Overthinking My Prices... !!!

Business By yjflores1 Updated 3 Jun 2016 , 6:45pm by yjflores1

yjflores1 Posted 26 May 2016 , 10:36pm
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Hey guys here I go again! Anyways I was asked to make an adult cake(penis) and she told me it would be for 25 people I told her it would be 70 didn't hear from her all week and then she sent a message back saying it was way too much and found someone to make it for her for 45. Things like this make me feel kinda bad because they prob think I overcharge but everyone uses different ingredients, materials etc... Now I'm stuck feeling bad and I'm overthinking about my prices. How do you ladies or gents go about this??? Thanks in advance!

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kristykgs Posted 26 May 2016 , 11:35pm
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There will ALWAYS be someone who thinks you are too expensive. Those are not your target market. Every business has a "market" they cater to and not everyone will fit in that mold. As long as you know in your heart that you are not price gouging, then you have to find a way to shake it off and continue on. A cake that will feed 25 people and she is getting it for 45, that is what..a little over $1 per serving? The person making it will go out of business soon or the customers will not return because if they are making a profit on that $1 per serving, then they are using nasty ingredients. But hey, maybe the customer is all bout money and not taste or presentation..if that is the case, you don't want that anyway. Good riddance to her


costumeczar Posted 27 May 2016 , 12:05am
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Yep, what she said ^^^^

hippiecac Posted 27 May 2016 , 2:56am
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You are in the business of making custom, premium quality luxury products. Just like designer bags and jewelry, there will always be knockoffs and cubic zirconium in the marketplace. Don't let the "budget" cake people get you down. They wouldn't know a quality cake if it was smashed in their face & don't deserve it anyway. 


yjflores1 Posted 27 May 2016 , 5:05am
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Thanks guys I just feel bad sometimes and I don't want to make them feel like I'm ripping them off! Thanks again only we know how much time we spend on these cakes and the skills you invest In it.

julia1812 Posted 27 May 2016 , 6:07am
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"Things like this make me feel kinda bad"

Thinks like making cakes for other people FOR FREE is what would me feel bad. You've got nothing to worry about. Let others do the charity work!!!


johnson6ofus Posted 29 May 2016 , 3:24pm
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Think of it like feeding the family. Sometimes is $15 at McD's, sometimes it's $100 at Outback. Quality, atmosphere and experience are NOT the same. (same as cakes---design, expertise, and quality all come into play). But it's all dinner (or cake).

Doesn't mean Outback will lower their price to McD's level. Clearly, McD's is so much cheaper.....

So just because someone out there is working for free making cakes for $1/ serving and spending the whole day to do it, doesn't mean you have to. Compare your skill, quality and art to other similar providers in your area. THAT is the test--- not if someone can do it cheaper.

kristykgs Posted 29 May 2016 , 11:09pm
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Good answer Johnson


johnson6ofus Posted 30 May 2016 , 2:03am
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I just hate to see cakers dragged down to the lowest possible option.  My cakes ARE expensive but they ARE worth it.


Chin up yjflores!

MimiFix Posted 30 May 2016 , 8:57pm
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Way to go, CC members. Love your answers. You guys are awesome.

cakebaby2 Posted 3 Jun 2016 , 6:58am
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Its entirely possible she got a little floppy penis cake for the price she told you.....they'll be sorry they didn't go for your lovely anatomically correct one? Who wouldn't?

SandraAlicante Posted 3 Jun 2016 , 9:05am
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Personally I'd rather not do cakes like that!  I prefer pretty ones..:)

Webake2gether Posted 3 Jun 2016 , 6:19pm
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Same here @SandraAlicante ‍ I was just commenting on another thread about body part cakes. I hope we never get asked to do one bc I'll say no politely of course. 


To op someone will always be cheaper than you that's the fact of being a business. I don't concern myself with those who seek cheaper cakes bc usually you get what you pay for. Seen a cake that we were asked to do but we were out of her budget I saw the cake she got and really hope she didn't spend her whole budget on it. So either they end up happy with what they get or next time around they'll be coming back to you. I would strongly discourage you lowering your prices bc of one cheapskate :)

Webake2gether Posted 3 Jun 2016 , 6:19pm
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Same here @SandraAlicante ‍ I was just commenting on another thread about body part cakes. I hope we never get asked to do one bc I'll say no politely of course. 


To op someone will always be cheaper than you that's the fact of being a business. I don't concern myself with those who seek cheaper cakes bc usually you get what you pay for. Seen a cake that we were asked to do but we were out of her budget I saw the cake she got and really hope she didn't spend her whole budget on it. So either they end up happy with what they get or next time around they'll be coming back to you. I would strongly discourage you lowering your prices bc of one cheapskate :)

yjflores1 Posted 3 Jun 2016 , 6:45pm
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Thank you so much guys I'm sticking to my guts and leaving my prices as is ! :)

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