I'm trying to get an idea of cake pricing. I'm fairly new at cake decorating. It's been more of a hobby over the last year. People have seen and tasted my practice cakes and are asking what I charge. I just did a 50th anniversary 2-tiered cake (6" & 8") and a checkered flag sheet cake (2-11x15) this past week. I have a request for a 2-tiered baby shower cake this month too. Most people are not fond of fondant. They would rather have buttercream with fondant accents. Any suggestions would be appreciated. TIA
There are different ways of pricing. Some use a price matrix, others want to make a certain amount on a cake (say $40) and they add up the costs + amount of time (hourly rate to decorate) then tack on $25. If you search local bakeries in your area or on the web, you can get an idea of what to charge for similiar cakes. I have a general price guideline that I researched for a couple of days. This was calling to local grocery stores & cake shops then took an average.
Your cakes are amazing! Don't sell yourself short. It does take time & effort & care, and that has a price!!
hth & good luck