I just saw this and thought Id give everyone fair warning ;( :
It's like it never ends...
I'm still in sticker shock with the price of eggs and canola oil. I use coupons every chance I get and shop like a madwoman for sales.
Sometimes, even the most creative shopper can't overcome the price hikes, and this is just another example of the ever shrinking $$$.
A 2.5% annual increase in wholesale food prices isn't that big a deal, that's actually less than the latest 3.9% annual inflation rate.
Everyone should be raising their prices regularly anyway due to inflation, if you don't you are giving customers a discount in real terms.
so i guess this means that we as cake makers have to do the same with our cakes.