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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Kristen,
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.
BESIDES MY THOUGHTS...U WANT IT, SINCE ITS SOMETHING VERY DIFFERENT, THEN YOU PAY THE PRICE.

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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