I mentioned this little exchange that I had with another blogger about cake prices to some of my cake friends this morning, and I decided to go back to see if it was still up. The comments have been closed for that post, so I figured it's safe to post the link now.
The story is simple...I got a google alert about a mention of "wedding cake" on a blog. The topic was someone making her daughter's wedding cake, so I looked at it. Well, it was not only a story about that, it was also a commentary about how people should tell their kids not to go to college, just go to pastry school because the bakers are the ones raking in the money with our exorbitant pricing.
So I fumed about that as I read some of the other comments, then I decided to respond. If you read down the comments you'll see where I started in.
To her credit, the blog author saw my point, and she apologized for making assumptions without all the information. I didn't feel the need to really push the point other than with one other person who jumped in with the "they know exactly how to price gouge us poor victims" stuff.
Now on to my other point...At the time this was going on I was thinking that I would post a link to this article on my facebook page. Then I thought about it and decided not to. Why not? Because sometimes, just sometimes, cake decorators can be really nasty.
I'm reminded of some poor blogger who made the comment that a 4" round tier looks like a roll of toilet paper. Well guess what? SHE WAS RIGHT. But this poor woman had so many decorators go to her blog and tell her that she was an idiot, rude, ignorant, etc etc. she had to take the post down.
So I had no desire to unleash the wrath of the cake decorating community on this person. I just responded myself and waited to hear back from her. Since she gave a polite and rational response I left it at that. (But I'll be the first to admit that if she had been rude to me I might have been tempted to post the link.)
So read what I wrote and let me know if you think I was right to respond the way that I did, and also whether you think I was right to not post a link to it. Click here to go to the article.
Kara Buntin owns A Cake To Remember LLC, online cake supplies at www.acaketoremember.com and www.acaketoremember.etsy.com