Got My First Call For An Order........

Business By motherofgrace Updated 7 May 2010 , 12:44am by glow0369

motherofgrace Posted 6 May 2010 , 10:59pm
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And it was for a cake. I dont sell cakes yet icon_sad.gif

I sell cookies, and cake truffle and all kinds of home made candy. But not cakes... yet.

I am just not comfortable with my skill level yet.

My hubby and bf think i should have taken it anyways........

was I wrong to turn her down?

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ptanyer Posted 6 May 2010 , 11:14pm
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Is it a design that you can do? What scares you about the order?

I have taken several cakes over the last two years that scared me to death, but I got through them and came out the other end with a much stronger sense of my capabilities.

You won't know if you can do it if you don't try!

Pam

motherofgrace Posted 6 May 2010 , 11:32pm
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well my main issue right now is that i have alot on my plate with my farmers markets right now ( im in 3)

And i also dont have my pricing down, I so dont want to be one of those people who accept an order without knowing what to charge.

And if im not confident in my work yet, how can the customer?


Its not that it scares me, its that honestly, i am not ready to make cakes for anyone yet lol

motherofgrace Posted 6 May 2010 , 11:32pm
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I could take it, and it would look great, but will it be my best work? i dont think so

luvbuttercream Posted 6 May 2010 , 11:43pm
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Hi sweetheart! CustomCreationsCupcakes here.LOL Small world. Is the cake a difficult one?? I have only been taking cupcake orders as I doubt myself as well but I think I just have to bite the bullet and give it a shot! You never know till you try. Your cookies are amazing so you obviously have the talent!

luvbuttercream Posted 6 May 2010 , 11:47pm
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You have cakes in your gallery. They look great!

motherofgrace Posted 7 May 2010 , 12:14am
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hey !!!

well im going to have to wait for next time, because I already turned it down.

But im thinking I will do them, I just wont advertise!


And thanks for the compliments!

luvbuttercream Posted 7 May 2010 , 12:20am
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No problem and I completely understand. I had someone approach me last minute to do a cake that was crazy for someone who just doesn't do them I ended up convincing him to do cupcakes and said it was because of time limitations not because of a lack of confidence.

I attached a pic of the cake he wanted it and these are the cupcakes I did do. (sorry it won't allow me to attach the pic of the cupcakes)
http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1639005
LL

glow0369 Posted 7 May 2010 , 12:44am
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you have to start somewhere...and the more practice you get, the better your skill becomes..I have taken on many a cakes where I just wasn't quite sure what to do. But, in the end I surprised myself..

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