A coworker wants me to make a cake for her daughters birthday and I'm not really sure how much to charge for this particular cake design. She wants the "12 Dancing Princesses" from Debbie Brown's Enchanted book. I would like to quote her for using fondant. I also thought there might be a way to do it entirely in buttercream using the mini doll picks and I would like to give her a quote for that because I thought it might be cheaper. Also, I did call a local bakery that I know makes specialty cakes and she quoted $200, but that seems alittle high to me. If anyone could help I would really appreciate it. TIA!
First of all take into account the cost of ingredients and supplies and then also the time and labor you will have to put into it. Also don't forget a profit amount. I don't think $200 is too high. I wouldn't charge any less than $100 myself. Of course I have all my prices matching bakeries as far as 2 hours drive from me. Hope that helps you.
That's a very cute cake! But it's also quite detailed. You should probably do at least $150-$175.
Think about it. If you charged $10 for each princess that would be $120. And that's probably cheap for something like that. Plus the cake that the princesses are sitting on.
I wouldn't do the princesses less than $15 each, and I'd seriously want $20. Plus the middle cake. I think $200 is a STEAL.