I Will Make Your Wedding Cake For Free!!!!

Business By Jasmine33 Updated 13 Aug 2008 , 3:28am by stephanie214

Jasmine33 Posted 5 Aug 2008 , 7:17pm
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icon_surprised.gif No, not me personally, but SHE will!

http://www.freeweddingcakes.com/cake-pics/

How insane is that?

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What's The Catch?

There is absolutely no catch. I am a budding cake decorator and of course, like anything else, I know the only way I could improve my skills is to practice. As well as being a cake decorator I am crazy about weddings and so I thought what better way to gain new experience than to offer my services for free to new brides. "I get experience, you get cake!"

The bottom tier is:

All I ask is to please cover the supplies.
My cake decorating skills are free.




Then on the left hand site of her website she has cakes that she has done and underneath cakes that she admires and has the skill level to do. I looked at the cakes she has done and it seems to me she has the skill to do her own buisiness.

I couldn't get over the price of some of these cakes! Click for the page

http://www.freeweddingcakes.com/cake-pics/link.php?id=209

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Description: This cake will serve 74.

My supplies to make this cake = $95
Includes delivery.

Equipment: Refundable $45

Average cost - $200-250




Maybe someone needs to buy cakes from her and resell them at a profit! icon_lol.gif

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michellenj Posted 5 Aug 2008 , 7:28pm
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Good grief. Maybe she works at a grocery store and steals her supplies? icon_razz.gif

Kayakado Posted 5 Aug 2008 , 8:06pm
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I think she has been discussed here before....

Carolynlovescake Posted 5 Aug 2008 , 10:36pm
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I think she has been discussed here before....




She's definately a member and has had to defend herself at least once that I remember in a very nasty thread about her site.

(For those that don't know this members site has been very heatedly and passionately discussed before)

I know I'm not a site owner or moderator and have no authority here but out of respect and human decency I am asking this...

Out of respect for her already being raked over the coals, I would like to ask everyone posting anything more to keep the discussion civil and respectful.

I think we can all agree that we have all had way to much nasty here at CC recently to last us all a life time and well into our own eternity.


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Good grief. Maybe she works at a grocery store and steals her supplies? icon_razz.gif




Good grief in return!

How would you feel if someone said that about you even if they were only joking?

That just wasn't nice to say at all.

BlakesCakes Posted 6 Aug 2008 , 12:10am
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Well, I think we all need to "get our fix" in whatever way that we can icon_lol.gif

Perhaps she just doesn't want the hassle of dealing with tax forms or maybe she doesn't need extra income but still wants the chance to be creative. Heck, I can think of lots more reasons to do it this way.

I'm sure that this fills a need. And really, there's enough business for all of us.

I do all of my cakes for charities or for a donation to a charity, so I do essentially the same thing that she does except that I don't get reimbursed for supplies. I like it this way. It works for me and my family.
I don't want to babysit a formal business. I don't want to deal with zoning laws (I have a nasty neighbor who would make my life miserable if he even thought I was running a business [legal or illegal] out of my home). I want to be able to say "No" without having to worry that I've cost my business $$. I don't want to haggle price (I quote a fair retail price for the donation and if someone balks, I tell them I won't do the cake).

To each her/her own--leave her be!

Rae
Paying it forward, one cake at a time.........

sarahpierce Posted 6 Aug 2008 , 12:28pm
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I agree- to each their own. Who cares if she does them for cost? Maybe she just enjoys it, and doesn't get extreamly stressed over it (like I do). Although I am doing a wedding cake for free next year (it's for my cousin). Everyone can voice their opinions, but no personal attacks please. Let's keep this one a friendly debate. Thanks! icon_biggrin.gif

darandon Posted 6 Aug 2008 , 1:03pm
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I liked the one called Dawn of Romance - all white with white leaves. I think that I'd be able to try that one. I haven't attempted any sort of wedding cake.

sugarcheryl Posted 6 Aug 2008 , 2:04pm
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This America I see nothing wrong I think it's a creative idea. Just the exposure. I give cakes away but at least she is covering her cost.

AKA_cupcakeshoppe Posted 6 Aug 2008 , 2:12pm
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oh! i saw one of her cakes in the gallery icon_smile.gif she's very talented. if she can do cakes for free, then good for her, doing something nice like that. i wish her all the best. icon_smile.gif

littlecake Posted 6 Aug 2008 , 2:35pm
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maybe she doesn't need the money...lucky dawg....

sarahpierce Posted 6 Aug 2008 , 3:54pm
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From her list of supplies it looks like she also bakes from scratch. I would order from her if I lived near her. Her cakes are beautiful. I would of course also give her a very nice cash tip. I'm sure she gets a lot of those. I know I under price, but where I live the market will only hold so much. So, a lot of times people will give me a tip (I'm a hobbyist). Especially since our favorite local bakery closed. You could get a half sheet cake for $25! It was the most amazing cake I have ever tasted. So many people miss it. Now everyone is trying to find the next best thing.

michellenj Posted 6 Aug 2008 , 4:58pm
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Originally Posted by Kayakado

I think she has been discussed here before....



She's definately a member and has had to defend herself at least once that I remember in a very nasty thread about her site.

(For those that don't know this members site has been very heatedly and passionately discussed before)

I know I'm not a site owner or moderator and have no authority here but out of respect and human decency I am asking this...

Out of respect for her already being raked over the coals, I would like to ask everyone posting anything more to keep the discussion civil and respectful.

I think we can all agree that we have all had way to much nasty here at CC recently to last us all a life time and well into our own eternity.


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Good grief. Maybe she works at a grocery store and steals her supplies? icon_razz.gif



Good grief in return!

How would you feel if someone said that about you even if they were only joking?

That just wasn't nice to say at all.




Come on, I was making a joke. The original poster said she was insane!

ETA: I have no knowledge of any prior discussions on this member and her site, but think she doesn't need practice, and should be charging full price for her cakes.

Kiddiekakes Posted 6 Aug 2008 , 5:14pm
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Good for her!!! Her cakes are really nice and if I lived in Vegas...heck I would have her do my cake just so I wouldn't have too!!!

jacquie575 Posted 6 Aug 2008 , 5:23pm
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I just looked at the site and some of her cakes are amazing! icon_eek.gif She is definitely good enough to have her own business, but like some of you have said she may not want to deal with the hassle and just loves baking cakes and making people happy...And of course she does not need the money and has the time. Good for her...I am very jealous, wish I could do it just for fun and on a regular bases like that.

Lady_Phoenix Posted 6 Aug 2008 , 5:24pm
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Volunteering to make cakes for cost only is a good way to gain experience. There is a woman that lives near me that asked me to make hers free.... when I refused she posted in a yahoo group that she needs a free cake, gown, veil. bridesmaid dress for her daughter, linens, cutlery, plates and a photographer... all free! Now THAT is insane! icon_lol.gif

tx_cupcake Posted 6 Aug 2008 , 5:28pm
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Wow! Those are some really impressive cakes! Seems like she could make a fortune if she wanted to... icon_wink.gif

Trixyinaz Posted 6 Aug 2008 , 5:35pm
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No bashing from me. Kuddos to her for being able to do that. I wish i could, but I can't...I need to get paid for my time. Sounds like she is a hobbyist and ENJOYS doing what she does. Some people like it that way better. I know so many people who say that once they turn it into a business, they HATE it.

Her cakes are awesome!!!! Doesn't look like she needs the practice tho...she already is professional! She's getting exposure and for now maybe that is all she wants. Who knows, but again, KUDDOS to her. It's hard getting your name out there.

I don't know who this member is, but PM me. I would love to look at her gallery and post some comments.

Tootall Posted 6 Aug 2008 , 5:43pm
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Mmhmm, her cakes ARE awesome!! I know that I won't do wedding cakes for ANYONE. LOL And I'm just a hobby baker. Yay for her! Her cakes are amazing and she gets to play in the kitchen! Sounds like it's a win:win for everyone!

doughdough Posted 6 Aug 2008 , 5:48pm
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I really see nothing wrong with it. It's quite possibly the best way to gain experience and practice technique without:

1) Making tons of dummy cakes that you have no room for.

2) Having to deal with the stress of a business.

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3) Making your friends and family absolutely SICK of cake.

jlo6024 Posted 6 Aug 2008 , 5:54pm
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I just looked at her "already made cakes" and one of them jumped out at me as I had saved it here on the forum. It was made by "boween." Is this the same person? If not, I would say these are actually NOT her cakes that she's showing. If that's the case, it's a whole different issue. But if it is her, one and the same, good for her!

lepaz Posted 6 Aug 2008 , 5:57pm
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Makes total sense to me. My husbands co-workers are my official guinea pigs. Once in a while I'll have one ask me to do a cake for a special event and I only charge for supplies, except the castle cake (plus it gives me a great excuse to buy new cake toys icon_lol.gif ). I love her flowers!

rvercher23 Posted 6 Aug 2008 , 5:58pm
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Wow.....That is not something you see everyday!

jlo6024 Posted 6 Aug 2008 , 6:00pm
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I just checked again....the "pink rose delight" cake is the EXACT same picture taken off the forum here by boween. I have it saved in my favorites....background is even the same, so if Boween and this girl are not one in the same..................

AKA_cupcakeshoppe Posted 6 Aug 2008 , 6:01pm
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her cakes are so adorable. i love the pink one with the hearts. I just wish she'd put something about the cakes, like is it fondant or buttercream.

KeltoKel Posted 6 Aug 2008 , 6:07pm
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This is on her site.....



Please note this is a new site and a new venture for me. Some pictures you'll see in the gallery I sourced from the world wide web. Some of the pictured cakes I have actually made myself. These are all design examples of work that I am capable of doing. As my portfolio grows, all the sourced photos will eventually be replaced with my own photos. If anyone see's their photograph and would like it taken down, email me and I will oblige.

CakeLadyM Posted 6 Aug 2008 , 6:08pm
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NO, all the cakes pictured are definitely not made by her. She is NOT Boween, either.

I could perhaps see putting a pic up there saying, "This cake was originally done by....XXX and I would gladly like to try replicating it..." or whatever. She's not giving proper credit for the cake pix she's got on the site.

Just sayin'.

tx_cupcake Posted 6 Aug 2008 , 6:22pm
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Uh oh...

cakehelp Posted 6 Aug 2008 , 6:27pm
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I agree that she is very talented and could do this as a buisness if she wnated to, but as others have said, mabye she doesn't want that. At least she clearly states which cakes she has done and which ones are done by others. They are even put into two different albums, "Cakes I want to do" and "The cake gallery". I assume boweens cake is in the "Cakes I want to do" album. I still don't know if I think that's really ok to put other peoples pictures on your site like that icon_confused.gif Unlike others (who have been discussed here recently) she at least claims she will take the pictures down or give credit on them if the person who did them emails her. That's something I guess... She probably googled cake pictures to find them and probably don't know who made them. Still, it's not really legal to post them without the photographers consent I think...

robinleah Posted 6 Aug 2008 , 6:32pm
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I practise for family by doing their cakes as gifts. But to get known, I may try to sell a couple at cost of supplies to get the exposrue and more practise cause man I need it.

I do agree that althoutgh she put the disclaimer in about some pictures not being hers, she should have identified which ones and given credit. Best of luck for her for taking the step to getting her cakes out there.

tye Posted 6 Aug 2008 , 6:41pm
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We had this problem with her last year.. but at that time she didnt even explain that some of the pic's were not hers.... she had taken several from this site... now it looks like she is disclosing that all of them are not her creations.. but is she giving proper credit?

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