How Much?

Decorating By Ada119 Updated 23 Mar 2009 , 2:57am by Ada119

Ada119 Posted 19 Mar 2009 , 5:08pm
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Hi,

I just made a tinkerbell cake for my niece's first birthday, it turned out soooo cute!

Anyway, I've showed a picture to some co-workers and some of them asked me how much do I charge for a princess cake?....... I don't know! I've never charged!..... HELP! icon_confused.gif

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FairyPoppins Posted 19 Mar 2009 , 5:22pm
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The price is usually based on the number of servings it has. Many people use the Wilton servings chart to determine the number of serving per cake. You can charge more for fondant covered cakes and any extra details eg. gumpaste flowers, intricate piping, toppers, gourmet flavors, etc.

If you have a photo or more details about the size of the cake CC members will be able to tell you what they would charge for a similar cake in their area.

brincess_b Posted 19 Mar 2009 , 5:33pm
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(there is the whole legal business thing.... but anyway)
you need to think about ingrediants and the value of your time, and your location, that affects what people can actually afford to pay. you might be able to see what other local decorators charge on their websites.
xx

pipe-dreams Posted 19 Mar 2009 , 5:46pm
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I agree with the other 2 posts. You have to factor in your ingredients and how much you want to make for your time(per hour). Also, I never thought about it, but my father in law said don't forget to factor in your electric bill going up. You can figure out how many kilowatts of power equal so many hours. Then add that in too, for the cost of your baking time.
*I didn't even think about that, and when I got my electric bill, I was like OMG, why is it so high! lol icon_redface.gif

Posting a picture will help get you more answersicon_smile.gif

Ada119 Posted 19 Mar 2009 , 10:21pm
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Thank you all for the wonderful feedback. Bamcakes it's funny you mentioned the gas bill.. my boss said the same thing. Anyway, here is a picture of the cake.
LL

pipe-dreams Posted 19 Mar 2009 , 10:35pm
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That is the cutest doll cake I've seen! I love it, and the wings add the perfect touch! I actually don't do these, so I don't know what to charge for it, but awesome job! icon_lol.gif

Ada119 Posted 19 Mar 2009 , 10:39pm
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Thank you! I really enjoy decorating cakes, it's a shame I don't do it often. I guess it's because I only have 1 cake recipe and I guess my family is sick of it already.....lol!!!

cylstrial Posted 20 Mar 2009 , 2:03pm
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Cute cake! I really like all the flowers around the bottom.

Ada119 Posted 20 Mar 2009 , 10:29pm
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thanks icon_biggrin.gif

kakeladi Posted 20 Mar 2009 , 11:15pm
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You did a great job on thisicon_smile.gif Still not knowing the size(s) you used I suggest no less than $50 if you used the WonderMold.

Ada119 Posted 22 Mar 2009 , 2:56am
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I used the large Pampered Chef batter bowl to bake the cake.

LadyBugMom Posted 22 Mar 2009 , 3:08am
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THat cake is sooo cute! I love the wings how did you make them? I'm doing a pillow cake and a doll cake for my daughter's birthday comming up. I'll post it too. I have to figure out what to charge as well.

Ada119 Posted 23 Mar 2009 , 2:57am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by LadyBugMom

THat cake is sooo cute! I love the wings how did you make them? I'm doing a pillow cake and a doll cake for my daughter's birthday comming up. I'll post it too. I have to figure out what to charge as well.





It's a tinkerbell doll, she came with wings.....I got it at walmart.

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