Ok, so I just got asked to make my first "real" (non-family & friend) cake!!! It's for a baby shower. Anyways, I know I won't make much (if at all) of a profit from it, but she wants to know my pricing, and since I really just do cakes for family/friends, I've only charged for one cake. So, my question is... how much does everyone usually charge, what for & what should I tell her?
Here is what everyone says on here..
1. Figure out how much it will cost you to make the cake. (ingredients, don't forget to include some money for electricity to heat the oven & lighting, etc). Some will tell you to take that number and times it by 2 or 3 to get a figure. Break it down by the slice.
2. Go figure out how much other cake shops in the area charge... If your work is better, charge a bit more. If you aren't quite as good, charge a bit less.
3. Sometimes if you put a picture of your work up here... some of the ladies will tell you what they would charge.
Goodluck. Hope this helps a little bit!