This Is Out Of My Wheelhouse...

Business By MerMadeBakedGoods Updated 29 Oct 2019 , 3:48pm by -K8memphis

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MerMadeBakedGoods Posted 29 Oct 2019 , 1:22pm
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Hello all - a customer wants a cake that serves 100-125... and I don’t think they want a stacked cake!

I don’t usually do sheet cakes...what the heck size can feed 100?!? A 14 x 22?!?! Or two cakes side by side?!?!

and then, it seems weird to charge the same price for a two layer sheet cake but I suppose it’s the same amount of ingredients..so then that means a cake that size would be over $350?!?!?!

again, I know pricing is relative...but I live outside Washington DC and most bakeries charge $5-8/slice. I charge $3.50 for buttercream and $4/fondant.

Thanks once again, cake crusaders :)

- Meredith

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-K8memphis Posted 29 Oct 2019 , 1:35pm
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trivia time — my son used to work at the inn at little Washington —

time to raise prices!!!  make it a merry christmas christmas_tree for mermademunchkin 

kaching kaching charge them!

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MerMadeBakedGoods Posted 29 Oct 2019 , 1:52pm
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Oh wow!!! I used to babysit for fancy people that would drive out there in limos and have schmantzy business dinners!!! I heard it’s amazing!!! Going there has been on my bucket list for a decade :).

K8 - you’re HILARIOUS and I always look forward to your responses :)

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kakeladi Posted 29 Oct 2019 , 2:56pm
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Uggg.....  lost them  long reply that is now spinning around out there in cyberspace:(     A12x16x4 will be a good choice for this   Or you could present it in 24x16 style   Either way be sure the board is strong enough  2 layer/stacked sheet cake presents well   Sorry we can’t access our pix or Id show you a couple 

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-K8memphis Posted 29 Oct 2019 , 3:00pm
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we ate there once — went to visit him at Christmas time — they printed a menu with our names on it — every time we got up to use the restroom they folded our napkins & stuff — our food was served at the same time by four servers — the extra toilet paper in the john had gold seals on it —

one of the courses was popcorn! the server wore white gloves and shaved truffles on it — he put a lot too ‘cause jon worked there — it was aMAYzing —

i tried to take a picture of everything but jon didn’t want me looking like such a tourist — but I was! 

it was So Cool — he got to work on laura bush’s birthday party — patrick o’connell was really nice to him very supportive  but anyway it was quite an adventure —

The Inn is a wonderful success story — they flipped an old gas station in the middle of no where that the highway had by passed and the rest is culinary history

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-K8memphis Posted 29 Oct 2019 , 3:36pm
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nd like I said it was christmas time and it was decorated everywhere — all of the little surrounding businesses depend on the inn to survive — it was magical —

get your prices up there so you can go clap

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MerMadeBakedGoods Posted 29 Oct 2019 , 3:39pm
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Ha!! I REALLY want to go now after that description...

Okay I called a local bakery and they said they charge $170 for a two-layer buttercream full sheet...

so I should probably consider that and hover around there somewhere?

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-K8memphis Posted 29 Oct 2019 , 3:43pm
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you ain’t gonna get to the inn like that!!

did you get the dimensions of their “full sheet”? did you give them the number of servings when you asked?

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MerMadeBakedGoods Posted 29 Oct 2019 , 3:46pm
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Ack!! K8, this would be a lot easier if you just agreed to come and live with me at my house full time.

come on, We can go to the fancy pants Inn together!!

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-K8memphis Posted 29 Oct 2019 , 3:48pm
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i’m in! on my way — i’m bringing my dog

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