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If I'm doing a cake for someone, I usually figure the cost of ingredients, plus $10 an hour for my time.
For character cakes I usually just charge like $20. It's really not all that much icing to use and they don't take a lot of time. Plus, I would just throw the smash cake in if it's for a 1st bday.
I have done a cake very similar to that and I charged her $35.00. She loved the cake and the price.
Usually the character pans say they take one mix (I bake from scratch so I don't know from experience so don't quote me).. that's equivalent to an 8" cake.. 15 - 20 servings. I don't like the character pans.. just looking at all the stars makes my wrist hurt..
Since this is a friend.. I would probably charge for the ingredients.. If not a really good friend.. $40.
ummm...I end up using about a mix and a half on those character pans(for box)...they are WRONG...because then you don't get that high of a cake when you use jut one and I think it looks icky to have like a 1 1/2" high cake. Just fill the pan half full..that's what I do.
I'm in a small town and $20 is about right for a character pan cake. Start going too high and you lose customers. They go right to Sam's Club for their cake.
I would charge $35 plus $10 for the smash cake. That's Houston prices... If a customer says no to what I quote, I have no problem not making it... I like my free time.
I read once on CC this quote: "Quality cakes ain't cheap and cheap cakes ain't quality!" I love this attitude.
I would charge $25, if it's a first birthday, smash cake is free, if not, then $5 for it.
Cute, that's the cake I did for my daughter's first bday too. I think around $25 is fine, they're pretty simple, and you probably wouldn't fill it.