What Would You Charge For This Cake?????

Decorating By rmelendrez Updated 18 May 2008 , 1:35am by fmcmulle

rmelendrez Posted 16 May 2008 , 11:25pm
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This is a 3-layer, 5 in. high and 8. in round cake... one layer each...
Chocolate
Strawberry
Vanilla
Chocolate mousse between the choc and vanilla cakes and strawberry mousse between the vanilla and strawberry cakes... like Neapolitan ice cream LOL!

Pastry Pride icing. Thanks everyone for your suggestions

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-photo_1221548.html

Cheers

13 replies
tippyad Posted 17 May 2008 , 12:15am
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I made an 8" vanilla, chocolate & strawberry cake in December '06 and charged $45 for it. It had BC filling and icing. I charge an additional $8+ for fillings. Plus more if the customer wants an icing other than BC.

Not sure if this is your dilema, but your customers need to understand that you can't make a half batch of cake mix/scratch. They have to pay for all of it. For instance that's why I only make a minimum of 24 cc at a time. Same goes for a 6" 2 layer round. It has to be ordered w/ another size or else I charge them for it as if it were a 8" round. It's just not worth my time to turn on the oven.

BTW-your Neapolitan sounds yummy!

diane Posted 17 May 2008 , 12:33am
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$40-$45 thumbs_up.gif

SaraO Posted 17 May 2008 , 12:55am
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It's a great cake. How did you get those chocolate lines to look so nice? What did you use to put the chocolate on? An icing bag or something else?

Denae Posted 17 May 2008 , 1:07am
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$50 easy

fiddlesticks Posted 17 May 2008 , 1:07am
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I left you a comment on your cake earlier ! It sounds yummmy !I would think about $50.00? Did you make 3 different mixes, or maybe the WASC recipe and seperate and flavor the different layers ? Dont forget to add in the charge for the Pastry Pride icing also ! Have you added up your Ingredients?

Cakebelle Posted 17 May 2008 , 1:08am
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YUM delicious combo! icon_surprised.gificon_eek.gif You should check to see the prices in your area for similar cakes, right?

busymom9431 Posted 17 May 2008 , 1:15am
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It does sound GOOD! I would think the same as everyone else. Unless you can justify using the leftover batter for other cakes/cupcakes or whatever. You can't just toss half of your batter and not charge for it.

rmelendrez Posted 17 May 2008 , 10:57am
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Originally Posted by SaraO

It's a great cake. How did you get those chocolate lines to look so nice? What did you use to put the chocolate on? An icing bag or something else?




Practice, practice and more practice LOL...I melt a couple of Hershey's Dark Chocolate squares in a sandwich size baggie in the microwave. Make sure the squares are positioned at the bottom of the baggie and into one corner before melting. This makes it easier to work with once you snip a very small piece of the corner where the melted chocolate settles.

I use the Wilton turnable that tilts or sometimes I just hold the cake in my left hand and slightly tilt to one side as I quickly drizzle the melted chocolate. I start at the base of the cake letting some chocolate run down the side of the cake and quickly move across the top of the cake to the other side. Turn the cake 180 degrees or so and repeat.

Good luck, have fun and please let me know if you have any questions at [email protected]

Cheers

rmelendrez Posted 17 May 2008 , 11:00am
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Originally Posted by fiddlesticks

I left you a comment on your cake earlier ! It sounds yummmy !I would think about $50.00? Did you make 3 different mixes, or maybe the WASC recipe and seperate and flavor the different layers ? Dont forget to add in the charge for the Pastry Pride icing also ! Have you added up your Ingredients?




Wow, I never thought to use the WASC recipe and then separate the batch into flavors...thanks for the great suggestion! I used three different doctored cake mixes, however, I did need the remaining batter from each for cupcakes so that worked pretty well for me this time.

Cheers

springlakecake Posted 17 May 2008 , 11:13am
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I'd probably charge $30 for it, but then again I practically give everything away LOL!

vickymacd Posted 17 May 2008 , 11:26am
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rmelendrez~
The others have given you prices, but the layered multi cake in my photos shows the different flavors I did with my WASC cake. I just used the syrups and added them to different bowls of the cake batter. I did have to add coloring to show the different colors, but if you're just looking for flavoring and not using extracts, the syrups are great!!

wgoat5 Posted 17 May 2008 , 12:06pm
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Your cake looks yummy!!! And it is very pleasing to the eye...

I would ask 55.00 for that one...

fmcmulle Posted 18 May 2008 , 1:35am
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I would charge $55 also. It looks so goooodddddd!!!!! icon_biggrin.gif

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