Cake prices and a little perspective
today is sunday and i decided to bake a quick cake at home, (yes i bake at home on my days off! im a nerd) im going to a barbecue this afternoon in courtmacsherry. and as i left the shop with my ingredients in hand, i got to thinking. gosh i just spent 20 euro! then i was thinking about how some people scoff at cake prices in the bakery, "oh, this is too dear, i bake at home." or "i can buy a pack of fairy cakes in the shop for 3 euro! these are 2.50 each!"
so, this cake, sold in the bakery would come in around 25 - 30 euro depending on seasonality.
considering what i bought in the shop and the time to make it this is a bargain. thats not including having to pay rates, bills and rent!
my shopping list:
irish butter 2.18
local free range eggs 2.00
local strawberries 6.00
creme fraiche 1.70
if i had to buy the herbs for this cake it would easily cost and extra 5 - 7 euro.
and if i didnt have the vanilla bean another 2 euro at least!
so we could say it would cost the home baker to bake this at home a cool 29 euro + time to bake it and possibly drop it or something.
so its totally worth paying to have us bake it for you by hand (not in a factory) with prime ingredients !