Originally Posted by veronica970206
It is amazing how low they can go on their prices, the only thing I can think of is that the cakes are close to the expiration date via freezer, so why not have a sale? (<-Sad and sick, but true) A lot of people I have talked too, do not realize that the commercial stores have the cakes frozen and frosted and sold, and before I took all of the classes that I have taken, I never knew that either, so to buy a cake from a local grocer paying $20 was a deal for me, because I never knew myself the whole commercial process, so I do not get mad at the people who purchase those cakes because majority of them do not know, and the rest either know and just choose to pay the $20 to save money, because of gas prices, increase in groceries and so on. If I was in that situation, I think I would have continued walking, because people in my area especially do not pay XXX amount for a cake that they can get for $20 at a local grocer, the way I make money off of my cakes is through family and friends, because of the economy. I just do not see people who are fighting over $20 deals taking cards from a quality cake artist and paying more, sad, but true. I am sorry, but from what I see in my area and other areas I travel too, a lot of our local bakeries who do bake fresh are losing money or not making enough because of the increase in cost on ingredients and so on, so the general public thinks, I need a cake, who cares about the source and how it is made and so on, and they hear $20, they are sold.
Here is my thing, its not even just $20 anymore, the prices are going up I think I bought a mile high white chocolate/chocolate Raspberry 8 inch cake from Ralphs for like 26. On top of that I dont even think they made it, cuz she goes Oh i think i have one in the back and it was frozen. But the point is also, is that we are all forgetting that they buy the incredients in massive quantities, which mieans that the ingredients are also what they sell in the stores too, so they must be getting a HUGE deal. On top of that they are paying the people in the bakeries close to nothing, which all they do is bake bake bake, then asembel asembe asemble... So that's what they do they look at the way they can keep their costs down. That's what is the biggest money maker....there is absolutely no way we can even get or come close to the cost that they are getting their goods for.