I'm looking for a little advice from CC'ers. I'll be licensed fairly soon for a homebased business. I'm trying not to go overboard buying supplies and stuff beyond basics at this point, since with no "cake income" yet, I have to consider if I can have my spare cash sitting on a storage shelf while I wait to hang my shingle.
Well, I found a woman who wants to sell her round gold finish 21" dia. cake stand for $50. You know, the pretty kind with all the raised scrollwork? Well I'm dying to buy it, even though I figure I'll be starting out on birthday and dinner party cakes.
Do you all think this would be a wise investment for possible wedding cakes that may come my way? Or should I just pass on this and when the time comes that I need one, find a stand then? I've seen these on Ebay for around $100+/- so it seems like a great deal.
If you can afford it now, I'd definitely buy it! You know for sure that you'll need it in the future and if you don't get it; you'll be kicking yourself when that wedding cake does come along. This way you'll be prepared!
I haven't seen any gold stands around. Most of my brides want the silver and I found them at Efavormart but had an awful experience with them...they have the cheapest but I hated doing business with them! Don't know...maybe a matter of preference but I personally would put the $ towards something that you know would be rented from you. I have recovered the cost in only 3 wedding cakes. I charge $40 for rental. Hope this helps!
after i got busy renting items became a PIA...people really know how to tear your stuff up...
they can rent these types of things at the party supply store.
i'd get something that pertaned to decorating...
Thanks for your replies so far! I guess I'm having a hard time passing up a bargain. I'll have to think about this and contact her later today...
I'd only seen silver too for a long time; she had what looks like an Autumn themed cake in her pic w/ reds, pumpkin orange and golds on the cake. The gold stand looked pretty in that theme.