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would you pay $5000 for this cake?

post #1 of 28
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okey my brother had just showed me suri cruise's 2nd birthday cake and OMG.. i swear other people here on CC can do a WAAYYYYY better job that this. i have personally bought and tried cakes from thesame store where they got their cake from (we used to buy cakes from there as gifts. this was before i started cake decorating) and honestly, i think their cakes were alright. Nothing special at all. But WOW.. cake looks so simple and... i dont know. its just me i guess. i wouldnt pay $5000 or it thou..
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post #2 of 28
NO WAY! How does anyone thind that THAT cake is worth that kind of money?! Is it filled with gold or diamonds?! Did you really hear that they paid that much for it?
post #3 of 28
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seriously right? thats what i would think too.. it would have some kind of gold or diamonds in it but noooo.. lol.. yea its all over the net... i thought it was just a typo.. maybe $500 or so but DAMN! $5000? WOW!
post #4 of 28
Next to the guy the cake doesn't look that big, yeah over priced
post #5 of 28
I think it's a cute, simple cake. Not one that I would chose for myself or anyone I know...but still cute with clean work. But 5 grand? Are they smoking their parchment?
post #6 of 28
Although I agree that the design is simple and the price is way inflated, allow me to can play devil's advocate for a second:

Consider the area and the market. I bet everything is overpriced in LA.

Given the celebrity status, the order was probably last minute and custom and under a cloak of secrecy until after the party. I'd charge out the wazoo too LOL
post #7 of 28
$5000? Overpriced by a longshot. $500? Possibly. But maybe for $5000 you get a bonus facial hair or two! Seriously, the poor guy looks like he's either sneaking a quick taste, or it's heavy and it's now leaning on his chin. icon_lol.gif
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post #8 of 28
Well it wasn't the only cake they had.. there was also a personalized cake for every guest as well (24 of them I think).

This is from another post about the cake

Homecook said:

"Actually, just doing some quick math...this *could* make sense.

If that is a 4, 6, 8, 10 cake, serving, say, 80 wedding size pieces, and guessing @$9.00 a serving, that's $720.00. Add $230 for the cupcakes. And 24 guests, if they each took home an 8" individualized cake with 24 servings at about $7.00/serving each, for $4032 in guest cakes...that's

720 + 230+ 4032 = $4982.00

Zowie. Not unreasonable, just very, very generous...if that's how it worked. "
post #9 of 28
I don't think I'd pay anything since it looks like his chin is in it lmfao.
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post #10 of 28
As jkalman said, the $5K wasn't for that one cake. It was for that cake and 24 other cakes. And yes, if someone - anyone - will pay $5K then it is worth it. To both the buyer and the seller.
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post #11 of 28
If cake artist can get $5000 for a cake good for them. It's good to know they are some people out there that don't balk at the price of a cake. I see so many thread on this site where people are going on about customers asking for Wal-mart prices and people getting upset over about it. Yet when a cake artist can demand and get a large amount of money for a cake it's an outrage. Just my two cents.
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post #12 of 28
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Originally Posted by Cake_Princess

If cake artist can get $5000 for a cake good for them. It's good to know they are some people out there that don't balk at the price of a cake. I see so many thread on this site where people are going on about customers asking for Wal-mart prices and people getting upset over about it. Yet when a cake artist can demand and get a large amount of money for a cake it's an outrage. Just my two cents.



I agree, people constantly winch and moan about not being able to get premium prices and when someone does, and by the way as already posted it wasn't JUST for that cake, it was for a bunch of things, people want to waggle their chins about the outrageous price.

The only thing I have to say about that is, darn it, why didn't they have me do the cake! I sure could use that money. lol
post #13 of 28
if i knew i were doing a cake for Suri Cruise, i would charge as much as they were willing to pay! i would first ask, "how much do are you willing to spend?". Then they get what they get! No, just kidding, but hey, they have the money, so i say charge them, let them spread the wealth
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post #14 of 28
Thread Starter 
hhahahha.. i didnt mean to winch and moan about the price.. i was just uhmm.. "surprised".. heheheh..

oh and the cupcakes arent included in the $5000 because they ordered it separately from sprinkles.. i think only the cake and the 24 other mini cakes from sweetladyjane. =)

yea in L.A almost EVERYTHING is overpriced! hehehe
post #15 of 28
Tom Cruise paid for it. He is rich, he can afford it.. so what is the problem ? Why can't rich people spend their hard earned money without being thrown stones at ? Don't worry, worth or not , you did not pay for it .. Suri is Tom Cruise daughter, not by someone on Walfare ..
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