Children’s Week in World of Warcraft will be celebrated between 1st May and 7th May. At the time of posting, that’s 6 weeks in the future, but you’re going to come back to me in May and say “aunty gold queen I’m so glad you reminded me to get prepared in time!”
Children’s Week is the time of giving back to the children made orphans by the wars in Azeroth, and seasonal quests are centred around Stormwind and Orgrimmar. Since the original Children’s Week, two further orphan matrons were added in Shattrath and in Dalaran. To most players, Children’s Week is famous for two things: dragging a child around various sights around the world, and being killed repeatedly in battlegrounds trying to achieve the more difficult of the achievements.
To gold makers and the businessmen of World of Warcraft though, Children’s week presents a unique opportunity to cash in on the players who are trying to complete the seasonal achievements.
The achievement ‘Bad Example‘ requires you to stuff your face with sweets and cake in front of your starving orphan. Some of the items are easily obtainable, others are going to be much rarer, and that’s where we’re going to set to work to make a shedload of gold.
You’re going to need:
- Tigule and Foror’s Strawberry Ice Cream
- Red Velvet Cupcake
- Lovely Cake Slice
- Dalaran Doughnut
- Tasty Cupcake
- Delicious Chocolate Cake
- Dalaran Brownie
You can get the red velvet cupcake, dalaran donut, dalaran brownie and lovely cake from 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.
Cooking Profession for Profit
Tasty Cupcake needs northern eggs. These are currently cheap on the AH, so you may want to buy them now in order to make the cakes and sell them later, or you might want to stop there and just resell the eggs for a huge profit instead.
Delicious Chocolate Cake needs Mageroyal and Small eggs. Mageroyal is mostly cheap on the auction house, and this is a good time to stock up. Small eggs are notoriously volatile. (New elemental, Volatile Eggs, anyone? hehe) So you must start grabbing the cheap small eggs now, unless you want to be stuck farming vultures in Westfall until kingdom come.
With each cake needing 8 small eggs each, and eggs selling for between 1 and 10g each, you’re going to be able to charge a fortune for the chocolate cake once you made them.
It’s basically your choice, and depends on your server, whether you try and sell the raw mats, the cooked cakes, or whether you want to try my other suggested strategy:
Buy and package a bundle together of all the cakes and candy plus your tasty cupcake and delicious chocolate cake – everything you need to complete the achievement and advertise it for sale as a whole package on Trade Chat. Of course, this depends on your skills at barking in trade chat.
/2 WTS all the cakes and candy for [Bad Example] including tasty cupcake and choc cake. 250g for full package!
Please comment if you’re going to use this strategy, or come back in mid May and tell me how much gold you made?
The Gold Queen is written by Alyzande. With many level 100s, 9 years expertise in making gold, 10 garrisons, 16k achievements, 1505 days played, and over 18m gold earned. The Gold Queen blog teaches you how to make gold playing World of Warcraft using ethical trading, auction house flipping, crafting, reselling snatch lists, and farming gold making.