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Originally Posted by MissRobin

I am in no way taking offense to any of your comments, I do however, know the area I live in and I have issue with people paying me $2.50 a serving, which is what I normally charge,



I understand like stated previously, because I, too, had that problem. You know what works for you and you have to make the ultimate decision in the end. As long as you are comfortable, nothing else matters.

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Originally Posted by MissRobin

When you do sheet cakes "for the kitchen" how do you present them, on just a regular board or do you get fancy.? Thanks again everyone!



As far as presentation, I always just put my kitchen cakes on a regular board. They're for the kitchen, nobody is really going to see them so there's really no need to go that extra fancy mile to doll them up. Now, if the bride wants to display them with her gorgeous cake (and I'm sure it will be) then you might want to fancy it up a bit since others will be seeing them.[/quote]
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post #62 of 88
Sheet cakes = 2" tall cake, no filling, iced, but not pretty.
Kitchen cake = layer cake, with filling, iced but not pretty, no decorations.
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post #63 of 88
Hey, Cake-buddy, here's a happy thought for you. 150 servings and $850 is like $5.67 a serving. icon_biggrin.gif Tell her to go to Walmart for sheets that you'll be too busy. Or add on more for the sheets.

Just a happy thought for you. $5 a serving is not at all beyond the question for that cake in any part of our country. icon_biggrin.gif

Just a thought.

And I wish you were a little closer!
I'd come wash your dishes and bring you iced tea while you made it.
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post #64 of 88
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And I wish you were a little closer!
I'd come wash your dishes and bring you iced tea while you made it

I wish you were closer also, that would be awesome!!!! I am feeling a little better about the whole thing, but I am still laying awake at night worrying about pullling this one off!!!
post #65 of 88
Y'now what? Once I got cash in hand I would bake that puppy up and get it sculpted and crumb coated and in the freezer. Got too much in the freezer? Me, bad as I am, I would ditch it for the greater good. But I could give it to my kid too.

I mean no parking the cake by the smoked salmon or anything. icon_lol.gificon_lol.gif

But many's the time I ditched stuff out of the frige so I could hide my cake in there from my hyperactive boy and so it would be chilled for delivery.

Being it's for the 19th is nice because that gives you two weekends. But she's got to finally decide like yesterday.

I would definitley advise her go to Wal Mart for the sheets.

But once you get all of the money up front--I'd so bake that off and get it in the freezer, sculpted and awaiting the fondant. You'll feel so much better.

I'd call her and if it goes to message, I'd not leave one so I could be sure to be able to ring a couple more times without being an idiot. Then I'd leave a message if I had to. I'd advise that I have to have her decision and the cash or I could not do it any later than right now.

One other thing is I would not do any other recipes than the ones I am familiar with. There's too much at stake and it's too late in time to diddle with new stuff. Just say no to gluten free pomegranate cake with green tea vegan icing. Stuff like that.

I know you can do it. I hope she comes through for you.
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post #66 of 88
Hi Missrobin!
I was just thinking about this cake, and was wondering if anything came of it. Did you get the order?
post #67 of 88
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Yes, It is done and believe me I really underbid myself!!! Of course, we all knew that already!!! I learned some hard lessons on this one, but I will attach a pic. Thanks for asking!
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post #68 of 88
You did a FABULOUS job! Given the short notice and the difficulty of the cake, I'm not sure how many of us would have been able to pull this off, but you did an outstanding job! And your beer can cake looks great, too!

My hat's off to ya, gal!
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post #69 of 88
Wonderful job on the cake! It is really beautiful.
Yes, you definitely underbid yourself!
post #70 of 88
Holy cow! Oh my gosh, it is just amazing. How long did it take?
You did a wonderful job!!!
post #71 of 88
You did a wonderful, fabulous job on that cake!


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Originally Posted by summernoelle

Holy cow! Oh my gosh, it is just amazing. How long did it take?
You did a wonderful job!!!



Thank you very much!! The date it was due was actually the 17th, she made a mistake when she first asked, I literally worked on it from the baking to decorating, all last week. I did something every night regarding the cakes. Friday, I started decorating the wedding cake, during naptime,( I have a daycare), about 2 hrs. and got the bottom row of ruffles on. Then I started about 5:30 that afternoon and worked till 11p.m. and only stopped then because I was interrupted by my neighbors inviting themselves over, that's another story. Got up at 5:am and finished all the cakes about 3p.m. delivered at 4:30. Haven't heard a word from her since, so I hope she liked them!
post #73 of 88
OK, you do this and have a daycare? You must be super woman.
I am sure she loved it-she would be crazy not to. Great job-I'm so glad it went well. I'm sure that cake would have given me a touch time!
post #74 of 88
incredible!
You did a fantastic job on this one!
I'm curious what sizes you actualli used and if this one had to serve 300 or did you do some sheetcakes too?
If this girll is not sending you a big big big thank you she is realy ungratefull.
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post #75 of 88
WOW the cake looks so good! Just went into my fav's! I dont think I would have attempted something like this yet! All I can say is wow!!!!

I would call her and DEMAND to know what she thought of it! LOL
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