Need a basketball cake idea

Decorating By AgentCakeBaker Updated 5 Apr 2005 , 8:31pm by thecakemaker

thecakemaker Posted 5 Apr 2005 , 4:25pm
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How many servings? Are you making the sportsball pan and an 8" or 9" pan for the hoop?

thecakemaker Posted 5 Apr 2005 , 4:28pm
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It would be nice to get the prices "the perfect cake" is charging! I'd charge $50 anyway...

Debbie

AgentCakeBaker Posted 5 Apr 2005 , 4:37pm
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I didn't see where "the perfect cake" listed their prices.

I will probably use a 9" round for the hoop and I'm not sure how many the ball pan will serve.

I've always been nervous about charging certain prices. Sometimes I think it will scare away my customers.

m0use Posted 5 Apr 2005 , 4:44pm
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Here's their pricing page:
http://www.perfectcake.com/pricing.cfm
But they are only estimates, it looks like the cheapest sculptered cake you can get is $110 and it only serves 15-20 people. (ouch in my pocketbook ouch.gif

Mchelle Posted 5 Apr 2005 , 4:47pm
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AgentCakeBaker Posted 5 Apr 2005 , 4:47pm
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WOW! What a price list! Since I'm just starting to get more clients I don't think I will charge $110 for that cake. I think the minimum will be $50. I'll put together a list of all ingredients, colors, and time then I'll determine the final cost.

Thanks guys!

diane Posted 5 Apr 2005 , 5:00pm
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agentcakebaker, i did a basketball cake and charged $60.00 for it. it all depends on what size you're using. mine was a half sheet and the ball cake pan.

AgentCakeBaker Posted 5 Apr 2005 , 5:05pm
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Diane

The goal will be a 9" round with a basketball on top (ball pan).

thecakemaker Posted 5 Apr 2005 , 5:46pm
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I'd go in the $50 area. You can always charge more if they go for "premium" cake or filling.

AgentCakeBaker Posted 5 Apr 2005 , 7:42pm
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One more question concerning the 3 D basketball cake and hoop. How would I transport a cake like this?

Is there a box larger enough to cover the entire cake? Also, which is better to use plastic or wood dowel rods?

juliet Posted 5 Apr 2005 , 7:44pm
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I also want to make a basketball theme cake for my boyfrien's little sister this june. Iwas thinking of doing the round mold basketball and put it on a sheet cake as if the basketball had crashed into it. Just an idea...

thecakemaker Posted 5 Apr 2005 , 8:04pm
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Plastic or wood would work just fine. I would place a cake board btw the ball and the basket and dowel as in a tiered cake. I know they make boxes to fit the doll cakes. One of them would probably work.

Debbie

AgentCakeBaker Posted 5 Apr 2005 , 8:14pm
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Thanks Debbie

I will check my local cake supply store today.

thecakemaker Posted 5 Apr 2005 , 8:21pm
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Great! Good luck! I definitely want to see pictures!

Debbie thumbs_up.gif

AgentCakeBaker Posted 5 Apr 2005 , 8:29pm
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Will do! I'll post as soon as I'm done.

thecakemaker Posted 5 Apr 2005 , 8:31pm
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Great! Can't wait!

Debbie

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