Being charged for cake delivery?

posted 2 years ago in Money
Post # 2
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710 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

I think that’s normal to charge a fee. Whether you should do that or pick it up that’s up to you.

Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

SprinkleDonut:  As far as I know it is normal. 17 minutes doesn’t seem like a long time until you have to balance a cake.. We had ours delivered, granted In not in the US so how much it should cost I have clue on. You could take the risk but then if something happens the baker has no obligation to try fix it

Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

Pay the 50 (yes it’s normal) and let the pros handle cake transport. For sure. Too much stress/risk to DIY

Post # 6
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Definitely normal, and you’re right, don’t try to pick it up yourself!  The day of the wedding, you don’t want to stress about having someone pick up the cake, OR that someone might drop it!

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Church

SprinkleDonut:  That sounds about right. There’s gas and probably two people that deliver it that need to get paid. I would rather not have to worry about how my cake is going to get there, personally, and have the people deliver it.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee

Pay it! Because if they mess it up, they will fix it or replace it. They have the experience, in handling cakes. 

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

I make/design/decorate cakes. I’ll deliver for free in our town. Any further and I charge $15. Every time I deliver a cake, the ride over is filled with anxiety and sometimes sheer panic. You have to drive slow and hope no potholes have come along to ruin a creation you just spent 20+ hours on.

Its worth it, just so you, as the customer, don’t have to go thru that delivery drive.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

My bakery charged a fee if your cake was less than a certain amount. 

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