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post #16 of 27
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Originally Posted by Texas_Rose


The next year I sent two boxes of Little Debbie cakes like most of the other mothers had done.



This has happened to me, too (benefits at the kids' school, church, swim team). I don't get bothered by it too much it- everyone oohs and ahhs but ultimately it's their lost opportunity for income. Once I turn something over they can do what they like. Have to admit though- more often I am willing to do as Texas Rose because of it!
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post #17 of 27
I've been lucky, twice I made things for a dance studio fundraiser and the person in charge was very generous with the pricing - charging more than I thought she should. I thought for sure nothing would sell at those prices, turns out my stuff was some of the first to go with one person buying 6 cupcakes in one fell swoop. Since I bake as a hobby I had no concept and told her to price as she saw fit; however, I would have probably been offended if she'd priced like happened to the OP.
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post #18 of 27
I made.all my great nieces and nephews turkey pops and reindeer and snowman pops for the holidays . My nephews wife did say if you had to buy those out somewhere they would cost $3.50-4.00. I took It as a major compliment since Im just a hobby baker .
we have fund raisers at work and its mostly men and those who balk at 50ยข for a cupcake will scarf them up when they are free.@@
post #19 of 27
Same thing happened to me when i was asked to make cookies for a school fundraiser a few years ago. Since then, anytime i get asked to bake something, i do simple chocolate chip cookies or brownies!
I also used to make lots of freebies and gave huge discounts to people who promised to refer me or advertise for me. Not anymore! To date i've not gotten even ONE order stemming from a freebie or disounted order!
post #20 of 27
I was asked to make something for a benefit bake sale for a baby who needed heart surgery, so I made "melting snowmen". Got to the place where they were having it, and saw on the table where they were buried and smooshed under all the other baked goods that were there. All the icing was smeared in the bags, the noses were all broken off. I looked at the girl sitting there and told her, "I worked my ass of on these and you have them buried and smooshed!". Her reply...."everything is smooshed". I had to turn and walk away I was so mad.
post #21 of 27
[quote="luv2bake6"] Not anymore! To date i've not gotten even ONE order stemming from a freebie or disounted order![/quote]

THIS!!!

Totally true.
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post #22 of 27
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Originally Posted by leah_s

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Originally Posted by luv2bake6

Not anymore! To date i've not gotten even ONE order stemming from a freebie or disounted order!



THIS!!!

Totally true.



I totally have. I did a free cake for a baby shower and the lady's cousin told her mother that when she had a baby, she wanted me to do the cake. 2 1/2 years later, I did it, lol. But then the mom, who ordered for her daughter, posted it on her facebook. Her coworkers saw it, and I have easily made $3,000 from the ladies and gentlemen at the business, and their relatives.

I did a very elaborate wedding cake for about $1 a serving because I wanted to design a cake. Since then, I have done the same cake in different colors 3 times.
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post #23 of 27
[quote="Annabakescakes"]
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Originally Posted by leah_s

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Originally Posted by luv2bake6

Not anymore! To date i've not gotten even ONE order stemming from a freebie or disounted order!



THIS!!!

Totally true.



I totally have. I did a free cake for a baby shower and the lady's cousin told her mother that when she had a baby, she wanted me to do the cake. 2 1/2 years later, I did it, lol. But then the mom, who ordered for her daughter, posted it on her facebook. Her coworkers saw it, and I have easily made $3,000 from the ladies and gentlemen at the business, and their relatives.

I did a very elaborate wedding cake for about $1 a serving because I wanted to design a cake. Since then, I have done the same cake in different colors 3 times. I got full price, and one was a partial redesign because I needed to add another 150 servings to it. And I have done her cousin's wedding cake and bridal shower cake and then more have stemmed from that.

I did the cakes for free because I wanted to, with gladness in my heart, and no strings attached. I think that makes a difference. If ever there were strings on a freebie, I got screwed over. I think it makes a difference.
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post #24 of 27
I feel you in this one. Over the last 2 years I have donated hundreds of cookies, cupcakes, cakes and cakepops. The last straw for me was this past December when I donated 150 cupcakes (I was asked to make atleast 100) to the school movie night fundraiser. The person in charge priced them at. 50 a piece and after about 2/3 hours, lowered the price down to .25 each! Movie night was supposed to last about 5 hours wiyh several mivies shown at different times. When I returned later that night to pick up my cupcake stand, I saw that there were none left and thought oh good, they sold out. Well. Turns out that the fundraiser did not raise as much as anticipated, mostly because of no adversing. And all those cupcakes I thought were sold out were actually taken home by another PTA member because she didn't want them to go to waste. REALLY?? ALL 70-80 of them? The school made about $25 for all thag work. That was it for me!!
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post #25 of 27
unfortunately, it took me too many freebies and discounts to realize this; know what i do now?
When someone asks for this, i tell them that when i get an order from their referrel, i'll be happy to offer something on their next order. That really gets 'em!
post #26 of 27
These replies are totally making me laugh! And I thought I was the only one. icon_smile.gif My church is having a scout dinner and auction coming up in a few weeks. A friend asked if I was going to volunteer my cake-making services for it and I just flat-out said "no". From going to past dinners, I already know that everyone who goes prides themselves on paying less than the goods are actually worth, so I can't imagine what they would think my cakes are worth, when they're used to paying grocery store prices. No thanks! I'm not giving up my weekend for some stranger knowing my contribution only made $10 for the boy scouts.
post #27 of 27
If ever do another fund raiser, it will be unadulterated cupcakes from a mix and canned icing in a blob with seasonal jimmies on them. Maybe the jimmies will match the season, and maybe not icon_twisted.gif
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