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post #16 of 200
i have asked this question before , i was only makeing cakes for friends and family at the time for free as gifts from me, i truly did not know if you should charge per slice or supplies x2 or what so somethimes its not a stupid question because maybe they really do need to know. i have learnd that if i was only charging supplies x2 i would have been scroowing my self but that is why i asked.
post #17 of 200
I think a lot of people are just so excited to get to do a cake for money, and the price is an afterthought. The thrill of decorating and the oohs and aahs they'll be getting is front and center in the brain. If they get handed two 20 dollar bills, and they spent $30 on making it....they're ok with it. Ugh. Not everyone, but a lot.
post #18 of 200
I think that these questions get asked because most of the time everyone is so nice and helpful and the people asking truly want advice from those in the know.

I don't think I've ever asked a pricing question on here, but I'd sure hate to be one that has after reading this thread. Just when you think it's safe to ask advice from those you've come to love and respect, you are made to feel like an idiot. Yikes!
post #19 of 200
shelley, good example of the way you phrased that question. It's specific to your situation. I believe that what concerns us is the generic "how much should I charge?" and leave it at that, question.
post #20 of 200
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Originally Posted by rvallee

I think that these questions get asked because most of the time everyone is so nice and helpful and the people asking truly want advice from those in the know.

I don't think I've ever asked a pricing question on here, but I'd sure hate to be one that has after reading this thread. Just when you think it's safe to ask advice from those you've come to love and respect, you are made to feel like an idiot. Yikes!



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post #21 of 200
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Originally Posted by _Jamie_

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Originally Posted by rvallee

I think that these questions get asked because most of the time everyone is so nice and helpful and the people asking truly want advice from those in the know.

I don't think I've ever asked a pricing question on here, but I'd sure hate to be one that has after reading this thread. Just when you think it's safe to ask advice from those you've come to love and respect, you are made to feel like an idiot. Yikes!



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post #22 of 200
I also think that if it is a post that you are not interested in reading, do not open it. Easy peasy, you are not aggravated, and only those who really are interested in helping the poster will respond.
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post #23 of 200
Who made you feel like an idiot? Really....who has the power to do that to you?
post #24 of 200
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Originally Posted by _Jamie_

Who made you feel like an idiot? Really....who has the power to do that to you?



If you are asking me Jamie, the answer would be no one. Absolutely no one has the power to make me feel like that except me. I am quite capable of making an idiot of myself and I'm big enough to admit when I do. However, no one else does it for me. icon_lol.gif

I was merely sympathizing with those who have asked the pricing question before and may now feel badly for asking. Not everyone believes in their own self worth like I do. Unfortunately.

Edited to say 'unfortunately' and also that I agree with Loucinda whole heartedly.
post #25 of 200
Right....but it's no one in here's job to baby them either. I don't see anyone going out of their way to "attempt" (because it's impossible to make anyone feel anything) to make anyone feel like an idiot.
post #26 of 200
I have to say I have asked so many questions on this website, and am very happy with that ability,this website is by design. To everyone who has offered suggestions and solutions THANKYOU!! As one of my teachers years ago said"if you don't ask questions how will you ever know." Simple but to the point. Life is a learning experience, and those who have the fortune of gaining that experience sooner, should feel blessed that anyone asks them questions. I myself sometimes think, goofy question, but then remind myself, I didn't wake up one day and just knock out a cake I had to learn. As for me, keep asking the same question fearlessly, because I will. Coffee in the morning...what a charger haha!

Oh and as an aside, many years ago I asked Ruth Rickey how to get icing out of a 001 tip, and Kerry Vincent how to properly dust roses...gosh I'm sure glad they answered my questions and look at their talent!
post #27 of 200
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Originally Posted by _Jamie_

Right....but it's no one in here's job to baby them either. I don't see anyone going out of their way to "attempt" (because it's impossible to make anyone feel anything) to make anyone feel like an idiot.



Wow Jamie, you sure got me there. Good one buddy! icon_wink.gif

Since I'm responsible for my own feelings, I'm feeling very refreshed because I've been wondering if I'd let myself get sucked back into the drama riptide by beginning to post again after all this time and this is the perfect reason to go back to just browsing pics and ignoring the forums as I've done for a couple years now. thumbs_up.gif

Yes, you and whomever else chooses to, can have the last nasty word, call me on the carpet or whatever it is you do to make your lives more interesting. Let the bashing begin and enjoy it.
post #28 of 200
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Originally Posted by DeeDelightful

Yes, we know our time and ingredients are worth the price....it's just a hard thing to explain.



I honestly don't think that 75-80% of the people behind the pricing questions have a clue how much money and time they spend doing a cake. I think they get asked to do a cake, and say okay with out knowing. That goes along with those that made a cake then come here asking how much to charge for the already made cake.

We have seen it on here time and time again when someone says I charged $50 for this cake and after they are asked and they have to figure it up they realise they spent $40 on making the cake.

Yes there are some people out there that do know how much they are putting into cakes, those are usually the ones that ask the more detailed questions and give people more information to work off of.

Those that say "I'm making a 5 tiered cake to feed 40 people, with dots and strips, how much do I charge," haven't thought many things through yet. A 5 tired cake and 40 servings in this care are often two different things.

I know there will always be pricing questions. Ive come on here before with them. But I understand where others are coming from as well. I also think that many people on here do answer the questions, giving them food for thought. It is just that I can think of 4 or 5 of them off the top of my head right now that have popped up in the last few days, all with the same vague theme, and I am sure that is what has prompted the worry from others.
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post #29 of 200
Nah, not my style. But why don't you drop the attempts to turn the thread into drama llama fodder. Again, I don't see anyone trying to make anyone feel like an idiot, but you are inviting people to bash you. Interesting.
post #30 of 200
You are right on Texas sugar...I gotta say sometimes emotions do get outta hand on here. But I think everyone who takes the time to read or answer any questions does it with a big heart. I vote for 2010 to be a negative-free year on these forums. We have too much baking to do to get our egos involved! Now everybody sing with me "Don't Worry...be Happy..." I have some cakin to do, have a good day to everyone!! icon_biggrin.gif
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