What Would You Charge/pay For This Cake?

Decorating By Kristen6992 Updated 13 Feb 2009 , 1:38am by CareyI

Kristen6992 Posted 12 Feb 2009 , 2:22pm
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This was my first cake and I didn't charge anything because it was a gift. I have had a couple of requests for it now but it was a real pain to make and I want to be sure I get enough for it. The top cake is a 2-layer 8" and the blocks are 2-layer, 3x3 inch squares that I cut. The bow is made of fondant everything else is done with icing. I am in no way experienced so I don't know how I should be charging in the future, like by the hour or the serving. Any tips are appreciated. I tried to do an attachment but the pic should be in my photos also.

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bafishr Posted 12 Feb 2009 , 2:28pm
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I have no idea on what to charge, am struggling myself with that one. I just wanted to say that your cake is really cute! Love the idea.

Susie53 Posted 12 Feb 2009 , 2:30pm
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Welcome to Cake Central! I just wanted to say that I love your cake and you did an amazing job! I really can't tell you what to charge, I only do cakes for my family..... thumbs_up.gif

MikeRowesHunny Posted 12 Feb 2009 , 2:32pm
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How many blocks do you have there? I'm reckoning on 5 blocks = approx 15 servings + 24 servings in the 8 inch so 40ish servings total. I charge a minimum of $3 per serving for basic buttercream and would add a little extra for the bow, so I would charge around $125 for this cake.

GI Posted 12 Feb 2009 , 2:36pm
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jamiekwebb Posted 12 Feb 2009 , 2:42pm
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Here is what I personally would charge. Each 3x3x4 block would be $10 so for five that would be $50 then an 8" cake with fondant (bow) would be $27.50 So $77.50 or $80. I know that that is a little low but very high for my area. Take into account your area and your time. Your time is definitly worth it.

2txmedics Posted 12 Feb 2009 , 4:30pm
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icon_surprised.gif Well lets see: Fresh cake, Home made, home decorated...nice colors, different one you cant find in the store...depnding on where you live, if anyone like a store does this cake....I would roughly say 95.-- to 110.00 if it feeds 30. If you make it smaller, then less but never never less than 45.00 even if very small...too much work into it.

rockysmommy Posted 12 Feb 2009 , 4:42pm
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My daughter in law purchased one no where as nice as this, just a half sheet cake and they charged her 65.00...your cake is just beautiful...the detail is wonderful! I think anyone would expect to pay 100.00 at least...I would.

cakes22 Posted 12 Feb 2009 , 5:08pm
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You did a great job on this cake. Don't sell yourself short!!! Your time and effort come at a cost & people will pay for a cake that is unique & has care put into it. There are a couple of price matrixes available on this sight that you might want to look at.
Good luck & great job!!! icon_biggrin.gif

madzack09 Posted 13 Feb 2009 , 1:16am
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You did a great job!!! I agree don't see yourself short. I would pay 75.00 for that easily!

icer101 Posted 13 Feb 2009 , 1:29am
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i would charge $125.00-$150.00.... great job!!! lot of work...hth

CareyI Posted 13 Feb 2009 , 1:38am
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I would definitly go for no less than $100. A simple 8" is usually around $40-$50 then with the blocks which are more complicated it should take it up to at least $100 but depending on the difficulty you could get closer to $125. the cake looks great....don't sell yourself short. thumbs_up.gif

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