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post #16 of 22
Good for you, glad u didn't budge!
Mommy1st Cake Decorator 2nd.........
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post #17 of 22
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Originally Posted by SweetAsLemmons

because gas in CA is pennies right now and my delivery van runs on corn oil!





HA!! Corn oil is $10 gallon right now, that's not cheap/free either.
Always put your eggs in one basket.......why do you want to carry two?
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Always put your eggs in one basket.......why do you want to carry two?
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post #18 of 22
I agree with all your comments. We have our prices. If the person can't pay that amount I suggest other designs according with their budget or refer them to other bakers. Relating to friends I always told them that the amount paid by them was my discounted price because of "x" reason. I have clients that order every year their cakes from me, refer me clients, and so on. I told them that if someone ask the price just said "x" amount because of the friendship, because the long time client relationship, etc. Or tell them the amount that I would charged without any discounts/concessions.
post #19 of 22
Tell him you'll deliver it for free as long as he pays for the gas and mileage on your van... icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif
post #20 of 22
The few times that I have created a special cake for a customer and they received the benefit of a great deal-I tell them, "If anyone asks, the next cake like this one will be $$$."
Making life sweet!

Lindas Just Desserts

Inspected and licensed commercial kitchen
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Making life sweet!

Lindas Just Desserts

Inspected and licensed commercial kitchen
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post #21 of 22
I know you have already handled this but I'm just reading it now and wanted to chime in...

I don't like the suggestions to say that was a promotion that's over. That is absolutely not true. What I would say in this situation is that when we do new techniques we have to come up with a price in the beginning. After the cake is completed, we have a better idea of the real time and difficulty involved and the future price for the same cake will be a more accurate one.
post #22 of 22
When he said " but you did my friend's cake it was only xxxx amount" I would have said " oh THAT cake! Wow, I remember that one! It took me about three times as long as I thought...can you believe that after I did that one my hand was so numb from rolling out all that fondant I had to make a special trip to my physical therapist...OH!!! And something else, that took SO MUCH MORE in materials cost than I thought it would....hmmmm,now that you mention it, I think that I need to increase that quote I just gave you! Add an extra $50 to that just to be on the safe side."
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