Client Wants Me To Decorate A Store Bought Cake....

Business By lovelycaker Updated 4 days ago by SandraSmiley

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lovelycaker Posted 4 days ago
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A client recently asked me to decorate a store-bought sheet cake for her daughter's graduation. This is one of my first clients ever and I do not want to lose her business, however I do not want to decorate a store bought cake, and I am a little offended. How do I tell her nicely that I am not willing to do this?

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Freckles0829 Posted 4 days ago
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I would tell her that you appreciate her interest but you only feel comfortable decorating cakes that you have made yourself.

I don't really understand the thinking of this client though.  Why not just ask you to make the entire thing?  Does she think this will save her money?

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lovelycaker Posted 4 days ago
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Yes, I think she is trying to save money. She knows my minimum charge is $100. Minimum!!!

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SandraSmiley Posted 4 days ago
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Personally, I would love to just do the decorating!  However, if she pays X amount for the cake and then pays you to decorate it, I don't see that she would be saving any money.  Maybe you should make her aware of the fact.  She must think you would decorate it for very little money, when, in fact, that is the major cost of a custom cake.

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