Is $250 Too Much For This?

Decorating By LisaMarie86 Updated 7 Jun 2010 , 1:56pm by Jeannem

LisaMarie86 Posted 3 Jun 2010 , 8:09pm
post #1 of 18

I have to opportunity to buy a lot full of cake pans, books/magazines, etc and was wondering if you guys thought it was a good price or should I offer 200 and see if she counters?

Cake/Baking/Cook Books

Celebrate! Wedding Cakes Wilton Set of 7 $10
Ultimate Cake DK Living Barbara Maher $5
Wilton Course II Flowers & More $2
The Wilton Way of Cake Decorating Volume 2 $5
Christmas Cookies Better Homes & Gardens 1997 $3
Better Homes & Gardens Easy Microwave Meals $1
Oak view Baptist Women on a Mission Cook Book $1
The A&W Root beer American recipe collection $1
Discover the fun of Cake Decorating Wilton $5
American American Beauty Flowers Weddings chocolate 41 total $50-EXCELLENT BOOKS for ideas w/instructions & receipes
4 taste of home $1
Quick & easy Salads $1
Blank Pretty Address Book $,50 I think its a monet on the cover
Best Dessert Book Ever Maida Heatther $3
GE Microwave Oven Cookbook $1
Martha Stewart Weddings Fall 2003 $1
Wilton Pattern Book 12 yearly all intact plus original vol 1 1979 $25 for all or $5 each
Betty Crockers Cookie Book $3
Christmas Cookies Southern Living $3
Gourmet on the Go Cookbook ideals $3
The ideas Family Cookbook: ideals $3
101 Decorating Ideas Australia & New Zealand $5
Cake Decorating Sykes & Simmons $5
Better Homes & Gardens Christmas Cookies 1998 $2
The 89 Wilton Wedding Collection $1
Wedding Keepsakes you can make $5
Cake Calendar Mary Beth Enderson $5
Wilton Gifts from the Kitchen receipes and ideas for take along gifts $5
Wilton Entertaining Appetizers to Desserts $5
Cookie & Candy Crafting book 2 $3


Character Pans:

Barbie w/plastic faces early 70s     $15
Snoopy w/faces         $15
Barbie   upper torso & head        $10
Donald duck head          6
Pooh head & sholders          6
Popeye w/instructions          6
Fred Flintstone          6




Yogi Bear w/instructions        6
Porky Pig            6
Bugs Bunny holding carrot        6
Pluto              6
Oscar from sesame street in trash can      6
Ernie or is it Bert          6
Donald Duck holding gift        6
Smurf Pan            6
Garfield            6
Yosimite Same          6
Tweety Bird            6
Haunted or other House w/instructions    6  
Halloween Witch          6
Pumpkin            6
Rocking Horse great for baby shower    6
Bunny long slim cartooney        6
Bunny rabbit sitting cuddley        6
Santa w/naughty list          6
Reindeer w/instructions        6
Candy Cane (plastic baking dish) 8     2
x-mas tree tart/quiche/baking pan      3
x-mas tree also family tree.        6  
Wreath for xmas, spring, memorial..    6
Castle/princess house          6
Puppy   w/instructions          6
I heart you            6
Grave stone/award plaque w/instructions & book  6
Dinosaur cartoon style        6
Motorcycle Plastic baking pan      6
Jeep              6
Clock w/instructions


Muffin Pans (al Wilton)

Shells original package        6
Mini bundt/ring mold/cookie/cake original package  6
Short cake/tart/ round          6  
Bells original package        6  
Lambs  original package-could be cats/dogs  6
Pumpkins original package-12 on sheet    6
Pumpkins cookie/sucker/muffing top original pack  6




Singlets (all Wilton)        $1 each

Bell
5 hearts
Flower/fluted
Star
3 3 rounds  
Mini bundt/mold


Misc Pans

2 alluminum baking sheets 13X18 approx      10 pair
Lg Heart Bundt/mold            6
3D egg 6               10
8 flower/fluted w/instructions        6
2 8 round spring tort/mold/baking coated      6 each
1974 10 round w/ horse,horse shoe, santa, bundt bottoms 10


Odds & Ends

Cake fountain              20

3 elegant cake toppers-bride/groom  never used    10 each (originally $30+)

1 cute bear bride & groom topper never used      10

3 mini bride/groom toppers I think never used    2. each

100s of cookie cutters/presses 99% never used   .25 each

Dozens of cookie cutter/press sets 99% never used   2.00 each

Stair Cases 1 ½ sets or 3 white        10

Large box full of cake decorations ie..
New years, baby, Christmas, wedding, bday. .50 each/package $25 for whole box
99% never used Ill take $250 for the lot including delivery in or around Indy.

Inventory is as of 12pm 6/3/2010

17 replies
3GCakes Posted 3 Jun 2010 , 8:17pm
post #2 of 18

That is a lot of money for a lot of stuff that is likely to never be used.

In my opinion, character pans are a waste of money....so is a cake fountain since the opportunty to use one doesn't come along too often.

The rest of that stuff sounds like someone's leftovers.

I'd rather spend the money on an Agbay and a really good turntable.

cakegrandma Posted 3 Jun 2010 , 8:20pm
post #3 of 18

I guess it would be worth what you want to pay, however, the Wilton licensed pans can not be used for anything other than personal use. Meaning if you sell cakes you can not sell any made from those pans. There are a lot of books and other items that if you really get into baking that to me (my opinion only) that are things that will just take up space. I, myself, would look at the items individually and determine a price for the items that would most benefit me. thumbs_up.gif
evelyn

cupcake_cutie Posted 3 Jun 2010 , 8:32pm
post #4 of 18

I agree with 3GCakes and cakegrandma. I have bought several of the character pans only to find out that I couldn't use them for cakes that I sale. So, they are just sitting collecting dust in my storage. Total waste of money.

LisaMarie86 Posted 3 Jun 2010 , 8:37pm
post #5 of 18

Thanks ladies. I am just a hobby baker so selling cakes isnt an option. I am still interested in the books and such so maybe I will give her a price I am willing to pay for all the books and then if she doesnt take the offer not bother with a counter.

LisaMarie86 Posted 3 Jun 2010 , 8:37pm
post #6 of 18

Thanks ladies. I am just a hobby baker so selling cakes isnt an option. I am still interested in the books and such so maybe I will give her a price I am willing to pay for all the books and then if she doesnt take the offer not bother with a counter.

3GCakes Posted 3 Jun 2010 , 8:54pm
post #7 of 18

Let me add a little bit to what I said....when I first started out I bought a lot of things I thought I'd **need**...toppers, pans, anything on clearance or with a 50% off coupon.

I have a basement full of cake junk now, toppers, pans, things with the clearance tag still on.

Mainly now, I use my round or square pans, my turntable, some gumpaste tools, very BASIC tools...much of the rest of the stuff is gimmicky and I can't even give it away!

Just trying to save you some of my grief! thumbs_up.gif

cakegrandma Posted 3 Jun 2010 , 8:55pm
post #8 of 18

If you want the books, I would look through them to see if they have instructions so you can learn how to make flowers, borders, etc. The cakes and ideas for their styling are going to be so out of date that you may end up disposing of a lot of them. I would save my money and buy current dvd's from those who are on CC or others that can teach you to do things with their expertise. I hope this has helped you decide what you should do. icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif
evelyn

LisaMarie86 Posted 3 Jun 2010 , 8:58pm
post #9 of 18

Evelyn and 3GCakes thanks so much for your opinions. I think I am going to go ahead and pass up and instead go to Ft Wayne sometime and go to Country Kitchen Sweet Art and buy current dvd's and books. I appriciate all the help and so does my wallet.

moscakes5 Posted 4 Jun 2010 , 3:09pm
post #10 of 18

don't forget you can use the 50% off coupons at ACMOORE ( if you have one) on books! That's how I got mine

Jayde Posted 4 Jun 2010 , 3:44pm
post #11 of 18

You will probably never use the character pans. So I say not a good deal.

I would say the essentials are a good set (Fat Daddio or Magic Line) set of cake pans in square and round. (6,8,10,12 are good sizes to start) Trust me when I say that the investment that you make in those better pans will so be worth it over the money you might save on a Wilton pan.

Set of gumpaste tools, OR get a good set of clay tools. They are pretty much the same thing and often the clay tools are a bit cheaper and these are fine to get at a Michaels or Hobby Lobby.

A good rolling pin.

A decent turntable, I got mine at oasis on sale and with a coupon code. Totally worth it for my Aztec.

I would suggest tips and bags as you need them. Its great to go out and buy a bunch of tips, but chances are you wont need most of them. I use the different size round tips the most, plus a super large star for cc swirls. Get the others as you need them.

Shermie1 Posted 4 Jun 2010 , 4:03pm
post #12 of 18

Use the money to invest in some really good DVD's. I have a list of Nicholas Lodge that my kids are working thru and I have a couple of sugar shacks DVD. Tonedna has some good ones. Well worth the investment.

LisaMarie86 Posted 4 Jun 2010 , 4:27pm
post #13 of 18

Shermie1 do you have specific dvd's that are really good?

Jayde thanks for the list. I have a set of round Magic Line pans and the first time I used one of them I was very impressed. Even cooking and it came out like a breeze. I also bought gumpaste tools when Hobby Lobby had a 40% off sale. I have a french rolling pin that I love but isnt really the best for fondant I have noticed. I am still looking into which one will work well for me. I have a Wilton turntable that is just plastic but it is working for me right now. I have lots of bags and tips.

moscakes5 I unfortunately don't have an AC Moore anywhere near me. Of course Michaels has an exclusion on books and magazines.

Thanks so much everyone!

loriana Posted 7 Jun 2010 , 10:31am
post #14 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jayde

You will probably never use the character pans. So I say not a good deal.

I would say the essentials are a good set (Fat Daddio or Magic Line) set of cake pans in square and round. (6,8,10,12 are good sizes to start) Trust me when I say that the investment that you make in those better pans will so be worth it over the money you might save on a Wilton pan.

Set of gumpaste tools, OR get a good set of clay tools. They are pretty much the same thing and often the clay tools are a bit cheaper and these are fine to get at a Michaels or Hobby Lobby.

A good rolling pin.

A decent turntable, I got mine at oasis on sale and with a coupon code. Totally worth it for my Aztec.

I would suggest tips and bags as you need them. Its great to go out and buy a bunch of tips, but chances are you wont need most of them. I use the different size round tips the most, plus a super large star for cc swirls. Get the others as you need them.




I second the motion! This is EXACT the same advice I would have said. Go for a good turntable, a few standard pans and bags and tips as needed. Those old cookbooks don't sound very useful or worth very much money. In my area you can findthem for $1-2 a piece and buy the mif they had a few recipes you are likely to use. I usually look through one quickly and my rule of thumb is; if there are at least 4 recipes I would use, buy it.

debster Posted 7 Jun 2010 , 11:07am
post #15 of 18

Rather than the old books I agree is a waste, go to www.youtube.com and do a search for covering a cake in fondant , making buttercream or gumpaste flowers and so on and up comes TONS of tutorials and I find those so much more helpful. Just my opinion. I like the others have a basement FULL of garbage I have and will never use. Mainly 100 or more character pans.

cakegrandma Posted 7 Jun 2010 , 11:31am
post #16 of 18

As another reply, to re-iterate all that has been said previously about collecting things that you don't need...When I first discovered ebay I bought pans, books and other cake items that caught my eye. Fast forward for 4 years and when we moved back to Fl 2 years ago, I had 6, 3 ft tall and about 24" square boxes of pans alone, mostly character pans, that I never used. Now this was not counting all the boxes of pans, etc that I did use. (I had a licensed business) Oh the money I had spent and then trying to sell it all as I decided they were useless! Lost lots of money on things that just took up room! icon_cry.gificon_cry.gif
evelyn

joenshan Posted 7 Jun 2010 , 1:39pm
post #17 of 18

You should probably come in lower. Remember, you are doing her a service too by taking all of this stuff at once. Otherwise, its more work for her to sell in bits and pieces.

And, as a PP eluded too, just about anything in those books can be found online for free.

Jeannem Posted 7 Jun 2010 , 1:56pm
post #18 of 18

I have almost everything on that list that I have collected over the last 30 years!! I don't use any of it anymore--all outdated items--cake decorating has really changed over the last 5 years. Everyone's advise about buying CURRENT items is spot on.

Quote by @%username% on %date%

%body%