Just About Had Enough **need To Vent**

Decorating By Cake_Karen Updated 4 Nov 2010 , 10:18pm by Davwattie

Cake_Karen Posted 20 Oct 2010 , 8:42pm
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Had a phone call today for a cake order. The gent gave me a link to a site with a cake he liked and wanted a price. The cake was priced up at £275 which for a 3 tier cake with lots of decoration and 4 figures was very cheap to start with. I told him that it was a very good and fair price and I would be able to do it for him for the same price. His answer was Oh well I only have £100 budget for the cake can you not do it for that!!!!!

OMG I am so fed up with people thinking that I should only charge them for the ingredents!

Customers please take note this is what you are paying for.

1. Ingredents.
2. Time to make the cake.
3. Fuel cost to bake it.
4. Time to Ice and decorate the cake.
5. Cost of training to make cake (and 4 years doing the training)
6. Cost of tools which run into £100's!!!!!
7. Profit YES profit I dont do this just because I love it I do it to make money!!!


Thank you Rant over icon_biggrin.gif

12 replies
yummy_in_my_tummy Posted 20 Oct 2010 , 8:52pm
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AMEN! Well said icon_smile.gif

Scarlets-Cakes Posted 20 Oct 2010 , 9:03pm
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A--FREAKIN--MEN!!!!! thumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gif

Kimmie514 Posted 20 Oct 2010 , 9:06pm
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Exactly, or they want you to give them a discount and you are already doing it close to cost. I know what you mean.

MamaD77 Posted 20 Oct 2010 , 9:43pm
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Had a phone call today for a cake order. The gent gave me a link to a site with a cake he liked and wanted a price. icon_biggrin.gif




i think you've been slightly inaccurate there, he doesn't sound like much of a gent to me ! icon_lol.gif cheeky beggar!

loulou2 Posted 20 Oct 2010 , 10:09pm
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Happens all over the world!!
Cake_Karen where in S. Yorks are you? My big sis lives in Doncaster!!

Cake_Karen Posted 20 Oct 2010 , 10:14pm
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Well isn't it a small world I live in Doncaster icon_smile.gif

peg818 Posted 20 Oct 2010 , 10:17pm
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gee it seems that people are getting cheaper and cheaper. I quoted a lady $200 for a 3d cake to feed 40 and she told me i was trying to rob her. Said i was 125 to 150 more then anyone else, now i know there aren't too many people around here that can do this kind of work. And if she can get it for that i told her she should differently jump on it.

cupcake_cutie Posted 20 Oct 2010 , 10:19pm
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Exactly! thumbs_up.gif

indydebi Posted 20 Oct 2010 , 11:17pm
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Well isn't it a small world I live in Doncaster icon_smile.gif




omg! We have friends who live in Doncaster! They came and stayed with us for a couple of weeks a few years ago! Our eldest daughters were born the same day!

Cake_Karen Posted 20 Oct 2010 , 11:31pm
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Well isn't it a small world I live in Doncaster icon_smile.gif



omg! We have friends who live in Doncaster! They came and stayed with us for a couple of weeks a few years ago! Our eldest daughters were born the same day!




Falls over in shock! WOW this is spooky! Next thing we will find out is Im related to you all lol.
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indydebi Posted 20 Oct 2010 , 11:37pm
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Originally Posted by indydebi

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Originally Posted by Cake_Karen

Well isn't it a small world I live in Doncaster icon_smile.gif



omg! We have friends who live in Doncaster! They came and stayed with us for a couple of weeks a few years ago! Our eldest daughters were born the same day!



Falls over in shock! WOW this is spooky! Next thing we will find out is Im related to you all lol.
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I double checked.....they live in Staffordshire now. Her hometown is Doncaster. (I remembered that town because they spent quite a bit of time trying to teach us how to say it properly instead of how Americans pronounce it! icon_lol.gificon_lol.gif )

Davwattie Posted 4 Nov 2010 , 10:18pm
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I double checked.....they live in Staffordshire now. Her hometown is Doncaster. (I remembered that town because they spent quite a bit of time trying to teach us how to say it properly instead of how Americans pronounce it! icon_lol.gificon_lol.gif )[/quote]



World getting smaller, I live in Staffordshire lol

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