How Much Do Have People Pay In Advance When They Order?

Decorating By GIAcakes Updated 6 Apr 2011 , 9:49pm by AnotherCaker

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GIAcakes Posted 6 Apr 2011 , 7:13pm
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My family and friends are great! Everytime I do a $$$ cake they offer to send me money for supplies. I never know how much. Is there a certain % that you charge?

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cakedout Posted 6 Apr 2011 , 7:39pm
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For wedding cakes I require a 25% deposit, with the balance due 2 weeks prior to the event date.

I don't do occasion cakes anymore, but I would suggest at least a 50% deposit. Some decorators require payment in full when the order is placed.

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AnotherCaker Posted 6 Apr 2011 , 9:49pm
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50% due at time of contract signing, remaining balance due 3 weeks prior to event. Cakes that are $250 or less, total due in full at time of signing.

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