Transporting Cakes: Deliver Or Pick Up?

Decorating By himmlisch Updated 6 Nov 2010 , 11:09pm by himmlisch

himmlisch Posted 5 Nov 2010 , 2:17am
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After posting pictures of my cakes from my very first cake class, a friend of mine ordered a cake from me. She just told me she could pick it up, or I could deliver it. It would be much easier to have her pick it up, but is there a professional opinion on this? If she were to transport it incorrectly and have it get ruined on the way to the party I would feel responsible. What would you do?

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Jenn2179 Posted 5 Nov 2010 , 2:28am
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Most wedding cakes I deliver but charge for it. For smaller cakes they usually pick up.

auzzi Posted 5 Nov 2010 , 6:28am
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If they pick it up, take photographs of it's condition.

As part of a professional contract, you would have a disclaimer. This should note it's condition when it left, and disavow responsibility for it from the pick-up time.

Once you surrender it to the driver, it is their [purchaser's] responsibility.

K1976 Posted 5 Nov 2010 , 7:39am
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Originally Posted by Jenn2179

Most wedding cakes I deliver but charge for it. For smaller cakes they usually pick up.




How do you figure delivery charges? TIA

indydebi Posted 5 Nov 2010 , 10:41am
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I only delivered wedding cakes and that was bullt into my pricing (within a certain range). Anything outside my standard delivery area was $1.25 per ROUND TRIP mile, based on mapquest (and the mood I was in!) icon_smile.gif

Jenn2179 Posted 5 Nov 2010 , 11:02am
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Originally Posted by K1976

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jenn2179

Most wedding cakes I deliver but charge for it. For smaller cakes they usually pick up.



How do you figure delivery charges? TIA




My delivery charge is $.75 a mile round trip.

himmlisch Posted 6 Nov 2010 , 11:09pm
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Thank you so much to everyone! She came and picked it up this afternoon. I've only been caking for a month, so it was very exciting!

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