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So she comes to me with a Margaret Braun book....

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and she wants the cake on the cover.!.! icon_eek.gif

http://www.amazon.com/gp/reader/0847823342/ref=sib_dp_pt/104-3725574-8758368#reader-link

Now Margaret's cakes are often small, because the detail takes sooo much time. This bride wants this cake to serve 300!! (No sheet cakes.) I didn't even know what to say. icon_eek.gif She will definitely be the only cake I do that week. But as far as pricing goes, I dont even know where to begin!
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$10 per serving my a$$!!!! For cake for 300, (*IF* I would even CONSIDER trying to duplicate it) I would put a price tag of $10,000 MINIMUM on the cake. I. AM. NOT. KIDDING.

Look at the work on that cake. This is a masterpiece.

You want me to duplicate Michaelangelo's Chapel in Rome? You're gonna pay for my time!!
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Run as fast as you can, and if she does catch you, I agree with Debi....$10,000! That's a TON of work!!!
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Yep ...price sounds fair to me....or...she can try to see if Walmart will do it.... icon_razz.gificon_lol.gif

I would bet that if you told her 10 grand that she would come up with another style cake really really fast. Unless she is like Ivanka Trump getting married I doubt she is going to spend that kind of moola on a cake. Remember above all things....BRIDES ARE STUPID WHEN IT COMES TO THEIR WEDDING WANTS!!....there will be a reality check for her....

Oh and insist on a 1000 dollar non refundable deposit to hold the date and full payment 2 weeks before the wedding....gives you time to cash the check and make sure it doesn't go....BOING!! icon_lol.gif
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Oh ... I didn't throw out that number because of the name of the original artist. I threw it out because of the complexity of the work and the very high expectation on the part of the bride.

Ok, here's the part I left out..... $10,000 because I want to scare her away because for someone to ask me to duplicate the work of an artist of that stature with a cake of that level of artistry is probably unattainable .... so please let me scare you away with a ridiculously high price.

And if it doesn't scare her away, then I am properly compensated for the stress I'm about to undertake (and the bar bill I'm about to run up!). thumbs_up.gif
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icon_lol.gificon_lol.gif ROFL indydebi icon_lol.gificon_lol.gif At what point would one be able to pick their jaw up off the floor after a request like that??!!

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Wow.. that is one heck of a cake.. I think she said that that cake would cost 25K.. Now I couldn't get 25K for that cake.. but you better bet *IF* I were to even think about it.. you'd have a price tag that would make it worth my time. 300 servings.. she'd be paying 100$ per serving.. at LEAST.. damn.. That would take forever!
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Refer her to me... I'd LOVE to replicate that cake!

And I'd only charge her $8/serving. icon_biggrin.gif LOL!
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Wow!!!! I think this bride to be is going to be in sticker shock after getting a quote on this cake. Definitely not a cake the average person can afford! Can't wait to hear more (and see the cake)!!
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SHE IS SOOOOOOOOOOOO OUT OF HER FLIPPIN MIND!
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SHE WANTS WHAT!?!?!?! Image
OMG!! She obviously has NO IDEA! Hey, but if she's willing to pay... go for it!!
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I agree with everyone else. I would charge a minium of 5,000.00 thats crazy then pray she does not have that kind of extra money laying around. Your cakes are beautiful so please don't take this the wrong way. But something you really need to consider is can you duplicate the cake? I know I could not even come close so thats why I am saying this. Please let us know what happens. Good luck icon_biggrin.gif
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