more hereafter do not fear. I feel like I have 'the experience needed' for the job now. I know I could have been more 'professional' on my responses to them but here I am new at this game and used to talking and dealing with 4 kids 24/7. icon_redface.gif

Enough said... just wish she wouldn't have had those dang dolls on the top! (Yuck!)

Thanks all for the great feedback. You always make me feel special and that's one thing I love about CC and why I can't get off my computer at night and go to bed after all is done for the day! This website is very addictive!

- Paula
post #116 of 118
As I said before........you're happy and she's happy and that makes me happy. Good luck with your future cakes. You are doing wonderful so far. Wish I could do that good. I just can't get up the nerve to try the fondant and luckily have not had anyone ask me to do any. My daughter does so I would have to refer them to her.

Like you, I can't seem to get off of this PC. I've been baking cookies and just had to check my email before going to bed!!!

Diane
Lord, If you can't make me thin, please make my friends fat.
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post #117 of 118
Let her go somewhere and even come close to that.

Whatever you do don't lower your price. From your pictures you are really good and should have charged her $2.50 pp.

I suggest you not tell people how much the cost to make it - they don't understand the time and work put into a cake.
legal, not legal, I don't care
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post #118 of 118
[pouting ...] I wanna look, too! But the server problems are keeping me out! Boo hoo hoo!!!

I'm sure your cake came out wonderful, 'cuz everyone says so! But I REALLY want to see the grotesque dolls that they're all raving about! HA!

Seriously, I'm glad it worked out for you. Always a good thing when everyone gets to go home happy. Keep up the good work!

Odessa
The Client doesn't generally understand the creative process we go through to make them a gorgeous confection ... it really IS more than "just" butter, eggs, and flour!
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The Client doesn't generally understand the creative process we go through to make them a gorgeous confection ... it really IS more than "just" butter, eggs, and flour!
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