Pricing Question

Decorating By cakes21 Updated 11 May 2008 , 2:11am by KoryAK

cakes21 Posted 10 May 2008 , 10:20pm
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I just finished up a three tiered cake and was wondering if I am charging to much. It is a 12,10,8 filled with strawberry filling. Buttercream frosting with scroll work and a ribbon on the bottom of each layer.

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rhopar33 Posted 10 May 2008 , 10:24pm
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How much are you charging?

cakes21 Posted 10 May 2008 , 10:26pm
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I guess that I left that part out. I am charging $150.00

Starkie Posted 10 May 2008 , 10:43pm
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Assuming these layers are round and not square, the 12-10-8 would give 90 servings, for which I would charge $225 ($2.50 per for BC). If these were square tiers (124 servings), it would be $310. It seems as though you charged about $1.67 (or $1.38 for squares), which is way too little, in my opinion! Does that even cover your materials and electricity?


sandeeb Posted 10 May 2008 , 10:45pm
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Hi there, It seems to me you may not have charged enough. What's the price per serving in your area? I charge $2.00 a serving. What do you usually charge per serving? Did you use a chart to know how many servings were in your cake? I use the wilton wedding cake chart to know how many servings and then I charge accordingly.


sandeeb Posted 10 May 2008 , 10:50pm
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According to my chart,wedding cake sizes, your cake would be 120


cakes21 Posted 11 May 2008 , 1:13am
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Yeah I usually go off of the wilton chart. This is a round cake. It was also my first cake that was not for a family or friend. So it was the first cake that i didn't stay at the party.

Cakebelle Posted 11 May 2008 , 1:30am
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Yep, That's way too low. You should check what custom cake prices are in your area.

indydebi Posted 11 May 2008 , 1:39am
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In the time I've been on CC, whenever I see the question "Did I charge too much?", the answer is usually "no". Whenever I see the question, "did I undercharge?", the answer is usually "yes". So rest assured you are normal and just like the rest of us when we first start pricing. thumbs_up.gif

Yes, I agree this was low.

KoryAK Posted 11 May 2008 , 2:11am
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Yep, low. I start at $6.50 per serving and its about to go up.

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