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post #16 of 24
Thread Starter 
Oh my just went on Fat Daddios website WOW could i spend alot of money on there and they do have a petal set that looks like it would work so much better than the wilton .when my birthday comes ill be makimg a wish list for hubby to get hehe icon_lol.gif
post #17 of 24
Recipe for Rolled Buttercream. It's not using the little roller to smooth the buttercream, it's an actual recipe that is similar to to fondant but is actual buttercream.

http://www.wilton.com/forums/messageview.cfm?catid=7&threadid=144080&FTVAR_MSGDBTABLE=

Don't bite off more than you can chew.  One day you may not be able to swallow.

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Don't bite off more than you can chew.  One day you may not be able to swallow.

Flowers
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First Communion
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Baby Shower
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post #18 of 24
Tip #1: Ice and smooth every other petal then go in and fill in the missing ones (ice the top first)

Tip #2: cut the cardboard using the pan as a template then use the upside down method to ice the cake (you'll be able to see the board and use that to guide you)
post #19 of 24
You *DON'T!* let the customer dictate to you the price.
You must act like a business right from the start. And charge for delivery unless them want to pick up themselves.
post #20 of 24
Thread Starter 
cheatize i didnt see where you had suggested to trim the cake my husband also suggested to do the same thing, so at the last second on this last practice cake i decided to trim the petals to make them more defined YEP!!!! IT WORKED thank goodness now i have to back the three tiers forst them make the cupcakes and deliver all on saturday whew i sure was stressing. thanks to every one for the help i LOVE this site icon_lol.gif oh and im also a member of my cake school i love that site too i think its completely worht the $30 per year to join.

Kat
post #21 of 24
Woo hoo!!!!!!!!
Now I know what to do if I ever use/find my pans.
I love figuring out something BEFORE I do it myself. lol
post #22 of 24
Thread Starter 
Kakeladi, yeah i really messed up on the price thing my husband is pretty unhappy about that. The reason that i said that i would deliver is because its a party at a camp ground and the lady was gonna take the cake with her on friday and put it in the back of her truck and leave it there over night , i wasnt about to have everyone getting sick from my cake plus have the risk of a 3 tier cake riding in the back of her truck and my husband works out of town so when she told me that it was just the next town over i thought ok not that bad of a delivery , well my huband has to work next weekend and wont be home and my gps kept saying
No matches found so my husband drove me way way way out in the coutry and showed me where this camp ground is its twice the distance that i thought it was, and like i said i have a gas eating truck. Plus of course i was out of high ratio shorting so we had to go buy that in the next town over yesterday . Another thing that anger me was i guess this lady was complaining to my friend about how much i was charging her, i actually nice as i could told her she was way more than welcome to get the cake else where and she quickly said that she was just comparing prices around town but soon found out that she got more than a deal from me, she even had the nerve to tell me that she was willing to pay twice of the amount of what i told her of course this is after i had already been guilty into the dirt cheap price that shes getting. Oh and shes also one of those great people that say its just cake it shouldnt cost that much at all and she had priced a cake at walmart but they wouldnt make a cake that she wanted. So this brings up another problem, she had mention that she could probably get alot of cake orders for me with all the people she knows , what the heck am i suppose to do if they do start calling wanting dirt cheap prices?
















no matches found for this camp ground my husband knew right where it was but because he wont be with me icon_surprised.gificon_surprised.gificon_surprised.gificon_surprised.gif
post #23 of 24
Thread Starter 
Again my nook messed up disregard that bottom part of the post
post #24 of 24
You sound like such a nice person, and I'm almost miffed that these people are taking advantage of you. Be sure, you'll be known as the lady who does cheap cakes. There would be lines of people complimenting your oh so glorious cakes that they just have to have for $0.30 per serving (including delivery).

I suggest that you get this order done with and then take some time to figure out your costs so that you're ready for the next cheapskate she or your neighbor will send. NEVER give a quote until after you've figured out your cost including what it would cost you to deliver.

You might also want to consider a contract so that the next ignoramus wanting to leave a cake in the trunk of her car, on a camp ground, in the middle of summer will know that she will be liable for everything that goes wrong after the cake has changed hands and she proceed with her ridiculous plan.

I'm glad the pan issue got sorted. Good luck.
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