Originally Posted by leah_s
Originally Posted by luv2bake6
Not anymore! To date i've not gotten even ONE order stemming from a freebie or disounted order!
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.