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post #76 of 82
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Originally Posted by tonedna

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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..

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LOL I have the same problem, I tell everyone I get lost on translation !!
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post #77 of 82
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Your cake is great BellesMom!! and how did you black out the background?? I have Paint but can't figure out how to edit pics on it icon_cry.gif



Thanks Rosie2! I opened my picture in Paint and enlarged it to the largest % I could...then I selected the paint brush from the left hand side tool bar and selected black as my color - then just started "painting" away! It gets hard to keep the edges of the cake clean and black out the back ground - that is why the edges of my cake look a little fuzzy/block-like. You have to have patience because it takes a while. Hope this helps! icon_smile.gif
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Thanks cylstrial! icon_biggrin.gif
post #79 of 82
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Originally Posted by Texas_Rose

That cake will serve more than 50...looks like a 10" round, 8" square, 6" round which would be 82 servings.

Will you be making the flowers or using silk? Those flowers would take time and cutters if you don't have them already.

The other thing is, you'll have to transport assembled, do you have room in your vehicle and are you confident enough with the support system that you use to do that?

I made my friend's wedding cake for $100 mostly because I wanted to be able to say I'd made a wedding cake for someone. The $100 didn't quite cover the supplies and ingredients and the cake was a ton of work. I probably would have charged a stranger about $400 for the same cake (if I sold cakes).



Um, last time a checked if you take even a penny from someone for a cake, then you sold a cake. And you know that in Texas it is a big "no-no" to do so from your home kitchen and/or without a license. You know this, so why would you in one breath say you charged a friend $100 then in the next say you don't sell cakes.
post #80 of 82
Selling something does not make you a seller of them. For example, if a bride sells her wedding dress she is not then a dress shop. She is not someone who could then be contacted for further dress sales. If I sell my car I am not a car dealership. I don't have a lot full of vehicles you can peruse and make a choice.

Selling something for a penny does not establish a business.
It's an interesting concept but it takes more than a single one penny transaction to launch and establish a business.
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post #81 of 82
I think texas-rose was mainly trying to just cover the cost of the cake, not sell a cake.
Jenn

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post #82 of 82
Beautiful job, Bellesmom.
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