Thanks Delicious Desserts and Evoir! Guess I also should have thrown in to ask for a quantity discount, because it has to be cheaper to get 200, doesn't it??
IAmPamCakes: All tongue-in-cheek kidding aside, I wonder if these businesses have actually sold products at these prices. That is why I wonder if a large, unreasonable order would snap them into the reality of how much work all this is for a relatively small amount of money.
When I first opened my drapery workroom I took a large order for 60 HUGE drapery panels. Priced it so low (out of ignorance) that my mother and I worked like slaves for about 3 months. Learned the hard way on about day 2 what the selling price should have been, and it was a lasting lesson that has stayed with me through the years. I priced my work like a professional on every job after that. :)
If I were you, I would just order up about 200 cake pops, in various colors and flavors, packaged individually, with a quick turnaround and donate them to a nursing home. And be a real PITA during the whole order. Maybe ask if you could have a tasting first to make sure the cakes are moist?? Maybe she would decide to raise her prices after that.
Hahahha!! Lovwe your idea! :)
yep. It's been happening here too. Our cottage food law passed last year, and it's almost funny (almost) to see how many people have decided they are a custom cake business since then. At least one a week (that I know of). I'm starting to see how photographers must feel.