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post #16 of 23
I didn't think you were offensive at all, sweetcreations....in fact I thought it was very beneficial to know those prices - now we know more what we're up against price wise. When you weigh in the quality of our cakes with the prices we charge against what you're getting from WM or a comparable store/cake, it seems more than fair what we charge. Something else I've noticed is that in larger towns/cities there's really no in-between the WM or grocery store cakes and the high-end bakery boutique cakes. That's what I think people like us can provide...something that's as high in quality as well as creativity without being over the top in design or price! JMO! icon_smile.gif
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post #17 of 23
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Hey JennT,

Thank You so Much! icon_lol.gif Makes me Feel Better. icon_biggrin.gif I felt like I must have worded the Whole thing TOTALLY WRONG as I can be good at that too! icon_lol.gificon_twisted.gif

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post #18 of 23
Glad I could help! icon_razz.gif I know what you mean...sometimes what we're thinking can come out totally different when we type it out and someone else reads it...don't worry about it!
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post #19 of 23
thanks so much for sharing the walmart prices. i am a new decorator and have my biggest stress when figuring out my prices and what the walmart charged. i was very intrested in the walmart wedding cakes, i wondered about that alot.
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melody
post #20 of 23
Sweet Creations,

I took no ofense to your post. I just find many people comparing there prices to somewhere like wm and frankly there is no way we can compete on price with a place like wm, but there is a market for us And customers that appreciate what we do.
post #21 of 23
sweetcreations,
I took no offense, either. I think we were all saying the same thing, Wal-mart just seems to strike a nerve with a lot of people.

I'll go along with everybody else, though, and say I'm glad you posted that info. I personally haven't set foot in a Wal-mart in almost 2 years so I never would have known otherwise. Not that I'd ever consider pricing that low (and really, *what* is up with those servings?) but it's good to know what you're up against.

JennT - You also made a good point - something I wouldn't have realized for a while. Us home bakers really do have a market between the supermarket & boutique cakes. Thanks for reminding us.

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post #22 of 23
If people want a Wal-Mart cake they will buy one. If they want something else they will come to you. Most discriminating buyers know what they like and they are willing to pay for it. If not cake decorators like Colette Peters and others would be out of business a long time ago!
post #23 of 23
Hiya Sweet!! princess.gif
I think it is GREAT that you posted this!! icon_wink.gif

I would like to make a comment on the "boutique" places though.

How many of you have eaten cakes from the "boutique" type shops? Do they REALLY taste better than ours? Do they REALLY look better than ours? I truly doubt that these "fancy" cakes are all what they claim to be, plus they all tack on outrageous delivery charges and try to add "here and there" charges. I had a friend tell me that she spent $175 for a cake smaller than a 1/2 sheet cake for her 1 year old's birthday and that it wasn't decorated all that well, and it didn't taste very well. Plus she said they kept trying to get her to buy additional stuff. Now this is from one of the well known shops in my town. And I have heard lots of other bad things too. Now, I know this may not apply to ALL the fancy boutiques, but I am just trying to point out that not only do we all blow Walmart away but most probably the high priced boutiques too. We offer SO MUCH more than any retail establishment plus we do it with BIG 'OL SMILES! But WE are the ones that get taken advantage of most of the time.

GREAT TOPIC SWEET!!! icon_wink.gif
Leslie ( I hope I don't offend anyone either....not trying to be offensive at all!!!) icon_wink.gif
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