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Any one that mentions Ace of Cakes or Cake Boss to me now gets some kind of comment regarding their costs. A relatively plain 8" cake from Charm City Cakes costs around $150 and that isn't one of the custom ones....

 



Their website says "6-inch and 8-inch cakes available online starting at $65."

I never thought to check websites before, but the pre-decorated (or standardly decorated, idk how to phrase it) cakes at Carlos Bakery are not as expensive as I thought they would be. $25-50 for a 7 inch cake. Cupcakes at $3.50. A 6" cheesecake for just under $17. (why? cheesecakes are fabulous! I would pay more for cheesecake than for a regular cake!)
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Their website says "6-inch and 8-inch cakes available online starting at $65."

I never thought to check websites before, but the pre-decorated (or standardly decorated, idk how to phrase it) cakes at Carlos Bakery are not as expensive as I thought they would be. $25-50 for a 7 inch cake. Cupcakes at $3.50. A 6" cheesecake for just under $17. (why? cheesecakes are fabulous! I would pay more for cheesecake than for a regular cake!)

If you check through the pictures they have on their 'top tier' page, they do have cakes for $65 however the majority of them are $150 for 8". And they aren't what you see on ace of cakes, they are simple, well executed designs.

'from' prices are deceptive at the best of times.
post #408 of 412
I have had that problem too.People always want somthing for nothing especially family and friends that's why I stopped making cakes for people let them go to a Bakery and see how much it cost.Cakes are very expensive to make at home. The decorations cost a lot
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Ditto! I agree with you 100%, when one bakes a cake as a treat you of course bake from scratch and use the best and the freshest ingredient there is in the market. Because of this if I want dessert I make my own. Hah! I've learned to decorate from fondant to Lambeth and three d figures for my own leisure,spent a few thousand dollars chasing well known ********** teachers, buying expensive how to books as far as the Squires in England, and then when you bake a really scrumptious, moist and heavenly sponge cake or even a Jaconde with awesome filling someone asks you to bake the exact cake for twenty dollars? Buh humbug.
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Hi Everyone,

 

New to the blog.

 

I recently had the experience of someone not wanting to pay the appropriate price for a cake.  She wanted a tiffany and co present box, for 40 people, all the bells and whistles, happy birthday plaque, the diamond numbers on the cake and all and delivered and only wanted to pay $100.  I was a sucker and did it for her at that price, I kick myself everyday since doing it, because now I am worried she will tell her friends I am the 'cheap cake lady' and I don't want that.

 

I now am driving prices up and if people don't want to pay, then I would rather not do it.  What also makes it worse is when you have to justify why cakes cost what they do, when it takes about 10 hours to shop, bake, carve, decorate, clean up and then deliver the cake, for $100, that's $10 and hour and not including ingredients, who can be bothered with that.

post #411 of 412
Tell her/her friends you forgot to mention that it was done for her as an "introductory" price - and learn a little from this.
How to win friends and influence people.....bake them a cake!
How to win friends and influence people.....bake them a cake!
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