Children’s Week 2012 in World of Warcraft Dates
This year, Children’s Week is April 29 to May 5.
Readers may remember my post in March and May 2011 and the different ways we looked at making gold:
- Farming Small Egg from Dragonhawks outside Silvermoon City and gathering them from Loch Modan Buzzards and Westfall Greater Fleshrippers.
- Buying and then Selling Small Egg in the AH
- Selling Northern Egg
- Selling Mageroyal
- Offering bundles of cakes on trade chat.
- Selling individual cakes on the Auction House
- Tigule and Foror’s Strawberry Ice Cream
- Red Velvet Cupcake
- Lovely Cake Slice
- Dalaran Doughnut
- Tasty Cupcake
- Delicious Chocolate Cake
- Dalaran Brownie
Children’s Week Cakes
You can get the red velvet cupcake, dalaran donut, dalaran brownie and lovely cake from Amie the cake vendor at the northern bank in Dalaran, and the icecream from a childrens week vendor at the banks in Stormwind and Orgrimmar.
The tasty cupcakes and delicious chocolate cake needs to be cooked by a chef with the recipes. If you don’t have them yet, you could either work on getting them by Children’s Week, or you could find a friend or business partner to cook for you, preferably now before they get cheesed off making all the cakes that will be in demand in a few weeks. All the ingredients are found easily enough at cooking vendors or innkeepers, with two exceptions.
The Gold Queen March 2011
My guild mate H had great success with selling the bundles of Children’s Week cakes in 2011, the purchasable ones together with tasty cupcakes and delicious chocolate cake. I think he may have even made more gold than me, as he was logged on and shouting and barking in trade chat for longer than me.
/2 WTS all the cakes and candy for [Bad Example] including tasty cupcake and choc cake. 250g for full package!
World of Warcraft Children’s Week Roundup 2012
How much to sell the cakes for Children’s Week?
Small Eggs @ 1-10g each x 8 plus mageroyal plus milk and port (yuck?) from vendors makes delicious cake worth 10g-200g. That’s where I found my starting figure of 250g for the entire package. What price will you charge?
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Just a note to say thanks for this article 🙂
I got the drop on my server’s AH by buying up every single Small and Northern Egg, as well as all the Mageroyal. They were listed for surprisingly low buyouts. An hour or so before the Holiday started, I posted some cakes, cupcakes, and even the ice cream and other vendor items for what I thought were pretty high buyouts (220g for cakes, etc).
Over the next 24 hours, I made around 8k, most of which was pure profit. The only issue that I had was running out of supplies! I had underestimated the demand, particularly for the cakes, which were selling like mad for an average of ~130g after others got in on it and started listing them.
To keep competition down as much as possible, I kept the AH clear of eggs and mageroyal… oddly enough they were still being posted at low prices, so I just snatched them all and turned them into more cakes.
Over the next couple of days, the competition started undercutting like crazy and my sales died off somewhat, but I’m very pleased with my results. Total income of around 10k in 2 days without much effort on my part = win.
The lesson I learned here was to get in early on the Holiday stuff. If you don’t, the competition will be all over it within a matter of hours and that huge profit window will be closed.
So anyways, thanks again! Being relatively new to the goblin lifestyle, I was a little wary of buying up all that stuff, but it definitely worked to my advantage!
PS! Vendor items used in the Delicious Chocolate Cake such as Flask of Port and Ice Cold Milk is also worth posting to the AH. Selling Ice Cold Mild for 10gold a glass :p
This is a great example of how holidays can bring in some big bank. Wonderful post!
10,000g? That’s amazing! Congratulations!
Last nite after the children’s week started, I began to sell all required foods which’s for the achievement, on the trade channel. I made 10k gold in an hour. I was selling the whole pack for 500g and people were really willing to buy it. It was late nite and I needed to sleep 🙁 otherwise I would make a lot more, I’m sure of it 🙂