sugartopped Posted 22 Aug 2005 , 9:43pm
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Ok, been having problems competing w/all 6 of our local wal-marts AND many bakeries!!! There just wasn't anyway I could do a sheet type cake for the price of wal-mart nor do I want to....someone just posted a thread about this!!

Anyway....people keep asking me if I do 'shaped (3D)' cakes. I show/tell them about my Care Bear cakes and beach ball cake (both in album)....and have gotten several orders now!! I'm doing a 'pig' cake this friday, a block baby shower cake next week, a veggie tales cake in mid sept., and maybe darth vader at end of sept!!!! All are/will be 3D type cakes!!!!

YEAH!!!

This is going to take a lot of practice and quite a few trial run cakes, but I'm just excited to finally find something people want that noone else here will do!!!

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Calejo Posted 22 Aug 2005 , 9:51pm
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Congratulations! Do you have a good portfolio built up? That is definitely handy to have!

SweetCreations Posted 22 Aug 2005 , 10:05pm
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PinkBunny,
Wooo Hoooo I am So Happy and Proud for you! Girl get your Camera Ready and take lots more Pic's.. I already Love the stuff you have posted!

~Sweet~=0)

sugartopped Posted 22 Aug 2005 , 10:10pm
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I'm working on the portfolio....but I do send/show them pics of the cakes I've done so far. I also show them pics of cakes w/thier 'theme' or description and let them know I can do something 'similar' to this. And explain what part of the cake I can do and what I can't do. Then we go from there!!! So far everyone has been understandable and have worked w/me.

Also, on these first few I'm pricing them ~$10-$15 less. than I should, just to get a few more cakes under my belt!!!

nanni Posted 22 Aug 2005 , 10:19pm
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GOOD BUSINESS TACTIC---give them what others can't!! Pretty soon it won't matter what the other stores can give them-word of mouth will soon spread! Congratulations!!

beachcakes Posted 23 Aug 2005 , 12:07am
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LOVE the wedding cake you did! What are the roses made from? All your cakes are great!

beachcakes Posted 23 Aug 2005 , 12:36am
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LOVE the wedding cake you did! What are the roses made from? All your cakes are great!

alimonkey Posted 23 Aug 2005 , 12:39am
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I think your cakes look great! If they taste as good as they look, you shouldn't have any problems getting repeat business! Good luck.

Ali

stephanie214 Posted 23 Aug 2005 , 5:43am
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Hi pinkbunny,

Congrats on your orders, your cakes are pretty.

I'm the only one in my area that do 3D and character cakes. The bakeries here won't do them, too time consuming.

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