Pillow Cake W/ Choc. Tiara In Houston, Tx Area?

Business By KHalstead Updated 4 May 2010 , 2:34pm by Cakepro

KHalstead Posted 30 Apr 2010 , 6:37pm
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I have someone who would like a cake similar to the one I've made below, for Feb. 2011 for her daughter's 15th bday party. I can't sell across state lines and wouldn't try to ship it anyhow........but instead of just telling her NO WAY, CAN'T DO IT! I'd like to be able to give her a name and number of a baker than CAN do it.

so any takers in the Houston area?

they want a pillow cake with a tiara......not sure if they meant this exact cake of mine (since I've done about 12 pillows with tiaras lol)
LL

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Kitagrl Posted 2 May 2010 , 3:04am
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I'm no help...but...why can't you sell across state lines?

If they come pick it up....you don't have to know whether they come from next door or next state...do you?

I never heard of that...interesting.

jobueno Posted 3 May 2010 , 2:18pm
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I'll take it if your customer is not wanting a 20 dollar cake. I live in Houston and have the skill to make this or any other pillow cake. But for some reason here in Houston people want cheap, real cheap. So just a heads up.

I just had someone call me for a Quinceanera. She wanted 6 tiers ocean theme to feed about 200 people when I told her 300 dollars she said thank you I'll call you back and I'm still waiting.

If you PM me I can help you out. I'll give you my phone and address so the customer and I could talk.

KHalstead Posted 3 May 2010 , 2:35pm
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Originally Posted by Kitagrl

I'm no help...but...why can't you sell across state lines?

If they come pick it up....you don't have to know whether they come from next door or next state...do you?

I never heard of that...interesting.




Kita-it has to do with cottage food laws in Ohio........part of me being able to legally sell from my home kitchen is that the food CAN'T be consumed on MY premises and it also MUST be consumed within the state of Ohio. So I can ship stuff, just not out of state!

Cakepro Posted 3 May 2010 , 5:04pm
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Thanks for the referral, Tina. icon_smile.gif

My bakery is on the south side of Houston, so hopefully I will be able to do this cake for your client. It's an adorable cake!

jobueno, you're freaking crazy to quote $300 for a 200-serving multi-tiered cake. I hope you are a legal, licensed business and aren't undercutting the local bakeries in your area by offering ridiculously cheap prices. Even Wal-Mart wouldn't sell cake that cheap.

Hugs,
Sherri

rosiecast Posted 3 May 2010 , 5:10pm
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Tina, so let me just ask you a stupid ? do you ask your customers if they're consuming the cake in OH? I'm just wondering if you'd get in trouble if someone decides to bring your cake to NY and have the party here. I said stupid question. lol

KHalstead Posted 3 May 2010 , 5:18pm
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no, if they pick it up it's not my problem......there is no way to regulate that........but I'm not allowed to "deliver" or "ship" food products across state lines for "profit".


I have mailed cakes to past customers as freebies and for sampling purposes though.....but I can't charge for them! (and I'm not makin' a pillow cake for NO charge)



As a side note........I sent her Cake pro and jobueno's info.......hopefully one of you two will be able to help her!

rosiecast Posted 3 May 2010 , 5:35pm
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Ahh ok, I get it now. Thanks for clarifying. It just didn't seem fair to you if people wanted to take it to another state.

Kitagrl Posted 4 May 2010 , 4:00am
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So why didn't you tell the customer that you could fill the order if they picked it up? Or maybe they just can't arrange a pickup?

rosiecast Posted 4 May 2010 , 4:42am
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I'm guessing 'cause it's pretty far from TX to OH back to TX.

chocomama Posted 4 May 2010 , 5:09am
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Originally Posted by Cakepro

Thanks for the referral, Tina. icon_smile.gif

My bakery is on the south side of Houston, so hopefully I will be able to do this cake for your client. It's an adorable cake!

jobueno, you're freaking crazy to quote $300 for a 200-serving multi-tiered cake. I hope you are a legal, licensed business and aren't undercutting the local bakeries in your area by offering ridiculously cheap prices. Even Wal-Mart wouldn't sell cake that cheap.

Hugs,
Sherri




I was thinking that was way too cheap! I quoted someone recently $450 for just a Tiffany box cake, but a 6 tiered cake to feed 200 people should be WAY more.

Kitagrl Posted 4 May 2010 , 1:05pm
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Oh sorry LOL I was not paying attention to where she is, I assumed since the reason was "can't sell across state lines" that it was doable if not for the law. haha.

Cakepro Posted 4 May 2010 , 2:34pm
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Originally Posted by rosiecast

I'm guessing 'cause it's pretty far from TX to OH back to TX.




That, or Tina's delivery fee was just way too high for the customer. LOL

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