Fishercakes Posted 24 Aug 2005 , 2:05am
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I am just trying to get a idea of what I should charge for this cake.
LL

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llj68 Posted 24 Aug 2005 , 2:06am
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What size is it??

Lisa

Moviechick00 Posted 24 Aug 2005 , 2:09am
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Great cake I asked my roomates how much would they pay for this cake and we all agreed that any where around 55-65 would be a fair price. They also said if the person buying this cake was from NC that you would more than likely pay at least 100. What size is it? MC

JennT Posted 24 Aug 2005 , 2:12am
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It looks like it might be two 1/2 sheets (12x1icon_cool.gif stacked....if it is, then I say around here people would pay $60 or so....great work, btw, very clean!

Fishercakes Posted 24 Aug 2005 , 2:12am
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1/4 sheet cake white with buttercream

9 X 13 single 2 inch layer

JennT Posted 24 Aug 2005 , 2:13am
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1/4 sheet, maybe $45-$50?

melissablack Posted 24 Aug 2005 , 2:27am
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I charge 30$ for a 1/4 sheet cake. I fill all my cakes, but the 2 layer is not as high as that cake pictured.

nanni Posted 24 Aug 2005 , 2:28am
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That's my charge for that type-$45-the signature is worth the cost for the time alone!

llj68 Posted 24 Aug 2005 , 2:32am
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For a 1/4 sheet, I charge $35 unless there is some really time-consuming work. Then it would be $40 to $50.

Lisa

tcturtleshell Posted 24 Aug 2005 , 5:20am

I charge $25 for 1/4 sheet cake. If I have to add filling or it's another flavor other then yellow, white or chocolate I charge more. Plus I'd charge more depending on the decoration.

By the way... that's a nice cake!

chefali Posted 24 Aug 2005 , 5:29am

I think that you need to figure up how much the cake actually cost you to make; and then make it enough so that you make a decent profit. Or, how many is it suppose to feed? I generally say $2 a slice, but I adjust my price according to how complicated it is.

The cake is awesome!!

Fishercakes Posted 24 Aug 2005 , 12:48pm

Thanks everyone for you input. Now I know that I need to raise my prices. I only charged $25 for this cake.

I do plan on raising my prices but with just trying to really get my name known I have been undercharging.

Now I have all of her family's cake business. So it will all work out in the end.

Misdawn Posted 24 Aug 2005 , 1:00pm

$25! That's a steal! I'm a Dale Jr. fan and I'd probably pay $75 for it if that's what you toldme it would cost. Awesome job on the cake BTW! I want one for my birthday!

bjfranco Posted 25 Aug 2005 , 1:45am

icon_eek.gif $25 is entirely too cheap. You could not get that at WalMart for $25!!! And this is definitely not a WalMart cake!!! Way to cheap. I would charge $50-60 depending on your area. That is a specialty cake. Very nice btw. Great Signature. Did you free hand that or a did a gel transfer?

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tcturtleshell Posted 25 Aug 2005 , 1:59am

Looks like I need to raise my prices too!! LOL!! icon_smile.gif I guess I was trying to compete w/ Wallyworld... icon_smile.gif

becca0926 Posted 25 Aug 2005 , 2:04am
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Originally Posted by tcturtleshell

Looks like I need to raise my prices too!! LOL!! icon_smile.gif I guess I was trying to compete w/ Wallyworld... icon_smile.gif




tc,I saw your pictures.There is no competition.You do beauuutiful work. thumbs_up.gificon_biggrin.gif

Fishercakes Posted 25 Aug 2005 , 2:05am

Thank you for the kind words. I do plan on raising my prices, especially after learning so much from this site.

I made my own stencil from a pic, traced it on the cake and then filled. The signature was a bit difficult. I can't tell you many times I pulled it off of the cake and redid it. icon_redface.gif

icon_redface.gif I guess that I am guilty of completing with Wallyworld and the supermarkets.

becca0926 Posted 25 Aug 2005 , 2:10am

Fisher ditto for you.Your cakes are great.What do you make your stencils out of? I loved the bobcat cake.

bjfranco Posted 25 Aug 2005 , 2:11am

Well Fishercakes, from what I can see there is no competition. You win.. hands down. Beautiful work!!! icon_biggrin.gif

traci Posted 25 Aug 2005 , 4:03am

I usually charge 25.00 for a 9x13 single layer cake with normal decorating. I add on to the price for more details. Your cake is beautiful! I think 30.00-40.00 would be a fair price. icon_smile.gif
traci

Fishercakes Posted 25 Aug 2005 , 12:30pm

Becca0926: Generally, I will print out the pics, make a stencil of them, transfer to the cake and then fill with frosting.

Actually I print the picture on a sturdy piece of paper, a little thicker than copy paper, (I have actually used just regular copy paper also but the stencil is generally ruined after one use), and then I take an Exacto knife or razor blade and cut out the details that I want to show on the cake. I then place the stencil on the cake and use a needle to lightly "draw" the picture into the frosting after it has crusted. I use a needle because it is much smaller than a toothpick. Then just fill in with icing.


Thanks everyone for the encouragement!

I definiately need to raise my prices icon_lol.gif

twindees Posted 25 Aug 2005 , 9:34pm

Great Work thumbs_up.gif

tcturtleshell Posted 25 Aug 2005 , 11:42pm

Thanks becca for the compliment!! I appreciate it
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