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post #16 of 24

Thanks Delicious Desserts and Evoir!  Guess I also should have thrown in to ask for a quantity discount, because it has to be cheaper to get 200, doesn't it??

 

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post #17 of 24
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Reporting them to the health department isn't necessarily the solution. I'm sure a few cakers are operating legally. The problem is in pricing with most of them. The health department doesn't manage that aspect.

It's not a perfect solution, but it will weed out some of them, since many people don't even know that you need to be licensed in the first place.
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It's like we need some entity to go around educating people about business/expenses.

You may want to talk to the SBA, your local SCORE chapter, or other local business group and explain your situation, they may be able to offer a free business course which you could then publicize. After all, who doesn't want to make more money?
post #18 of 24
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Thanks Delicious Desserts and Evoir!  Guess I also should have thrown in to ask for a quantity discount, because it has to be cheaper to get 200, doesn't it??

Also, you will be telling many people about where you got the cake pops, so that free advertising should be worth an additional discount.
post #19 of 24
And cake pops are just made with scraps that you have lying around, plus I'm sure its something they just love to do right?
elsewhere.
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post #20 of 24
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Liz, what a wonderful idea!
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IAmPamCakes: All tongue-in-cheek kidding aside, I wonder if these businesses have actually sold products at these prices.  That is why I wonder if a large, unreasonable order would snap them into the reality of how much work all this is for a relatively small amount of money.

 

When I first opened my drapery workroom I took a large order for 60 HUGE drapery panels.  Priced it so low (out of ignorance) that my mother and I worked like slaves for about 3 months.  Learned the hard way on about day 2 what the selling price should have been, and it was a lasting lesson that has stayed with me through the years.  I priced my work like a professional on every job after that. :)

 

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post #22 of 24
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If I were you, I would just order up about 200 cake pops, in various colors and flavors, packaged individually, with a quick turnaround and donate them to a nursing home.  And be a real PITA during the whole order.  Maybe ask if you could have a tasting first to make sure the cakes are moist??   Maybe she would decide to raise her prices after that.

 

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Liz
 

Hahahha!! Lovwe your idea! :)

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Thanks Delicious Desserts and Evoir!  Guess I also should have thrown in to ask for a quantity discount, because it has to be cheaper to get 200, doesn't it??

 

Liz

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Also, you will be telling many people about where you got the cake pops, so that free advertising should be worth an additional discount.

Hahaha!

post #23 of 24
There are about two or three so-called bakeries popping up here every week since they passed the cottage food law a couple of years ago. Coincidentally, a lot of the people I know who work at venues are telling me a lot more cake disaster stories. It's a pain in my butt, but there's nothing you can do about it. Just keep on keeping on. My business hasn't suffered because I've been around for so long I get most of my business from referrals, but it's interesting to watch the new people come and go within six months or so.
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There are about two or three so-called bakeries popping up here every week since they passed the cottage food law a couple of years ago. Coincidentally, a lot of the people I know who work at venues are telling me a lot more cake disaster stories. It's a pain in my butt, but there's nothing you can do about it. Just keep on keeping on. My business hasn't suffered because I've been around for so long I get most of my business from referrals, but it's interesting to watch the new people come and go within six months or so.

yep. It's been happening here too. Our cottage food law passed last year, and it's almost funny (almost) to see how many people have decided they are a custom cake business since then. At least one a week (that I know of). I'm starting to see how photographers must feel. 

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