What To Do, I Decorate, They Bake? Help!

Business By gr8yf Updated 2 Jun 2008 , 1:29am by gr8yf

gr8yf Posted 31 May 2008 , 4:20pm
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I need help with pricing a cake that was baked and base frosted by an aquaintance. She wants a western look on a 1 layer 12" round. If I did everything I would charge $30.

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KHalstead Posted 31 May 2008 , 4:43pm
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then I'd charge $20.00 the bulk of the cost is for your talent......anyone can bake and ice a cake, it's the talent that gives it the LOOK they're after!

gr8yf Posted 31 May 2008 , 4:48pm
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Thank you so much that is what I was thinking. At first I thought I was invited, then I would have done it as my gift, but I'm not so I have to take off my friend hat and put on the buisness one.

cakesbycathy Posted 1 Jun 2008 , 4:26pm
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If you are putting on your "business hat" then I wouldn't decorate any cake I didn't also bake. Way too many liability issues there.

Jenn123 Posted 1 Jun 2008 , 5:26pm
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I would NEVER decorate a cake I didn't bake....especially if I'm charging and not invited. If it tastes bad or is harmful in some way, who will know it wasn't your fault?

wgoat5 Posted 1 Jun 2008 , 5:49pm
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I definately would not decorate a cake I didn't bake.. Liability... the taste...

indydebi Posted 1 Jun 2008 , 6:09pm
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Jumping on the band wagon on this one. If I don't bake it, then I don't touch it. Reputation protection and liability issues are involved.

Ballymena Posted 1 Jun 2008 , 7:16pm
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Been there, done that and never again. If the guests know you decorated it they take for granted you baked it, if it's poor quality it is blamed on you. I had an issue with a client that brought me a very uneven poor quality cake and blamed my decorating skills when it wasn't perfect in the end.

leah_s Posted 1 Jun 2008 , 9:47pm
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It's probably a violatin of your local health code to work on someone else's food anyway. There is no reason, at all, that you should agree to do this.

gr8yf Posted 2 Jun 2008 , 1:29am
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This is why you guys are so great, I rent space and don't think out every scenario. Your experiance is invaluable. Thanks, I don't need trouble.

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