Can't Believe It!

Decorating By msumissa Updated 20 May 2005 , 1:00pm by m0use

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msumissa Posted 18 May 2005 , 2:05pm
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I have orders for 2 cakes!!! I made a practice cake for my DH's family reunion which is a perch fish fry on Memorial Day weekend. I did the fondant fish cake from Colette Peter's book. This was my first attempt working with fondant so I wanted to be sure to practice. (And my DH was thinking there was NO way I could do that yet given my novice level) I knew I could do it. Well, I did it and it looked GREAT. DH said he will never doubt me again. icon_biggrin.gif I did learn some things for the next one, but knew that I could do the cake. I brought it in to work yesterday and everyone loved it. I ended up with TWO orders for fish cakes! I decided to charge $20.00 ( of course DH thinks I am charging to little now icon_razz.gif )

I am so excited I can't stand it! It will be busy next weekend because I am doing a 12X18 to put the fish on top of for the family reunion and I have cake due on Friday, but I am just so excited I can't believe it!

Just had to share! I will post a picture of it as soon as I can at home and have DH help me do it!


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Princessbea Posted 18 May 2005 , 2:09pm
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angelkiss013 Posted 18 May 2005 , 2:17pm
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Wow ! Two orders ? Congratulations !
But I agree with your DH...20$ is maybe not enough.

But , have 2 wonderfull cake to make ! Don't forget to post your pictures...

Wich book of Colette Peters are you using ?
Are they worth the money ?

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momof3jotynjake Posted 18 May 2005 , 2:28pm
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wooo hooo! how exciting! congratulations!!!!!! icon_smile.gif!!

i agree 20 is low..... but.. that is ok. great experience icon_smile.gif

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elin Posted 18 May 2005 , 3:08pm
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That is so great. And how lovely it feels to get an order. And you even got two...
Keep going girl.... icon_smile.gif


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msumissa Posted 18 May 2005 , 3:13pm
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The book is The Art of Cake Decorating and you can get it on Amazon for 22.05 (not sure how much DH paid for it). I think it is a great idea book and good instructions. It was part of my Mother's day gift. I made her fondant recipe and have gotten rave reviews over it. It is sweet, but for those that like sweet, they enjoyed it.

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AgentCakeBaker Posted 18 May 2005 , 3:54pm
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Congratulations! I may have to invest in that book as well.

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melodyscakes Posted 18 May 2005 , 4:04pm
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congrats on cake orders!!!!!
i may have to invest in that book too, i've been a chicken about trying fondant......but would love to do some of the things like a fish with it.
hurry and post pictures, i wanna see!!!!!

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msumissa Posted 19 May 2005 , 12:05am
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The picture is posted! Enjoy. As I said in my desciption, I don't think the picture did justice to the cake.

I had a lot of fun doing it however.

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SquirrellyCakes Posted 19 May 2005 , 4:19am
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Well, I think it is wonderful, fabulous perfect and about 1/3 of the price you should be charging for it kiddo!
First of all, this is a specialty cake. Second it is done with fondant. Plus there is a lot of work involved colouring it and molding it and such.
You cannot get a cake like this anywhere. Doesn't even matter what size it is. If you had a bakery do it, the price would be upwards to about $75- $100 easily. I would likely charge $60 to $75.
Not meant as a criticism at all, most decorators undercharge. You are likely thinking of the amount of servings but in a cake like this, that has no bearing. It is the fondant and the time - your labour. really has nothing to do with how long you have been decorating either, if you can produce such a wonderful product.
By seeing your cake, I can surely understand why you got orders, good for you!
Hugs Squirrelly Cakes

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flayvurdfun Posted 19 May 2005 , 9:19am
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awesome awesome awesome job!!!!!!!!

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blessBeckysbaking Posted 19 May 2005 , 10:06am
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the cake is great!.. Good luck

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amaniemom Posted 19 May 2005 , 11:27pm
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icon_eek.gif what a great job you did!! congrats on your new order. Can you send some scales from your fish for good luck my way icon_lol.gif

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peacockplace Posted 19 May 2005 , 11:50pm
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Congrats! That's great news!

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m0use Posted 20 May 2005 , 1:00pm
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Wow, what a good job on the cake...maybe next time you can charge more since I say it's definetly worth more than $20

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