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Well since all of the advice I received here on pricing I have done some cakes but today I was emailed about doing a cake to serve 68. This will be my first "large" order since then (large to me...not to many of you). I was happy to hear that the event planner actually recommended me to her client. So I quoted $3.25/serving for just IMBC, with $.75/serving for fondant, and $.25 for a filling....now just waiting to hear back. Fingers crossed. This could get my name out there. Her event is this Sat and her baker had a medical emergency. Wish me luck!

post #2 of 20

Good luck! thumbs_up.gif  Hope everything works out for you. I know how you feel about pricing. I have a harder time with that than the cake I am making!

post #3 of 20

Good luck! Fingers crossed for you!

post #4 of 20
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Thanks...both of you. I sent the quote 3 hours ago and told her since she needs it by Sat she needs to get back with me soon so I can get busy shopping for supplies, making the chocolate candies, etc...So I'm not holding my breath...Oh I also told her I would need a deposit tonight. All of the storefront bakeries around here are booked until Sept so craigslist may be her only other option. I know if I was in this situation I would not go to someone off Craigslist instead of taking the advice of my event planner. And I think that price is VERY reasonable especially on such short notice!

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I agree that your price is very reasonable considering the last minute nature of the order. Fingers crossed!
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post #6 of 20

Wishing you the best!!! 

post #7 of 20

That's excitng.  good luck!

post #8 of 20
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Yeah I guess $220 was too much for a 3 tier, rush 2 day wedding cake with white chocolate shells. I'm really interested what she was paying the other baker and what she is going to get now. Well I wish her the best and hope her wedding day is perfect in spite of this bump in the road.
post #9 of 20

That was a good price.  You have the right attitude, though, and someday soon someone else will order a big cake from you.

post #10 of 20
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Well I have an August bride who wanted a bigger cake than she needed, with 2 different flavors and gumpaste asiatic Lilys but then when it came time for the deposit she couldn't come up with it. I convinced her to order a more reasonably priced cake. She is still getting the design but only 2 tiers and 1 flavor. It will still be my largest order.
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Yeah I guess $220 was too much for a 3 tier, rush 2 day wedding cake with white chocolate shells. I'm really interested what she was paying the other baker and what she is going to get now. Well I wish her the best and hope her wedding day is perfect in spite of this bump in the road.

wow- that's a really good price. that cake would cost at least $500 (for a professional decorated/skilled cake) where I am- not to even mention a 2 day notice. 

post #12 of 20
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It's $3.25 a slice. I Checked around and the experienced bakers charged between $3.50-5. It was for 68 people. That was not for fondant. It really wouldn't have been much of a problem since I only have 1 order this weekend and had the shells left over from an order from last week. But I agree it was a good price
post #13 of 20
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Well the bride got back to me this morning and said her friends found some other option. You win some you lose some
post #14 of 20
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Lol... I keep thinking "my weddin cake was only $175 for 150 people" then I remember that was 1997. Time goes by so fast.
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Originally Posted by BatterUpCake View Post

It's $3.25 a slice. I Checked around and the experienced bakers charged between $3.50-5. It was for 68 people. That was not for fondant. It really wouldn't have been much of a problem since I only have 1 order this weekend and had the shells left over from an order from last week. But I agree it was a good price

Was there anything else on the cake? Like a bow or something? That would not be included in a base price from most bakeries.

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Well the bride got back to me this morning and said her friends found some other option. You win some you lose some

IMO, you won this one. You stood by your price and you're not working your fingers off making a cake for nothing (which someone else may be)

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