Tonight one of my students who will be getting married next year told me that she ordered her cake yesterday.
She was referred to this lady by the reception hall that they are using. The cake will feed 150 people. It is all buttercream, but I still don't understand why they are charging her $100!!!
My jaw hit the floor.
I think you nailed it....UNBELIEVEABLE
What are they thinking???
You know...it's not the first I've heard of this here....unbelievable is right!
Is it a single layer sheet cake or something? That's cheap for even that! I wonder what kind of work the lady does- she's either not really good or not a good business person who undersells herself! That is crazy!
$100!!! Are you kidding????? I wonder what this woman does with her cakes that she's that cheap??
I did a wedding cake in July for 150 and charged $350!! That was probably lower than what I should have got for it but $100!!
Wow! That is about 66 cents a serving.
WOW ...that's roughly .67 cents a slice.....yikes
You can't even get a Mrs. Fields cookie for less than a buck fifty!!! I should know, I used to manage three of her stores for 4 long years!!!! Never do food retail again!!! You get so many people yell at you for the price of a cookie!!!!!!
we are on the same page jtb94 hehehe
UNBELIEVEABLE is right
Even if the decorator bakes and decorates just for the sheer joy it gives her and gets zip for her time and talent -
How does she buy the ingredients for the cake and frosting, a filling (if there is one) and the necessary cake boards, etc.
Sitting here shaking my head in sadness, envisioning a little old granny chained to a kitchen table forced to bake and decorate cakes.......
you think maybe she got some kind of deal on it? or the person isn't really legal? or maybe it's more of a friend of hers.... or maybe she's just playing you to see your reaction.......
It may be someone just starting out and not sure what to charge or offering ridiculously low prices for the experience and referral...??
Im on the same page as the rest of you! I just did my first wedding cake that fed 180 people, it was all IMBC. With multiple fillings. But I received $460.00 for that, and that was my "special" price for my daughters friend! I just feel its too much work to take less than that!
Someone once told me, "if you don't value your time, neither will anyone else and you will be taken advantage of... over and over again. You must value your skills for others to value them as well."
ooh i had another idea - do you think the $100 is the DEPOSIT?? Maybe the girl is confused? Or maybe that's the cost to "save that date"?
I"m still weirded out by the original poster's post b/c it sounds like she thought $100 was too much and I"m pretty sure that's NOT what she meant but everytime I read it I think that.....
I hope she tasted the woman's cakes...