Pricing Question For A Friend

Decorating By cowboy61s_girl Updated 26 Nov 2008 , 10:14pm by kakeladi

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cowboy61s_girl Posted 26 Nov 2008 , 5:00am
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I would like to know what all the non professionals charge on a half sheet cake with a 3d ducky with fondant. This is the 2nd set of cakes for her parties I have done and I have no idea how to charge her. By no means are my cakes professional but I think there ok. I would just like some oppinions on how to deal with this. Thank You.

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karateka Posted 26 Nov 2008 , 8:27pm
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If you aren't doing this for a living, more as a paid hobby, you might consider adding up all of your costs and then multiplying by 2 or 3, depending on how much you think your time is worth.

If you are planning on making this thing more of a paying job, you need to survey the bakeries in town and see what their per serving price is, then park yourself in that ballpark.

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kakeladi Posted 26 Nov 2008 , 10:14pm
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karateka's advise it right on.
My personal opinion would be:
Is the duck also cake or all fondant? Makes a differece.
A sheet cake 12x18x2 should sell for about $40; For a cake 3-d duck covered in fondant add another $30. If the duck is fondant only then I'd say about $10 so a total of $50 there or $70 if it's cake.

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