|By Lkfarkas (Lkfarkas) on Friday, March 26, 2004 - 09:06 am: Edit|
I don't have a shop, but rather do cakes out of my home. I have a love for the "pastry arts", and am just getting rolling in the wedding cake biz. I was hoping that some of you "pros" would take a look at my work, and see what you think? I'd like honest opinions on whether or not I could make it in this industry - someday I'd like to open a shop with my husband who went to the NY Restaurant School. Our dream is to open a NY deli kind of place - a small restaurant, small prepared foods section, and a small bakery.
Thanks for your opinions!
|By Chefmanny (Chefmanny) on Friday, March 26, 2004 - 12:11 pm: Edit|
That's damn good, be careful with the home baking thing, might get you in legal hot water!
If that's all your work you should open a place and, your prices are too low!!!!!!
Good web site
|By Lkfarkas (Lkfarkas) on Friday, March 26, 2004 - 01:07 pm: Edit|
Thanks so much for your opinion. Yes, it's all my work. When you say legal hot water, you mean with the health dept, etc....or, with clients? I haven't had any problems with the health dept, or otherwise contacting me...but I don't go above and beyond to advertise either. Someday, "when the kids are grown", I'll have a shop....but for now I need to be home with my little boy. *Smile*
In saying my prices are too low - we live in a small rural area about 1 hr south of Indianapolis, in Bloomington. (Home of Indiana University, if that helps any.) I'm more costly than my only bakery competition, but wonder how much more I could get away with.
|By Chefmanny (Chefmanny) on Friday, March 26, 2004 - 01:14 pm: Edit|
With both, health dept. and if someone gets sick or says they got sick from your product but, if you have not had a problem so far.......
Re: the prices, ok, I thought you were in NY!!!!
Being with the little one is definitely more important!...the business can open any time, they'll only be kids once!
|By Jonesg (Jonesg) on Sunday, April 18, 2004 - 01:39 pm: Edit|
Nice clean work. Very nice.
I charge a minimum $750 plus delivery of $75 to $125. We started in my partners apt 20 yrs ago.
I went to a minimum to prevent the clients from backing me into cheaper cakes,
"we're having 120 but you can make it for 50pp"
The biggest thing I ever did to ensure I'd get my price was to hire a salesgal, she gets 10% and she is getting me 50% more than I ever charged, so she pays for herself and then some.
She doesn't work here, I give the client her cell number or just take their number and she calls them asap.