Finally Finished And Delivered The Baby Shower Cake....but..

Decorating By me_mysister Updated 15 Mar 2010 , 12:47am by me_mysister

me_mysister Posted 14 Mar 2010 , 10:27pm
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my sister really brought me down when we were decorating it. She asked me,"Should we really be charging her $150 for this cake?" I asked her,"Why not?" (The cake is uploaded and it's the one with the baby booties.) And she replies,"Because I just don't think that we're doing a good enough job to charge that much." I know we're good...but she just made me second guess ourselves. Should we have charged less for that cake? Sometimes I think we don't charge enough.

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jammjenks Posted 14 Mar 2010 , 10:42pm
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I looked in your pictures, but I didn't see it. How big was it?

KeltoKel Posted 14 Mar 2010 , 10:47pm
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pretty cake, $150 does seem pricey, but how many people did the cake feed?

me_mysister Posted 14 Mar 2010 , 11:04pm
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Here is the link: http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-photo_1611355.html

She wanted the cake to feed about 25-35 people. (I know this cake is designed to feed more than that (10" & 6"), but she wasn't too comfortable going with the smaller sized cake I suggested.)

pat-a-cakes Posted 14 Mar 2010 , 11:09pm
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It's a very nice cake and you did a great job. That said I am still new to the cake business but $150 does seem pricey. I'm not basing that at all on quality or you workmanship it's great. In my area people balk at $60 for a similar style of cake.

Kiddiekakes Posted 14 Mar 2010 , 11:10pm
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I charge $150.00 for that size cake.I don't think it is too much.

Texas_Rose Posted 14 Mar 2010 , 11:19pm
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That would work out to about three dollars a serving, without charging extra for the gumpaste booties. I don't think most people consider that unreasonable.

If that's what someone is willing to pay for your work and you feel like it's enough for your time and effort, then why question it? It sounds like you and your customer were both satisfied.

Caths_Cakes Posted 14 Mar 2010 , 11:20pm
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personally i think 150 is steep for your level of work. No offence meant, its a great cake i just think a perhaps if it was a little neater it would have made all the difference.

mamawrobin Posted 14 Mar 2010 , 11:31pm
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I think it's a little too much. Our high-end bakery doesn't even charge that much for that size cake and her work is absolutely flawless.

QueenOfSweets Posted 14 Mar 2010 , 11:31pm
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If that's what someone is willing to pay for your work and you feel like it's enough for your time and effort, then why question it? It sounds like you and your customer were both satisfied.




I completely agree with Texas_Rose. Prices vary SO MUCH from location to location, so it's hard for another person to say whether your price is right. If your customer agreed to pay the amount you quoted and is happy with the cake , that's what matters. All of us continually improve our skills with each and every cake we do. Don't get discouraged or second-guess yourself! I love the colors you chose for this cake - very "springtime!"

aundrea Posted 14 Mar 2010 , 11:38pm
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if you and the customer are happy-isnt that what matters?
the worse thing you can do is second guess your business decision.
its done-move on.
some people will never pay more than supermarket prices-others are willing to pay the extra to get a unique cake that was made especially for them.
im sure your co-worker has seen your work (or tasted it) prior to ordering a cake from you, so she was comfortable paying what you charged.
fondant work and making the booties takes alot of time and you should be compensated for it.

The_Lil_Cakehouse Posted 14 Mar 2010 , 11:38pm
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$3 per serving, sounds great to me icon_smile.gif I know the feeling of am I worth what I charged, but as stated before If your customer happily paid $150 then you charged the appropriate amount. I did a cake and I charged $120 and up until I delivered it I thought I may be charging to much, and then the birthday girl said it was even better than she thought. I'm in real estate as my day job, and the saying goes, if they're willing to pay--that's how much its worth icon_smile.gif Keep up the good work!!

tarheelgirl Posted 14 Mar 2010 , 11:40pm
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I agree.. if your customer paid that much and was satisfied then don't doubt yourself! And yes if you break it down per serving that is spot on!

me_mysister Posted 15 Mar 2010 , 12:47am
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She was very happy when she saw the cake. Caths_Cakes, no offense taken. I can always take constructive critism.

Thanks for all the replies. I will keep all of that in mind.

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