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post #31 of 126
You know, especially after the wedding show this weekend.. I really have to wonder about the people who invite SO MANY people, yet want to go so cheap on the cake.

Who knows 500 people, anyway? Isn't that like inviting EVERYONE they've ever met? Sounds like a bit of a gift grab, to me. If you're close enough to someone to want them at your wedding, you should be close enough to them to want them to have a nice cake.. not go cheap and give them nasty grocery store sheet cake!!

I figure they need to make a choice. You have a "budget" wedding for so many, or you tone down your guest list and pull out all the stops - including the cake of your dreams.
post #32 of 126
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My motto is now .. a good cake is not cheap and a cheap cake is not good! icon_smile.gif



I'm gpong to print that out and hang it in my "shop/kitchen" for everyone to read. icon_lol.gif
post #33 of 126
OMG--less than 50 cents/serving of cake???????????????? I can't even produce a single plain sugar cookie for that kind of money!

I'd tell her that she MIGHT be able to get a nice photo blow-up of the cake for the price she wants to pay and that will have to do!

The next time she calls, if I had the time, I really think I'd go into a tirade about the cost of sugar, flour, chocolate, electricity, etc. and then hang up! Or, maybe I'd let her know in no uncertain terms that if you spend $12,000 on a dress that people will only see, maybe you should consider spending at least $2000 on the cake that all of those guests will eat!

Amazing, really amazing.....................

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post #34 of 126
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Originally Posted by Shelle_75

There must be some magazine article floating around somewhere that tells brides to "Never pay full price for your wedding cake!"



there IS icon_confused.gif . ask indydebi...she's mentioned this person before. i think its a columnist.
post #35 of 126
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Originally Posted by miss_sweetstory

Forgot the cake??? More likely the original decorator set her loose because of her unreasonable expectations and behavior!



i couldnt agree MORE....
post #36 of 126
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Originally Posted by Curvy

I hope she ends up with a donut king tower for her silly price and lack of notice! That'll impress all her guests!



i dont even think donuts are THAT cheap. twinkies however..... icon_lol.gif http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.tackyliving.com/graphics/food/weddingCake.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.tackyliving.com/article.php%3Fid%3D136&h=295&w=250&sz=56&hl=en&start=15&um=1&tbnid=pc25dUYOA4FYNM:&tbnh=115&tbnw=97&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dtwinkie%2Bwedding%2Bcake%26svnum%3D10%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DN now thats tacky...! fits the bill though.
post #37 of 126
Call me stupid or ignorant, but I thought next to the Brides dress the next focal point was the cake??????????????????? I agree, wonder why people don't argue over the dress, photos, dj, and whatever but want a bargain basement price cake to look the Grandest of all? Weird is all I can say.
post #38 of 126
Melysa--Love the snack-cake-wedding-cake link! icon_lol.gif Maybe that is something else to keep a picture of in your shop/kitchen for people to see, who want to argue about a cheap price! icon_rolleyes.gif (Someone more clever than I am will have to come up w/ the slogan to go underneath the picture . . . )
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post #39 of 126
Oh trust me, photographers have the same problem with brides. Because of the quality cameras nowadays, the value of a pro has really been diminished in the eyes of many brides. There's a (silly) mentality that any uncle bob can do it.. so many of them go really cheap on the photos.. and really live to regret it.
post #40 of 126
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Originally Posted by Shelle_75

There must be some magazine article floating around somewhere that tells brides to "Never pay full price for your wedding cake!"



there IS icon_confused.gif . ask indydebi...she's mentioned this person before. i think its a columnist.



That would be Ms. Stephie Steward (www.fireyourweddingplanner.com). She's not the only one, but she's at the top of my hit parade.

Understand that I agree with her overall philosophy, but the way she presents things is most of the time on the wrong side.

Anyone who deals with brides needs to sign up to receive her emailed newsletter, just so you can be on top of what she is telling brides. More than once, I've told a bride "Contrary to what Stephie tells you ...... " because I recognize that their question comes directly from the Stephie newsletter.

here's a link with a few links to some of her newsletters http://forum.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-234961-providing.html+platesp
post #41 of 126
Tell her for 40 cents a person she could give them each about 5 oreos or 1 hostess cupcake. There you go. She could serve Hostess Cupcakes. You could probably get them in bulk for about 40 cents apiece.
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post #42 of 126
Here's the quote from "Dear Stephi's" website:

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You walk into a store to choose a wedding cake. At first you're a little bit shocked to learn how much the cake is going to cost, but you finally just accept that this is part of the price of a great wedding. Because you've never bought a wedding cake before, you don't even realize that you could be paying more just because the person behind the counter knows that you won't argue because you don't know any better than to pay full price.



She goes on to push her BOOK:

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post #43 of 126
ps. Maybe Stephi should just give away her book for FREE. heehee
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post #44 of 126
Oh, Debbie157, that's been MY argument since Day One! You can bet your patooty that she isn't open to negotiation on HER pricing, and the 'ole "this is all I'm willing to pay" crap doesn't work on HER!
post #45 of 126
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Originally Posted by vickster

Tell her for 40 cents a person she could give them each about 5 oreos apiece.



Vickster, that is a good one! That should be one a plaque somewhere too! icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif
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