How Much Would You Charge

Decorating By StaceyCakes75 Updated 6 Dec 2008 , 5:35pm by revel

StaceyCakes75 Posted 3 Dec 2008 , 9:10pm
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I am an amateur cake decorator learning as I go but many people have suggested I start selling my cakes. Just curious how much this cake should sell for despite some flaws? Its 12 and 6 rounds covered in MMF

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all4cake Posted 3 Dec 2008 , 9:18pm
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Maybe someone in your area will come to the rescue.

12" and 6"? The bottom tier doesn't look like a 12".

tiggy2 Posted 3 Dec 2008 , 9:21pm
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Are you sure the bottom tier is a 12"? It looks a lot smaller. I would call around and see what people in your area are charging per slice for fondant covered cakes and go from there.

KHalstead Posted 3 Dec 2008 , 9:21pm
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looks more like a 6, 10 or even a 6", 9"
I charge 2.50/serv. for tiered fondant covered cakes plus .25/serv. for fondant accents and $10.00 for a loopy bow like that so for me a 6" and 12" like that would cost

$188.75 for everything!

StaceyCakes75 Posted 3 Dec 2008 , 10:34pm
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I'm sorry you are right. It's a 6" and 10" rounds. Trying to post with a 2 year old pulling at me icon_wink.gif

KHalstead Posted 4 Dec 2008 , 8:55pm
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Okay, well then for a 6", 10" like that I would charge $133.75 total with the bow.

cakedivamommy Posted 4 Dec 2008 , 10:04pm
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I am not sure how much to charge but I just wanted to say that your cake is beautiful!

revel Posted 6 Dec 2008 , 5:35pm
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Your cake is pretty! I'm a newbie as well. I only charge $2 per serving right now. Everyone i do cakes for knows this. I charge $2 because i am a newbie and need the practice. I've warned them that when my cakes look like the cakes posted here they will be going up!
I'm hoping that in 5 years i will be able to leave my FT job (go to PT) to do cakes FT and make money. So for now it pays for my supplies and i get lots of practice without having to eat all that cake.

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