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Old 07-19-2005, 11:46 AM   #1
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Talking I got a paid offer...

to make a cake for a bridal party. Can you believe it?!??! Some people saw the fondant cake I made about a month ago and liked it so much, they offered to pay for another cake. That makes me feel like quite the .

I declined to take $$, it's too much pressure, and I don't know if it would meet their expectations, so since it's a friend of the family, I just told them to go buy the ingredients. I bought a one of those zigzag pastry cutters that I will use to make little scallops in my fondant ribbon.

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Old 07-19-2005, 12:01 PM   #2
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Congratulations!

That's so nice! Well done, good job, you go, chef!
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Old 07-19-2005, 12:23 PM   #3
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Very cool!!
Be sure to post a photo !
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Old 07-19-2005, 12:27 PM   #4
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Way to go!
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Old 07-19-2005, 12:54 PM   #5
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Wow thats awesome htc! You should be very proud. Be sure to show us the results ok.
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Old 07-19-2005, 02:06 PM   #6
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That's wonderful, htc--congratulations!
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Old 07-19-2005, 02:11 PM   #7
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What great experience - next you can charge over and above cost!!!
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htc that's great !
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Old 07-19-2005, 03:26 PM   #9
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Congratulations! That is awesome!!!

Also, ----> If you don't already have them, go on your computer and make some business cards. Since this is a non-paying cake, I'd ask if you could put your cards out on a pretty holder. Also, figure out how much you'd charge for another similar cake, as I'm sure at least one of the guests will ask.
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Old 07-19-2005, 03:57 PM   #10
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Thanks everyone! I'm really excited! I will definitely post pictures of the finished product.

I hesitate to charge for anything I bake because 1. I'm definitely not any sort of pastry chef and 2. I would have NO CLUE how much to charge. Should I just calculate how much my ingredients cost & tack on another couple bucks?? In the grocery business it's usually 25-35% profit, is that the same for cake baking? I also worry with the added stress of $$ it might take the enjoyment aspect of it away.

Is there anyone out there (not professionals) who has baked or cooked anything for profit, as a side gig?
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