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post #16 of 25
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Originally Posted by rhina0723


also, i dont understand why my friend didnt want to spend $5 for her daughter's supporters.

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Because she's a cheapa$$
post #17 of 25
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Originally Posted by costumeczar

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Originally Posted by rhina0723


also, i dont understand why my friend didnt want to spend $5 for her daughter's supporters.

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Because she's a cheapa$$



ROFL... heck... a kid's BDay "goody bag" costs more than that! Dodged a BIG bullet on this one.
post #18 of 25
Your Price is CRAZY LOW!! I'm getting ready to do 30, 5" smash cakes in buttercream with gumpaste decorations and they will be a minimum of $25 per cake. Decorative boxes, ribbons, cake boards plus ingredients and time??????????? I must say....I think you need to rethink your pricing!

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post #19 of 25
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Originally Posted by rhina0723

Wow guys ! i appreciate your comments !
now i dont feel guilty that i gave her that price (it's actually a friendly price or let's say it's priced for a friend).
the quote was like that because i wanted to do it for experience too and when people saw how pretty the mini cakes will be , then by word of mouth, im pretty sure ill get some clients.
and i guess my friend didnt realize that.

also, i dont understand why my friend didnt want to spend $5 for her daughter's supporters.

anyway, thanks a lot . your inputs are highly appreciated.




Yes when people SEE what she got for $5 they are going to want the same thing for $5.
This is. the whole problem with FREE & DISCOUNTED cakes.. People are then conditioned that your talent ,time ,ingredients are worth nothing because they got it for little or nothing.
post #20 of 25
Very strange to not want to spend $5 each on pageant supporters, $50 total to say "thank you" is probably a drop in the bucket compared to what she spends on daughters hair/makeup/clothing and travel. Odd.

And I can totally see why you would want to do the cakes for so low, as long as she is willing to not say anything to folks at the pageant about the deal you gave her. It could very well be a great way to get your name out, especially packaged nicely with a professional business card. If your friend is asked how much the cakes cost, you could coach her to say "doesn't she do great work? She charges $20 each and has a $99 minimum order" (or however much your regular going rate would be). So if you are viewing this as a way to market yourself vs. an actual "job", it makes sense. Word of mouth is powerful, especially in the stage Mom world icon_wink.gif
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post #21 of 25
As others have said, if you look up pricing for the boxes, ribbons, cake boards and ingredients, $5 won't even cover your costs. If she isn't willing to spend even $5, then send her to Sam's, their cupcakes are $13 for 30, then she will still have to buy individual boxes. If you want to be nice, let her know about brp boxes, if now, let her know that AC Moore sells Wilton individual cupcake boxes (they are pricey). Bet she spends almost $5 each after all is done anyway. Packaging is expensive.
post #22 of 25
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Very strange to not want to spend $5 each on pageant supporters, $50 total to say "thank you" is probably a drop in the bucket compared to what she spends on daughters hair/makeup/clothing and travel. Odd.

And I can totally see why you would want to do the cakes for so low, as long as she is willing to not say anything to folks at the pageant about the deal you gave her. It could very well be a great way to get your name out, especially packaged nicely with a professional business card. If your friend is asked how much the cakes cost, you could coach her to say "doesn't she do great work? She charges $20 each and has a $99 minimum order" (or however much your regular going rate would be). So if you are viewing this as a way to market yourself vs. an actual "job", it makes sense. Word of mouth is powerful, especially in the stage Mom world icon_wink.gif




this was actually the plan. i gave her the price and told her not to tell anybody how much the cakes were and i will make sure i have my business card on each box.
so yeah, one way to market my cakes.

she said she ll provide the boxes and ribbons (i reread her message and i saw this part ) and so that was the reason i decided to give her the $5 price.

also, it will be my way of showing support to her daughter.

well, i didnt know where she decided to buy the cakes (or i guess she settled for cupcakes instead) . im guessing she got them from either walmart or food lion icon_wink.gif
post #23 of 25

Hello - 

 

I am planning on making round  3x3" mini cakes (the plan is to cover the cake in buttercream and then wrap them in melted chocolate via acetate for a smooth covering) and then they need to travel to a party location and I will place them on the table for guests to take.  Can you suggest the best was to pack these cakes up and travel between locations?  I want to make sure they do not tip over or smoosh up against one another.  I was not planning on boxing them individually. They are for a birthday party and people will eat them on-site.   I am also not sure of the base they will sit upon - maybe those mini mono boards or I will just plate them when I get to the location.

 

Any ideas will be greatly appreciated.

 

Thank you.

post #24 of 25
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Hello - 

 

I am planning on making round  3x3" mini cakes (the plan is to cover the cake in buttercream and then wrap them in melted chocolate via acetate for a smooth covering) and then they need to travel to a party location and I will place them on the table for guests to take.  Can you suggest the best was to pack these cakes up and travel between locations?  I want to make sure they do not tip over or smoosh up against one another.  I was not planning on boxing them individually. They are for a birthday party and people will eat them on-site.   I am also not sure of the base they will sit upon - maybe those mini mono boards or I will just plate them when I get to the location.

 

Any ideas will be greatly appreciated.

 

Thank you.

Hello

 

I haven't done any covered in melted chocolate, but I've covered them in fondant and put them individually in 4x4 circles and packed them in big cake boxes, side by side.  Since the circles are bigger than the mini cakes, they won't touch each other and will het fine to the location.  I hope this helps.

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post #25 of 25

My five inch fondant covered cakes are $62.50 .SO for me the order would be priced at $625  However I do not turn my oven on for less than $90 .  $5 is way too low , I charge almost double that for a well decorated cupcake. So I definitely think your price is too low and I think you will find you will be virtually paying your friend to make cakes for her. 

 

 

 

edited because I can't do math on Saturdays. icon_redface.gif


Edited by Chellescakes - 1/25/13 at 5:16pm
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