Pricing For A Book Themed Cake???

Decorating By ch5964 Updated 20 Mar 2014 , 2:25pm by Wrapped-Xpressions

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ch5964 Posted 20 Mar 2014 , 12:25pm
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Good Morning


Ok I am having a bit of a nightmare with a potential client. We originally discussed having a half sheet ; 2 layer cake for her daughter's grad cake.I priced it correctly; and then she said she thought I had told her my cakes were $ 1.00 per person ( ummmmm not so much!)


So she originally agreed to a half sheet at my pricing. Now I just received another message that she wants the half sheet shaped like a book with pages; and a scroll and a grad cap, and " would this be the same price?" ( ummmm NO! )


So I broke it down what the costs would be for a custom designed cake ( as this is what it is)


I have not heard back yet; but I know a problem is waiting to happen. Over the last 2 days this client has messaged me over a dozen times; with different requests and I just KNOW no matter what; she will not be happy with my cakes no matter what the price is.


Long story short; what would you all charge for a book themed cake in a half sheet size?


Also; any ideas on how I can politely decline to do this cake??


Thank you all for your input and letting me vent :)



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Godot Posted 20 Mar 2014 , 12:56pm
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ATell her you are now fully booked for that date.

Tell her that you don't think you can make her happy so it's best that she looks elsewhere.

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ch5964 Posted 20 Mar 2014 , 1:07pm
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Thank you Godat.. that's pretty much where I am with this :)

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Wrapped-Xpressions Posted 20 Mar 2014 , 2:25pm
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I agree, she sounds like way too high maintenance and will be the type to request a refund after the event because she was unhappy with the cake. If she has not paid a deposit to secure her date I would become "booked" and would be unable to take her order.

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