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post #16 of 36
Don't you just love how ppl think we can pop a cake out of an oven like a magican does a rabbit out of his hat!!!!
They just don't get what all we have to put into a cake to get it like they want them...ugh..
If you decide to do it.... I'd charge your top price... and if the weather's an issue have them sign a contract of some kind not holding you responsible if something happens to the cake...
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post #17 of 36
Did you know that at Walmart you can buy a Wedding cake with food stamps!!! That just makes me soo mad! I learned that while working there! I do not have a problem with people getting them (food stamps) if they need them but to use them to purchase a wedding cake at our expense just ticks me off! Anyway about your topic I understand she is your cousin but why are you doing the cake for soo cheap if it is a last minute notice that is more stress on you.
post #18 of 36
Meme: Are you kidding??? A wedding cake with food stamps?? icon_surprised.gif

Well, doesn't that just take the cake!

I agree with you, food stamps should be spent on feeding family dinners not wedding cakes and such! icon_rolleyes.gif

Okay, I'm done ranting....sorry! icon_redface.gif
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post #19 of 36
Yeah !! As an employee I could not even get a discount on food purchases!!
post #20 of 36
The only time I have a problem with people getting food stamps is when they stroll through the supermarket jabbering on their cell phone the entire time they're shopping, they're talking on their cell phone in the check-out line in front of me, they're wearing top of the line clothes, expensive jewelry, they take their groceries out and load them into an expensive SUV, truck or Cadillac or Lincoln .... that's my hard-earned taxes at work and if they can afford the stinking cell phone they can by gosh pay for their own groceries ! Too bad they don't have the incentive to do without certain things in order to pay for others like the rest of us do .... my motto" "use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without".
post #21 of 36
AMEN!!

Well said LizAnn
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post #22 of 36
Thank you ! Figured I might catch all sorts of flak. Another thing that really irks me is that what they're paying for with their food stamps/Lone Star Card are ribeyes, sirloins, fresh salmon and I'm standing there with a scrawny chicken !!!!
post #23 of 36
Yep that drives me crazy. I'm all for help for people who need it, but when you have a shopping cart full of groumet food and I've got walmart brand cereal and frozen chicken, that just doesn't seem right!
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post #24 of 36
[/i]Don't you just love it when the senior citizens can only get about $12.00 in food stamps and the young get from $300.00 plus in my area. Don't Social Services know that older people need more.

I agree, if they can pay a cell phone bill, then they can pay for their food!!! icon_mad.gif

I use to work at the Health Dept. and it would burn me up hearing the women talking about "I'll be glad when the first of the month comes (welfare check time) so that I can buy my man a new outfit, etc." I never heard them say they were going to buy the child something. The child would be running around looking like a little dirt diver and the mothers would be sitting there looking all diva-fied. icon_evil.gif

Sorry about getting off the subject but just had to get that in.

I also get the feeling that you don't want to make the cake. If you feel this way, don't do it because you will not be able to give it your best.

Good luck!!![/u]
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post #25 of 36
This is a very touchy subject for me...my mother lives alone and is disabled. She only gets $12.00 per month in food stamps and they cut that down to $8 / month when her disability payment went up by $2.00 per month!!! Isn't that insane?!!
How is someone supposed to live off $8.00 worth ofgroceries for a whole month?!! Then to add insult to injury, THE VERY DAY she got the notice that her stampswere dropping, we go to the Supercenter WalMart and see this (probably teenage) couple with a baby in line in front of us using their food stamp card to buy shrimp and Alcohol mixers (like sweetnsour mix and margarita mix)!!! Then when we get outside, they are loading their groceries into a DENALI!!!!!

Really great system we have here, isn't it???!!!

(Sorry, just had to vent....)
post #26 of 36
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My cousin calls today, her friend is getting married on Aug 27, and needs a 3-tier wedding cake. Now I like this cousin she always pay when she orders a cake and she sd she will guarantee payment on this one, she knows how I work. The bride wants servings for 100, red velvet with cream cheese frosting. The reception will be outside. ( I told not responsible if weather is hot and icing melts) she understands and will advise them according. I told her normally I charge $2.25 per for wedding cake, but would charge her $1.85. She wants me to get a top piece (to be reimbursed) and deliver. Her friend's color scheme is red and white. After I thought briefly about it I told her red velvet is expensive to make, but I will give her definite answer tomorrow, and why such short notice? What do you guys think. This particular cousin doesn't expect things for free and I don't mind working with her. But 2 wks??????? I really don't want to do that much work and not see much of a profit. I am going to add $20 delivery. HELP ME GET OUT OF THIS OR CONVINCE ME TO DO IT.



Personally..I think it stinks!! I was just in a similar situation and it went downhill all the way!

However..one thing that hasn't been touched on it the fact that the bride wants RED and CREAM CHEESE ICING, OUTSIDE IN THE SUMMER...that is just a disaster waiting to happen. I think I would have to dig down inside of me and find the guts to say no thank you...I have a real hard time saying no but I think I would in this case!
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post #27 of 36
If it were my cousin getting married I would lower the price. Since it is not and the fact that you only have a two week notice, I would charge your full price plus extra delivery. Absolutely require a contract to protect yourself from the heat. Actually the 2.25 price I would probably reconsider. The ingredients for a red velvet/cream cheese frosting is more costly than most cakes. Make sure you make a nice profit. Don't cut yourself short.
post #28 of 36
Just wondering if you made a decision yet? Hope it turns out for the best. i'd be scared of cream cheese frosting on a red cake in the heat. You might end up with a pink frosted wedding cake!
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post #29 of 36
My mother worked for the federal government for 40 years, retired, then did a very stupid thing and gave my brother a whooooole lot of her money. When she got very ill and needed help, we went to Dept. of Human Services and was told that the total of her SS and her government pension was over the limit by $4.32, therefore she did not qualify for assistance. Our reply was, "This woman worked for 40 years, paid her bills, paid her taxes, played by the rules, and now she's going to fall through the cracks .... yet there are perfectly able people in line outside waiting to receive their welfare checks and they will get them simply because they refuse to work because they know they don't have to??" His reply, "yes"
post #30 of 36
I have lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, myasthenia gravis, and Crone's disease. I went to the Dept. of Health and Human Services to see if I could get help with my medical bills. (THIS IS NO JOKE.) I completed the application, watched the little video, waited in line for hours, and when I finally got to the window to turn my application in and speak with a counselor.....she asked me "Are you pregnant?" I said no. Then she actually HAD THE NERVE to tell me (word for word) "Maybe you should come back and see us when you get pregnant. There's nothing I can do for you until then."
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