I Don't Believe In Price Fixing, But Give Me A Break!

Business By ellavanilla Updated 22 Sep 2015 , 1:20am by ellavanilla

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ellavanilla Posted 17 Sep 2015 , 1:15am
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i dunno, i guess this is just a rant. i was contacted about making a complicated, carved cake, which I don't create. I suggested a baker in the area who does make those types of cakes, and the customer's response, "i contacted them but they are too expensive. "

ugh. wrong in so many ways.

i'm not friends with the other baker, i don't even know them, but for goodness sake! i told him that the amount of time the cake he wanted justified the cost and then I gave him my per slice price for a tiered cake (his second choice), which is competitive, and signed off.

don't insult me, dude, and then ask me to work with you.


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Happyfood Posted 17 Sep 2015 , 4:02am
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Wow!  :) 

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-K8memphis Posted 17 Sep 2015 , 1:56pm
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not cool -- but dodged that bullet

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Jenny BakesAlot Posted 18 Sep 2015 , 12:37am
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I had someone wanting a sculpted monster truck cake, 50 servings, 2 different flavors for $100.  People just don't get it.

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cakesbycathy Posted 18 Sep 2015 , 12:39am
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I think it is awesome that you justified the other baker price :)

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indydebi Posted 19 Sep 2015 , 8:07pm
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I never ventured much into carved cakes, but my favorite story along this line is the guy who called my shop at about 11 a.m. and wanted a cake carved like a Model-T Ford ..... for a dinner he was giving at 5pm that night!!!  I seriously burst out laughing and said, "Dude!  Do you know how many DAYS it takes to make a cake like that?"  Told him I didn't know anyone who could actually do it but he MIGHT check with blah-blah bakery.  He said, 'I did.  You are the 5th person to turn me down."  I said, "and what does that tell you?"

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ellavanilla Posted 22 Sep 2015 , 1:20am
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I've gotten a lot of last minute calls recently. It makes me wonder if I've become some sort of last resort baker. 

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