I was just wondering how much you consider your tie is worth when decorating a cake. Do you want 10/hour , 20/hour or more? What does your market bear?
I do not charge by the hour. It takes to much time working and creating a cake. I simply charge by the creation. So I know I do not get paid accordingly. Of course, some cakes get done quicker than I expected and others do not.
I am however, getting ready to raise my prices. So maybe, an hourly rate is a great idea.
Everyone is different and you'll figure out what works best for you. I know there are so many other cakers who do charge by the hour who may share how they charge.