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post #16 of 31
Oh, ok. So in this instance it's really no big deal. That's better.
post #17 of 31
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I'm glad you sent her the follow up. Did she apologize for calling you a greedy thief? As if you're only in business to ruin her day...

Other than the "$52 of butter" line, never heard another thing from her.

I was pretty miffed, but also pretty glad she didn't turn around and ask to order from me :)

post #18 of 31

I was at walmart the other day and they had a plain 10 in cake for 38.00 bucks. Sorry but she is crazy she needs to get what she can afford.

post #19 of 31

I always thought Publix cakes tasted pretty good.  The other day I was in there and they had one piece of cake for a couple of dollars so I bought just one piece of yellow cake with chocolate frosting to try it just to see how it tasted. It was terrible. It was not like I remember years ago when I use to buy Publix cakes. Guess they use cheaper ingredients now. A store bought cake will never measure up to a homemade cake for taste!!! I was really surprised that their cakes tasted so bad!! Never again will I buy any cake from them!!!

post #20 of 31

Good cake isn't cheap; cheap cake isn't good. Base price in my area for wedding cakes is 2.50-3.00 per serving. One of mine is 9.00 and so far this year I have two ecstatic brides who have ordered it. My base price is 4.50 because I got tired of being angry every time an undercharged cake went out the door.  I'm by far and away not the best decorator in the country or on CC, but I'm the best in the region. I've paid my dues both in time and money learning my craft, and discerning customers can tell the difference. I don't know if it's okay to post my website here, but I'll try since I haven't added photos to CC in ages. Site is: www.toptiercakery.com

Moral of the story: hang tough

post #21 of 31

HandyMama your cakes are lovely.  Very nice.  I agree with everyone else too.  Get proper compensation for your efforts and work.  Even if you have to turn people away.   If you don't you will only get discouraged and bitter.  We shouldn't expect any less.  Other professions want the same.

 

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post #22 of 31

Thanks MsGF

post #23 of 31

Sorry I have to laugh, but that must have being a joke right?

post #24 of 31

The smash cake for $45? No problem :-)
 

post #25 of 31

Hilarious.  I love it when people send me pics of Pink Cake Box cakes and then want me to do it for $50.  I so feel your pain.
 

post #26 of 31

Oh hell no.

post #27 of 31
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Hilarious.  I love it when people send me pics of Pink Cake Box cakes and then want me to do it for $50.  I so feel your pain.
 

Oh my gosh, yes!! What is it with people looking at those PCB cakes and thinking, "Sure, that'll be cheap!" dunce.gif

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post #28 of 31
Maybe they should call Pink Cake Box and ask what they would charge.
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Maybe they should call Pink Cake Box and ask what they would charge.

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post #30 of 31
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Originally Posted by IAmPamCakes View Post

Jeez. Isn't it most painful when your own family doesn't want to support you? Not that they don't try, but just saying they'll go somewhere else kinda stings.

My boyfriend's mom offered me $10 for a cake for her daughter. That wouldn't even cover the ingredients! She wanted a strawberry cake made with strawberry puree, filled with strawberry SMBC, and covered in chocolate ganache. 

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