I had a lady call me and wanted a cake for thirty people then it turned into 2-11X15 cakes side-by-side which would be 22X15 right? She also wanted strawberry filling and a edible image on the cake. I told her $60 for the cake $5 for filling and $6 for the image. For a total of $71. Needless to say that was my first cake that got turned down because of price. Did I price to high?
No way in heck did you charge too much !!!
My 12 x 18's usually go for 90.00. I sometimes drop to 75.00 due to simplicity
Nope! I just charged $55 for an 11x15 (my standard price) so $71 for two is not out of line!
Absolutely not!! You could have priced it so much higher!
Nope, you didn't price too high, the prospective client's price expectations were too low.
Never, ever, undercharge yourself - and if you do, don't let us find out about it. We will have to remind you that you are not a chain store bakery.
No you didn't quote to much that was more than reasonable.
Don't let customers determine your 'worth' as a decorator. You know how long it takes to make the cake, decorate etc and you know they will not find a one of a kind cake like the one you can make.
I'm so tired of those customers with champaign taste on a beer budget.
I'm glad you all feel the same way I do. No I don't feel like I was ripping her off.
22x15, when cut into 2x2 pieces will yield approx 80 pcs (in round numbers ... 11 columns by 7 rows = 77, rounded up to 80 for simplicity). My price would have been $120 PLUS the image cost.
Some people can't afford you .... and that's ok. I consider it a status symbol!