Seriously, It's almost enough to make you want to quit baking. I recently had someone order 3 dozen cupcakes for a first birthday. Easy enough. Simple white cupcakes, with cream cheese icing and fondant stars on top. Then day before yesterday I get a text saying that they are running short on cash and want to know if they bake the cupcakes themselves and just have me decorate them, would that be cheaper. ugh. I haven't responded, because I don't even know what to say. Obviously, I don't want my name attached to someone else's damn cupcakes. I have my own recipe and my cupcakes are damn good. Any suggestions on a nice way of responding to this ridiculous request?
Lot's of people sell cupcake/cake toppers. I wouldn't take the cupcakes and decorate them but I would sell separate toppers and the client can put them on.
I get that people sell toppers. But they want me to make the icing and decorate them. They also live a half hour away. Any suggestions on how to price fondant stars? I myself have never sold anything separate. I only do cakes on the side and work full time. So for me to make a batch of fondant just to make tiny stars doesn't really seem very time/cost efficient.
Tell them it's a health department violation to have food from an outside source in your kitchen ;) Or just say no.
just say it's all the same price
Yeah, I wouldn't frost someone else's cupcakes, good grief! And little stars certainly aren't worth the trouble. If they were elaborate cupcake toppers, I would offer them separately and they can apply them to whatever they want.
But, from what you're saying, be like Nancy Reagan, and just say no!
Did she gave you a deposit? I would say No to decorating her cupcakes, but I would make the amount of cupcakes that the deposit covers...