What Would You Do ????

Decorating By creations Updated 19 Dec 2009 , 3:44am by MrsNancyB1

creations Posted 18 Dec 2009 , 5:13pm
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Ok i gotten a call for a customers aunt and she was calling on behalf of her friend whom would like a WEDDING CAKE for DEC 31 to feed 50 people 3 tier cake white and pearl , top two tiers round and bottom square and she can ONLY PAID 100.00 ............. icon_confused.gif so i told her to ill get back to her . seriously my prices are set who out here would do it for 100.00 at this request I just want to hear everyones opinion on this to me this is some funny thing a 100.00 dollar wedding cake hahhahhhaha icon_cry.gif laughing in tears lol

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tiggy2 Posted 18 Dec 2009 , 5:21pm
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3 tiers for 50 people would be awfully small tiers. I would tell her what I could do for $100 and if your prices are more then $2/serving I would send her to WalMart.

creations Posted 18 Dec 2009 , 5:24pm
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lmao my price is 4.25 oer slice with fondant covering i just explain to the customer VERY SIMPLE cake simple flavoring 150.00 anything extra will be more charged on it so im waiting lol thanks

indydebi Posted 18 Dec 2009 , 5:34pm
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The smallest cakes I'll work with are 6/8/10. So a 6/8 round + 10 square will serve 12/24/50 = 86 servings times my $3.50/serving = $301. Even at a give-away price of $2/serving, she's looking at $175.

What are Hostess cupcakes running these days .... $1.29/for a package? And she wants a custom designed wedding cake for $1? icon_confused.gif

What would I do? I'd send her to Walmart.

It's perfectly ok to tell someone "You can't have a 3 tier cake to serve 50". I've done it. Now TECHNICALLY you can .... but not if you want me to make it. Because there's a PITA charge for trying to screw around with anything smaller than a 6" cake.

2SchnauzerLady Posted 18 Dec 2009 , 5:45pm
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What are Hostess cupcakes running these days .... $1.29/for a package? And she wants a custom designed wedding cake for $1? icon_confused.gif




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TTran Posted 18 Dec 2009 , 5:49pm
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"there's a PITA charge for trying to screw around with anything smaller than a 6" cake"

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creations Posted 18 Dec 2009 , 6:40pm
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@indydebi hahahhah i totally agree , well the customer bought it she will paid for 150 forthe cake , I told her it would the mostl simplist cake ever anything more I would charge her extra so basically its my cake lol. im not gettingthe topper and its opnly 5mins away from my house, its one of those justice of the peace wedding nothing over VERY under budget . PLUS I NEED TO BE A HARDER ASS lol.

ambernd Posted 18 Dec 2009 , 6:49pm
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Even 3 tier cakes at walmart start at $140. I only charged $102 for my first wedding cake and then I saw wal mart charged. And I was like holy crap I'm cheaper than walmart? Wont make that mistake again!

indydebi Posted 18 Dec 2009 , 6:59pm
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And I was like holy crap I'm cheaper than walmart?


icon_lol.gificon_lol.gif That is funny!

tonedna Posted 18 Dec 2009 , 7:02pm
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Originally Posted by indydebi



What are Hostess cupcakes running these days .... $1.29/for a package? And she wants a custom designed wedding cake for $1? icon_confused.gif

What would I do? I'd send her to Walmart.





Genious!...Go to walmart and stack Hostess cakes! icon_lol.gificon_lol.gif
Edna icon_biggrin.gif

Adevag Posted 18 Dec 2009 , 7:36pm
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I'm just curious, what are the sizes of your tiers that you will be making. I'm just having a hard time figuring out 3 tiers with bottom square and the two top round to only serve 50.

_Jamie_ Posted 18 Dec 2009 , 7:38pm
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I'm just curious, what are the sizes of your tiers that you will be making. I'm just having a hard time figuring out 3 tiers with bottom square and the two top round to only serve 50.




6, 8 square, top use a 4" round. The bottom two get you your 50, but ya know....servings aren't ever gonna fall on exact number needed. Most times. I'm doing this exact setup tonight for a wedding. Bride wanted her dang "take home" on the cake.....arrrgggh.

_Jamie_ Posted 18 Dec 2009 , 7:41pm
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And, a 4"6',8" round tiered cake is adorable....teeny cute little things! I love doing these. Serves about 42. My avatar shows the top part of a 4 on a 6.

MrsNancyB1 Posted 18 Dec 2009 , 7:45pm
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And, a 4"6',8" round tiered cake is adorable....teeny cute little things! I love doing these. Serves about 42. My avatar shows the top part of a 4 on a 6.




I love 4, 6, 8 cakes. The cupcake-themed chocolate MMF one in my photos was a 4,6,8. I think the finished product came out well, and the sizes were pretty easy to work with.

_Jamie_ Posted 18 Dec 2009 , 7:47pm
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Originally Posted by MrsNancyB1

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Originally Posted by _Jamie_

And, a 4"6',8" round tiered cake is adorable....teeny cute little things! I love doing these. Serves about 42. My avatar shows the top part of a 4 on a 6.



I love 4, 6, 8 cakes. The cupcake-themed chocolate MMF one in my photos was a 4,6,8. I think the finished product came out well, and the sizes were pretty easy to work with.




That cake is adorable!!!

tonedna Posted 18 Dec 2009 , 7:57pm
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I have done them 4, 6, 8 but the work aint worth $100. The do look adorable!
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_Jamie_ Posted 18 Dec 2009 , 7:59pm
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I have done them 4, 6, 8 but the work aint worth $100. The do look adorable!
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Oh yeah....mine ain't $100, that's for sure! icon_lol.gif

tonedna Posted 18 Dec 2009 , 9:59pm
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I have done them 4, 6, 8 but the work aint worth $100. The do look adorable!
Edna icon_biggrin.gif



Oh yeah....mine ain't $100, that's for sure! icon_lol.gif




It sure doesn't look like it is!!! icon_lol.gif
I would have ring your neck! tapedshut.gif
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_Jamie_ Posted 18 Dec 2009 , 10:00pm
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Hee hee.....I'd wring my own neck!! Been there..done that!

tonedna Posted 18 Dec 2009 , 10:54pm
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Hee hee.....I'd wring my own neck!! Been there..done that!




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MrsNancyB1 Posted 19 Dec 2009 , 3:44am
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Originally Posted by _Jamie_

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Originally Posted by MrsNancyB1

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Originally Posted by _Jamie_

And, a 4"6',8" round tiered cake is adorable....teeny cute little things! I love doing these. Serves about 42. My avatar shows the top part of a 4 on a 6.



I love 4, 6, 8 cakes. The cupcake-themed chocolate MMF one in my photos was a 4,6,8. I think the finished product came out well, and the sizes were pretty easy to work with.



That cake is adorable!!!




Thanks Jamie! icon_biggrin.gif

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