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post #46 of 72
Alexsmommee, I was planning something similar! Would like to take photos of the whole process of cake making - making fondant, baking, making BC, torting, filling....................................... put them on my website with exact amount of time it took under every photo and the total time, name it 'How your cake is made' and dedicate one page of the website to clients' education. I still have people calling on Wednesday asking for the cake for Friday. icon_sad.gif
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post #47 of 72
I did a series on why you shouldn't DIY your wedding cake once...I link to it on my website and it gets a lot of views, so I hope that it makes some brides think about whether they really want to take that on.
post #48 of 72
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Panel7124, Education is the way to go!! I like your idea.
I think it would be fun to go and set-up at a bridal fair, or something like it, not to promote cakes but just an educational center regarding cakes. I know that's typically the job of the baker, but if the public already knew a lot of basics, sure would save a lot of time for the baker/designer.
I know lots of business don't want their expenses shared, but it would be nice to show the cost of the tools, materials, and labor that can go into "one little ole cake". Maybe it would be enlightening to more than just a few.

I joke that I can't afford my own cakes! And mine really aren't that high....
post #49 of 72
That would be interesting to see, but I wouldn't share my cost. I do like seeing the procedure and all that is involved with maybe something with headings like "specialized equipment".
post #50 of 72
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Google is an amazing thing and people can not convince me with all the cake shows, that they haven' googled Ace of Cakes or Buddy's site at least once and saw the starting prices.



I had never thought to check these sites for their prices, but I just did, for fun. First thing I saw on the Charm City Cakes home page was cakes for two for $250. And sculptured cakes start at $1000. They did mention Cake Central as a resource.

I'm so glad I just do this as a hobby, I'd hate to deal with customers.
post #51 of 72
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Google is an amazing thing and people can not convince me with all the cake shows, that they haven' googled Ace of Cakes or Buddy's site at least once and saw the starting prices.



I had never thought to check these sites for their prices, but I just did, for fun. First thing I saw on the Charm City Cakes home page was cakes for two for $250. And sculptured cakes start at $1000. They did mention Cake Central as a resource.

I'm so glad I just do this as a hobby, I'd hate to deal with customers.



But that's my point, you just checked for fun and you still saw the prices. I know lots of people just check random sites for whatever reason and get inofrmation they weren't even looking for. And that's really what I meant, just looking at sites and seeing prices. You should check Toba Garrett's site and her lovely price list. icon_eek.gif
post #52 of 72
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Originally Posted by MarianInFL

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Originally Posted by QTCakes1

Google is an amazing thing and people can not convince me with all the cake shows, that they haven' googled Ace of Cakes or Buddy's site at least once and saw the starting prices.



I had never thought to check these sites for their prices, but I just did, for fun. First thing I saw on the Charm City Cakes home page was cakes for two for $250. And sculptured cakes start at $1000. They did mention Cake Central as a resource.

I'm so glad I just do this as a hobby, I'd hate to deal with customers.



But that's my point, you just checked for fun and you still saw the prices. I know lots of people just check random sites for whatever reason and get inofrmation they weren't even looking for. And that's really what I meant, just looking at sites and seeing prices. You should check Toba Garrett's site and her lovely price list. icon_eek.gif



Holy @#*&^@*!!!!!! icon_eek.gificon_eek.gificon_eek.gificon_eek.gif http://www.tobagarrett.com/cakes.html
post #53 of 72
Yes BUT, in her defense she does do a lot of bridgework and stuff that I would charge a zillion dollars an hour to do, if I could do it. LOL
post #54 of 72
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Holy @#*&^@*!!!!!! icon_eek.gificon_eek.gificon_eek.gificon_eek.gif http://www.tobagarrett.com/cakes.html



They would have to be some mighty good neighbours. $250 per cookie? Or for 6? Either way, that cookie better leave me wanting a cigarette afterwards. And I don't smoke.
post #55 of 72
Good grief! That's expensive!! When I win the lottery, I'm going to have Toba Garrett make me a celebration cake!
post #56 of 72
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They would have to be some mighty good neighbours. $250 per cookie? Or for 6? Either way, that cookie better leave me wanting a cigarette afterwards. And I don't smoke.



OH my goodness! I almost wet myself when I read your post. icon_lol.gif
post #57 of 72
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Holy @#*&^@*!!!!!! icon_eek.gificon_eek.gificon_eek.gificon_eek.gif http://www.tobagarrett.com/cakes.html



They would have to be some mighty good neighbours. $250 per cookie? Or for 6? Either way, that cookie better leave me wanting a cigarette afterwards. And I don't smoke.



AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!! thumbs_up.gif
post #58 of 72
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Holy @#*&^@*!!!!!! icon_eek.gificon_eek.gificon_eek.gificon_eek.gif http://www.tobagarrett.com/cakes.html



They would have to be some mighty good neighbours. $250 per cookie? Or for 6? Either way, that cookie better leave me wanting a cigarette afterwards. And I don't smoke.



AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!! thumbs_up.gif



Couldn't have said it better myself!
post #59 of 72
Ok, I didn't even pay attention to the cookie prices. That is just whack. icon_confused.gif
post #60 of 72
Reading this post and your comment of how they came up with that (rediculous!) budget - reminds me of a really great blog I read last night. A must read for all cake decorators!

http://staceyssweetshop.blogspot.com/2011/08/howd-you-arrive-at-that-number.html
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