For Those Who Have 'minimums'..what Do You Start At?

Decorating By sweetcravings Updated 6 Oct 2009 , 10:00pm by Lita829

sweetcravings Posted 29 Sep 2009 , 11:52pm
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I've been reading a few threads lately, and the topic of cake minimums have come up. It's interesting to hear what your cakes start at and what can you get for that price? I was initially thinking to make it 100.00,but recently thought 150.00 would be more worth my time.
So what is your cake minimum? AND..what size cake does that get you?

Just curious

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__Jamie__ Posted 29 Sep 2009 , 11:53pm
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$75. A 6" with minimal deco.

Jeff_Arnett Posted 30 Sep 2009 , 12:46am
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Originally Posted by sweetcravings

I've been reading a few threads lately, and the topic of cake minimums have come up. It's interesting to hear what your cakes start at and what can you get for that price? I was initially thinking to make it 100.00,but recently thought 150.00 would be more worth my time.
So what is your cake minimum? AND..what size cake does that get you?

Just curious


Single cake....10 inch.....$100
Tiered cakes start at $250 for a 10 inch and 6 inch with gum paste flowers [one or two large and a few fillers].

Justbeck101 Posted 30 Sep 2009 , 3:00am
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My minimum is $100.00

Rylan Posted 30 Sep 2009 , 7:09am
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If I were to sell cakes, my minimum would have to be $100.

PinkZiab Posted 30 Sep 2009 , 4:51pm
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Right now my minimum is $150, and I don't have that tied to a size, because it depends on what you want, design-wise. Once I have a shop up-and-running, my custom order minimum is going to be upped to either $200 or $250.

sweetcravings Posted 1 Oct 2009 , 10:16pm
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So interesting to hear how you all handle it..thank you.

Ruth0209 Posted 1 Oct 2009 , 10:35pm
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My minimum is $50, and I don't do 6" cakes unless they're part of a larger order. I think some of the difference in minimums relates to the price per serving, too. My BC minimum price per serving is $3.25. I wonder if the price per serving is higher for those who have $100 minimums.

sweetcravings Posted 1 Oct 2009 , 10:37pm
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Great question Ruth...anyone?

i was wondering that too..with minimums do you have prices per slice? per fondant? Pls explain further.

Justbeck101 Posted 1 Oct 2009 , 10:48pm
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My minimum is $100. BC per serving starts at $3.50. Fondant per serving starts at $5.00. 3D Carved cakes start at $4.50 per serving. Topsy Turvy/MadHatter start at $6.00.

cakesweetiecake Posted 6 Oct 2009 , 9:49pm
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Great qestion. I was always curious about this, too.

Lita829 Posted 6 Oct 2009 , 10:00pm
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Originally Posted by cakesweetiecake

Great qestion. I was always curious about this, too.




Ditto. I know that I tend to underprice for most of the orders that I do get. I figure that I am still pretty much a novice to intermediate decorator and I don't want to overprice. I am still learning so much about decorating and the business part of it. I did just buy CakeBoss so that should help with future pricing.

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