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Originally Posted by DeliciousDesserts View Post

While I feel for her (if in fact she was disappointed in her cake), I still hold firm that she is doing a huge disservice in misguiding the other members of that site.

They read her post & assume they too will be able to get that big beautiful cake for $340.  

Facts remain she either purposefully mislead all the readers, knowing she was getting a smaller cake, or she neglected to correct the misinformation.  Her happiness, quite frankly, is irrelevant.  
That's probably it. Yea, I'm getting a similar cake, but I don't need that many servings, and my budget sucks. Something like that. icon_biggrin.gif
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post #92 of 252

swank cake design* the designers of the original cake say that:

 

they include two hours of decorating time into their base fondant price of $5.50 per

 

then they are $50 an hour for decorating time over the two hours

 

according to their website

 

 

 

*and they definitely have some swank in the original cake!!!

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post #93 of 252
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Originally Posted by LisaKinVA View Post

I am just stunned by the $340 cake...stunned.  My wedding cake was $250 and it looked so much better than that.  Of course, it was a nothing-fancy-tastes AWESOME cake.

"nothing fancy, tastes awesome, cakes" now THAT is what i should have named my bakery!!

post #94 of 252

i hope that when/if the people that made the 3-tier cake and the bride and the families find this thread they take a minute to read here

 

i hope their feelings are not hurt by this comparison fiasco shameful roller coaster ride thread

 

so sorry this jr high judgment thing happened to your cake/wedding pictures

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post #95 of 252

And maybe the price of the cake was so low because the baker knew her cake would not be on par with the cake in the sample picture.  Perhaps bride and baker discussed this in advance...

post #96 of 252
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Originally Posted by Jeannem View Post

And maybe the price of the cake was so low because the baker knew her cake would not be on par with the cake in the sample picture.  Perhaps bride and baker discussed this in advance...
And perhaps they didn't and it was a surprise to her that it didn't look anything like it. It is impossible to know. I suppose we'll know if one of them gets on here and tells us, but right now everyone is speculating. But someone did someone else dirty! Either the bride saying she was getting that cake for $340, or the baker saying she could do a cake anything like the original, and either way, it perpetuated the myth that you should get a good, cheap cake, and not pay the baker for their time.
Beginners, be sure to parrot advice and get your post count up as fast as you can. After all, it's not what you know, it's what people THINK you know.
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post #97 of 252
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Originally Posted by Annabakescakes View Post


A But someone did someone else dirty! Either the bride saying she was getting that cake for $340, or the baker saying she could do a cake anything like the original, and either way, it perpetuated the myth that you should get a good, cheap cake, and not pay the baker for their time.

 

EXACTLY the point!

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It's never "just cake!"

 

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It's never "just cake!"

 

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post #98 of 252
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Originally Posted by -K8memphis View Post

i hope that when/if the people that made the 3-tier cake and the bride and the families find this thread they take a minute to read here

 

i hope their feelings are not hurt by this comparison fiasco shameful roller coaster ride thread

 

so sorry this jr high judgment thing happened to your cake/wedding pictures

 

Lets all be honest.  If someone here posted that cake, we would give them lots of encouraging words & point out all the positive of that cake.  

 

I don't think anyone was nasty in comments.  If anything, most posters stated that they didn't mean to speak ill of the cake.  However, as everyone agrees, it is NOT the original cake.

 

I don't think that is jr. high judgment.  I think that is a fact.

 

This whole community is dedicated to encourage all levels of cake artist including novices.  We wouldn't rake anyone over the coals for that cake....unless they had promised the original.

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It's never "just cake!"

 

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

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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!

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post #99 of 252

Oh..and no one made fun of the photos.  

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It's never "just cake!"

 

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

Animal
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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
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post #100 of 252
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Originally Posted by DeliciousDesserts View Post

Oh..and no one made fun of the photos.  


No, but I wonder if the photographer is wondering why the "cake" gallery on the couple's wedding photos has so many visits, compared to the other sections of the same wedding icon_biggrin.gif

post #101 of 252
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Originally Posted by Dayti View Post


No, but I wonder if the photographer is wondering why the "cake" gallery on the couple's wedding photos has so many visits, compared to the other sections of the same wedding icon_biggrin.gif

Eek. That's true. I always forget to post indirect links, like www(dot)something.com. Cause I check my website stats and find links all the time.

 

Yeah, trust me, that photog has already been here if they check their stats.

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post #102 of 252
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Originally Posted by AZCouture View Post

Eek. That's true. I always forget to post indirect links, like www(dot)something.com. Cause I check my website stats and find links all the time.

 

Yeah, trust me, that photog has already been here if they check their stats.

But no one was dissing them anyways. To be honest, no one was dissing anyone. Just venting a common frustration of unrealistic expectations and miscommunication that are so common. ((sigh))

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post #103 of 252
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As the OP of the whole thread, I can tell you my intent was genuinely to compare prices on said cake. I LOVE threads that compare pricing. The only reason to bring up the price quoted to the bride was to point out the fact that the work put into a cake like that would far exceed $340, even in Podunk KY, as someone mentioned.. Thus, the question of what everyone else would charge. I HIGHLY doubt the bride will ever see this thread, but if she does happen to stumble upon it, please rest assured that no one is making fun of your wedding cake. We cake artists merely recognize the fact that the cake you originally wanted was worth far more than you were quoted. If indeed you were able to get that cake made for only $340, well that would have been the deal of the century.

 

Having said that, let's keep the party rolling and get back to talking prices. icon_biggrin.gif What would you charge for this cake? This is from Carriescakes.com and she states on the website this is 100 servings and the price is $400. I think she is in Utah.

 

post #104 of 252
That's only 100 servings? How tiny are the books?! A 1/4 sheet serves 20

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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 #105 of 252
Based on it neon about 100, I'd charge about $325-375

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
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