I'm considering not selling wedding cakes anymore. When I mention it to people they think I've lost my mind. Is it really that odd?
I dont think so--some ppl decide to specialize in other aspects of making/decorating and selling of cakes and confection. For instance, where we live there is not a necessity for 'wedding cakes' and most ppl would rather a bday cake or other confection delights. so it all depends on what you have time for or even an interest in doing.
if you don't want to offer wedding cakes, I wouldn't stress over it. You might want to find someone in your area though that you know does a good job so that you can refer any of your clients/calls to. That is always a nice touch and maybe you can work something out with whoever you refer them to !!!
I'm thinking of maybe just setting a limit on how many I do a month. For instance, one a month. Any suggestions on how I could implement this? I'd rather spend the bulk of my time doing specialty 3d cakes and fun, creative cakes. How do i go through a selection process of choosing 1 cake. First come, first serve? application type order form for me to choose the cake I think I will enjoy doing the most? If I choose not to do a cake, how do I tell them?
Just tell brides that you're sorry but you're all booked up for their date if you don't want to take an order.
I wouldn't do an application, just inquire about budget and date and then you're available or you're not as you choose.
Thanks. I work full time so I only have a limited time available to do the cakes. Wedding season is so stressful for me because I'm booked up with plain white on white wedding cakes and I can't take any of the fun creative cakes. It just takes all of the fun out of it for me. BTW, I can't ever seem to get pictures to upload here so if you want to check out any of my cakes, you can view them on my site.
I would say, 1st come 1st serve for that month. then just tell them you're booked.
WOW, i can see why you want to go specialty--those are really nice cakes you have featured! I agree with the PP...just tell whomever asks for a 'wedding' cake that you are booking up until the next month and so forth so you can limit the amt of wedding cakes you do and focus more on your specialty.
I started my business 2 years ago with the intent of not doing weddings. Somehow last year I did 20 weddings. So stressful but that is the bigger money maker around my area. So, this year I am actually focusing ON weddings and cutting out my smaller cakes. I would do like others have posted and just say that you are booked.
I just wanted to say your cakes are amazing, what a talent you are!