What Is The Going Rate For A Half Sheet Cake?

Decorating By mom2my3girlz Updated 12 Jul 2009 , 1:40am by DeeDelightful

mom2my3girlz Posted 11 Jul 2009 , 11:52am
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What is the going raste for a half sheet of cake 2 layers cream, fondont character, stars and basket weave. I charged 75. Is that appropriate?

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alene Posted 11 Jul 2009 , 12:18pm
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I guess it all depends on your location. I've been getting 40 for most of my 1/4 sheet cakes and most say that I don't charge enough. I know that doesn't help much but that's all I got. icon_smile.gif

alene Posted 11 Jul 2009 , 12:20pm
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I guess it all depends on your location. I've been getting 40 for most of my 1/4 sheet cakes and most say that I don't charge enough. I know that doesn't help much but that's all I got. icon_smile.gif

dhccster Posted 11 Jul 2009 , 7:01pm
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Where are you located? Have you compared prices with local bakeries?

indydebi Posted 11 Jul 2009 , 8:50pm
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I think it also depends on what you call a half sheet.

The industry "half" sheet (and for the record, I refuse to use those terms when pricing or talking cakes with a client), is 12x18 (it's half of a commercial bakery sheet pan that's 18x24).

A 2-layer 12x18, when cut in industry standard serving sizes of 1x2x4 will serve 108 servings.

So $75 for that is WAY underpriced.

I get at least $150 for it.

It's not a $150 cake ..... it's enough cake to feed over ONE HUNDRED PEOPLE.

taylorpurcell Posted 11 Jul 2009 , 9:57pm
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Okay I've definitely been undercharging for my cakes haha!
Opened this for the answer and $150 was NOT what I was expecting....

momma28 Posted 11 Jul 2009 , 10:30pm
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Wow my pricing is way off LOL. I had hubby workpartners wife call me for 2 half sheets for a baby shower. Decorated with fondant figures. I told her $100 because she was dh's friends wife and she said "We really need to do this as cheap as possible" I said not to feel obligated to use me I was already making nothing off the cakes and that she could go to walmart where the half sheets are $34. Nicely of course icon_wink.gif

indydebi Posted 11 Jul 2009 , 11:16pm
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work it out to a price per serving, folks, like we do on all cakes.

steplite Posted 11 Jul 2009 , 11:17pm
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Indydebi, do you mean two 12x18's or one torted 12x18?

indydebi Posted 11 Jul 2009 , 11:24pm
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Originally Posted by steplite

Indydebi, do you mean two 12x18's or one torted 12x18?



$150 for two 12x18's (6 cake mixes).
If I tort it, it's still technically a single layer (3 cake mixes), just sliced in half.

I shared my 2-layer price because the OP said "2 layer". And a single layer torted is not the same as a 2-layer.

steplite Posted 11 Jul 2009 , 11:34pm
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Got you. Indydebi,Thanks. I don't think I use enough batter for my 12x18. I use two mixes ( DH)with extender. But it never seems high enough for me.

DeeDelightful Posted 12 Jul 2009 , 1:40am
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Originally Posted by steplite

Got you. Indydebi,Thanks. I don't think I use enough batter for my 12x18. I use two mixes ( DH)with extender. But it never seems high enough for me.




I don't know if the extender is the same as the WASC recipe, but that seems to make a pretty high cake in the 12 x 18 pan.

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