Would You Pay $250 For This Cake?

Decorating By Rocketgirl899 Updated 16 Nov 2008 , 8:36am by chutzpah

Rocketgirl899 Posted 16 Nov 2008 , 3:34am
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Alright, my first wedding cake!!!

I charged a total of $245 for the cake. It's a 6,8,10.

Design inspiration from Helipops icon_smile.gif

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stephaniescakenj Posted 16 Nov 2008 , 3:40am
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It's Stunning!!!! No I personally wouldn't pay $250 for a cake, but that's why I started making them. icon_twisted.gif Your cake is worth way more than that though! Great Job!

sari66 Posted 16 Nov 2008 , 3:46am
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Yes! and it's a beautiful cake

ramzeesgirl Posted 16 Nov 2008 , 3:47am
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tarheelgirl Posted 16 Nov 2008 , 3:47am
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Personally I think you should have charged more!! Great job, its stunning!

Rocketgirl899 Posted 16 Nov 2008 , 3:48am
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Someone at the wedding ( I went, it was a freind of a friends) said she would spend $600!

Holy cow I am just excitedicon_smile.gif

Thanks Stephanie!

Swede-cakes Posted 16 Nov 2008 , 3:50am
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Yes, I'd pay $250...because I'd be gettin' a great deal! Wow, that's gorgeous!!

*edited to say: I wouldn't blink at a $500 price tag if I ordered this cake!

Niliquely Posted 16 Nov 2008 , 3:51am
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Gorgeous!!!! I think it is worth WAY more than that - double it. You put a lot of work into this cake and it is perfect! I would've loved to have had THAT cake at my wedding! And it is your first?!?!?!? BRAVO!

melysa Posted 16 Nov 2008 , 3:51am
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i think you priced accordingly, and you did a very good job on it. congrats on your excitement!

liapsim Posted 16 Nov 2008 , 3:51am
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Yeah, I was gonna say it's at least worth $500.00!!!

KKC Posted 16 Nov 2008 , 3:52am
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I would honestly expect to pay 3 times that price. That cake is so gorgeous!!!!!

cakelady31 Posted 16 Nov 2008 , 3:53am
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yup, sure would. that would be a great deal!!
You did a fantastic job. icon_smile.gif

bcake1960 Posted 16 Nov 2008 , 3:58am
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That a BEAUTIFUL Cake of course I would! Congratulations you did a great job!

miny Posted 16 Nov 2008 , 4:00am
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Wow your cake is really beautiful icon_eek.gif , did you make the flowers too? and how did you get the golden tiers so perfect, airbrushed??? icon_confused.gif

Rocketgirl899 Posted 16 Nov 2008 , 4:01am
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Thank you all!

I did price lower because it was my first cake. I did spend FOREVER ( researching techniques, studying Sugarshacks DVDs.... running to the supply store 5-6 timesicon_smile.gif and precticing airbrushing and stamp techniques for the scroll, flowers) I think about 50 hours went into this cake from conception to delivery (which I INCLUDED in the price.. lol, it was a friend of a friend. And it was about 10 minutes from my house--though i had to avoid railroad tracks, and brick roads so it took me 30... hehe)

I priced it @ $3 a serving plus 25 for the flowers (first time I made them) oh!!!!! Thanks!!! Toedna for your GREAT tutorial!!!!!!!!

Arriva Posted 16 Nov 2008 , 4:04am
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Gorgeous. That cake is PERFECT. I think it is worth way more than $250.

Rocketgirl899 Posted 16 Nov 2008 , 4:04am
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Yes I made the flowers, Gumpaste flowers with directions from toedna.Yep I airbrushed. icon_smile.gif

The only thing I regret, I was stacking based of Sugarshacks dirrections and she tells you to frreze them alil. I was worried the AB would get condensation ( I live in humid FL). So I stacked then ABed.... lots of over spray but I managed to control it. That is the reason my bottom teir isn't AS "perfect" icon_smile.gif

I just got my AB and LOVE it... I used Luck's shimmer gold (on white BC) and shimmer ivory( on ivory BC).

rrmilklady Posted 16 Nov 2008 , 4:05am
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Wow!! It's soooo prettyicon_smile.gif If i didn't make cakes i'd have paid that and then some.

PinkZiab Posted 16 Nov 2008 , 4:08am
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You WAY underpriced yourself! Great job!

miny Posted 16 Nov 2008 , 4:12am
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Well, your BC is very smooth, I thought it was fondant,congratulations!!!

Rocketgirl899 Posted 16 Nov 2008 , 4:14am
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Ziab... wow coming from youicon_smile.gif thank you..!!

and miny... omG! I thought I would NEVER hear that!

Bijoudelanuit Posted 16 Nov 2008 , 4:31am
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Your cake is stunning! I would expect to pay far more than $250 for it! You should be so proud!

kakeladi Posted 16 Nov 2008 , 4:58am
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What a stunning design.......so well done! It's just super lovely. Worth every penny and then some.

Frankyola Posted 16 Nov 2008 , 5:14am
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Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyy more than 250.00 for this cake. It is PERFECT, I love it.

keriskreations Posted 16 Nov 2008 , 5:28am
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Seriously your first wedding cake????? Holy crap!!!! I can't even DO a cake that nice, and I've made several wedding cakes. icon_smile.gif Your cake is gorgeous!!!!!!! $250 is WAY underpriced for a cake like this. A co-worker of my husband ordered a heart shaped cake with BC roses and heart something or 'nother for 75, and that's costing them $400. This is WAY more elegant and beautiful than their cake will be. Congratulations on a wonderful creation!!!!

MasterBakerRumpShaker Posted 16 Nov 2008 , 5:33am
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WAY undercharged!

Jopalis Posted 16 Nov 2008 , 5:38am
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It is exquisite and unique and quite professional. More like $500 or $600. IMHO...

cakeandpartygirl Posted 16 Nov 2008 , 5:39am
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You rock!!!! That cake is.........I am at a loss of words!!!!! One day when I grow up (I wanna do something like that) Oh at first glance I thought it was fondant until I read further along in the thread. If my buttercream could only look that good. Give yourself a huge pat on the back.

Rocketgirl899 Posted 16 Nov 2008 , 5:40am
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icon_smile.gif Thank you!

I have made other cakes, but this was my first for profit cake.

I must attribute a huge part to religiously following Sugarshacks DVDS!

bejewelled Posted 16 Nov 2008 , 5:43am
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Oh my goodness, this is buttercream, I thought it was fondant. Where can I order one for $250 - sign me up!!

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