Pricing For A Book Themed Cake???

Decorating By ch5964 Updated 20 Mar 2014 , 2:25pm by Wrapped-Xpressions

ch5964 Posted 20 Mar 2014 , 12:25pm
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Good Morning


Ok I am having a bit of a nightmare with a potential client. We originally discussed having a half sheet ; 2 layer cake for her daughter's grad cake.I priced it correctly; and then she said she thought I had told her my cakes were $ 1.00 per person ( ummmmm not so much!)


So she originally agreed to a half sheet at my pricing. Now I just received another message that she wants the half sheet shaped like a book with pages; and a scroll and a grad cap, and " would this be the same price?" ( ummmm NO! )


So I broke it down what the costs would be for a custom designed cake ( as this is what it is)


I have not heard back yet; but I know a problem is waiting to happen. Over the last 2 days this client has messaged me over a dozen times; with different requests and I just KNOW no matter what; she will not be happy with my cakes no matter what the price is.


Long story short; what would you all charge for a book themed cake in a half sheet size?


Also; any ideas on how I can politely decline to do this cake??


Thank you all for your input and letting me vent :)



3 replies
Godot Posted 20 Mar 2014 , 12:56pm
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ATell her you are now fully booked for that date.

Tell her that you don't think you can make her happy so it's best that she looks elsewhere.

ch5964 Posted 20 Mar 2014 , 1:07pm
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Thank you Godat.. that's pretty much where I am with this :)

Wrapped-Xpressions Posted 20 Mar 2014 , 2:25pm
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I agree, she sounds like way too high maintenance and will be the type to request a refund after the event because she was unhappy with the cake. If she has not paid a deposit to secure her date I would become "booked" and would be unable to take her order.

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