Hi everyone! I'm Amy, and I've been a closet Cake Central fan for about a year now! This is my first post, and I just want to say how wonderful this site is, including all of you who share your wonderful pictures and recipes! (I used some of your ideas for this cake!)
I have a question I am hoping you can help me with. How much would you normally charge for the cake I have posted below. It was 24" x 18", 1/2 choc, 1/2 white, with strawberry filling. It's far from perfect, (I'm still learning!), but I was asked about doing a few more this size. Thank you!
Hi! It's good to "meet" you. I'm not sure where you're located, but I'd say for that large amt. of cake I'd charge at least $75.
My full sheet cakes (12x24x3") start at $260.
If I were selling a 12 by 18, I would probably charge at least $100. I couldn't get your picture to come up to see how it looked, but I'm thinking 24 by 18 with a filling has to start around $150 or $200, plus more if lots of decoration.
If I were to sell that cake I would charge around 75$. I live in a rural area and I just can't charge a lot for my cakes. Even wedding cakes from well known bakers are only going for $200 - $300. I wish everyone would raise the price and then people wouldn't have a choice but to pay it. I am doing a 9" round (double layer of course) white chocolate cake w/ buttercream and the stained glass look for $30. I know for a fact someone could get close to $100 for that cake in a better market.
Pricing is sooooooooo hard to come up with
There are so many things that have to be figured into it. I can see why Kory charges so much....she is in Alaska! I'm sure prices for ingredients are much more than many of us pay.
The best thing to do is check places around you. Are there any bakers you know of that you can call? In store bakeries? Stand alone bakeries? Take an a verage and come up w/your own pricing.
Look at other prices to see what things are going for, but also figure out your own costs and time. Maybe $100 will turn out to be the going rate, but you might find that you are working for $1 an hour and it isn't worth it. And if $100 is the going rate for cardboard tasting cake, you should be charging higher for your superior product.
Yes, prices are a little more up here (milk $3.65/gal at Sam's, sugar about $11.46 for 25#, AP flour $11.37 for 25#, and butter $117 for 50#) but I mainly charge what I do cause I'm the s%^t
but I mainly charge what I do cause I'm the s%^t
LOL. Kory you're awesome!
Thank you all so much for your replies! I am still new to all of this...just kind of a hobby for now, but I have people asking me about making cakes for them. All of that aside, I really do have to agree...Kory you are AWESOME!!!!