Saturday, March 01, 2008

Cake stuff

I never really thought about it, but I've come to realize that people who don't bake have no idea what actually goes into making a cake. Not just a plain cake, but a pretty decorated one. Not the ingredients either! I mean the time! Hours... days even. Long ago somebody complained to me that they had gotten a quote of $30 for a birthday cake. I know for me, that would take at least two days. One day to bake, one day to decorate. If I had to make flowers or bows, etc., that would be done in advance, so add another day. $30 isn't much for something that is worked on over three days! Although I usually just ask for enough to cover the supplies, which can vary depending on what I have to buy. I do it more for the practice than anything. It's a lot of work. Not that it's hard, but it does take a lot of time, which is mostly what you're paying for when you buy a cake!! So... just remember that the next time someone charges you $50 for a cake!!

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous7:16 PM

    I so know what you mean!! Spencer's last one wasn't hard, but time consuming, as most cakes are, and it was huge. Had we paid for one like that, I am sure it would have been well over $70. I so do not have any desire to make cakes for other people, I just don't think they could pay me enough!