Omg! When Did Ccc Raise Their Minimum Price To $1000?!

Business By mom2spunkynbug Updated 31 Jul 2008 , 8:08pm by milissasmom

mom2spunkynbug Posted 20 Jul 2008 , 4:59pm
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I just saw on another thread someone mention that Duff's minimum was $1000?! I just had to go on their web site and sure enough! icon_eek.gif Last I remember it was $500!

I charge $3.50/serving (buttercream) $4.50/serving (fondant) and I've had so many people freak out over that!!! icon_rolleyes.gif I can't even imagine!!! icon_surprised.gif

I wish!!! icon_wink.gif

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lizamlin Posted 20 Jul 2008 , 5:18pm
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I totally understand why...just think of how many people desperately want a cake from there. Not only does the market set the price, but it relieves their workload, too, I imagine. They can now make half the cakes for the same money (or, of course, make a few more cakes and pocket there ya go - more $$$). Dang, good for them! I love all their personalities - they seem to be really great people.

FeGe_Cakes Posted 20 Jul 2008 , 5:30pm
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With the cost of everything going up..including the employees driving into work. I can see how there prices went up. I went to Costco the other day to buy my normal freezer goodies...A bag a shrimp went up $3 and the crab cakes I love went up about $3, and also the milk was up by 50 cents.

Cakepro Posted 20 Jul 2008 , 5:33pm
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Must be nice. icon_biggrin.gif Good for him! thumbs_up.gif

poshcakedesigns Posted 20 Jul 2008 , 5:39pm
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icon_rolleyes.gif I can only dream of being that talented...and get paid that much money.

peg818 Posted 20 Jul 2008 , 9:20pm
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wow and i have people cringing at $60 for a sheet cake.
I could only dream of that kind of minimum.

GO DUFF!!

arosstx Posted 20 Jul 2008 , 9:39pm
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I noticed that too and it's amazing. I love it. When someone mentions them, I always ask them back, "yeah, did you know their base price for any cake is $500?" People are shocked and it suddenly makes me seem so much more reasonable! Now I can change it to $1000? Even better, and it's verifiable. All anyone has to do is check their website.

Go Duff go! icon_smile.gif

babycakes982 Posted 30 Jul 2008 , 5:07am
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I know 1000 bucks is a lot of money - but people are paying it! With that 1000 dollars - not only do you get a unique artistic cake (and yes - they are art pieces!) but you get a little piece of the fame that CCC has created. How cool to be a part of what I consider "history" that is being made in the cake/culinary industry!
I also know that cake business is not easy - and it does make me frustrated when people want your cakes - but don't know how many hours go into creating and making these masterpieces! So - when you give them a price quote - they look at you like your crazy. Bottom line - I know that if a person wants something bad enough - they will pay the price! So - Duff and crew - keep up good work!!! Love watching all your shinan-a-gins and cake-tastrophies! Love me some ribs!!!

Barbara in Santa Rosa, CA. (Home of Guy Fieri)

Jasmine33 Posted 30 Jul 2008 , 5:32am
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Website link? I must see this $1000 cake! lol

dragonflydreams Posted 30 Jul 2008 , 5:43am
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Originally Posted by Jasmine33

Website link? I must see this $1000 cake! lol


http://www.charmcitycakes.com/ . . . saying all cakes made by Duff and his crew "start" at $1000 as indicated on "ordering FAQ"

milissasmom Posted 30 Jul 2008 , 5:59am
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And Last I heard, cake orders are place at CCC almost a year in advance just to get a spot. I am SO happy for them! Did anyone see the epi last week with the cake for the Library or the Book that the Artist "Anna" painted (she is my absolute favorite) it was AMAZING! All the DUFF and CCC haters need to wake up, these folk have amazing talent.

Jasmine33 Posted 30 Jul 2008 , 6:11am
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Thanx for the link!

Cakepro Posted 30 Jul 2008 , 12:33pm
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I agree - Anna is absolutely amazing.

jmt1714 Posted 30 Jul 2008 , 11:38pm
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It isn't just the cake prices he commands either - i had considered them for my wedding cake, and I was ok with the prices, but the delivery charge is what got me . . . used to be $150/hour (now $175), and my site is about 3 hours each way.

The show is entertaining, but his shop's style isn't for everyone. that doesn't make someone a "bad" person for not liking the style or how they make cakes. I do think they cakes they do now get better and better each season (just like the rest of us!!!!).

Some stuff on the show IS a little odd though. . . like when they made a replica of a rowhouse, and then you see a shot of them putting it on the SEAT of the car of the person picking it up. then you get the "drama" of Geoff going over there to miraculously repair the damage. duh - we KNOW that will happen when you put it on the seat instead of the floor.

Or like duff claiming on one episode not to know that fondant can be ordered pre colored. Come on. . . basic knowledge for an amateur cakester, and he is a culinary school grad.

GeminiRJ Posted 31 Jul 2008 , 11:54am
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Bully for them if they can get the $1,000 minimum, but lets talk real world here. Being famous has its perks, and being able to demand those kind of prices is one of them. The rest of us peons get hassled for wanting to charge $20 for a sheet cake!

milissasmom Posted 31 Jul 2008 , 2:35pm
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Originally Posted by GeminiRJ

Bully for them if they can get the $1,000 minimum, but lets talk real world here. Being famous has its perks, and being able to demand those kind of prices is one of them. The rest of us peons get hassled for wanting to charge $20 for a sheet cake!




Ha ha ha...Ain't that the truth!!!!!!! lol...Damn shame icon_biggrin.gif

I would certainly hope none of us would think that anyone who didn't like Duff and the CCC Crew were "BAD" people, that would be plain silly. I just think that it is a little funny when people take the whole "Why does CCC have a show, they are not THAT talented" view. Which in my opinion, is simply untrue. There are several different types and levels of talent in the world. And we should embrace them all! Because we donât think someone isnât talented doesnât make it so. Unfortunately, every talented person cannot have TV recognition. Just simply isn't possible. I think Duff and others like him have given my business nothing but a boost so I have nothing bad to say about him/them and certainly wouldn't take it as far as to criticize him personally or even speak on what he/they may or may not know. Just doesn't seem like it's my place to do so. Afterall, it is a TV show with editors, producers, directors and some writers. Just my opinion.

FromScratch Posted 31 Jul 2008 , 3:28pm
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Confetti Cakes has a $1000 min order too.. I would love to be there. Good for them!

GeminiRJ Posted 31 Jul 2008 , 5:29pm
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While I am green with envy for these decorators who can charge such high rates, I certainly don't fault them for doing so. You ever wonder what brought them to the notice of FoodNetwork, which had to have helped their business? I won't ever have FoodNetwork knocking on my door, but that would be almost more exciting than being able to charge $1,000 minimums!

milissasmom Posted 31 Jul 2008 , 7:51pm
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I won't ever have FoodNetwork knocking on my door, but that would be almost more exciting than being able to charge $1,000 minimums!




Are you kidding me!!!!!!!! NO no NO, I could totally see you on food network as the Cookie Queen!!!!! lol...It would be so awesome to see your cookie cutters on TV. Paula Deene would just die for em....lol. They just may come a knockin'!

GeminiRJ Posted 31 Jul 2008 , 8:01pm
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Are you kidding me!!!!!!!! NO no NO, I could totally see you on food network as the Cookie Queen!!!!! lol...It would be so awesome to see your cookie cutters on TV. Paula Deene would just die for em....lol. They just may come a knockin'![/quote]

LOL! From your lips to their ears!

milissasmom Posted 31 Jul 2008 , 8:08pm
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Originally Posted by GeminiRJ

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Originally Posted by milissasmom




Are you kidding me!!!!!!!! NO no NO, I could totally see you on food network as the Cookie Queen!!!!! lol...It would be so awesome to see your cookie cutters on TV. Paula Deene would just die for em....lol. They just may come a knockin'!




LOL! From your lips to their ears![/quote]

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