So I sent a bride a wedding cake quote for her July 2013 wedding 3 mths ago. She said she was trying to gather estimates for her wedding. She writes back this week asking if I remembered her and if I can still do her wedding cake but..here comes the bomb..."you're wedding cake price is more than half of my venue's rental cost and the cake is really simple! So like can we do something about the price because if not I will just find someone else". Now, is there some magazine or published article circulating that recommends a wedding cake should be x% of your venue? Was a bit confused when I saw her email. Didn't know people compared a wedding cake to a venue cost.The 2 venues she is considering charges anywhere between $465 - $775US for the day which is very affordable compared to the larger venues which start at $2000US. Bear in mind, this is a 3 tier fruit cake with rum etc and marzipan. She is still writing me asking for a better price and I'm thinking..I just factored in the rent I will have to be paying for a new kitchen and you want a better price! The cake is simple and elegant - 3 tier fruit cake + marzipan + white fondant + 4 large sugar roses, ribbon bands and leaves but still..where does someone get off comparing my price to your venue's cost. As always, I just let a few hrs pass before I can respond in the most professional manner with recommendations.
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7/17/12 at 2:36pm