i got a call from my sister who was calling for a guy at her work. he wanted a large 2 d deer cake for this weekend. since i don't have a cake this weekend i quoted him 125.
his response to my sister when she told him the price? who'd you call ace of cakes?
i only wish i was that good and i could charge like that
they need to mention more how much some of the cakes on the show cost
Tell your sister to suggest he go to the Duff's website and check out their min amount on a cake order. I do believe it is $1000. And that would be for the smaller stuff not the 3D stuff.
You don't need this order or to deal with him.
Tell that [email protected]@hole, no. Then the price would have started at $1000. And I agree, I wish they would put a rpice next to each cake they show on t.v.
And this is why I created a Word document, that i send out with every new inquiry, entitled "HOW much are those cakes on TV?"
I've cut-n-pasted links, articles, photos, AND PRICES of the tv cakes. So when they see an $8000 price tag on a Cake Boss cake, then my $450 doesn't look half bad!
I'm happy to share the document with anyone who wants it. EMAIL me (not a PM, please).
To many people 'the price of cake', as you so aptly put it, is $20 for a sheet cake out of the case at the grocery store.
[quote="indydebiAnd this is why I created a Word document, that i send out with every new inquiry, entitled "HOW much are those cakes on TV?"
I've cut-n-pasted links, articles, photos, AND PRICES of the tv cakes. So when they see an $8000 price tag on a cake, then my $450 doesn't look half bad![/quote]
You came up with a great idea there, Debi!!
There is hope for the TV shows. The other day I was watching Ace of Cakes and Katherine randomly said, "I can't let this cake get wet. It's a $1500 wedding cake"!
It was a 4 tier round, with a few billboard signs of where they have travelled to.
That was the first time I've ever heard them say the price (although I know it says on their website that they start at $1000.
Anyway, I thought that was good news for the cake world!
And this multi faceted riptide is why I do not engage clients in the scratch versus mix debate.
It's hard enough to get them up to speed with prices--yes?
It's hard enough to get us up to speed with prices.
No, you're kidding!
Wish I wa-as.
Saving them (trying to) from the staircase...one slinkie at a time...