How Much Would You Charge?

Decorating By chelseak Updated 26 Sep 2009 , 3:14am by Rocketgirl899

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chelseak Posted 26 Sep 2009 , 12:17am
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Customer wants this cake, two tier strawberry shortcake. I am new to this business and I KNOW I have been undercharging. I am one of those wimpy people that get nervous when quoting a price icon_sad.gif The party is Oct 13th. She sent me the pic, not sure where it's from. TIA!
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kelleym Posted 26 Sep 2009 , 12:44am
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A cake like that with that skill level is worth $5/serving, minimum.

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Lita829 Posted 26 Sep 2009 , 12:46am
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What a beautiful cake!! It all depends on the size of the cake and how many it serves. I also tend to underprice but that cake has a lot of fondant detailing. I'd go no less than $125.

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chelseak Posted 26 Sep 2009 , 12:52am
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Sorry I should have said she wants it to be about 20 servings...

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cylstrial Posted 26 Sep 2009 , 2:41am
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Sorry I should have said she wants it to be about 20 servings...




You might go over the number of servings she wants. Cute cake!

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prterrell Posted 26 Sep 2009 , 3:04am
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Honestly, that's a licensed character, so legally, you cannot sell a Strawberry Shortcake (the character) cake.

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kelleym Posted 26 Sep 2009 , 3:07am
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The Strawberry Shortcake figurine looks like a bought plastic toy to me, so I think it's a perfect example of what we're always telling people to do: decorate to the theme, then add a plastic toy. Nobody's copyright gets violated. Without the toy it's just a cute strawberry-themed cake. thumbs_up.gif

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prterrell Posted 26 Sep 2009 , 3:09am
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The Strawberry Shortcake figurine looks like a bought plastic toy to me, so I think it's a perfect example of what we're always telling people to do: decorate to the theme, then add a plastic toy. Nobody's copyright gets violated. Without the toy it's just a cute strawberry-themed cake. thumbs_up.gif




Well, that is true. icon_biggrin.gif

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Rocketgirl899 Posted 26 Sep 2009 , 3:14am
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I think $5 a serving sounds good.. maybe even $6.

Good luck!

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