Cowboy Hat Cake--What Would You Charge?

Business By maisyone2 Updated 25 Mar 2008 , 5:19am by JulieB

maisyone2 Posted 24 Mar 2008 , 2:58pm
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I am doing a Cowboy Cake for someone this weekend such as those that are pictured in the Gallery. What is a fair charge?

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cerobs Posted 24 Mar 2008 , 3:15pm
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I charge 100.00

busymom9431 Posted 24 Mar 2008 , 3:17pm
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How many people will it feed? Do you have a price per person for carved cakes? If not you may want to work one is hard to guess what you want to get out of the cake and what will work in your area. I have learned that you need to come up with a price that you are happy with and stick to your guns!!

ssunshine564 Posted 24 Mar 2008 , 3:18pm
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I charge $150 for mine. I look at it this way, they are paying me for my talent. icon_wink.gif

maisyone2 Posted 24 Mar 2008 , 3:21pm
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Thanks for the replies.......this gives me an idea.

Anyone else?

melysa Posted 24 Mar 2008 , 3:29pm
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fondant or simply buttercream? will the board be decorated with rope, barbed wire, bandana, gumpaste flowers or decorations? what sized cakes and how many stacked? estimate your ingredients and your time. charge for your cost plus a decent hourly wage.

Prudence Posted 24 Mar 2008 , 3:43pm
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I agree with both replies. $150 sounds about right to me.

maisyone2 Posted 24 Mar 2008 , 3:54pm
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Cake would be 2-3 stacked small ovals...sculpted for top of hat.

Covering hat will be chocolate fondant as well as using this for the brim.

Will put very simple band around the hat.

Sorry for not giving the details.

thanks again for any and all replies


melysa Posted 24 Mar 2008 , 5:19pm
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small as in about 8" ? for me, probably 80 dollars.

JulieB Posted 25 Mar 2008 , 5:19am
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I'm feeling the $100, just because of the clientele you figure is going to buy this cake. Seems like this would be the upscale customer, who doesn't want "just another birthday cake", and is willing to pay extra.

And the thing is, again, so many of these people expect you to charge more, and are disappointed when you don't. It's a "you get what you pay for" world, and they think that paying more means getting more exclusive, more upscale.

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