Originally Posted by Rachael1013
Originally Posted by k8memphisI'm just standing up for my industry with all y'all
and I know the next time Robin gets a repeat order on this cake she'll charge more
Good for you! I'm glad that you charge more and I'm glad that people in your area are willing to pay that, but like I said, we're in Wal-Mart country. People are slowly coming around to the idea that Wal-Mart's $1.58/serving (and yes, that's really what they charge) wedding cakes are not all they are cracked up to be.
Anyhow, it sounds like this girl really wants this cake if she's contacting people as far as KC.
It's not about charging more it's about doing right.
And in this case I mean next time for Robin. And Robin, Munchkin, please keep getting whatever assistance you may need with that cake on this board. I'm dying to know more about it and help in any way I can it's just that this thread has gotten hold of us all for the big pricing conundrum that ever looms--please don't take it personally--we are all talking to each other.
It's not about what I would charge it's about being somewhat united as an industry where we are bound together to uphold the prices that should be charged, respective of our communites but still looking to be true to each other.
Why are so many people coming on here asking what they should charge? And then folks defending their right to drastically undercut me and you and Colette freaking Peters? If you don't wanna know how much the rest of cakekind (like man
kind) charges don't ask. Robin said, "I know you guys will die but..." It kills a little part of us when we disrespect ourselves.
I have friends from Kennet and they have friends in Rolla so I have an understanding of the area. We stop in Boomland every time we go up North, been to Lambert's--I'm familiar with Missouri type out in the boondocks type areas/living. There's little industry, I get it.
I've never done a $15 a serving cake although I have done designer cakes. I don't know anyone who would pay $15 a serving for a cake. Memphis is not exactly Shangra-la. But I did check mapquest to see how far Rolla is. It's only 5 hours from me.
When a girl from anywhere
wants a world class design, she's reaching out of her neck of the woods. She would find Missouri prices but Missouri needs to not gut the industry. Not for that cake.
For example upthread someone said they are in Springfield and they get up to $3.50 a serving on the high side. Ok, so $7 a serving could be a respectable Missouri price for a sculpted Colette Peters featured at ICES, internationally recognized cake.
I not trying to reem Robin I'm just making my point because you guys are
in my neck of the woods. Five hours away is close
. Cake prices affect eveybody else--it's a small world after all.
Let's use this as a stepping stone to consider taking a different look at our world of caking. That we are all in this together. That if we think the rest of us will die if we price a certain way then let's regroup and take a deep breath and do what's right. Closer to right. Just think about it.