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post #526 of 664

Wow!...bananasicon_eek.gif Kudos to you Anna...and the taste of Crisco and water *barf*...BTW, I saw the pic of your wedding cake, absolutely lovely! People ask if I'll be making my own, I think about it and maybe I will in case there's a disaster such as this one. I can *itch at myself! IJS

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This was the picture the florist sent me, I know I didn't do that great of a job arranging the flowers I was given, but there were guests coming in, and I have no desire to make a "Buddy entrance" with the cake. I like to be gone before the guests arrive! And all I was given was carnations and GIANT roses, and the tiers were so squatty, only 3 1/2" tall, and it was SO MUCH better than what she had been left with, I figured it would just have to be okay. 

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post #528 of 664

The flower arrangements you did were lovely!...In looking at this pic and the one of the revised cake you did (on the right of the screen) they look nearly the same. All I can keep saying is Wow, that's some story.

post #529 of 664

Why would someone spend all of that money on a wedding and skimp on the cake?

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Why would someone spend all of that money on a wedding and skimp on the cake?

Different couples have different priorities, some people might want to focus their budget on the entertainment, decor, dress, location, meal, etc. instead of the dessert.
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This was the picture the florist sent me, I know I didn't do that great of a job arranging the flowers I was given, but there were guests coming in, and I have no desire to make a "Buddy entrance" with the cake. I like to be gone before the guests arrive! And all I was given was carnations and GIANT roses, and the tiers were so squatty, only 3 1/2" tall, and it was SO MUCH better than what she had been left with, I figured it would just have to be okay. 

You gotta be kidding me! Look at that! That's quite a story, and that photo is just awesome.

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Different couples have different priorities, some people might want to focus their budget on the entertainment, decor, dress, location, meal, etc. instead of the dessert.


Exactly since I had been married before I did things different my second marriage.

Totally broke and before I knew anything about cakes. I focused on one main table for pictures. A great backdrop for the dance floor and an awesome location for bridal party pictures. I couldn't afford any awesome cake..so I just got one from Albertsons. I know I know but it was before I was interested in cakes. You know your dying to see the cake now aren't you.

post #533 of 664

Annabakescakes, That's a beautiful save you did! 

I'll post a few cakes that I've made with prices:

 

 

Charged: $800 served around 200 or more depending on how large the slices were cut. 

Cake made up the entire body and seat area of the bike.  

Styrofoam and wood made up the rest of the bike. 

My fondant was melting off the cake at this point! Everything was melting because it was raining this day and the 100 degree heat and 100% humidity didn't help!!

 

My very first motorcycle cake. It was a challenge! It became so humid and hot the fondant was melting off, but oh, well. The pipe on the side kept falling off!! It looked melty and awful! At least the birthday boy was very thrilled with it!!

 

 

Charged: $450 and served around 200 

The structure was simple cuts of wood as opposed to the bike on top.  Even though they both served the same servings the cost was mostly in the structure and my time to create it all.  Never under price yourself!!!!!!  Once word gets out you only charged a certain amount, then everyone expects that amount especially when they order the exact same cake. It often happens that way in my area where I work primarily with military.  They all seem to know each other and word gets around about pricing.  

 

 

F-16 Retirement cake for a retiring Air Force Msgt.

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Different couples have different priorities, some people might want to focus their budget on the entertainment, decor, dress, location, meal, etc. instead of the dessert.

true...but, if she was bawling her eyes out it sounds like a nice cake was a priority...and it is usually the showcase of the reception. Sounds to me like another case of "anyone can make a cake...so and so said his mom could do it just as good!" Live and earn. I skimped on the DJ because it was a mid day wedding and my church was not big on dancing. Still a mistake because instead of announcing us as Mr and Mrs Mike and Shannon Callahan he said Mr ad Mrs Shannahan (bad omen!). Then we were doing the ribbon/cake pull and he screwed that up. I am just glad it worked out for her and the Hilton had a CC hero on speeddial! lol

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Annabakescakes, That's a beautiful save you did! 

I'll post a few cakes that I've made with prices:

 

 

Charged: $800 served around 200 or more depending on how large the slices were cut. 

Cake made up the entire body and seat area of the bike.  

Styrofoam and wood made up the rest of the bike. 

My fondant was melting off the cake at this point! Everything was melting because it was raining this day and the 100 degree heat and 100% humidity didn't help!!

 

My very first motorcycle cake. It was a challenge! It became so humid and hot the fondant was melting off, but oh, well. The pipe on the side kept falling off!! It looked melty and awful! At least the birthday boy was very thrilled with it!!

 

 

Charged: $450 and served around 200 

The structure was simple cuts of wood as opposed to the bike on top.  Even though they both served the same servings the cost was mostly in the structure and my time to create it all.  Never under price yourself!!!!!!  Once word gets out you only charged a certain amount, then everyone expects that amount especially when they order the exact same cake. It often happens that way in my area where I work primarily with military.  They all seem to know each other and word gets around about pricing.  

 

 

F-16 Retirement cake for a retiring Air Force Msgt.

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post #536 of 664

I saw the teapot picture,it's precious- well worth $225.

post #537 of 664
Sorry if this posts again. This is a baby shower cake I made for a friend. I charged her $40 (she tipped me $10) and I'd charge $80 next time.

Vanilla cake, strawberry curd filling, vanilla buttercream, covered in MMF. Decorations are MMF and modeling chocolate.
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post #539 of 664
Rose, I don't normally like sheet cakes. That is adorable!!

Strawberry curd? Gotta try that!

What size is the cake? Is that buttercream or fondant background?

www.VeryDeliciousDesserts.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Delicious-Desserts/207874222593145

 

It's never "just cake!"

 

You may get a cake for $way to little but you won't get this cake!

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www.VeryDeliciousDesserts.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Delicious-Desserts/207874222593145

 

It's never "just cake!"

 

You may get a cake for $way to little but you won't get this cake!

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post #540 of 664
Knlcox I can't help but think you probably undercharged for those cakes, you said the bike served 200 plus so that's a max of $4 per serving, and a cake like that should be way more than $4 per serving.
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