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post #16 of 31
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Thanks for your replys!!!! She decided to go with mini cupcakes instead so whew won't have to mess with them! It's always the ones that look so simple that take so much time! icon_twisted.gif
post #17 of 31
I wouldn't take the order for less than $10-$12 each. I have made some in the past and they are not my favorite item on the menu. When I let the customers know what they cost that tends to deter them from purchasing. And there is a minimum of 50 anything less the cost goes up even more. I have had brides that pay for these and they are a pain in the rear, but I have found some tricks to make it an easier process. Stacking them without the top tier having a board is a big help. The top layer has barely any weight to hurt the bottom tier. They do sell 3" boards, gold or silver that is used for individual desserts, I buy those. Then when you are icing them stick bamboo skewers through the tier and through the cake board you are working on and the cake goes nowhere. And if they would like fondant on the cake I found the poured fondant like for petit fours is the easiest way to handle that. HTH
post #18 of 31
Glad to have found this thread becuz someone just asked me to do some mini cakes for a wedding and I wasn't sure what to say or do, but now I will just simply reply that I don't do them and she can go to another vendor that costs $15 per mini cakes. I already have enough stress in my life. I'm glad I didn't get fed to the wolves by saying yes.
post #19 of 31
I think these mini-cakes are those small one-piece wedding cake pans that just look like they're tiered? So you'd actually be baking in just one little pan. And these look like they were dipped, or glazed, not frosted--and certainly not covered in fondant. Personally I don't care for the way these look. I've seen cleaner versions...but then those cost way more than $6.50 each.

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post #20 of 31
I do 2 tier "mini" cakes that the bottom tier is 3 1/2" and the top is 2 " and charge $25.00. I package them in a clear 5" cube box and tie a ribbon around it. I also live in a rather small town. Sharon
post #21 of 31

I agree with everyone who has made them.  One time I made 60 and did not sleep the whole night.  It was like twilight zone.   I had the feeling that I could not advance despite all the work I felt I was doing. 

 

I ended up here to see if anybody else had the same idea than me.  I think I would charge no less than 10 Dlls not only because they represent more challenge, more work and because you use double the fondant than in a regular cake.-

 

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post #22 of 31

We made 30 mini cakes for a bridal shower - Ugh!  Just cutting the custom cake boards for each took several hours!  Not to mention those darn things scoot all over the turntable because they're so light!  We added a "PITA" fee to the quote and the client paid it but I'm still not sure I'd do it again!  The worst part, HUGE freak snow storm the day of the shower postponed it a week.  The client was able to get to us to pick them up but not to the shower the next day.  I heard later her daughter's preschool class ate the 30 masterpieces!

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post #23 of 31
I love u so much y'all. Got an enquiry for 500 mini cakes today. Gave my qoute according to local standards. Bride said too expensive. Was tempted to negotiate but this post has helped me remain adamant. 500 times!!!
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post #24 of 31
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I love u so much y'all. Got an enquiry for 500 mini cakes today. Gave my qoute according to local standards. Bride said too expensive. Was tempted to negotiate but this post has helped me remain adamant. 500 times!!!
500? Lol. Guaranteed whatever you told her wasn't too expensive. I couldn't even complete an order that big.
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post #25 of 31

I don't think people realize what they are asking for when they try to place an order like that. 500 mini cakes? First off who invites 500 people to anything?!

 

Although having said that, the cakes in the link look like they were baked in a mold and then it says they're covered with white chocolate (I'm guessing they probably use candy melts looking at the colors) - I think the seller is probably making a nice little amount on them considering they are so simple. It's when they start wanting more than this very basic looking cake that they become a pain. 

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post #26 of 31
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The site you posted lists them for $6.50 each. That seems VERY fair.
People think because they are tiny, they should not cost as much, etc...
wrong...Mini's are a PIA.

They are $7.41 now :-) 

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post #27 of 31
90¢ inflation in 2 years-not bad! My parents always talk about when they could get a hamburger for 10¢. I remember being in college & gas was under $1/gallon...and I'm not THAT old! How was ICES??
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post #28 of 31

I remember a dealership who used to do an event where you could get 10 gallons of gas for a penny a gallon or get your car pinstriped for a penny. I remember walking to the store and buying my mom cigarettes for 65 cents a pack. I definitely remember gas being $.86. I also remember my mom talking this way and thinking "she's so old" lol

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post #30 of 31

I always say "herding cats"lol...If you  poured fondant it wouldn't be that difficult to decorate...if you had 50 of those tiny tiered cake pans

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