Prices Anyone??????

Decorating By majormichel Updated 2 Jan 2009 , 8:36pm by majormichel

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majormichel Posted 2 Jan 2009 , 2:22am
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Ok not to toot my own horn, but I did this cake for free.
http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1298423
How much would you charge for this cake? I was thinking $60 (my sister thinks I am crazy)

I was wondering how much do you charge for fondant and buttercream cakes? Do you use wilton cake slicing guide and charge $2.50 and up per slice.

Help, my sister thinks I am losing money!

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indydebi Posted 2 Jan 2009 , 2:47am
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What size is the cake and how many does it serve?

Yes, I use the Wilton Wedding chart to determine pricing. My pricing is posted on my website.

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jibbies Posted 2 Jan 2009 , 2:50am
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I checked out your cake, nice job. I charge $2.00 a serving for wedding cakes. for sheet cakes I have set prices of $25.00, $30.00 and $35.00. I generally only do the sheets in buttercream, sometimes I use fondant accents. I haven't had a request for a fondant covered sheet cake. You are going to get a wide range of prices. but my advice is charge what you think is right.

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majormichel Posted 2 Jan 2009 , 11:51am
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The cake is 6" round and 1/4 sheet cake both covered in Fondant.

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MikeRowesHunny Posted 2 Jan 2009 , 12:41pm
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My minimum price per serving for fondant it is $3.50, I also sometimes charge extra for figures (depending on the decor for the rest of the cake), so my price would be around $125 (I think that's a single layer sheet cake, right?).

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-K8memphis Posted 2 Jan 2009 , 1:39pm
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Originally Posted by majormichel

Do you use wilton cake slicing guide and charge $2.50 and up per slice.

Help, my sister thinks I am losing money!




Your sister is right.

I think this is a very good marker for basic decorated cake.

Then add on for elaborate decor, fondant covered, special recipes, handmade flowers, tier cakes with dowell, sculptures etc.

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majormichel Posted 2 Jan 2009 , 5:50pm
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According to Wilton cake guide a 6" x3 rounds serves 12 and 9 x 13 serves 45. A total of 57 servings x $3.50 (fondant - estimate) = 199.50 plus extra for the fondant figure. Woooow, Thats a lot of money.

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akgirl10 Posted 2 Jan 2009 , 7:34pm
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Is your 9x13 one layer or two? It looks like one from the picture. The Wilton guide for 45 servings is based on two cake layers. So a one layer 9x13 is more like 20-22 servings. But even at 34 servings, it's $119, double of your first estimate.

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majormichel Posted 2 Jan 2009 , 8:36pm
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Yes, its 1 layer

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