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topsy turvy cake for 300 people??

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Hi all! I'm fairly new to the cake decorating business. My sister referred a co-worker to me and she requested a topsy turvy cake--for 300 people. I gave her my prices(before she told me the amount of people) I usually charge $3.50 for fondant but since she wanted a topsy turvy cake I quoted her $4.00/serving. My question is do you think this is too much to chage? She hasn't gotten back with me, probably because she's shopping around. Also I live in Northern Virginia about 40 mins from D.C. and I'm a from scratch baker.

Thanks in advance!
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you are in the dc area wondering if $4 a serving is overboard for a sculpted cake

 

doing fondant cakes for $3.50 in/near the dc market

 

maybe she hasn't gotten back to you because your pricing reflects on your fairly new to the business status

 

not saying you are not capable -- i don't know--but even just doing searches on here

 

and reading what you can find about tts and pricing and sculptures

 

no, jlgreen, $4 is not close to too much

my cookies are prettier than your cookies because this is the second time i substituted my opalescent sanding sugar when i ran out of sugar to make the batch ha!

 

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my cookies are prettier than your cookies because this is the second time i substituted my opalescent sanding sugar when i ran out of sugar to make the batch ha!

 

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post #3 of 7
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Thank you for replying. I didn't think it was. My sister sent me a text telling me that the woman doesn't want to pay $1200 for the cake. She wants a cheaper price lol. I'm going to stand behind my price and not budge.
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ok don't budge but if she takes you up on it you will run screaming by the time you are done

 

how close to Little Washington VA are you??

 

some of that area is pretty remote but i mean you got fine dining in the woods over there--the cheapest night in the inn was over $600--the chef's menu was a fortune for like four courses or something delicious and scandalously minute

 

you can do better than $3.50 for fondant even if you're out in the woods

 

my cookies are prettier than your cookies because this is the second time i substituted my opalescent sanding sugar when i ran out of sugar to make the batch ha!

 

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my cookies are prettier than your cookies because this is the second time i substituted my opalescent sanding sugar when i ran out of sugar to make the batch ha!

 

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post #5 of 7

If she doesn't want to spend $1200 for cake she shouldn't order a topsy turvy for 300 people.

 

She is definitely shopping around and she going to come running back  to you when she discovers what a deal you are giving her.  DO NOT back down on your price, no matter what she tells you or sob story she gives you
 

Tact is telling someone where to go so nicely they can't wait to take the trip!
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Tact is telling someone where to go so nicely they can't wait to take the trip!
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post #6 of 7
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I'm like an hour from there. Thanks for the advice, I'll up my prices.
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Originally Posted by cakesbycathy View Post

If she doesn't want to spend $1200 for cake she shouldn't order a topsy turvy for 300 people.

She is definitely shopping around and she going to come running back  to you when she discovers what a deal you are giving her.  DO NOT back down on your price, no matter what she tells you or sob story she gives you

 

Thanks! I always feel bad about the prices until I actually make the cake and realize how much work I put into it.
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