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post #16 of 71
I bet they limit how many of those orders they'll take for any given weekend. After that they "can't swing that date, we have too many cakes going for that time."
post #17 of 71
chutzpah, OMG you make me laugh!!!
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post #18 of 71
Hmmmmm....Bait and Switch? Just hookin' em to reel em' in!! I know of bakery that advertises free grooms cake with every brides cake. Not sure the details but I'm sure it's small with minimal decorations
post #19 of 71
this really bothers me. even thought its no where near where i live, it still sets a poor industry standard. people will start to wonder what they are actually paying for when they pay hundreds or thousands for a cake. i mean seriously $99?? i think thats crazy.
post #20 of 71
I think I'd like to try that!!! Seriously!
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post #21 of 71
I think it's an awesome idea...........I just wish I had low enough costs to offer it myself. I notice they say only ONE cake per wedding couple and that it needs to be paid for in full at time of order and NO REFUNDS. Sounds just like a black friday for cakes.....seriously though, I think it's a wonderful idea and some of the designs are very beautiful!!! My biggest fear with this is that the bride and groom would serve MY $99 cake along with some nasty wal-mart sheet cakes!! lol You know that's gotta happen w/ these cakes
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post #22 of 71
I really could understand it if it were truly BASIC buttercream cakes, in fact I am thinking of trying this myself, but ONLY with a 10" 8" 6" cake truly basic decor, stacked, all components totally disposable. They can pickup if waiver signed or I'll deliver within a 10 mile round trip $1 extra per mile over. Cake tops extra. No modifications other than color selection allowed. Then if they don't like any of the $99 designs then we can start talking custom turkey!

Edited to add: I will only have 4 selections of designs available, no fillings except BC, 2 flavors (vanilla or chocolate) to choose from, and entire cake must be same flavor. Really bargain basement cakes. I mean if a bride is truly strapped for cash and doesn't care she will choose from the limited selection, if she wants more then she has to choose from the normal priced selections or custom design.

This is kind of like the car dealers who advertise the $7999 Kia Rio but it has no AC, no radio, and is a manual transmission. Most people (especially here in Texas) won't actually purchase that $7999 car, they will add the AC (another $1200), add the radio (another $300), want auto transmission (another $2000), so after it is all said & done they are actually paying $11499 for the car. Samething with cakes...offer the very low line bargain basement, no frills cake. Most want more so there go the upcharges.
post #23 of 71
Horrible thought--- but who knows if they will actually make the cake? Maybe this is a last ditch effort to save a failing business and they need a bunch of $99 pay offs to pay the rent/ lights/ employees?

I would be worried, especially at that price, if they will be there to bake for me in September 09. icon_rolleyes.gif

Desperate marketing for a desperate bakery? NO INSULT INTENDED, if they can do it but.... buyer beware!
post #24 of 71
I agree that this will probably hurt more than it will help (everyone) in the end, but you do need to really look at & consider what these cakes are. All BC icing & decorations, the silk & fresh flowers are usually provided & set up by the florist or bride/groom family members, not the bakery. Otherwise, I don't see anything super special about any of these cakes. The decorations are beautiful but modest IMO and yes basket weave is time consuming, but I find it really easy to complete. They have started something though that will be hard to avoid for all cake decorators from now on, which is sad I think.
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post #25 of 71
I wonder what they taste like?
post #26 of 71
I am from the area, its kinda making me curious. I see it says additional cake for regular price I wonder what regular price is, they might be making a little bit more money, I guarantee that anyone going in there will have to buy more cake. In this area my weddings have always been 150 - 275 people and usually all pretty large ones. Oh well maybe I should take a trip to Williamsville this weekend. If I dont get snowed in suppose to get 2-3 ft!
post #27 of 71
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Originally Posted by cakelady99

What if it brings in a whole new clientele though -- kind of like a "Black Friday" for cakes? This is pretty great publicity...Maybe it will work.



Yeah...Bridezillas on a Budget! thumbsdown.gif Not cool!
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post #28 of 71
[quote="Ayanami"] The decorations are beautiful but modest IMO and yes basket weave is time consuming, but I find it really easy to complete. quote]

Yes but when you are paying someone else to do the work, a basketweave can take hours to do an entire wedding cake that serves 100! Most bakeries like that pay a minimum of $10 per hour to a skilled cake decorator (most actually way more) so once you consider ingredient costs of almost $50 and the decorators time the cost of labor ranging anywhere from $30 to $50 you have absolutely no room for profit anymore. I think if they were truly offering bargain basement designs in BC then ok, but when you up the anty with the designs they are showing and so many choices, THAT is what is a disservice to the industry. Offering a cake more along the lines of what you would get at a grocery store would be acceptable with this offer.
post #29 of 71
you know they are prolly shipping them in frozen....frozen cakes are cheaper than the stuff to make them, hence the only white and chocolate.

sams sells cases of 10 inch rounds and cases of 5 inch bistro cakes...in white and chocolate.

i thought of using them for "price buster" lil stacked cakes...you'd only have about 10-20 minutes in it...(if ya ever "did time" at an in store bakery).
post #30 of 71
my thought - i bet they have a tie in to some classes or something, and get them doing the requeted decorations - students are happy to practice, very easy for the bakery!
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