How Much For This Cake?

Decorating By THESUGARCOW Updated 16 Sep 2008 , 9:40pm by littlecake

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THESUGARCOW Posted 15 Sep 2008 , 7:48pm
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Hi
please please help here
this cake was a round 12" 3inch high
on top was an 8" 2" high with a wondermold on top but the wonder was only a litle bit more than the half and RKT for those horns?
almost completly edible except the balls of the hat and feathers
how many servings was that?
I tought was for 50
I was wrong??????/ icon_confused.gif
client didnt even say how nice this cake was
Im new at this so it was a challenge
first time dealing with RKT
I am happy I was able to make what she ordered
mardi grass cake with a hat
she also gave 3 bags of feathers, cause the bags
had different colors in each
she was not happy that I didnt use more or all her feathers icon_confused.gif
I dont think more feathers could go in this cake?
it will look like a chicken! icon_eek.gif
she never said add feathers to the whole cake icon_eek.gif
so she didnt even said it looks nice
I gave her back her feathers and she had a look in her face! icon_confused.gif
she said I want a mardi gras cake with a hat on top 2 tiers
and a mask she was even going to purchase a plastic one
I even made the mask of gumpaste cause
I didnt want to put a plastic in my cake
I think those feathers I add was enough
she also complaint that was small
I dont know what kind of cake she expected then.
I even did more job that I was supossed to do
but I m not sure now about the servings
usually people tells me
they had cake left overs
so I went with wilton servings did I read wrong or I was right?

please how much you will charge for this cake
and those sizes makes for 50 people?
thank you in advance
LL

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chutzpah Posted 15 Sep 2008 , 8:28pm
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How much did you charge?

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shellzey Posted 15 Sep 2008 , 8:39pm
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i think you did a great job. i wouldn't have wanted more feathers on either. you could have glues the feathers around the edge of the cake board though as an option.

sometimes you can't please everyone. i did cupcakes for someone once and she complained aboutthem as well. silly things that she hadn't even mentioned when she ordered them. oh well

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KatieKake Posted 15 Sep 2008 , 8:52pm
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It looks great. according to my Wilton chart that cake would serve 50, 40 from the bottom layer, and 10 from the top, if it was only 2 inches, if it was 3 or4 it would have served 20. As for the feathers I know where she can put them.

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pastrymama Posted 15 Sep 2008 , 9:04pm
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I think you did an amazing job on that cake, it is absolutely beautiful. I am just guestimating that it would probably serve about 68 if cut like wedding servings, at least 50 if cut otherwise. I think more feathers would have taken away from the design. Some people are never happy, no matter what.

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THESUGARCOW Posted 16 Sep 2008 , 5:04pm
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well then..at least I feel better knowing that I was right a the servings
I charged 3$ per serving but I think the way I made the hat 3d edible!
plus the mask too...I didnt use a plastic one like she was asking
I think it will be more right?
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I know florida is not a money place NY would be different how much I miss NY icon_cry.gif

THANK YOU!!! thumbs_up.gif

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littlecake Posted 16 Sep 2008 , 9:40pm
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very nice job...perfect on the feathers

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