Smash Cakes

Business By esq1031 Updated 19 Apr 2012 , 1:52am by KoryAK

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esq1031 Posted 18 Apr 2012 , 10:48pm
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Hi there,
I was wondering if anyone here thinks it's odd if someone calls inquiring about just a smash cake, not the actual birthday cake, for a quote. If you got such a call and were not doing the actual birthday cake, would you do just the smash cake, and if not, why?

I recently was contacted via email by someone for a quote on a smash cake. The person stated that it was for her child's first bday and told me what the theme was. I was a little taken back by the request. Since I told her to call me so we can discuss the situation I haven't heard back from this person. This is the first time that I had such a request and was a little baffled. I am just wondering for those of you who have a business, is it common for people to request just a smash cake alone.


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jason_kraft Posted 18 Apr 2012 , 10:52pm
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We've had requests for just smash cakes, usually when the birthday boy or girl has food allergies (our bakery was allergy-friendly). There's no reason not to accept the order, just charge what you would normally charge for a cake. In our case the smallest cake we made was an 8" round starting at $44, customers are free to order a 6" cake but the price would be the same as the 8".

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esq1031 Posted 18 Apr 2012 , 11:47pm
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Thanks for your response Jason. I don't advertise as allergy free so that doesn't apply in my instance, but it makes perfect sense. i don't know, i just thought it was a strange request. I planned on taking the order if the customer was interested, but I haven't heard back yet.

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KoryAK Posted 19 Apr 2012 , 1:52am
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Just like Jason said, sure, do it - but they still have to pay your minimum order fee. Mine is $75... I wonder why I don't get many orders for just smash cakes.... icon_smile.gif

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