What To Charge?

Decorating By onemissa Updated 16 Apr 2009 , 1:14am by leah_s

onemissa Posted 15 Apr 2009 , 3:29pm
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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!

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Butterfly27 Posted 15 Apr 2009 , 7:02pm
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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.

cylstrial Posted 16 Apr 2009 , 1:06am
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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.

leah_s Posted 16 Apr 2009 , 1:14am
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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.

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