How Much Would You Charge

Decorating By jen2184 Updated 24 Apr 2008 , 4:51pm by ccr03

jen2184 Posted 23 Apr 2008 , 12:58pm
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how much would you charge for a cake like this, its all fondant and it has to feed 100 people, can anyone give suggestions

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MikeRowesHunny Posted 23 Apr 2008 , 1:04pm
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Holy heck! That's gonna be one large cake!!! I personally would suggest another tier in there under the 2 existing ones decorated like the round tier. I charge $3.00 minimum per serving for fondant party cakes, so I would charge $300 at least!

jessienj Posted 23 Apr 2008 , 1:06pm
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I charge $5 per serving for fondant, so it would be $500. You could either make the bottom round tier large enough to feed half the servings and the octopus would make up the rest, but if it were up to me, I would much rather use 2 or 3 tiers under the octopus to make up a grand majority of the servings and the balance using the octopus. That way the octopus is not so enormous.

DMCG Posted 23 Apr 2008 , 1:09pm
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I would also figure out how long it will take for you to decorate it, and add it to the 3.00/slice.


FromScratch Posted 23 Apr 2008 , 1:10pm
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You could do a 8-10-12 for 100 servings. the 8" would be lightly carved to give the round head of the lil'octopus. Or a 10 on top of a 14.. that would be 100 too. Cute cake!

For fondant I'd charge $5/serving.. so $500.00. icon_smile.gif

CelebrationCakery Posted 23 Apr 2008 , 1:15pm
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I was going to stay right in the middle of what you are getting replies for...$4/slice....I have to ask if it is for a wedding or b-day??? I am just trying to picture a wedding with this type of sure would be fun either way...Show us when you are done....

jen2184 Posted 23 Apr 2008 , 8:01pm
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lol thanks for all your responses girls, this is for a babys first birthday she wants an under the water theme. what kind of pan would you use to make the ball shape body of the octopus

jessienj Posted 23 Apr 2008 , 8:21pm
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I'd use the ball pan if it's going to be several tiers up, but if you're going to want quite a bit of servings from the octopus shape, then I'd carve it out of several rounds.

CelebrationCakery Posted 23 Apr 2008 , 8:22pm
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The picture above looks like it is a carved layer, not a ball...I would stick with that otherwise it may take more work in keeping him up there...either way he is cute...

imagine76 Posted 23 Apr 2008 , 8:37pm
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that is SO CUTE! i love the little suction cuppies!!! do post when you're done -what ever price you decide on!

FromScratch Posted 23 Apr 2008 , 9:02pm
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It really depends on what sizes you go with. If it were me though I'd just carve the shape from a normal tier. icon_smile.gif

ccr03 Posted 24 Apr 2008 , 4:51pm
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I'd do a combo of the ball pan and rounds. Like just use half the ball pan for the very top of the octupus and then crave the round to shape.

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