Castle Cake

Decorating By cakesalot13 Updated 30 Jul 2009 , 1:09pm by Makeitmemorable

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cakesalot13 Posted 29 Jul 2009 , 9:21pm
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ok, so I had someone ask me to do a castle cake. I did a version before, which I would definitely charge 3 figures. She wants a "small" version. and has a $50 range.. I told her, I couldn't create something worth my time and effort (I put a lot of detail in my cakes), with that much detail and prep time for castle parts/ turrents, material fees.. etc.. for that price. Do you think I did the right thing?

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bashini Posted 29 Jul 2009 , 9:32pm
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Hi, I think you did the right thing. No way you could make a castle cake $50!!!! Lke you said, you need to make certain thing ahead and let them dry and it takes a lot of time to put everything together. Good for sticking to your guns! icon_smile.gifthumbs_up.gif

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TheBlonde Posted 29 Jul 2009 , 9:56pm
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I'm actually doing one for the 15th for $60. I didn't think about the price long enough before telling the woman. I should be charging at least $125 if not more.

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Makeitmemorable Posted 30 Jul 2009 , 1:09pm
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For $50.00 tell her she can have a sand castle - people just don't realise how much time and effort goes into those sort of cakes - if you made a lame castle for $50.00 she would not be happy about the quality and if you made a great castle for $200.00 she wouldn't be happy about the price - don't waste your time!

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