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And besides I hope you don't tell your "customers" how long you have been doing this or you are learning as you go...

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My DH used to work at a personal aircraft manufacturer.  They made airplanes for rich people.  Could we afford one?  No.  Were they worth the price?  Yes.  Just because YOU wouldn't spend the money doesn't mean what you make is worth less.  Also as your skills increase, the way you view your time and worth increases.

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post #33 of 56

No body is attacking anybody. 

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No body is attacking anybody. 

no one said they were attacking her..but from this response "Well, from this point on I'll just stick to family, if that." it came across that she was somewhat put off. I said she may "feel" that she was being attacked. I was reassuring her that was not the case.

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If she is not confident that she is at a level where she can charge market prices, I agree with her that she should stick to making cakes for family only. If she keeps working at her skills (both on the cake decorating side and the business side) eventually she will be ready to participate in the marketplace and start a business.

And no, that was not breakfast, that was honest and frank advice.
post #36 of 56

breakfast? Yes Jason and AZ...I was talking to her. I am not here to get into a debate with you.

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thought the exact same way and the pro's on here ate me for breakfast.
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Yes Jason and AZ...I was talking to her. I am not here to get into a debate with you.

If you want to send someone a private message you can do so by pointing to their username and clicking "Send PM".
post #38 of 56

and that goes to everyone. Even when I am agreeing with some one here they have a problem with it. My comments were not pointed to you, they were directed at the OP. But your comments were directed at me. They could have been sent in a PM, could they not?

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no one said they were attacking her..but from this response "Well, from this point on I'll just stick to family, if that." it came across that she was somewhat put off. I said she may "feel" that she was being attacked. I was reassuring her that was not the case.
I know, that's why I didn't quote you. icon_smile.gif I see you are junping on in to conversations around here more, good for you! Hope things are.going well with your business.
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and that goes to everyone. Even when I am agreeing with some one here they have a problem with it. My comments were not pointed to you, they were directed at the OP. But your comments were directed at me. They could have been sent in a PM, could they not?

If I did not want anyone else to see or reply to my comments, I would have sent them in a PM, but since it doesn't matter to me who sees and replies to what I write, I posted publicly. If you are sensitive about people other than the intended recipient seeing what you write I recommend sticking to PMs.

EDIT: This is based on your comment above where you seemed to have an issue with other people commenting on your reply to the OP, e.g. "I am not here to get into a debate with you."
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post #41 of 56

Thank you AZ....sorry if I misread you. When the OP said "family, if that" it sounded like she was discouraged enough to quit with the "if that" I would hate for someone to quit baking because of 1 forum

post #42 of 56

LOL...I have no problem with anyone seeing what I post. If I did I would not post it. Not sure where you got that idea.

post #43 of 56

I agree with sticking to helping out family and friends with cakes until you're at a skill level that you feel comfortable charging at least a normal price for. Cakes are a lot more fun when they are a hobby anyway!
 

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Thank you AZ....sorry if I misread you. When the OP said "family, if that" it sounded like she was discouraged enough to quit with the "if that" I would hate for someone to quit baking because of 1 forum

I think this is what we meant about it being a touchy subject! lol. Yeesh. It is something people get so heated about. And for what? I agree. It did seem as though she was about to give up. I can see how she may feel ganged up on whether that were the case or not. Don't give up. While it is a bit heated, I think everyone has good intentions. If there is no one in your area that sells cakes, there is no one to undercut but you have to know your own worth. Your cakes ARE worth the money. Anyone not willing to pay that doesn't need the cake. I forget who, but someone on here has a signature that says "I would rather do one cake for $150, than three for $50." Words to live by.

post #45 of 56

At this point I will take the 3 $50 cakes...lol. They won't be 3 tier cakes though! But yes I would rather do a cake that challenges me. There are so many things I want to try! I have been wanting to do the bushel of crabs cake for awhile. I don't have anything for this weekend so I am making it for fun. I'll take it to the picnic tomorrow and leave my cards beside it.

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