...Now this IS a really great worthwhile post for this topic, I think. It's something everyone can learn from. It was daring for morganchampagne to be brave to admit they didn't really understand something. I challenge myself to post openly on subjects I don't understand, I know I might looks stupid to some people......but I freely admit I don't know everything. We really could get some place as a group if we posted this honestly.
Originally Posted by morganchampagne
Ok I have a question. I have never experienced any pushback or realized any destroying of the market from home bakers. I'm a baker under the cottage food law, and the laws in my state are probably the least restrictive in the country.
There are 2 custom cake places in my area about 10 minutes are apart both have been open a while. I know of a few home bakers in my area. Maybe 5. We all seem to be getting business.
My question is how does people underpricing affect what you are doing? It would stand to reason that those people would just go out of business. Just wait them out....am I missing something?
I know that's not exactly what this thread intended to discuss but I've had that question for a while
many moons ago--wilton went from being a wholesale only to swooping up--catering to--the homemakers because it was a brilliant economic move that thoroughly pissed off all the bakeries in the land--this is just the natural progression of that
then add in the internet--kaboom!
which is why it is ironic that so many are so hyper about everybody pricing correctly -- the writing on the wall said that the mom & pop bakery is going extinct and this generation is just more proof--that's why it's so hard to support a brick & mortar business -- it's perfect if you can work from your residence or your own land somehow--
i am constantly amazed at the products available at my local grocery store that enable the least likely baker to produce an incredibly awesome baked creation--much less hobby lobby and wal mart and etc.-- i mean things that took me time to master --just go the the store and buy it--buy something to make it in--diy style
so this enabling of everyone rather than the protection of the craft is what it is--opened pandora's box