Cake Pricing

Decorating By cmerola Updated 3 Feb 2009 , 5:19pm by cmerola

cmerola Posted 3 Feb 2009 , 12:09pm
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Just wondering what to charge for this cake. I made this cake for my niece's birthday, however I was asked to make another one and I have no clue what to charge. Please help!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Donnagardner Posted 3 Feb 2009 , 12:35pm
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I don't know what to charge for it but I think it is awesome.

cylstrial Posted 3 Feb 2009 , 12:40pm
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Wow...your cake looks AWESOME! Sorry...I know I'm not answering the question. I don't sell cakes yet..but I just like to look and see what everyone else charges. =o)

Melnick Posted 3 Feb 2009 , 12:51pm
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That cake is gorgeous! It looks so real! I have no idea either but if it were me, I'd start by working out the cost of my materials, then work out how much time it took (since you have already made this you'd have a good idea) and multiply that by an hourly rate that you're happy with. Add the 2 figures together and maybe give yourself an allowance for if things go wrong. Like I said, I have no idea - I don't sell cakes either but that seems a good starting place to me. I'm interested in how people price their cakes too!

lainalee Posted 3 Feb 2009 , 12:53pm
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Awesome job on the purse cake! IMO, carved, fondant handpainted details, at least $4.00 a serving.HTH

costumeczar Posted 3 Feb 2009 , 2:04pm
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For my 3-D cakes I start at $150 regardless of whether they want 10 servings or 25. After that it goes up $4-5 a serving depending on how complicated it is.

cmerola Posted 3 Feb 2009 , 5:19pm
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Thanks CC members. I feel funny charging people. My friends and family said that I didn't charge enough for my Tiffany cake and now this cake, I wasn't quite sure where to begin. But $150 sounds like a good starting price. Thanks againt

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