I Know Everyone Hates Pricing ?'s... But Please??

Decorating By mindywith3boys Updated 12 Oct 2008 , 9:02pm by kandu001

mindywith3boys Posted 12 Oct 2008 , 3:41am
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Ok, so I made this cake for my husbands office party this weekend and two different people told me they wanted to order it for Thanksgiving. I need pricing help. It's a 9" and a 10" with buttercream and MMF leaves and MMF basket.

Thanks guys!
LL

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xandra83 Posted 12 Oct 2008 , 4:01am
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1st of all...ADORABLE!!! I love it. I would charge $50 or so at least. I'm probably not the besst one to ask, though. I just ordered Cake Boss and I hope it helps me with my pricing questions.

kelleym Posted 12 Oct 2008 , 4:02am
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It's gorgeous, I see why you have people wanting one for their own! I'd say in the ballpark of $4 - $5/serving and possibly an additional charge for the leaves.

FromScratch Posted 12 Oct 2008 , 4:03am
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That's 30-ish servings.. with all of the detailing I'd say no less than $100.00.. and that is barebones minimum..

I'd charge at least $175 for that.

Sweet_Guys Posted 12 Oct 2008 , 2:55pm
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I agree that you should charge more than $50. In the Wilton Yearbook, a party 9" cake serves 24 & a party 10" cake serves 28 for a total of 52 people. To take into consideration all of the decorative work you did, I would suggest at least $5 per serving. That works out to be $260. Now, if you did a 4" high cake for each tier, then it would double.

Paul

Sweet_Guys Posted 12 Oct 2008 , 2:56pm
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Mindy---

I just realized that I already doubled it. That $260 quote would be for 4" tiers. If you only did 2" tiers, then halve this, or $130.

Paul

tinygoose Posted 12 Oct 2008 , 5:30pm
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That's so pretty! I would charge as much as you think they would pay. $250+ doesn't seem at all unreasonable for such nice work. You could do the old. "Well, I normally charge $350 for this cake, but since you work with my husband I'll do it for _____. " Everyone like to feel like they are getting a discount.

tinygoose Posted 12 Oct 2008 , 5:31pm
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That's so pretty! I would charge as much as you think they would pay. $250+ doesn't seem at all unreasonable for such nice work. You could do the old. "Well, I normally charge $350 for this cake, but since you work with my husband I'll do it for _____. " Everyone like to feel like they are getting a discount.

kandu001 Posted 12 Oct 2008 , 9:02pm
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I would definitely charge at least $100 for that beautiful cake! It takes a lot of work and there are quite a few servings too! princess.gif

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