How Do I Price A Grooms Cake?

Business By CountryCakes2007 Updated 19 Apr 2008 , 11:18pm by CountryCakes2007

CountryCakes2007 Posted 19 Apr 2008 , 6:42pm
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I'm new at this and not very good at pricing. I think a wedding cake in my area with buttercream icing is about $1.10 a serving, but I'm not sure how to price the groom's cake. icon_cry.gificon_redface.gif Can someone give me some advice? Thanks

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aligotmatt Posted 19 Apr 2008 , 6:46pm
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It depends on the grooms cake. I do a lot of sculpted grooms cakes with fondant, and they price out higher than a wedding cake. I start at $5.50 per serving for 3d cakes.

If it's more of a regular, 1 tier or stacked cake, it falls into my cake pricing.

stsapph Posted 19 Apr 2008 , 6:48pm
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I'd charge the same amount. Cake is cake, whether its a wedding cake or the grooms cake. It takes the same ingredients, baking time and decorating time. The only time I would charge more for the wedding cake is if the decorations themselves where more time consuming, but base prices are the same no matter what the cake is for.

tasteebakes Posted 19 Apr 2008 , 6:59pm
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If they book their wedding cake with me, then I give them a huge break on their Groom's cake. I price it out at 75 cents per serving. (I'm in AR) My buttercream wedding cakes start at $1.50 per serving and fondant a $2.50 per serving. So far, my groom's cakes have been "easier" than my wedding cakes. I have alot coming up though, some are fairly complicated.

Where are you in OK? Are you going to OSSAS? I just registered today!

CountryCakes2007 Posted 19 Apr 2008 , 11:16pm
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I live out in the country between Ardmore and Duncan. No I'm not going to OSSAS. I bet it would be fun to go, never been yet!

CountryCakes2007 Posted 19 Apr 2008 , 11:18pm
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Oh thank ya'll very much for the info! To me price is very hard. About the only compation I have is Walmart and Homeland.

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