Servings And Price Question

Decorating By aliciag Updated 2 Jun 2008 , 4:22pm by Delphine

aliciag Posted 1 Jun 2008 , 8:00pm
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My brother got married yesterday, this is the cake I made for his wedding. It is a gift from me to them but I was curious what it is worth.
What would be your price for this cake?
White cake with bc and fondant
8-10-12-14 real cake
16-18-20-22 fake cake
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aliciag Posted 1 Jun 2008 , 9:23pm
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Are your prices different for real vs fake cake?

I put so much work (and love of course! icon_lol.gif ) in this cake and I am so proud of it because it's the biggest cake I ever made.

I know a lot of you do this for a living so I would like to hear from you please!

Thank you

jammjenks Posted 1 Jun 2008 , 9:47pm
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Prices vary so much from different factors such as location, etc. In my area, wedding cakes go for $1.50 - $2.00 for bc only. Fondant is so foreign around here, that I wouldn't even know how much they would go for. You should figure up the amount of servings (including how many the fake tiers would feed if they had been real cake) and multiply it by the cost per serving. Remember, the decorating time/effort is the biggest espense...not the ingredients. I'm sure the fake part cost you about the same $$ as the cake part if you only look at the bottom dollar.

By the way...your cake is BEAUTIFUL! It amazes me that you got it that tall and so perfect. It looks like you have done thousands of them!

aliciag Posted 1 Jun 2008 , 10:22pm
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You should figure up the amount of servings (including how many the fake tiers would feed if they had been real cake)




I found the servings for 8 to 16 but I have no idea what 18-20-22 would serve. Maybe someone here knows?

nicolepa Posted 2 Jun 2008 , 12:17am
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What a beautiful cake! We had Cinderella's Castle for our cake, but if I'd seen this I might have changed my mind!

Earlene's chart says the following. Now keep in mind her chart has bigger slices than Wilton. http://www.earlenescakes.com/ckserchart.htm


8- 15
10- 30
12- 45
14- 65
16- 90
18- 115
20- 145
22- 170

Total = 675 servings

indydebi Posted 2 Jun 2008 , 12:26am
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what an incredible cake!!! icon_surprised.gif You should submit this cake to a cake magazine somewhere ... it is worthy of publication!

And hurry and put it in your photos so I can save it as an inspiration cake!

chassidyg Posted 2 Jun 2008 , 12:36am
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That is such a gorgeous cake! Your brother is very lucky!! It looks so perfect!

bobwonderbuns Posted 2 Jun 2008 , 12:38am
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Offhand I'd say you'd easily be able to get $3500 to $4000 for that cake. I have clips from wedding cakes all over the internet and what they're going for and cakes that are half that size are going for $2500 on average.

playingwithsugar Posted 2 Jun 2008 , 12:58am
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If you've got to ask, you can't afford it. icon_lol.gif

It's absolutely gorgeous.

Theresa icon_smile.gif

DoniB Posted 2 Jun 2008 , 1:21am
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no clue on what you should charge, but WOW that's a gorgeous cake!!!! Kudos to you!! I'm with indydebi... gonna put that one in my inspiration cakes folder. icon_smile.gif

vixterfsu Posted 2 Jun 2008 , 1:26am
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In New York, $3000.00 (CITY)
Long Island $2500.00
For Fondant covered cake in New York
anywhere from 7.00 to 12.00 a slice. Figure out
those apples.!

karensjustdessert Posted 2 Jun 2008 , 1:34am
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Yours is one of those cakes you hate to think of getting sliced up and served. Kudos to you!

It's "priceless".

Danielle1218 Posted 2 Jun 2008 , 1:57am
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WOW...that is really awesome. Are those little "mickey mouse ears" on every-other-layer???

Danielle1218 Posted 2 Jun 2008 , 1:58am
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WOW...that is really awesome. Are those little "mickey mouse ears" on every-other-layer???

FromScratch Posted 2 Jun 2008 , 2:28am
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$3000.00 easy. WOW.. that's a HUGE cake.

I don't charge less for dummy cakes. I'll only do them in fondant and I charge my BC price for them since they just have fondant with no BC underneath.

aliciag Posted 2 Jun 2008 , 11:05am
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Are those little "mickey mouse ears" on every-other-layer???




yes. If you click on the pic you can see it a little closer.

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what an incredible cake!!! You should submit this cake to a cake magazine somewhere ... it is worthy of publication!




That is really sweet! but I don't think I'm there yet! icon_lol.gif

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If you've got to ask, you can't afford it.



icon_lol.gif I know!! I'm not even sure I could afford to buy the ing. to make another one! icon_lol.gif

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WOW.. that's a HUGE cake.



I had to measure my kitchen table to make sure it was big enough to roll fondant to cover a 22" tier! It took 3 attemps to get it right!

I was so scared I was going to ruin the cake! I only make birthday cakes for my family so if something goes wrong the worst that could happen is they would laugh at me for a while! This cake was my first "DON"T MESS IT UP" cake!lol
Do you charge extra for anti-stress pills? icon_lol.gif

Kudos to all of you who can do this day after day, this kind of stress is just unbearable for me!

vixterfsu Posted 2 Jun 2008 , 11:45am
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I forgot to say "GORGEOUS CAKE".

Delphine Posted 2 Jun 2008 , 4:22pm
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It's "priceless".




Those are the first words that came to mind when I saw it!! thumbs_up.gif

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