Correct me if I am wrong, but the idea of the price the cake threads was to showcase another cake artist's well made, specialty cake and have other talented, licensed cake artists tell how much they would charge for it, and what area of the world they are in, so that we can start to educate clients as to what prices they can expect to pay for a cake. It has also had the effect of showing under-cutters about what they should be charging as well. It was hypothetical, and really fun, that way.
It was never intended to turn into the "How much would you charge for this cake" thread, that I am seeing a lot of lately. Which is a cake that the poster has done already, and most likely given away, or just charged for ingredients, or practically paid someone to take. Or a post of an inspiration cake that their neighbor's sister wants. It is no longer hypothetical, and just feels like those posters want their homework done for them. And it also brings up the legal issues of where do you live, can you cake from home, do you have a license, what is your overhead, how much did it cost you, how long did it take, that is so wearisome! The fun has been sucked out of it, and I was one of the original people to come up with the idea, along with Delicious Desserts, and Lady Viola,( and others that aren't at the top of my head.) I don't want to look at multiple postings of small amateur cakes 5 times a day, and do someone's work for them, I want to do keep pricing the 1 fabulous cake a day.
Is it just me? (Yes, I know I am an impatient hag, lol, and nasty and intolerant, but surely I am not the only one that is sad it has changed so soon? )
Can we please keep these 2 things separate? The hypothetical "Price the Cake" and the
Oh crud, I just got a cake order and don't know what to charge or I just figured out that I made $1.37 after 20 hours of work, so "How much should I (have) charge(d) for this cake."