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post #16 of 20

I totally agree with ellavanilla too.  From my experience people who are serious get down to business and then leave it your capable hands and move on to other details.  People who ask a lot of questions and can't decide quickly aren't really interested.

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post #17 of 20
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Originally Posted by leah_s View Post

What Jason said. Plus by not running a legitimate business and pricing below market you hurt every other caker in your city. Please stop, get serious, and price at market rates.
im not hurting anyone's business, I am doing cakes only for my friends! Not extravagant cakes, or wedding cakes for 'customers'
They're friends. Do you all charge friends the full price or would you give them a discount?
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They're friends. Do you all charge friends the full price or would you give them a discount?

 

First time orders from friends they get a discount, after that, they are coming to me because they want a cake done well. If they didnt like my cake, no matter what the price, I would WANT them to go to someone else.

post #19 of 20

to add, I have a legitimate business. So i am making a cake for ANYONE it is documented, free or otherwise

post #20 of 20

You should just turn down her business, it sounds like she has no understanding of the cake world and she will not give you enough time or money to make the cake. I like to surprise my friends with cupcakes and cakes, so I don't charge them...but only if I have the time. It's my gift to them on their birthdays.   My friends are willing to pay market value, but I don't ask.  

 

If I am making a new design for the first time, I tend to charge a little less because I don't know exactly how long it will take.  Then when someone else orders the same cake, I will charge more knowing exact costs and time involved.  I am always careful, however, to always cover the cost of my ingredients.

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