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post #46 of 53
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Originally Posted by PattyLen

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Originally Posted by costumeczar

Another newbie with a pricing question...**sigh**




Sounds snippy to me. One of the reasons I rarely post.



And if you had quoted my entire reply you'll have to admit that I did give a little advice. Feel free to read the reply I wrote that came later that has the CC dictionary on it.

It just seems like a lot of the multitude of recent pricing questions are coming from newbies, which makes me think that it might be a troll. And that's something that I've posted on the multitude of other pricing threads as well. And you can quote me on that.
post #47 of 53
Jamie you rock....that's the way to have a friend's back!
post #48 of 53
I'm a hobby baker and I charge according to what it's worth to ME. If It's a cake I really want to do and I have the time and guts icon_smile.gif I do it. And I use the profit to buy new cake gadgets and books.

We only have one bakery that do real custom cakes and the next cake I'm doing they would charge 520 USD. I'm charging 200 - just because I'm dying to do a cake like this. I have a very well paid day time job so If I need extra money I just work a few extra hours. The cakes I make I do for fun and pleasure and I only do the ones I really want to do. And I only do cakes where I get more or less free hands on how to decorate them - otherwise I'm not interested.
post #49 of 53
Thread Starter 
Thank you for all of the advice. I didn't take any of the posts "snippy". I'm happy for the honest reply. License/Insurrance is nothing that I had thought about and I'm glad someone brought it to my attention. I am not going to do this cake for that reason. These are the honest answers I look for when browsing CC.

As for the professional bakers out there, I am not looking to undermine your prices, or take food off of your table. Like I said, this is a hobby for me (maybe someday, I'll switch careers) and I was just looking for an opportunity to practice and make cake. The opportunity does not arise very often. icon_rolleyes.gif
post #50 of 53
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Originally Posted by TheHeat

As for the professional bakers out there, I am not looking to undermine your prices, or take food off of your table. Like I said, this is a hobby for me (maybe someday, I'll switch careers) and I was just looking for an opportunity to practice and make cake. The opportunity does not arise very often. icon_rolleyes.gif



If you just want to practice piping and stuff like that, you could get some dummy styrofoam cakes and work on those. You wouldn't have to bake every time that way.
post #51 of 53
Costumeczar, the possibility of a troll entered my mind the other day as well when there were suddently a lot of very new people appearing out of nowhere in a pricing thread.
post #52 of 53
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Originally Posted by prterrell

Costumeczar, the possibility of a troll entered my mind the other day as well when there were suddently a lot of very new people appearing out of nowhere in a pricing thread.



It seems that recently whenever someone posts about pricing or scratch/mix it's someone with a very small number of posts. If it's really someone with a question you want to be helpful, but I don't like to feed trolls! icon_lol.gif
post #53 of 53
And since this topic has basically turned negative, I will lock this thread.
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