How Much Should I Charge For This.... ?

Decorating By catin Updated 19 Mar 2008 , 6:26pm by akgirl10

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catin Posted 19 Mar 2008 , 1:04pm
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I was a little curious to find out how much would this cake would go for . I have a friend that is interested in having this for her daughter's 1st birthday. But I don't want to charge too much .

http://www.cakecentral.com/mod.....id=1192091


Just wondering

Thank you

Julie

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7yyrt Posted 19 Mar 2008 , 2:44pm
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Your link URL is missing some information, so it can't be viewed.
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catin Posted 19 Mar 2008 , 3:11pm
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Here is the new URL to the cake ....Sorry about the previous one . I don't know what happened .

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-photo_1192091.html

Hope this helps everyone .

Can't wait to see what yous think.

Julie

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HerBoudoir Posted 19 Mar 2008 , 3:43pm
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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.

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step0nmi Posted 19 Mar 2008 , 3:47pm
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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.

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jekizer Posted 19 Mar 2008 , 3:58pm
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I have done a cake very similar to that and I charged her $35.00. She loved the cake and the price.

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FromScratch Posted 19 Mar 2008 , 3:59pm
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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.. icon_lol.gif

Since this is a friend.. I would probably charge for the ingredients.. If not a really good friend.. $40.

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step0nmi Posted 19 Mar 2008 , 4:32pm
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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.

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KrazyKross Posted 19 Mar 2008 , 5:57pm
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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.

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divaofcakes Posted 19 Mar 2008 , 6:14pm
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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. icon_smile.gif

I read once on CC this quote: "Quality cakes ain't cheap and cheap cakes ain't quality!" I love this attitude.

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jenncowin Posted 19 Mar 2008 , 6:19pm
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I would charge $25, if it's a first birthday, smash cake is free, if not, then $5 for it.

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akgirl10 Posted 19 Mar 2008 , 6:26pm
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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.

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