How Does Everyone Price Their Sheetcakes????

Decorating By suzted7 Updated 18 Aug 2008 , 6:43pm by alanahodgson

suzted7 Posted 17 Aug 2008 , 5:22pm
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If I provide ALL buttercream sheet cakes with no fondant accentsbut standard buttercream piping and such, what would be a fair price based on size? I know it depends on where you're at, but is there not like a standard price? I'm making out a price sheet and I need everyones opinion before I print it! Obviously, added fondant accents would be extra! Thanks guys for your help!

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jibbies Posted 17 Aug 2008 , 5:52pm
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My Sheetcake prices are as follows
1 layer
9x13 $25.00
11x15 $30.00
12x18 $35.00

2 layer
9x13 $35.00
11x15 $40.00
12x18 $45.00

After the first of the year (that's when I raise prices) I 'm thinking about raising all prices by $5.00

Jibbies

suzted7 Posted 17 Aug 2008 , 6:29pm
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Thanks Jibbies!!! Can anyone else add theirs so I have something to compare Jibbies to??? Pretty please??Anyone?

suzted7 Posted 17 Aug 2008 , 7:14pm
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Is there NO ONE else?? No one??...... icon_cry.gif

bobwonderbuns Posted 17 Aug 2008 , 7:32pm
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The one you want to ask is Indydebi. She can price anything! icon_biggrin.gif

Rainbow Posted 17 Aug 2008 , 7:34pm
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Sheet cakes single layer buttercream:
$25.00 9x13
$35.00 11x15
$40.00 12x18


I live in the midwest icon_smile.gif If the prices keep going up I'll have to raise my prices...

Sue

suzted7 Posted 17 Aug 2008 , 7:45pm
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Rainbow......

So what price would be your 2-layer sheet cakes? Would you just double your single layer price or come up with another price?

suzted7 Posted 17 Aug 2008 , 7:46pm
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Rainbow......

So what would you price your 2-layer sheet cakes? Would you just double your single layer price or come up with another price?

Laura102777 Posted 17 Aug 2008 , 7:47pm
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I'm in rural Kentucky. Mine are (single layer):

9x13 = $30
11x15 = $40
12x18 = $50

These are base prices (and considering how costs are rising, they need to go up). Premium flavors, fondant accents, etc, would be more. And these are lower than my prices for other cakes.

SugarFrosted Posted 17 Aug 2008 , 7:53pm
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Little Rock, Arkansas here

9x13 - $35.00
12x18 - $60.00

Both are buttercream and single layer.

Rainbow Posted 17 Aug 2008 , 7:57pm
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I price my double layers the same as my wedding cakes. $1.50/serving and up depending on the details. Serving sizes 1x2x4.

Sue

suzted7 Posted 17 Aug 2008 , 8:13pm
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Ok...............so would a $10 difference be ok between a single layer and double layer?

indydebi Posted 17 Aug 2008 , 9:17pm
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I define sheets as single layer, no filling. Non-sheets are anything that doesn't fall into the first category. So a 2-layer rectangle cake with filling is a non-sheet cake.

Sheet servings are based on 2x2 servings are are $1.50/serving, no delivery.

Non-sheets are $3/serving and delivery on weddings or large tiered cakes only. (i.e. no delivery on a 12" 2-layer round).

So....

11x15 = 35 servings x $1.50/serving = $52.50
12x18 = 54 servings x $1.50/serving = $81.00

I don't do anything smaller than 11x15.

Before the question comes up, they are welcome to cut the 11x15 into just 20 pieces if they want ... the price is still $52.50.

Two layer cakes are based on 1x2x4 servings sizes.

LoriMc Posted 17 Aug 2008 , 9:46pm
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This is a 12x18 single layer sheet cake I did today to match the party plates. I charged $41.00 (she provided the candy coins and decorative candles), and she kept asking me are you sure the cake only costs $41.00.

Do you guys think I underpriced myself?

Like a lot of you in this thread I charge
9x13 $28.00
11x15 $34.00
12x18 $41.00

and honestly I don't charge extra for MMF accents or RIT's.
LL

fiddlesticks Posted 17 Aug 2008 , 10:09pm
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Do you guys think I underpriced myself? ..... For sure. I would have charged at least $75 -$ 85 for that cake ! You did everything but the coins and candles ! So all the trees and words , sand etc are your design ??? All you did was place the candles and coins on your decor ??? Yes you should have charged way more !

LoriMc Posted 17 Aug 2008 , 10:18pm
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Originally Posted by fiddlesticks

Do you guys think I underpriced myself? ..... For sure. I would have charged at least $75 -$ 85 for that cake ! You did everything but the coins and candles ! So all the trees and words , sand etc are your design ??? All you did was place the candles and coins on your decor ??? Yes you should have charged way more !


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$75.00 REALLY?????? I can't imagine asking that much! My local bakery charges $45.00 for that size cake, but I doubt they would re-create a plate with copyright infringement and all. I guess I should be charging more so when Hallmark comes to arrest me I will have bail money!! HA HA HA HA!

fiddlesticks Posted 17 Aug 2008 , 10:29pm
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Yes Really !! icon_lol.gif I think you should up all your prices icon_smile.gif Give your self a base price( higher then what you charge now ) and then add up charges for the extra decor from there ! icon_biggrin.gif

KoryAK Posted 17 Aug 2008 , 11:36pm
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YES you needed to charge more for that cake. w/e base price PLUS extra design and component fees. There's no reason not to charge more for (a lot) more work.

To answer the OP... my sheets are torted 3" tall. 12x9 for $70, 12x18 for $130, and 18x24 for $260 for simple type designs. more for something like that pirate cake!

indydebi Posted 18 Aug 2008 , 12:31am
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Originally Posted by LoriMc

$75.00 REALLY?????? I can't imagine asking that much!




I just sold a 12x18 yesterday (Baby Shower Stripes in pics). They handed me a $100 bill and said keep the change.

$41 for a 12x18 is 75 cents a serving. I guess this price would be ok if all you did was put frosting on it. icon_confused.gif Is that REALLY the "going rate" wherever you are? And I mean "going rate" for a custom designed cake that you can't FIND in a regular bakery.

hammer1 Posted 18 Aug 2008 , 1:42am
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12x18 - 1/2 sheet $45
full sheet $90
9x13 - $35
1 1/2 sheet $120 - we like to do these, see our pictures for a couple.
buttercream with basic decorations, some fondant accents.
single layer
central ohio

LoriMc Posted 18 Aug 2008 , 2:19am
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I just got off the phone with a lady in my area who bakes cakes. She says I am totally undercharging!

fiddlesticks Posted 18 Aug 2008 , 2:32am
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I think thats what we have all been saying ? icon_lol.gificon_lol.gif
Now make yourself a new price list ! icon_razz.gif
And dont forget to add more $ for extra details. icon_smile.gif

indydebi Posted 18 Aug 2008 , 2:45am
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I think this thread http://forum.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-599830.html might be pertinent to this conversation ..... what kind of pricing increases are out there? And why?

suzted7 Posted 18 Aug 2008 , 2:02pm
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Ok.....going by what everyone here has said....... how do these prices sound?

9x13 2-layer: $65
11x15 2-layer- $75
12x18 2-layer: $85
16x24 2-layer: $95

yes? no?

Shelly4481 Posted 18 Aug 2008 , 2:09pm
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Im in the Texas panhandle and I just increased my sheets to: 9 x 13 = $30.00 11 x 15 = $40.00 all single layers

suzted7 Posted 18 Aug 2008 , 2:16pm
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So.....would you then just double your single-layer price for a double-layer? Your 9x13 single would be $60 for a double?

LoriMc Posted 18 Aug 2008 , 2:28pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by suzted7

Ok.....going by what everyone here has said....... how do these prices sound?

9x13 2-layer: $65
11x15 2-layer- $75
12x18 2-layer: $85
16x24 2-layer: $95

yes? no?




And one layers?

crafty_mom Posted 18 Aug 2008 , 4:29pm
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O.K., newbie question here. But what if you DON'T do this for a living, and maybe just on the side for a few people? I live in a very small town in West Tennessee. That does seem like a lot to pay for your average sheet cake here. I realize if you do this as a career, you have to make a living. But what about us "peons" who just do it for fun (and a little extra money) icon_lol.gif Also, what about family pricing?? I'm sure this issue has been addressed before. Do you charge the same, less, or out of the kindness of your little hearts??

TIA,
Jen

suzted7 Posted 18 Aug 2008 , 4:57pm
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Lori,

I'm questioning that too! I forgot to add that to my post! Would you automatically deduct half the price for a single layer?

alanahodgson Posted 18 Aug 2008 , 6:43pm
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The best way to get market value price for your area is to call around to local bakeries and find out what they charge. You clearly see a huge range of prices from different parts of the country-or even different neigborhoods in the same metropolitan area.

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