Is Anyone Else Experiencing A Slow Period?

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cantoncakes Posted 16 Jan 2011 , 9:19pm
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Is it just me or is anyone else slow right now? I haven't had a cake order for 3 weeks and it's killing me!

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jonahsmom Posted 16 Jan 2011 , 9:25pm
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It's really ultra slow for me, too. But that's okay. Around here people seem to be okay with WalMart cake. I'll take the serious cake people - even if they are a little sparse right now. But I have a "real" job 8-5, Mon-Fri so it's not as big of a concern for me whether I'm cake busy or not. But yeah, definitely slow!

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bobwonderbuns Posted 16 Jan 2011 , 9:39pm
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Yes, it's been very slow lately, but it's starting to pick up again. I'm not sure if that's good or bad because the last few calls I received were from some VERY budget-conscious brides! icon_rolleyes.gif

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Buttercream_warrior Posted 16 Jan 2011 , 9:51pm
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i only had one cake order this weekend..and no one has called me for any really freaks me out to not have any cake orders lined!

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suzylynn58 Posted 16 Jan 2011 , 10:01pm
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Not me. I had 7 cakes this weekend! Next week I only have one, but 2 weddings the next weekend. I did a bridal show last weekend, so hoping and working on some more wedding work.

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cakesmart Posted 16 Jan 2011 , 10:13pm
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It's been slow since Christmas, but Valentine's Day is fast approaching.

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cantoncakes Posted 16 Jan 2011 , 10:45pm
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Oh thank you all for letting me know that it's not just me! It's not only hurting financially, but I'm jonesing to be creative. My birthday is next week and I may just have to make my own birthday cake!

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Corrie76 Posted 16 Jan 2011 , 11:43pm
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Don't forget that traditionally, January is the big month of starting that new year's reslolution diet. I personally haven't been slow (but I only do one or two orders/wk regardless), but I have been asked by co-workers at my 9-5 job to not bring in anymore cake experiments or caking left overs as they are all trying to shed their holiday weight gain.....I think by Valentine's Day everyone will have loosened up a bit on their health kicks icon_biggrin.gif

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cakesbycathy Posted 16 Jan 2011 , 11:47pm
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I'm very slow. Only 2 orders so far this month. I have only 2 weddings booked so far this year icon_sad.gificon_cry.gif

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Mama_Mias_Cakes Posted 17 Jan 2011 , 2:28am
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Slow for me too. I have only 3 cakes for this month. I have 2 orders already in February, so hopefully it'll pick up. I am getting ready to build up my wedding cake portfolio and get more into the wedding part of caking.

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SugarFrosted Posted 17 Jan 2011 , 3:08am
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18 months ago I was doing about 20 cakes per month. Now I am lucky if I make 1 or 2. I have nothing on my calendar for the foreseeable future. The economy is hard for everyone. I completely understand that a person can't/won't order a special cake (which costs more) when the mortgage payment is behind for months. Fortunately, I don't have to live on cake money. I guess I am one of the lucky ones.

I've been doing a bunch of "gift" cakes lately.... a baby shower cake for my neighbor...a birthday cake for every monthly dinner since last September, for my high school alumni supper club. I like baking/decorating. The money is incidental, but very nice when it comes in. icon_smile.gif

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