Charging For Mini Purse Cakes

Business By Michele01 Updated 17 Nov 2008 , 4:13am by DerrellC

Michele01 Posted 6 Nov 2008 , 7:03pm
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Can someone please help with this? This lady just called and wants to see if I can make 30 mini purse cakes with a gucci or Luis Vuitton theme. Obviously not with the pattern all over it, but with the logo on their once. This order is for next Saturday night. She wants mini cakes, since they are serving it at a club. How much would you guys charge per cake? I also have to make an xbox controller cake next week, plus 2 consultations. I don't even know if I should take on this order. icon_confused.gif Thanks guys icon_smile.gif

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WendyB Posted 6 Nov 2008 , 7:22pm
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Sounds really abmitious to me.

Michele01 Posted 6 Nov 2008 , 8:00pm
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I think I am just going to call her and tell her that I can make her one big cake, but I don't think I will be able to do 30 mini cakes, with all of the other stuff I have going on.

cylstrial Posted 10 Nov 2008 , 6:40pm
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So what happened? Are you going to take on all the mini cakes? Or did you decide to do one big cake? The big cake sounds like it will work the best with your schedule.

Michele01 Posted 12 Nov 2008 , 4:01am
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I took the order. icon_eek.gif I have a hard time saying no. (Unless I truly didn't think I could do it) She practically begged me to do it, and offered more money if I could do it for her. I told her that I would not be able to do them in purses, as I would not have the time. My husband came up with the idea of doing little purses made of fondant, on top of the mini cakes. That way I could start sooner on the design. So, I decided to do 10 brown squares with mini purses on top, 10 brown with a Louis Vuitton logo on top, and 10 with the checker pattern on them. I charged her $6.00 a piece. They are not that big, just big enough to comfortably hold between your index finger and thumb. Sorry, I don't have the cutter on me to measure. icon_smile.gif Thanks for asking.

dailey Posted 13 Nov 2008 , 2:04am
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$6??? that is sooo not worth it...raise your prices!!

cylstrial Posted 14 Nov 2008 , 1:44pm
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It sounds like a great decision! You should post a picture! I would love to see what you came up with! It sounds adorable!!

stephaniescakenj Posted 14 Nov 2008 , 1:57pm
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Oh wow! that sounds really cool! Can't wait to see the pics! i have a feeling you're going to be very tired after all this!

DerrellC Posted 17 Nov 2008 , 4:13am
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Hi Michele, I'm with DAILEY,sounds like a lot of work for $180.00 .

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