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post #46 of 63
Agreed, AZ. My cakes may be sugar coated, but business is not.
post #47 of 63
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Originally Posted by AZCouture View Post

I'm sure there are some blatantly rude/spiteful things said here and there, but for the most part people are truly wanting to help.

Sadly sometimes good advice falls on deaf or very sensitive ears.

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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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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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post #48 of 63
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Originally Posted by costumeczar View Post

The number of posts on here that say things like "I'm doing my first wedding cake in a couple of months, does anyone have a good recipe for one?" is evidence of this, IMO. That kind of thing just makes me cringe.

Me too!

Sure, we all challenge ourselves. I haven't yet done a pig head. I committed to doing one in September because I felt it is in my skill set. You can bet I did a great deal of thinking & sketching & research before quoting.

That's far from not having a recipe or never having frosted a 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
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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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post #49 of 63
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Me too!

Sure, we all challenge ourselves. I haven't yet done a pig head. I committed to doing one in September 

Oh man, we have to wait until September to see it?? icon_cry.gif

Let's eat grandma. Let's eat, grandma. Punctuation saves lives.
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Let's eat grandma. Let's eat, grandma. Punctuation saves lives.
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post #50 of 63
Aww sixinarow, you made my day!

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)
 
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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)
 
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post #51 of 63
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Originally Posted by costumeczar View Post

That's part of it, but who's to decide what their work is worth? I might think it's worth more or less than they're charging, but they can charge anything they want. It definitely screws up the idea that people have of what they should be paying for something, so it's part of it, but I think that people are just sick of seeing so many cake businesses around these days too, and so many people starting them with little to no experience from home.

 

The number of posts on here that say things like "I'm doing my first wedding cake in a couple of months, does anyone have a good recipe for one?" is evidence of this, IMO. That kind of thing just makes me cringe.

If your cake is at a standard that it can be sold, surely it's worth whatever it cost you to make it, including at the least minimum wage for your time, and then whatever the local market markup is on top of that. If it's not good enough to be sold, you shouldn't be selling it! 

 

Those posts make me cringe too, along with I'm sure many other cakers who hope to one day open a business but have committed to doing all the research before jumping in. 

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post #52 of 63
I must check for Facebook buy sell trade! It sounds like a train wreck, with those comments on there! I can it getting very bad!
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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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 #53 of 63
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Two vampire bats wake up in the middle of the night, thirsty for blood. One says, "Let's fly out of the cave and get some blood."

"We're new here," says the second one. "It's dark out, and we don't know where to look. We'd better wait until the other bats go with us."

The first bat replies, "Who needs them? I can find some blood somewhere." He flies out of the cave.




 
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A spammer walks into a cake forum and decides to drop links to his site to increase hie SEO rankings. That's the whole joke.
post #54 of 63
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A spammer walks into a cake forum and decides to drop links to his site to increase hie SEO rankings. That's the whole joke.

This is the second one of these I have seen today. BTW...ifyou haveany tips on increasing my SEO rankings that would be great!!

post #55 of 63
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This is the second one of these I have seen today. BTW...ifyou haveany tips on increasing my SEO rankings that would be great!!

well, dropping links randomly into sites like this don't increase it anymore, google reworked their formulas. So people who do that are not only spammers, they're ignorant spammers.

post #56 of 63
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spammers, they're ignorant

 

^     Your other post should go just so the links vanish thought.

post #57 of 63
400

6" top 8" bottom. 2 layers each with buttercream filling and the fondant work... $110 expensive for small town at home bakery prices
post #58 of 63
My base price for a basic fondant 6&8 is $144. I live in a small town, and there are people who will pay for good work. Not as many as I'd like, but there are.
post #59 of 63

Is that what you did?  Or what you are doing in a 6/8 version...because that looks like a 6/10 to me?      And you shouldn't identify your pricing with "home bakery prices".   You should have pricing that justifies your expenses and labor...not "home bakery" pricing.  

 

Regardless.....$110 for that cake in a 6/8 version with the bow, topper, stars on wires, wrap border is super duper too cheap.  No matter where your small town is. 

 

My opinion.

 

to add...I also think you need to be competitive with your local bakeries...so your pricing should also fit into that. 

Debbie - US Army (Retired) --aka "The Cake Sarge"

Good Cake Ain't Cheap! Cheap Cake Ain't Good!
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Debbie - US Army (Retired) --aka "The Cake Sarge"

Good Cake Ain't Cheap! Cheap Cake Ain't Good!
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post #60 of 63
It's a cake I was planning on doing in a 6/8 version. I have years of baking and decorating but only for family & friends. Just recently started small business endeavor so pricing is hard for me... Which I see a lot of people have pricing questions...
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