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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!

she won't sell any, that is ridiculous!!!!

How much????

Unless it's completely edible gold, you can fuck right off and I still won't buy one!

Moominsarehippos Mon 24-Jun-13 16:09:35

Is it a very large one? Made of gold leaf?

minouminou Mon 24-Jun-13 16:10:42


exexpat Mon 24-Jun-13 16:10:47

She's about three years behind the times, and 300 per cent over the going rate...

WorraLiberty Mon 24-Jun-13 16:11:18

Sounds more like a mug's cake to me...

WandaDoff Mon 24-Jun-13 16:11:28

That is a ridiculous price for a cupcake.

Greedy twat.

IceNoSlice Mon 24-Jun-13 16:11:55

Is this is stealth boast? "Where I live is so posh, people think £7.50 is the going rate for a cupcake!" wink

parttimer79 Mon 24-Jun-13 16:13:22

will this cake make me a brew to go with it? and tidy my kitchen?
if so YABU, otherwise fuck me sideways that is an overpriced cake!

Lurve Mon 24-Jun-13 16:13:46

Sadly not, housing estate in Crawley!

pollywollydoodle Mon 24-Jun-13 16:14:10

i wouldn't pay that if it came with thr cup....

ImTooHecsyForYourParty Mon 24-Jun-13 16:14:24

Good grief.

Well, she is entitled to ask any price she likes.

When nobody buys, she will perhaps be a little more realistic.

exexpat Mon 24-Jun-13 16:15:52

Just a thought - they aren't hash 'special' cupcakes, are they? Still a bit pricey, even if they are.

nenevomito Mon 24-Jun-13 16:16:40

That price is ridiculous, but anyway, every time I see something about cupcakes, I want to screa, they're FAIRY CAKES. <cries>

My nan used to make them. Proper like.

Who wants to pay over the odds for a dry bit of cake with too much icing on it?

Beechview Mon 24-Jun-13 16:17:31

There has to be a typo there surely? £7.50 for a box of cupcakes?
or its meant to be £1.50?
Otherwise shes living in dreamland....

Are you sure it is £7.50 per cake, not £7.50 per box of 6 or something?

SmiteYouWithThunderbolts Mon 24-Jun-13 16:33:48

Proper cupcakes, made by talented bakers and tastefully decorated can be lush. Still wouldn't catch me paying £7.50 for one though!

Luckily I have lovely talented friends who keep me in steady supply of free cake.

Moominsarehippos Mon 24-Jun-13 16:34:49

I wish I could flog cupcakes at £7.50 a pop. That's something like a 200% mark up!

Lurve Mon 24-Jun-13 16:35:38

Nope definitely £7.50 a cake-they were like this sort of shit, nice to look at, but more a wedding decoration or something, not something to stuff in your face whilst watching Jeremy Kyle High brow documentaries-

MerryOnMerlot Mon 24-Jun-13 16:39:06

I just don't "get" all this cupcake shit anyway, regardless of price.

babyheave is spot on.

Sokmonsta Mon 24-Jun-13 16:39:13

Maybe they're the giant 'cupcake' cakes?

And I hear you on the fairy cakes. They are fairy cakes in this house too. Always have been. Always will be. Unless I make the cake in a cup mix. Then I will concede that is a cup cake wink

SirChenjin Mon 24-Jun-13 16:41:26

I give her business all of about - oooh - 6 hours

OddSockMonster Mon 24-Jun-13 16:44:38

Wants to be a cupcake as large as my head to be charging that much.

propertyNIGHTmareBEFOREXMAS Mon 24-Jun-13 16:47:34

That is bonkers. I'll be amazed if she sells a single cake.

SirChenjin Mon 24-Jun-13 16:50:12

Has your neighbour got a website OP? I need to see what £7.50 buys in the way of baked goods round your way

Renniehorta Mon 24-Jun-13 16:51:20

Just checked the Waitrose website. They charge just over £1 each if you order 12 very pretty cup cakes. Just by way of a comparison.

Tell your neighbour to put me down for a dozen will you ?

MikeLitoris Mon 24-Jun-13 16:53:15

Well the people that make those cakes linked to don't even charge that much for them.

She is bonkers

Hasitfallendownagain Mon 24-Jun-13 16:53:24

grin at mug's cake.

FunnysInLaJardin Mon 24-Jun-13 16:53:28

some of my FB friends do this kind of thing and their prices are nonsense. I always wonder if they ever get any actual real business or whether the pretty webpage is about the full extent

Sarah1611 Mon 24-Jun-13 16:54:59

Usual price for a single (very nicely iced) cupcake with a filling should be no more than £2.50, £7.50 is insane!!

Cakebitch Mon 24-Jun-13 16:56:18

If i could get that for my cakes; then all my problems would be over.

5Foot5 Mon 24-Jun-13 16:59:04

I prefer a nice scone with butter and jam

Moominsarehippos Mon 24-Jun-13 16:59:04

£2.50 for a jumped up fairy cake?? Not on your nelly!

raisah Mon 24-Jun-13 16:59:15

Well tell her that hummingbird bakery (dpwn the road from my office) charge on average £2.50 - £3.50 for a cupcake and they are in central London

raisah Mon 24-Jun-13 16:59:44

Well tell her that hummingbird bakery (dpwn the road from my office) charge on average £2.50 - £3.50 for a cupcake and they are in central London

travellingwilbury Mon 24-Jun-13 17:00:15

Do you think her dh has told her she needs to get a job and this is her showing him how industrious she is and how she is trying very very hard .

Or am I being a cynical sod ?

Tee2072 Mon 24-Jun-13 17:01:31

A fairy cake and a cupcake are not the same thing.

What y'all call cupcakes are not cupcakes.

Go to America. Eat a real cupcake. Then we can talk.

::20 sleeps until I get to do just that::


Elquota Mon 24-Jun-13 17:01:53

75p yes.

Ten times more? Not unless the cake is ten times as big!

TrinityRhino Mon 24-Jun-13 17:02:23

<whispers> whats the difference between a cupcake and a fairy cake?

smile babyheave

A fairy cake is what proper people have with a naice cup of tea in this country. A cup cake is a mahoosive American version.

Tee2072 Mon 24-Jun-13 17:04:43

Cupcake: A perfectly formed mini cake, about the size of a small cup (hence the name) with just the right amount of frosting, not icing.

Fairy cake: a perfectly formed flat cake with a small amount of icing, not frosting.

They really are very different if they are done right.

Neither is superior. Just different.

FatherSpodoKomodo Mon 24-Jun-13 17:05:24

I'm in Crawley and I'd want at least £10 cakes for £7.50. Not one cake. I don't know anyone who'd pay that round here!

landofsoapandglory Mon 24-Jun-13 17:05:36

I have had enough of the world and his wife setting up cupcake businesses! I agree with Babyheave, they are fairy cakes (sorry Tee) and you could make shitloads for £7.50!

McNewPants2013 Mon 24-Jun-13 17:05:56

I wouldn't pay £7.50 for a fairy/cup cake. ( what's the diffrence)

ariadneoliver Mon 24-Jun-13 17:06:41

Fucking hell!
I see a LOT of cupcakes in the course of work. The MOST expensive ones I've ever seen were £3.50 each! The best ones I've tried are £1 each.

Trinity cupcakes are bigger than fairy cakes. Those cake are gorgeous but I wouldn't pay 7.50 for them that's bonkers!

Ooh, what part of America are you going to Tee?

I love a nice cupcake, but then I've always been a big fan of buttercream. I could eat the stuff by itself, so a mountain of it on top of a cake is fine with me grin I still wouldn't pay £7.50 for one though.

Even posh London cupcake companies only charge £2.50 for a cupcake. Like crumbs and doilies. Mmmm drool.

ExcuseTypos Mon 24-Jun-13 17:08:34

They don't even charge that price in trendy overpriced shops in London.

She's deluded, but I expect she'll soon find that out for herself.

SirChenjin Mon 24-Jun-13 17:09:12

Got to be a misprint OP, got to be

piprabbit Mon 24-Jun-13 17:11:46

It's got to be a typo, hasn't it? Or one of those fancy 1's where the top bit has got overblown and looks like a sort of 7? <grasps at straws>

ArthurSixpence Mon 24-Jun-13 17:11:49

Cupcakes are going to get us out of recession apparently


currywurst3 Mon 24-Jun-13 17:12:14

You could manufacture a cupcake in China and ship it to the UK for less than that.

wtaf???? glad i can make my own for dh, dm and i if thats the going rate now shock

<wonders if hmrc know> wink

whattodoo Mon 24-Jun-13 17:19:43

It must be some sort of tax avoidance scam?

travellingwilbury Mon 24-Jun-13 17:21:27

I want one of those filthy looking cronuts now !

currywurst3 Mon 24-Jun-13 17:23:18

Could be money laundering, drug money put through as sales from a cupcake business and advertising leaflets as evidence to make it look legit if anybody official asks questions. But cupcakes priced too high so that you don't actually get any real orders and have to arse about making cupcakes.

travellingwilbury Mon 24-Jun-13 17:26:09

I am glad I am not the only cynical sod around here curry .

I would bet good money that she doesn't even own a bag of flour !

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

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

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

They're all just buns.

Oh yes.

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!

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

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

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.

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 ....

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.

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!

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.

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

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

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?

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

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

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


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

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

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?

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

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

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

Extortionate angry

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.

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

Eeeeew! Fishy cake? Not for me, McGee!

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

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

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