Who Are Your Customers? What Kind Of Icing(S) Do You Use?

Business By Rincewind Updated 23 Jul 2008 , 3:36pm by Rincewind

Rincewind Posted 21 Jul 2008 , 1:23pm
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Are your cakes mostly for grown-ups? Children? Weddings? Birthdays? Other occasions? I guess I'm sort of looking for rough estimates... what kind of icings you use and who are you catering to?

I hope this makes sense. Thanks!

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alanahodgson Posted 23 Jul 2008 , 12:20am
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I"m catering to everybody! In general I use traditional american buttercream for kids partys and toba's french vanilla buttercream for grown ups, unless people state a preference. Toba's french vanilla is similar to a meringue buttercream without the eggs-creamy and less sweet.

loriemoms Posted 23 Jul 2008 , 12:46am
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I am kind of the oppositie..I use the really nice buttercream with lots of butter for birthday cakes and I use the all shortening, stable as all get out buttercream for weddings because I want it to stand up to the abuse of sitting out for so long..

Its the fillings that I Pump up. I usually use buttercream or gel fillings, just one filling (two layers) for bday cakes and such, and the weddings getting the torted high cakes with lots of wonderful mousses and fruit fillings and such.

alanahodgson Posted 23 Jul 2008 , 3:23am
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I figure the kids don't appreciate the buttery expensive buttercream.

Wendoger Posted 23 Jul 2008 , 3:50am
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Whimsical bakehouse bc for kids, Italian meringue for the adultsicon_wink.gif
Allllll kinds of occasionsicon_wink.gif

loriemoms Posted 23 Jul 2008 , 10:49am
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Originally Posted by alanahodgson

I figure the kids don't appreciate the buttery expensive buttercream.

Kids will eat anything with sugar...its the mom's I wanna impress since they are the ones who pay for it! icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif In our area, they all wanna outdo each other...

Rincewind Posted 23 Jul 2008 , 3:36pm
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Thanks so much everyone!

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