I just would like to say "Thank You" for bringing that to the forefront. I get request all the time for items seen on Pinterest for custom cookies and cupcakes and when I quote a price they say,"For that"........But I will nolonger undercut myself for an order.
yeah good article
"how Pinterest is affecting consumer wants, and then the disillusionment when they find out how much something costs."
it's a consumer education thing -- they understand that the wedding gowns in the magazines are designer -- it's not a difficult concept but then again yes it is for some reason
Twice I have been sent pics from Pinterest and twice when I tell them the price they never call back. People want custom for Walmart prices.
That was fun, although brief. It was interesting that these sisters have been in the business for 20 years and STILL got caught up in the non-profitable "cutesy", "oh, look-what-I-can-make" detailed cupcakes. Sheesh.... and people ask me why I don't sell my stuff.....
I went to their website and looked at their cupcakes and the designs are round tip swirls or 1M swirls with plastic DecoPac decorations. They charge $2.45 to $2.95 depending on whether or not they are filled. In my opinion, smart choice.
They have another interesting article with pics on their site:
that was a very good article
re cupcake prices:
whole foods charges that much or more for cupcakes depending on the size and no specific decor -- regular grocery stores charge less i haven't checked in a while -- i think home cakers should always be charging more than the local stores
Interesting article @MimiFix I've had the same problem as you all have mentioned. I've been asked to make labor intensive cupcakes for a bridal shower and when I quoted the price she was upset. I'm truly flabbergasted at what consumers expect vs. what they're willing to pay. I don't even bother with cupcakes now as in my small town I can't make any profit.
Pinterest. ..have a hate love relationship with that app. I spend hours on it myself if someone sends me a picture from pinterest and wants pennies for the cake my toe nails start to curl hahaha!
Maybe we should refer those customers to youtube. There they can see and learn how to do that cake in half an hour themself!!!
My friend asked about a cake, sent a picture from Pinterest, and then said her budget is $50.00. After I finished laughing I told her that $50.00 would get her a couple of the flowers, but she needs to slap a 4 in front of that 5 if she wants that cake from me
MimiFix, I agree! Friends, family, the neighbor. I just laugh. Not today and not from me
Looks like the referenced article has been deleted from both Bake Magazine and Facebook. I wonder why?