What Would You Charge

Decorating By cake1119 Updated 3 Aug 2009 , 12:09pm by cake1119

cake1119 Posted 30 Jul 2009 , 7:54pm
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I love doing cakes, but only really do it for the hobby of it. Just curious as to what you would charge for this one. Its 6,8, & 10". 6 & 10 are choc. w/ buttercream and the 8 is amaretto w/ choc. buttercream. All covered w/ mmf tinted red.
I tried to get pic here but can't. Please look in my photos, it's the red tiered graduation cake. Thanks

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Tiffany29 Posted 31 Jul 2009 , 4:17am
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I am no expert, and a newbie myself. A girl wanted me to make a 3 tier 6",8",10" covered in fondant. I wasn't sure what to charge so I called some of the local bakeries and priced the cake and the cheapest was $170 and most expensive was $275. It depends on what flavor of cake,filled or not, buttercream or fondant. I would call around bakeries in your area and base your price around there. Turns out I won't be doing mine because the mother of the girl "didn't know cakes were that expensive!" I think she thought I'd do it for free! (she's my neighbor)

cake1119 Posted 31 Jul 2009 , 12:13pm
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Thanks for your help. If thats the case, I would have been way off. I was thinking around $100.

Tiffany29 Posted 31 Jul 2009 , 12:30pm
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I was going to go $120. I saw your cakes and the one you are talking about is beautiful! Don't cheat yourself.

brincess_b Posted 31 Jul 2009 , 12:47pm
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you need to sit down and figure it out properly.
how much for the basic ingredients?
how much for the extras - kitchen roll, clingfilm, cocktail sticks? they little bits add up.
how much for fuel - for you trips to the store, for running ytour fridge and oven?
how much for your time? at least minimum wage, probably more.
how much in your area? some areas are cheap, some are blow your mind expensive, and you want to fit in. only compare with places that do the same kind of cakes!
i reckon that serves 74 (wilton) so even at a very cheap $2.50 a serving = $185

FullHouse Posted 31 Jul 2009 , 5:16pm
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I think $2.50 per serving for the chocolate cakes and $2.75-$3.00 per serving for the amaretto and I think many on here would charge more. It also depends where you are.

cake1119 Posted 1 Aug 2009 , 2:12pm
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Thank you all so much for your time. I live in central Kentucky. Small town with lots of little stores, but nothing bigger than the Super Walmart. I will sit and figure my costs but you all have given me a direction. Thanks Again.

cylstrial Posted 1 Aug 2009 , 4:42pm
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Your graduation cake turned out gorgeous!!! =o)

cake1119 Posted 3 Aug 2009 , 12:09pm
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Originally Posted by cylstrial

Your graduation cake turned out gorgeous!!! =o)

Thank you so much, that means a lot!

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