Pricing Help!

Decorating By maddiseeyore Updated 16 Mar 2009 , 7:16pm by maddiseeyore

maddiseeyore Posted 15 Mar 2009 , 2:46pm
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Hi all,
I have someone who would like me to make a shower cake like the one I just posted. I have no idea what to charge! I'll attach a picture of the dummy cake I just did. THe edges on this one are terrible, I have much better luck with my own buttercream than with this all shortning one I uesd for the dummy. So my question is what do I charge for a cake like this (which will have nicer edges!)? It will have 6 or 7 gumpaste animals on it, just like this one. Any suggestions? I am new to this! Thanks so much,
Jackie
LL

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2txmedics Posted 15 Mar 2009 , 2:54pm
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I recently met a CC in person that moved here. Now, Im still what I consider myself, a newbie...am learning different things daily. I made a cake yesterday, a mama and baby turtle cakes...

My CCer friend who has been doing cakes for 15yrs said, that automatically out the door I should be charging 50.00 for 'custom cakes"...and then 2.50 per slice....I hope this helps.

I always get stuck on prices myself. But like she said, your supplying a cake that local stores wont/cant do...and if they drive into the city...40mins away that they will pay high price for such a cake.

GOOD LUCK, AND LET ME KNOW HOW YOU PRICED OUR CAKE.
LL

dhccster Posted 15 Mar 2009 , 2:58pm
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I can't help you with your price, but I just wanted to tell you that your cake looks awesome! Great job!

Sorry I couldn't help!

kelleym Posted 15 Mar 2009 , 4:00pm
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I would charge at least $3.00 per serving plus $10-$15 for each fondant animal.

maddiseeyore Posted 16 Mar 2009 , 4:17am
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Thanks so much for your replies and suggestions! I'm new at actually selling cakes. I have another questions for you experienced cakers out there...how do I determine how many slices are in cake? I'm sure I saw a chart out there somewhere but I don't know where. Thanks again!!!
Jackie

2txmedics Posted 16 Mar 2009 , 2:43pm
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Try this site, I usally look at several different sites to get an idea:
http://www.earlenescakes.com/ckserchart.htm
http://www.baking911.com/cakes/numberofservings_guide.htm
http://www.fairydustcakes.com/cakeservingschart.html
http://www.wilton.com/cakes/cake-cutting-guides/
http://cakesbybing.com/info.html

Hope this helps, like I said I compare to different people as some are different alittle and go from there.

maddiseeyore Posted 16 Mar 2009 , 7:16pm
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Thank you for the serving chart sites, they were very helpful! What would I do without all the combined wisdom of all you cakers!!Thank you!

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