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post #46 of 82
Thanks Jamie, I got an 8 inch square and it measures on top corner to corner 12 and on bottom 10 1/2.......I am going to try it ...keep fingers crossed for me eeeek.....many first time things going on here for me hehehe....not trying to steal thread...but I love this dang cake....gonna turn it into a birthday cake if I goof, its only for me thanks for the help
post #47 of 82
Cool Madge! Why is there a diff in your measuring though? Should be a bit over 11 3/8 inches corner to corner. Any way you do it....where's this 10 & 1/2 coming from? Or am I the doof here?














(wouldn't be the first time....heh heh)
post #48 of 82
lol.......no I would say it would be me who is doofy....maybe I measured wrong...spent last 2 nights at ER so I am a bit droopy....I thought I got 12 diagonally on top of pan....and bottom it was 10 1/2 diagonally...h....I put all the pans together and its really gonna be close with the square, so I may trim it down a bit.......I am excited to try it......it could turn out to be my best~est birthday cake ever or the biggest mistake .......but I am still dopey enough to try
post #49 of 82
would you lay that drape in three sections...in three pieces rather than one really long one? Also can you use the air spray stuff to clean off keyboard to freeze stuff to cake? What is that I see them using?
post #50 of 82
what do you use to keep drapes from falling down?
post #51 of 82
Do a separate drape for each tier, trying to do one long one is a nightmare. Start from the bottom up. I always attach them with RI.
post #52 of 82
Well my cake is finished...OMG it is to date, the most difficult cake I have done. I could not work bottom to top with drapes, it just seemed backwards for me...they are really hard to do jeeze........they looked easy haha......tell me if you think its too colorful....its not as pretty as the one posted for this discussion, but I tried icon_smile.gif
post #53 of 82
post #54 of 82
You did great!

First time with a drape and first gum paste flowers??

Wow you did good--tons of learning curve there huh.

I really like the way it came out perfectly birthdayfuly rather than it looking bridal like the picture--you pulled it off great.

Btw--Happy Birthday, CakeBuddy!!!
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post #55 of 82
AWWWWW WHAT A PERFECT BIRTHDAY PRESENT...............THANK YOU
post #56 of 82
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Originally Posted by MissCakeCrazy

Edna, how do you make your customers overspend on their budget? I have recently lost a perspective customer as the bride set her budget really low, I tried to accomadate and reduce my price but she wanted it ridiculusly low. In the end she found a bakers that would do her wedding cake really cheap. Her budget was £200. I quoted £240 with the delivery fee. The cake was worth much more, around £300 but I reduced the price. Her fiance later enquired about a wedding cake at a bakers near his office and they were selling a 3 tiered cake for just £100! I couldn't compete with that and there was no way I would have brought my price down that low, not worth the effort. I was really excited about getting my first customer, now I feel hopeless in getting customers.



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I believe that you shouldnt acomodate to a customers budget, they need to acomodate their budget to a style of cake they can afford.
You basically show them what their budget can afford and go from there.

When you loose a client cause they went to another place cause they paid less, dont feel bad. You need to teach people the kind of store you are and that quality is something that needs to be paid.
I dont think that me gaining $50 on a sale for a cake is enough money to cover my quality work, materials and all that is included with it.
Making cakes is time consuming and difficult. And people don't know this.
Stay with costumers that appreciate your work and dont cater to those who feel they need to be paying less.

Remember, for one good quality cake and a happy costumer, you will keep getting more costumers. Word of mouth is your best bet. You want the people to come to you cause you do qood quality work and not cause you do cheap cakes, cause then you will always have this problem as the type of costumers you will keep getting is those that think you do inexpensive cakes.
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post #57 of 82
Quote:
Originally Posted by sadsmile

Quote:
Originally Posted by MissCakeCrazy

Edna, how do you make your customers overspend on their budget?



Usually if they dont have the budget I move them to something
that goes more to what they can pay for. Is not fair your work has to suffer cause they dont have the budget.
Teach your clients to go for what they cant buy or you will end up loosing money.
Edna


I think she meant to type: Teach your clients to go for what the can buy or you will end up loosing money.




Yes..thats exaclty what i meant!.. Spanish still my first language..lol.. icon_lol.gif
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post #58 of 82
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Originally Posted by __Jamie__

Here is a 6" round on an 8" square, and a 6" square on an 8" round. You can see how one config works fine, and the other one does not.

Ignore the water spots.




I can't stop looking at the water spots now!.... icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif
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post #59 of 82
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Originally Posted by makeminepink

I'm anxious to see what others will say about fondant swags on buttercream. I can't imagine that would work! The buttercream would mess up as soon as you touch the swags to it, wouldn't it? You would have to reposition it and that wouldn't work with buttercream, right?



Meh, I do a lot of fondant swags on buttercreme. But you're right, you've only got one shot to get it on there. Have to be right the first time!




I do swags all the time in buttercream. You just need a relly good buttercream. If it's too soft it wont hold as well.
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post #60 of 82
Edna: I Absolutely adore all of your work! I also subscribe to your youtube videos. I'm a very visual person and your tutorials have really made a difference for me! I can't thank you enough for sharing.
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