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post #46 of 52
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Originally Posted by kikiandkyle View Post

Once you start accepting money, no matter how little, your hobby becomes a business. Your hobby is not making cakes, it's running a cake business. People just want to help you do that properly.

 

hobbies can accept money and be a hobby

It is not what you teach that has the greatest impact, but what you tolerate ~ Shoemacher

 

It is not what you teach that has the greatest impact, but what you tolerate ~ Shoemacher

 

post #47 of 52

Then perhaps you should rename yourself Hobbyprob. 

~ Sherri
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post #48 of 52

Perhaps I took this:

 

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Originally Posted by Cakeprob View Post
 

  It's not my fauilt that I don't have the heart to charge someone $200 for a cake.  

 

 

 

as an implication that anyone who did charge $200 was a big ole meany.  

 

I'm open to hearing the correct interpretation of what exactly you meant.

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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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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 52
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Originally Posted by Cakeprob View Post
 

 

 I’ll never understand why I was quoted FOUR hundred dollars for a white fondant, two tiered cake with a regular filling and candy lollipops sticking out of the top.  This candy was NOT hand made.  I was quoted $400.  I can make the cake for less than $100.  

Please understand I do not mean to be rude when I say this....I DOUBT it!  It may seem like you could make that cake for $100.  I assure you that once you add all the true costs, it would be far more expensive than you imagine.  Even without paying liability insurance, taxes, license fees etc., there are many hidden costs most hobbyist don't consider.

 

Even as a "non-pro", there is a fee for the gas you use, the electricity, the water, the waste fee, not to mention supplies generally overlooked such as cake boards, plates & columns, parchment paper, saran wrap, etc.  Oh the list goes on and on.  That's even before "paying' yourself for your time.

 

I can't provide an accurate quote since I have no idea how many lollipops were involved.  I can tell you that the smallest 2 tier I offer serves 35.  Basic flavors & buttercream filling would run you $207.50 before I put any lollipops on it.  Now, most bakeries consider a 2 tier to serve 50.  That would be $275.  Neither of those quotes include tax or delivery.  

 

MOST hobbyists (and some in business) have no idea how much it truly costs.  They don't take the time to do the research and cost out all of the expenses.  That is why there are people in my area selling a 3 tier serving 100 for $100 on Craigslist.  CANT BE DONE!!!  Will could be done...at a LOSS.

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 #50 of 52

Honestly?

 

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Originally Posted by Cakeprob View Post
 

 

Does this go the same for my grandmother who wants to make dresses for my two girls?  Is she hurting the local kids dress store?  

 

Do you think that this is a fair analogy?  

 

Only if your kids then expect to get free (or at cost) dresses at the local kids dress store.

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 #51 of 52
So long as Grandma isn't making A LOT of highly detailed dresses, for little or no cost, and all of her closest best friends no longer shop anywhere for clothes because they think stores that charge more than grandma don't have any heart.
elsewhere.
elsewhere.
post #52 of 52

This thread has run its course and is being locked.

 

Pouncing on a new poster like this is under review by us Mods because it's happening way too frequently and it's completely unacceptable.  

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