I am in need of some guidance.. I have been asked to make a replica dummy cake of the JMH Alamo. It is it's 90th Anniversary. It will be 3rd all fondant, gum paste, etc. But I have no clue what to charge.. I know it will be a challenge as I am still learning and basically only have done cake for my family.
Any advice in pricing would help.
wow...what a task.
i would charge the same as a cake.
Yeah... this is NOT a project where you charge by the slice or by any other "charted" pricing structure. This is a special design with LOTS more labor than materials costs ... WAY more than usual.
Dummy or real cake ..... charge your arm AND your leg.
How big do you need to make it? For me, it would depend on the size...
Boy thats a ton of work even for a dummy cake. Since you want be charging by the slice I would decide on what you want 'per hour' to make this cake . Since you have already made one you should have an idea of how many hours you would put in. I wouldn't do it for less than $15 per hour (maybe more) or just come up with a price that is worth your time. Just because it's a dummy doesn't mean that you should sell your talents for less.
I would charge just like a regular cake plus extra for all the work that's going to be needed. Good luck and post a pic when it's done