Okay so i have a client wants a cake for 250 guest and his MAX is 500.00. As of right now i do not have any other wedding cakes that month and decided to possibly do it but cut some cost. He will have to pick the cake up saves 50.00 for his location. HE will have to buy his own cake stand saves 50.00-100.00 i will post his emails..
To me he sounds like he wants alot for nothing wanting things the way he wants it like as if he is doing me a favor which he is not! I am doing him a huge favor to be honest, I have tons of other cakes that month so its not going to profit me anything to make his cake nore do i NEED his order.. Here is the cake he officially wanted and his emails.. Should i just throw the order out the door? I'm like 98% sure that i do no want to deal with him. Just venting! im getting soo many customers this week waning basically a free cake!
Thanks for considering us, we are booked out for the entire weekend and next week Tuesday for a event. I am able to meet any other day after 5:00pm.
As for cost, I will not be able to negotiate any further. Also if you would like a tasting it will be 20.00 for three-four samples which will go towards your payment if you book with us.
It will cost 475.00 for all ingredients,delivery,boards and so much more that goes into making a cake to serves 250, any baker would basically be giving the cake away for free, sorry to say :/.
In order to make your cake you would have to cut some cost if you can have someone pick the cake up? Also if you can buy the cake base yourself will cut cost, I love the design you have picked for your wedding I will search something similar.
Also the flavor choice will have to remain the same through out the cake, meaning one tier cannot be a different flavor then another.
I normally would not make a cake for 250 for as low as 500.00 but I am willing to help.
From: Ss G ;
Subject: Re: Wedding Cake?
Sent: Thu, Mar 7, 2013 8:44:32 PM
Our budget is $500 max. We realize that the cake pictures that we sent may have too many intricacies for our budget so we can definitely work around that. What we would really like is a 4 tiered cake (the top cake can be pretty small like 4-6 inches diameter) with fondant that would be enough to feed about 250 people. Is this possible? If so, can you maybe send us a few photos of some elegant cakes that would be $500 and under and would meet our needs?
On Mon, Mar 4, 2013 at 9:21 AM, :
Please send your budget I have different options for everyone, may have to switch a few things accordingly to fit the serving size in your budget.
From: Ss G ;
To: ;Subject: Wedding Cake?
Sent: Mon, Mar 4, 2013 3:28:20 AM
We are getting married on the weekend of July 6th and we are in the process of finding our cake vendor. We will need about 250 servings and really need to keep the price minimal because we are on a tight budget. I have attached some photos of cakes that we like and we are requesting your best price for something similar. In terms of buttercream vs. fondant, we are not sure which one would be better and more cost effective, so please give your input on that. Please include a breakdown of the costs (cost/serving, cake stand rental, delivery, setup, etc. etc.) The reception will be held in St. Paul. Let me know if you need any additional information.