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post #16 of 22
That is so awesome, I love reading stories of people who do great things..And what a wonderful,great and inspiring thing you are doing!! icon_biggrin.gif
post #17 of 22
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Originally Posted by JGMB

I have them write their check payable to my favorite charity -- our local food pantry where I volunteer.

I'm on track this year to make about $5500 dollars toward the charity, which will buy a LOT of food for those in need.



We make a living by what we get but we make a life by what we give

I sincerely praise you JGMB for giving charity to your local food bank, by your volunteer work there and by offering you cake baking/decorating talents to contributing additional funds for them.

However in my humble opinion I believe that you should value your work and quote your cakes what they are really worth and not undercharge. Otherwise it feels like you are providing charity to the customer who by being interested in fancy cakes probably is not in need of aid.

That being said I will confess that I have been inspired by you!

Good luck and keep it up thumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gif
post #18 of 22
Good for you! It is so nice that you get to enjoy your hobby and give to charity at the same time.
post #19 of 22
Thread Starter 
Thanks, everyone! I'm actually embarrassed that this turned into a forum about my Cakes for a Cause. icon_redface.gif

Originally, I had posted just to whine about someone not wanting to pay a fair price for a cake. I guess I'm glad, though, that it ended on a positive note and put everyone in a good mood!
post #20 of 22
I, too, admire and esteem you for doing something for charity.

I also agree with what SweetTzippy said about your pricing. You could be earning twice as much for your church, and also not be undercutting other bakers in your area by selling cheap cakes to people who can afford the real price of a custom cake. Think of it this way - often people pay more (not less!) if they know that the proceeds are going to a good cause.

Keep up the inspiring work icon_smile.gif

Life's too short to make cake pops.
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Life's too short to make cake pops.
___________________________________
www.sweetperfection.com.au

www.sweetperfectioncakes.blogspot.com.au/
www.facebook.com/sweetperfectioncakes (come visit sometime!)

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post #21 of 22
I have nothing to add other than,

You are AWESOME!! icon_biggrin.gif
post #22 of 22
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Originally Posted by Evoir

I, too, admire and esteem you for doing something for charity.

I also agree with what SweetTzippy said about your pricing. You could be earning twice as much for your church, and also not be undercutting other bakers in your area by selling cheap cakes to people who can afford the real price of a custom cake. Think of it this way - often people pay more (not less!) if they know that the proceeds are going to a good cause.

Keep up the inspiring work icon_smile.gif



Like Like Like! Great points Evoir.

OP, what you do is inspiring. thumbs_up.gif I wish you the best.
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