How Much For This?

Business By TexasTam Updated 21 Mar 2009 , 4:33am by FromScratch

TexasTam Posted 19 Mar 2009 , 5:15pm
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How much would you charge for this cake for 200 people?


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foxymomma521 Posted 19 Mar 2009 , 5:39pm
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There are so many variables with trying to give you a price... If you bake from scratch, where you are located, etc... What is the going rate in your area?

cylstrial Posted 19 Mar 2009 , 7:23pm
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Beautiful cake! Have you checked local bakeries in your area to see what they charge? Then you'll have some idea of what to charge as well. Good luck!

simplysweet72740 Posted 19 Mar 2009 , 7:35pm
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I would say no less that $300.00 and that on the cheap side, but it depends on your area? Good Luck

cakelady15 Posted 19 Mar 2009 , 7:39pm
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I charge $3.50 per serving for fondant (which is what that looks like) so that would be $700 plus I would charge for the custom separators as I probably wouldn't be able to use those again. If I had to supply the flowers I would charge extra for those as well.

icer101 Posted 19 Mar 2009 , 7:45pm
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i bake from scratch.. i bake from extenders. my customers pay me for the expertise in decorating a cake , that they don,t know how to do... $200.00 is a cheap price for this cake.. it looks like fondant.. i charge less for buttercream... more for fondant. what size tiers are you going to make for 200 people.. thats a factor too. you charge per slice for each tier.. they may have some left over. but, you charge accordingly to the tiers. so look up the tier sizes you need, etc. and go from there.. like i said, fondant covered is more .... if you make g/p flowers .. then more for that.. you, just have to take in consideration.. all the work ... you will be doing.. hth

JaimeAnn Posted 19 Mar 2009 , 7:49pm
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I'm right in line with cupcake900. I would charge $3.50 a serving for the cake and extra for the flowers & such..

That order from me would be about $800 with delivery & set-up.

If you are not comfortable charging that much or If it was for a a friend I would still quote that price and maybe give a % discount so it isn't devaluing your work it is just giving them a VIP discount and it makes them think they are getting a really good deal !

AHHH the psychology of cake pricing ...

TexasTam Posted 21 Mar 2009 , 12:54am
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i live in the DFW area. I don't bake from scratch...I use box mix....only because it tastes better to me. It is fondant. I will be driving it about 20 minutes away to set it up. And she wants me to supply the flowers.

does this help?

This is not for a friend it is person that was referred from a friend. I was thinking somewhere between $500-$700, but I thought I was shooting high....but after reading some of your posts maybe I am in the right ball park.

Thanks for your help. Anyone else?

JaimeAnn Posted 21 Mar 2009 , 4:11am
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Even if you are using a box cake mix (Have you tried the WASC recipe its wonderful) and premade fondant (I hope not Wilton BLECH) a lot of local bakeries use mixes and premade fillings and fondant also. I would stay closer to your $700 price . You are supplying the flowers , delivering and setting up and that cake is still gonna be a lot of hands on work. I would say $700.


LaBellaFlor Posted 21 Mar 2009 , 4:16am
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I do scratch & fondant starts at $4.00 for me. This would be a $4.00 price for me with a total of $800 plus $30 for set up & delivery (& thats a 30 minute radius by the way).

FromScratch Posted 21 Mar 2009 , 4:33am
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For 200 that would be $1000 not including flowers and the custom support set up. icon_smile.gif

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