How Much Should I Charge For My Little Fondant Alligator?

Baking By SueB Updated 11 Jul 2009 , 12:02am by cylstrial

SueB Posted 4 Jul 2009 , 9:40pm
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Hi everyone,

I have a customer doing a baby shower and she wants little fondant alligators on each of her cupcakes (total of 36). I did a sample one that I have attached a pic of. Thanks for any advice you can give me!

Sue
LL

8 replies
cylstrial Posted 4 Jul 2009 , 9:52pm
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I would say at least $5 or $6 per cupcake (with the alligator on top) if not more. Those little things are going to take a long time to make. Charge at least $3 for each alligator. It should really be more like $5 each probably.

cylstrial Posted 4 Jul 2009 , 9:58pm
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By the way, I forgot to mention that it's super cute!!

CakeMommyTX Posted 4 Jul 2009 , 10:11pm
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He's so cute! I agree with cylstrial , at least $3 per alligator. They may be easy to make and small but around the 14th or 15th one you'll be wishing you had charged 10$ a piece!

notjustcakes Posted 9 Jul 2009 , 7:59pm
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I would charge at least $5 per cupcake with the alligator...How cute....Hopefully your client knows how time consuming this is and won't freak out over the cost...

sara72 Posted 10 Jul 2009 , 6:24pm
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I don't have any suggestions on the cost, but just wanted to say that the alligators are super cute!

cylstrial Posted 10 Jul 2009 , 8:39pm
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So what did you end up charging for the alligator?

JaimeAnn Posted 10 Jul 2009 , 11:54pm
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That alligator is too cute! I have to do 50 baby shower cupcakes 25 fondant rubber duckies and 25 fondant bars of soap... I only charged $1 extra for each figure and I have a feeling I am going to regret that...

cylstrial Posted 11 Jul 2009 , 12:02am
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Originally Posted by JaimeAnn

That alligator is too cute! I have to do 50 baby shower cupcakes 25 fondant rubber duckies and 25 fondant bars of soap... I only charged $1 extra for each figure and I have a feeling I am going to regret that...




It definitely sounds like you should be charging more!

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