Fondant Covered Cake Pricing

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D77 Posted 25 Oct 2007 , 1:30am
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What do you typically charge for fondant covered cakes?

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kelleym Posted 25 Oct 2007 , 1:55am
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Many people charge $1.00 more per serving than for buttercream. In many places this would equal $3.00 - $4.50 per serving, but this is variable depending on where you live. Best thing to do is call local bakeries and ask what their per-serving cost is for fondant cakes.

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leily Posted 25 Oct 2007 , 2:19am
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My base price for fondant with only buttercream filling is currently $2.50.. but will be going up to a minimum of $3 starting Jan 1.. And I am about 1 hr south of you.

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nl3 Posted 25 Oct 2007 , 2:20am
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I find setting the price is the hardest thing to do. I do call the local bakeries for their current price but I can only call so many times without them recognizing my voice icon_sad.gif. I took a business class of how to set price and I find that it only works sometimes. Any suggestions?

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sweetcakes Posted 25 Oct 2007 , 2:36am
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if you calculate your costs that will help you tremedously.

I helped out at a bakery over the weekend, for one of the wedding cakes i started with a new 20lb bucket of satin ice, i weighed the contents when i had finished. in all it took 7lb of fondant. This bakery rarely does fondant cakes and way under charged for it. i let them know how much i used, hopefully they wont make that mistake again. You'll be surprised once you start adding up everything, it costs more then one would think.

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kelleym Posted 25 Oct 2007 , 2:30am
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Originally Posted by nl3

I find setting the price is the hardest thing to do. I do call the local bakeries for their current price but I can only call so many times without them recognizing my voice icon_sad.gif. I took a business class of how to set price and I find that it only works sometimes. Any suggestions?




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wendy1273 Posted 25 Oct 2007 , 3:46am
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Originally Posted by D77

What do you typically charge for fondant covered cakes?




Is very difficult to answer this question because everything depends not only on how much you spend on material but the work that you put into it, how long did it take you to make and also the details of the cake.

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jibbies Posted 25 Oct 2007 , 4:03am
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I charge the same amount for my fondant covered cakes as I do for buttercream.

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KoryAK Posted 25 Oct 2007 , 4:14am
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I used to charge $1 more per serving for fondant, but then I realized that I would rather work in that than buttercream. Instead of taking BC off the menu (which I considered) I just made the prices the same (the higher one, of course icon_smile.gif) to promote it.

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