Ok here we go again, i've been trying to write this post on my nook and it keeps messing up and going clear when im just about done with the post Grr! anyways heres my problem i have another post on here from the other day if you read it you will see that i was having a problem getting the shape of a cake right, i ended up having to carve the cake anyways i have a order to make a 3 tier cake plus 30 cupcakes and delivery and i just found out that delivery is 30 miles away! and she had told me it wasn't that far away, well 30 miles one way for a delivery is far away for me i think. well the lady i'm making the cake for is a cousin of my neighbors, my neighbor told her that i have to die for cakes and frosting that melts wonderfully in your mouth. well this lady calls me begging for me to make a cake for her daughters 16th birthday, i went to her house and we agreed on a 3 tier cake and 30 cupcakes, ok great than she actually started crying saying that she had called around alot of stores trying to get the cake she wanted and she couldn't afford any of them not even walmarts prices. so i was at a loss and felt guilty for even charging her for the cake and cupcakes so i gave her a dirt cheap price just enough to maybe cover the cost of making the cake, so she was thrilled with that price and than said "oh i thought you would charge me at least double that price and i was ready to pay that" i was upset with that statement but didn't say anything .Shes been calling me making sure that i am getting the order done and the place and time of delivery and the such, she than told me she had a friend who wants a cake done and was thrilled at my low prices! yikes!!! my neighbor has also been telling people of my great cakes at low prices. my husband is way upset with me for quoteing such a low price . i added up all the cost of everything and im losing money on the deal, especially using high ratio shorting for the frosting, i cant afford to lose money on making cakes and cupcakes and delivery. what do i do when all these people that these woman say that they are gonna be telling that my wonderful cakes are great and that i have dirt cheap prices???
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8/13/12 at 9:48am