Is This Price Too Expensive?

Decorating By BlessP Updated 27 Apr 2010 , 10:42pm by Win

BlessP Posted 27 Apr 2010 , 8:43pm
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$2.50 per slice for a custom made birthday cake and that includes everything from the kind of cake and decoration? Everything is made from scratch. This is in California (bay Area)

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mamawrobin Posted 27 Apr 2010 , 8:47pm
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$2.50 per serving isn't very expensive even in my neck of the woods. I would think that in California that would be a steal.

rosiecast Posted 27 Apr 2010 , 8:50pm
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yep, that sounds very inexpensive (as in you're giving it away) and I don't sell my cakes.

pish Posted 27 Apr 2010 , 8:51pm
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I agree with mamarobin. I charge more than that and I'm in Montana!

BlessP Posted 27 Apr 2010 , 8:56pm
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That's what I thought too. How would you reply if somebody will tell you that Safeway cake is cheaper?

SpecialtyCakesbyKelli Posted 27 Apr 2010 , 8:57pm
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From what I've heard, the cost of living is way higher over there... and that is less than my price on bday cakes (I'm in a small town too)
I think you can get a lot more than that!

cupcakemkr Posted 27 Apr 2010 , 8:58pm
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Originally Posted by BlessP

That's what I thought too. How would you reply if somebody will tell you that Safeway cake is cheaper?




"Yep, it sure is."

tmac670 Posted 27 Apr 2010 , 9:04pm
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Well of course a safeway cake is cheaper. If they were happy with the quality of that kind of cake they would not have looked for another option. If they want to pay the safeway price I would suggest having the address to the nearest store available.

Who says "not everybody can afford me, and that's ok"??

BlessP Posted 27 Apr 2010 , 9:09pm
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That's a good attitude icon_biggrin.gif. Ok, I'm just a newbie in this cake pricing thing because most of my cake I just give it away for friends.

mamawrobin Posted 27 Apr 2010 , 9:29pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by BlessP

That's what I thought too. How would you reply if somebody will tell you that Safeway cake is cheaper?




I'd tell them that if "cheaper" is what they're more comfortable with then by all means go to Safeway. If they want a quaility, custom cake then they can order from you thumbs_up.gif

tron Posted 27 Apr 2010 , 10:13pm
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I agree with Robin. I just attended a birthday party the other night with a cake from Albertson's.....let me just say I think I have officially crossed over....I am a cake snob. I tried to enjoy it, but with every bite I could taste the sugar granuals. I kept thinking to myself, "I could have made this way better. So smooth it would have melted in your mouth!!!" icon_smile.gif

JulieMN Posted 27 Apr 2010 , 10:31pm
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[quote="mamawrobin]I'd tell them that if "cheaper" is what they're more comfortable with then by all means go to Safeway. If they want a quaility, custom cake then they can order from you thumbs_up.gif[/quote]

Perfect!

BlessP Posted 27 Apr 2010 , 10:34pm
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Originally Posted by mamawrobin

Quote:
Originally Posted by BlessP

That's what I thought too. How would you reply if somebody will tell you that Safeway cake is cheaper?



I'd tell them that if "cheaper" is what they're more comfortable with then by all means go to Safeway. If they want a quaility, custom cake then they can order from you thumbs_up.gif




Ok, that is a perfect and polite thing to say icon_biggrin.gif. I will say that, thank you icon_biggrin.gif.

Win Posted 27 Apr 2010 , 10:42pm
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Originally Posted by BlessP

Everything is made from scratch.




Need you say more? icon_biggrin.gif
I don't think Safeway can claim, "scratch."

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