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post #46 of 52
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Originally Posted by loriemoms

I DON'T get the advice of order a "fake cake" and then kitchen cakes. I tell my brides that a hunk of Styrofoam cost more then cake so if they want a fake cake, it is going to cost the same or even MORE then a real cake...AND they still have to buy sheet cakes to feed everyone! Not only will they NOT save money, they will spend more!



better still, you can rent a fake cake these days: http://cakesconfidential.com/gallery.php

although for $300+ i have no idea why someone would do this
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post #47 of 52
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There was a lady at the Expo who was selling fake cakes (it was a program you sign up for) My DH said to her when he heard the prices "We dont even charge that much for real cake!"

btw, had a good one today. This lady asked me if I would provide FREE cookies for all the children at the wedding! I said um, well, no. I was so taken aback! What am I, santa claus?
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post #48 of 52
I had a lady contact me about a cake tasting, I don't mind doing them on my baking days and they gotta eat whatever I'm baking. I do them free so I don't mind the extra couple of cupcakes because it always helps to close a deal.
However, her email gave me the impression of that, "entitlement". She said she didn't know how my cakes tasted and it would be a little off to buy a cake without knowing what they tasted like. Asked if I could bake her a mini tester cake because she's looking to order a couple of b-day cakes.
I replied told her my next baking day (Wed) and she can try some of whatever I'm baking and asked what kind of cakes she wanted.
Turns out she wants these two cakes to serve up to 10 people each, one with a detailed character from Transformers (the inspiration cake is a sheet cake) Even if I did it, there is no way I could fit it in a 10 serving cake.
Oh, and the first cake is for this Friday.

This is not wedding related, but same principle....

She actually wanted a small cake, probably the same size of her b-day cakes! LOL
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post #49 of 52
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Originally Posted by loriemoms


btw, had a good one today. This lady asked me if I would provide FREE cookies for all the children at the wedding! I said um, well, no. I was so taken aback! What am I, santa claus?



Ha, you should have said "Sure, do you prefer a box of gingersnaps or animal crackers?"
post #50 of 52
;charge them for taste testing.
post #51 of 52
For me, I require a $25 fee for tastings. If the bride chooses me, that $25 goes towards the balance of the cake. If not, the $25 is non-refundable.
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post #52 of 52
I am not a bakery, but.... I think it is a "normal" concept for "normal" people to understand that you are entitled to charge for your time and materials. A "tasting fee" seems normal. If they are not "normal", why would you want them as a client?

Geesh--- the grubby freebie hunting "clients" need to go.....
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