I have an order where the person wants a square cake but square pans are SO expensive? I'm trying to see if I can use round pans, freeze the layers and carve them into squares for the bottom tiers. I already have small cake pans for the top tiers that I caught on sale. Lend me your knowledge Bakers! Muhahahahahaaaa
where are you located?
Could you talk your clint into a cake with a combination of round and square tiers? They make a beautiful cake.
I don’t have square pans either so I always cut them square. Works fine.
I don't see why you couldn't. Then use the leftover cake as either a snack for you or crumble it up for cake balls!
I'm in NC K8memphis! : ) Yes they do SandraSmiley but she wants squares. (sigh) If she doesn't put down a deposit, she's getting NADA! Okay @Evy911 that works for me! I don't want to invest in pans if I don't have to you know? Freckles0829, that is an amazing and very delicious idea!! YUM!! : )
and global sugar art gives you a 20% coupon for signing up with them -- i mean sure it's an expense but you're losing money squaring off round pans -- so it'd be like $31 plus shipping -- fat daddio's are not my favorite pan $32 and shipping is about ten bucks -- but i do understand money and doing the best you can with what you have -- and i applaud your make it happen attitude --
http://ultimatebaker.com/ -- these peeps have some kind of wholesale program -- this is where i bought most of my pans
K8memphis I'm losing money period because I undercharged her. If I buy pans, I won't make any profit at all you know? Ok, I like the word wholesale. I'll buy them afterwards. : )
The wholesale one is a very cool site but why are the square pans always the most expensive?! Geez. :(
oh i didn't realize what you charged -- oh but as far as 'making money' at first i always re-invested at least part if not all of my income in equipment* unless the kids needed something or i went out to eat, bought groceries, paid a bill :) --
*aka cake toy addiction ha!
That's a sound idea K8memphis. She gave me some lame excuse about cancelling the party which I could tell was a lie but hey, no one gets a custom made two tiered, nine layered cake for $50.00. These people are so cheap! The other one never got back to me on her cake either so. At times I get frustrated and want to throw up my hands and quit but I don't see myself making a cake and charging what it costs for ingredients. I don't spend all that time on cakes just because. They can go to Walmart.
try to conserve energy on clients who don't order -- it's part of doing business -- but it is aggravating -- just gotta wait for the lucrative fun ones