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post #121 of 252
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Originally Posted by DeliciousDesserts View Post

Still there http://www.weddingbycolor.com/royallyurs612/milestones/182556

Thanks, not sure how I missed it. I hope she can't remove your post.

post #122 of 252
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Originally Posted by ShelbyLyn View Post

Anybody have any guesses on how many servings the actual wedding cake was and what you would charge for that?
. Ummm, have you read the thread?
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post #123 of 252
Wish there was a like button Anna. I thought the same thing. I was too lazy to quote where I estimated my cost.

www.VeryDeliciousDesserts.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Delicious-Desserts/207874222593145

 

It's never "just cake!"

 

You may get a cake for $way to little but you won't get this cake!

Animal
(4 photos)
 

www.VeryDeliciousDesserts.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Delicious-Desserts/207874222593145

 

It's never "just cake!"

 

You may get a cake for $way to little but you won't get this cake!

Animal
(4 photos)
 
post #124 of 252

The stack of books cake in this part of "Podunk" KY would be $275.00-but I am not sure that I would even attempt this yet.  I haven't worked with fondant enough to be confident about doing this cake and I wouldn't hesitate to tell my customer so.  I would rather not do the cake than do it and it look like a "wreck."

 

Going back to the hot mess cake-I mean the hot pink cake.  If you look at the Bride's dress the embroidery design was what the contour part of the cake was suppose to represent.  Not even a part of the cake that she got!


Edited by LKing12 - 2/9/13 at 9:17pm
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post #125 of 252
I read through the whole thread and i thought everybody was quoting the inspiration cake, not the actual cake that got made for the wedding. Did i mis-understand?
post #126 of 252
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Originally Posted by ShelbyLyn View Post

I read through the whole thread and i thought everybody was quoting the inspiration cake, not the actual cake that got made for the wedding. Did i mis-understand?

OH! (my bad!) I assumed that you meant the first cake, because who would ever want to to recreate the second? I'm sorry!

 

I am guessing here, in my educated way, but the pictures are hard to decipher size, since they are taken all wonky, and the cakes aren't centered properly. I am thinking there is a good possibility that it is a 4" square, 8" square, 12" round and 14" square, which is 194 servings, and would be $3.50 each for a total cost of $679. ($1 off from exactly twice the amount charged, interestingly enough detective.gif)

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post #127 of 252

Actually, if I am correct about the sizes, the baker must charge $175 a serving icon_eek.gif.....icon_mad.gif

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post #128 of 252
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Originally Posted by Annabakescakes View Post

OH! (my bad!) I assumed that you meant the first cake, because who would ever want to to recreate the second? I'm sorry!
($1 off from exactly twice the amount charged, interestingly enough 
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)

I don't mean this hateful. If I delivered that cake, there must have been some kind of mishap & I would be giving a refund. My price is based in part on my expertise.

It's hard to judge what the cake was supposed to be. We don't know what the design was really meant to be.

www.VeryDeliciousDesserts.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Delicious-Desserts/207874222593145

 

It's never "just cake!"

 

You may get a cake for $way to little but you won't get this cake!

Animal
(4 photos)
 

www.VeryDeliciousDesserts.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Delicious-Desserts/207874222593145

 

It's never "just cake!"

 

You may get a cake for $way to little but you won't get this cake!

Animal
(4 photos)
 
post #129 of 252
Ok, based on Annabakescakes dimensions & servings (even though I don't do 4" cakes...my combo would be 6", 10", 14", 16"), that's 194 servings covered with buttercream.

Lets assume the contract calls for the loop bow in the original cake, a modified brooch, a band & a diamond band on the second tier, & quilting on the bottom tier.

My cost, with my level of expertise, is about $1250. That's almost 4 x what the bride charged.

www.VeryDeliciousDesserts.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Delicious-Desserts/207874222593145

 

It's never "just cake!"

 

You may get a cake for $way to little but you won't get this cake!

Animal
(4 photos)
 

www.VeryDeliciousDesserts.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Delicious-Desserts/207874222593145

 

It's never "just cake!"

 

You may get a cake for $way to little but you won't get this cake!

Animal
(4 photos)
 
post #130 of 252
I only make cakes for close friends and family and have never sold a cake (though people have offered to buy them from me after sampling my cake at said family and friends' parties- toot toot!). I do know that $4.00 per slice is the average in my market with upcharges for fondant, embellishments and unique work such as the contour tier. With that in mind as well as my fairly recent role as a bride, I absolutely would expect to pay in the neighborhood of $1400-$1500 for the inspiration cake. And I would have been truly disappointed to have received the actual cake, even for $340. I would have expected a full refund as a bride. But perhaps this bride's expectations were different, given that the faker had done her MIL's cake and she surely saw that before ordering.
post #131 of 252
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Originally Posted by DeliciousDesserts View Post

Ok, based on Annabakescakes dimensions & servings (even though I don't do 4" cakes...my combo would be 6", 10", 14", 16"), that's 194 servings covered with buttercream.

Lets assume the contract calls for the loop bow in the original cake, a modified brooch, a band & a diamond band on the second tier, & quilting on the bottom tier.

My cost, with my level of expertise, is about $1250. That's almost 4 x what the bride charged.

 

 

i'm getting confused here

 

what serving chart are you using to get 194 for those dimensions?

 

but the original cake is 6 tiers?

 

the tiers are 5" tall according to the swank website

 

except the double tier is not a full 10"

 

why don't you do 4" tiers? and since you don't why is it something you would make a random point of?

 

this got really confusing

one baker's 'never ever do' is the next baker's 'i swear by this'
one baker's 'never ever do' is the next baker's 'i swear by this'
post #132 of 252
It did get confusing.

We are now quoting the cake the bride got not the inspiration cake. I didn't come up with the servings, Annabakescakes did. I just used her number.

4" cakes are a PITA. I don't like them so I don't even recommend them. I've never had someone ask for them. Thankfully. If they did, I would guide them to the 6" without coming right out & refusing.

www.VeryDeliciousDesserts.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Delicious-Desserts/207874222593145

 

It's never "just cake!"

 

You may get a cake for $way to little but you won't get this cake!

Animal
(4 photos)
 

www.VeryDeliciousDesserts.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Delicious-Desserts/207874222593145

 

It's never "just cake!"

 

You may get a cake for $way to little but you won't get this cake!

Animal
(4 photos)
 
post #133 of 252
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Originally Posted by Annabakescakes View Post

OH! (my bad!) I assumed that you meant the first cake, because who would ever want to to recreate the second? I'm sorry!

I am guessing here, in my educated way, but the pictures are hard to decipher size, since they are taken all wonky, and the cakes aren't centered properly. I am thinking there is a good possibility that it is a 4" square, 8" square, 12" round and 14" square, which is 194 servings, and would be $3.50 each for a total cost of $679. ($1 off from exactly twice the amount charged, interestingly enough 
detective.gif
)

This is when we switche to quoting the $340 cake.

www.VeryDeliciousDesserts.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Delicious-Desserts/207874222593145

 

It's never "just cake!"

 

You may get a cake for $way to little but you won't get this cake!

Animal
(4 photos)
 

www.VeryDeliciousDesserts.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Delicious-Desserts/207874222593145

 

It's never "just cake!"

 

You may get a cake for $way to little but you won't get this cake!

Animal
(4 photos)
 
post #134 of 252

oh oh oh you mean a little itty bitty 4" glorified muffin size tier cake

 

i thought you meant 4" tall cakes  (the height of 4")

 

told you i was confused!!!    * )

                                *

 

i think we might want to reconsider so many different cakes in one thread?

 

but carry on~~~

 

i'm certainly not at all button busting proud of every single one of my creations and

 

i would really writhe/squirm if some of them were published for folks to pick apart with their critique as if i didn't have eyes and didn't already know every booboo up close & painfully personal but whatever

 

carry carry on~~

 

now where were we?    ;)

 

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one baker's 'never ever do' is the next baker's 'i swear by this'
one baker's 'never ever do' is the next baker's 'i swear by this'
post #135 of 252

Just thought you might like to know that if you google the link as you posted it on the brides "gathering" website (www dot lasphot[...]), and without changing  it into an actual weblink by replacing DOTs, the first link (out of 4) that does show up leads to this thread.

 

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