What To Charge

Decorating By Tammy21122 Updated 16 Jun 2009 , 5:30pm by cylstrial

Tammy21122 Posted 15 Jun 2009 , 4:21pm
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I am doing cakes for co workers and do not know what to charge as I am new at this...can you give me an idea? I will post a picture of the cake. 14 in square under belly cake then I have the small round with fondant baby shoes. Thanks everyone for your input.....
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cylstrial Posted 15 Jun 2009 , 6:57pm
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That's got to be around 90-100 servings (party size). Plus all of the little decorations that you made take a while. Is the 14 inch square two layers of cake? Or just one?

cylstrial Posted 15 Jun 2009 , 7:03pm
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I would say $3.00 a slice (more if you feel comfortable charging your office mates that) if that 14 inch cake is a 2 layer. At least $3 though, cause that's a lot of work!!

Tammy21122 Posted 15 Jun 2009 , 8:23pm
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14 in is just a 1 layer cake

cylstrial Posted 15 Jun 2009 , 11:54pm
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What do you want to charge them? Or what do you think is reasonable since they are your co-workers?

Tammy21122 Posted 16 Jun 2009 , 12:52am
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I was thinking 50-75 dollars

cylstrial Posted 16 Jun 2009 , 12:30pm
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Wow! I just about died when I read that!

But honestly, it's up to you. If that's what you want to charge because they are your friends, then do that! I just want you to know that your cake is worth WAY more than that. But I understand giving friends a break and stuff. =o)

Let me know what the final price is!

Tammy21122 Posted 16 Jun 2009 , 1:21pm
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Really? I am so new at this that I truly do not have any idea what to charge....if you were doing one for someone (not a friend) what would you charge? Thank you so much for your input, you have no idea how helpful you are.

cylstrial Posted 16 Jun 2009 , 3:05pm
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I would probably charge $150 to $200. And most people on here would probably come and tell me that's not enough. You really have a lot of detail on that cake! It's gorgeous!

Tammy21122 Posted 16 Jun 2009 , 5:09pm
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Thank you for your kind words and input on pricing....I truly am a novice at this. I finished my cake classes at Michael's Crafts with a Wilton instructor in March...the rest I learn from websites and youtube.

cylstrial Posted 16 Jun 2009 , 5:30pm
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No prob! Good luck with everything!

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