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£7.50 for a cup cake - f**k off!

(86 Posts)
Lurve Mon 24-Jun-13 16:08:00

There seem to be a lot of these "home businesses" starting up recently where people have the idea to sell cupcakes. One of my neighbours put a leaflet through my door at the weekend showing her new cupcake service and she wants to charge £7.50 per cup cake.

Now I don't care how many delicate pieces of lace you put on a cake, you can Fuck off with your £7.50!

pollywollydoodle Wed 26-Jun-13 06:12:42

i paid £7.50 for fi.shcake last week. they were lovely....

SanityClause Wed 26-Jun-13 05:53:54

Eeeeew! Fishy cake? Not for me, McGee!

McGeeDiNozzo Wed 26-Jun-13 05:16:15

If Heston Blumenthal made me a cupcake and it had some kind of caviar in it, I'd pay 7.50 for it.

In the words of Bannatyne, I'm out.

MyBaby1day Wed 26-Jun-13 03:19:05

Extortionate angry

lottieandmia Mon 24-Jun-13 18:46:06

What?? Even at Center Parcs the cupcakes on the cupcake making activity are not this expensive!

Can we have a whip round to buy one for Lurve to photograph and taste, so she can tell us what amazing deliciousness makes it worth £7.50?

sillyoldfool Mon 24-Jun-13 18:42:11
sillyoldfool Mon 24-Jun-13 18:41:46

ahem...

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-4jTKYriWaGk/UQFV10hmtEI/AAAAAAAABpQ/KB0xL4nsn0s/s1600/fairy+story.jpg

they're fairy cakes, not cup cakes....

BoomChicaBoom Mon 24-Jun-13 18:37:06

Not only is that a ridiculous price for a cupcake, but cupcakes are, like, sooo over...

DialsMavis Mon 24-Jun-13 18:34:09

Surely it's all about the macaroons now anyway, or was about 18 months ago. Are they still cool?

SirChenjin Mon 24-Jun-13 18:32:12

Tee - where is it you're going on holiday again? grin

ophelia275 Mon 24-Jun-13 18:26:06

I always think cupcakes are basically a lump of white bread with a load of sugar and artificial colours on top. I wouldn't pay £7.50 for that. Yuck.

Marlinspike Mon 24-Jun-13 18:20:32

I'm sorry, but I have read part of the link upthread and the sentence "we are eating sugary facsimilies of our vaginas" has now seared itself inside my brain.

OK, in my world there's BUNS, FAIRY CAKES (buns with bits gouged out of the top, then jammed back into some buttercream, which look nothing like a fairy of any description, and CUPCAKES - like BUNS but bigger, with an additional 50% by volume of rancid buttercream piped onto the top.

Give me a Betty's Fat Rascal any day!

BellaTalbert Mon 24-Jun-13 18:20:06

I make and sell cupcakes as a hobby and charge max a £1.00 each unless I have a big order. Giant cupcakes cost more than £7.50 to make let alone sell for. I hope its a typo as no one in their right mind will pay that amount for a single standard cupcake.

ArthurSixpence Mon 24-Jun-13 18:04:27

You can charge what you like, MrsBertMacklin

I've not had many takers for my £45.99 greetings cards though ....

MrsBertMacklin Mon 24-Jun-13 17:51:18

What's the name of the business, I've told my friend who has a baking business about this and she's shock at the idea of being able to charge this much.

StuntGirl Mon 24-Jun-13 17:46:29

I have one of these. Maybe this is what she's selling for £7.50 grin

ExcuseTypos Mon 24-Jun-13 17:46:10

Money laundering drugs money under the guise of a Cup Cakes businessshock

Sounds like a soap plot!

ImTooHecsyForYourParty Mon 24-Jun-13 17:45:26

They're all just buns.

Oh yes.

Tee2072 Mon 24-Jun-13 17:45:05

I would never, BTW, pay £7.50 or $7.50 for a cupcake. Just for the record.

I'm going to San Francisco, Yippee. Can.Not.Wait.

LEMisdisappointed Mon 24-Jun-13 17:42:16

I have paid £3.95 for a cup cake - this was in a posh deli on the fulham road though, and it was, i have to admit the most amazing bit of cake I have ever eaten - three cakes, two coffees and orange juice for DD approx £21 blush This was for a family treat and it was fab. It wasn't just a cup cake though, it had all manner of marvoulousness in it. There is a shop where i live that sells them for £2, ive had one, wouldn't buy another as yes, they are fairy cakes! Making cup-cakes is old hat now when it comes to home business, people are going to have to ramp it up a bit.

MrsBertMacklin Mon 24-Jun-13 17:41:30

She's on crack if she thinks she can charge that.

Peggy Porschen 'only' charges £3.50.

firesidechat Mon 24-Jun-13 17:38:09

I live in a very upmarket, touristy city (this isn't a stealth boast, just a bog standard boast). I regularly go to the farmers market and spend ridiculous amounts of money on "posh" stuff. The small fortune I spent on flavoured coffee was a definite low point.

I've never seen even the most spectacular cupcake make more than £2.50 around here. Your neighbours new business is doomed to failure I fear.

Bogeyface Mon 24-Jun-13 17:29:36

Oops sounds like someone took the "dont underprice yourself, pay yourself a decent hourly rate" advice too seriously!

ariadneoliver Mon 24-Jun-13 17:26:59

Me too travelling I have yet to see one in real life. sad

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