Pricing Question

Decorating By d3sc3n7 Updated 23 Sep 2009 , 1:54am by d3sc3n7

d3sc3n7 Posted 22 Sep 2009 , 12:34am
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Ok guys....I'm doing a cake for a friend of ours. Here is my plan...

4x 6in rounds
2x 8in rounds

MMF/BC

What should I charge for this cake? It is for a friend

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__Jamie__ Posted 22 Sep 2009 , 12:51am
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So a two tier cake, with the top tier being 6" and bottom being 8"? I'm confused. Are you really making your bottom layer 2" tall? I'm lost.

Friend=cost plus however much to make it worth my time. icon_smile.gif

d3sc3n7 Posted 22 Sep 2009 , 12:53am
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I'm going out on a limb on this cake (no pun intended)

But its a tree cake...so all the 6in rounds will be stacked up, then the 8in rounds on top...pretty much 1 really big tier.

I forsee this thing falling over like there are tiny little lumberjacks on the base board

xstitcher Posted 22 Sep 2009 , 12:55am
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Originally Posted by __Jamie__

Friend=cost plus however much to make it worth my time. icon_smile.gif




What Jamie said! Here's a article that might help:

http://www.cakeboss.com/PricingGuideline.aspx

__Jamie__ Posted 22 Sep 2009 , 1:10am
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No way....you can totally do this. You just have to support the top tiers with dowels or straws. Just think of it as any other tiered cake, just with different dimensions!


And yes...hardy har...out on a limb, cute!! icon_smile.gif

Texas_Rose Posted 22 Sep 2009 , 1:13am
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I think you might need to use a center dowel screwed onto the bottom board, if the cake is going anywhere assembled.

d3sc3n7 Posted 22 Sep 2009 , 1:13am
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I'm going to make some fondant limbs, going from the top board, a board in the middle with skewers inside of them, for some added support of the top.

d3sc3n7 Posted 22 Sep 2009 , 1:14am
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Originally Posted by Texas_Rose

I think you might need to use a center dowel screwed onto the bottom board, if the cake is going anywhere assembled.




I can walk from my door to hers

d3sc3n7 Posted 23 Sep 2009 , 1:54am
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Ok...I'm going to re-use this thread of mine here...

So...this cake is for a baby shower....and its a monkey theme.

So...I thought hey, why not do the tree as a banana tree! Well, a banana tree looks like I may run into problems attaching all the leaves on the top. Also seems like It wouldnt be much real cake...since they are tall and skinny.


Ideas?

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