What Would You Price This?

Business By angellcakesPA Updated 3 Oct 2009 , 9:48am by MikeRowesHunny

angellcakesPA Posted 2 Oct 2009 , 1:37pm
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I tried to post this but I don't think it went through- apologies if this turns up twice:
Could anyone give me their opinion on a price for this cake? Fairly large fire truck cake, buttercream filling, buttercream/fondant exterior with fondant and gumpaste decorations/details.
THEN, what would you charge if you were doing it for a friend??
Thanks so much..
LL

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MikeRowesHunny Posted 2 Oct 2009 , 1:48pm
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At least $3 per serving. I give friends & family 10% discount, unless it is MY choice to give most/all as a gift.

Motta Posted 2 Oct 2009 , 6:41pm
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Cute cake! I'm not in business yet but my minimum will be $100 and that cake is worth about that much, if not a bit more.

angellcakesPA Posted 2 Oct 2009 , 6:45pm
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Thank you both- and I forgot to mention that the ladder is completely made of gumpaste- everything you see is edible.
Thanks!

LaBellaFlor Posted 2 Oct 2009 , 7:21pm
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$350 bucks, even for a friend. The ONLY way I don't charge is if it is for someone who is just like family and then it's a gift. Give to many discounts...you'll end with a lot of friends...and a lot of calls from family.

-K8memphis Posted 2 Oct 2009 , 7:32pm
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I was thinking $250-ish--but I can't tell how big it is~~it's just adorable--lots of hard work--so well done--I bet the recipients were delighted!

LaBellaFlor Posted 2 Oct 2009 , 7:35pm
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She said it was fairly large and the real deal breaker, the ladder is HANDMADE out of gumpaste. That is crazy. I would like to know how you did the ladder.

angellcakesPA Posted 2 Oct 2009 , 7:44pm
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Hi guys..
the cake was approximately 22-24" long. The width I guess about 8-10" wide. Yes, the ladder...LOL. Well, I was determined to have everything be edible. I modeled the whole truck after a Tonka truck. Always helpful to have a 3-dimensional reference. The gumpaste was rolled thin, and with a new ruler and new exacto, I copied what I saw on the Tonka truck. I built forms out of cardboard to hold everything in place while the royal icing (my "glue") dried. It took a very long time and a lot of patience. Also, the little boy and dog are made to look like the birthday boy and his Swissy dog. Obviously, a two-yr old's birthday. Thanks for the feedback!

LaBellaFlor Posted 2 Oct 2009 , 7:50pm
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thats a REALLY big cake...I think my price went up. Great Job! thumbs_up.gif

angellcakesPA Posted 2 Oct 2009 , 8:37pm
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THANKS! icon_biggrin.gif

-K8memphis Posted 2 Oct 2009 , 8:58pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by PAshepmom

Hi guys..
the cake was approximately 22-24" long. The width I guess about 8-10" wide...




Would feed 100 peeps easy--$500-$550

__Jamie__ Posted 2 Oct 2009 , 9:30pm
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Originally Posted by K8memphis-

Quote:
Originally Posted by PAshepmom

Hi guys..
the cake was approximately 22-24" long. The width I guess about 8-10" wide... icon_eek.gificon_eek.gif



Would feed 100 peeps easy--$500-$550




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Ditto that! Probly a little more. Holy mackeral.

cylstrial Posted 3 Oct 2009 , 1:38am
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That is a huge fire truck cake! Holy Crap!

madgeowens Posted 3 Oct 2009 , 1:48am
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what a great cake ..you did a wonderful job, I just had to say......I can't give a price not being a person in business, but I think you were given some good ideas.....I know it took many many hours, even just planning it out....its a work of art...congrats

MikeRowesHunny Posted 3 Oct 2009 , 9:48am
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Now I know how big it was and the fact that it was handmade gumpaste etc, I agree with the $500 dollar mark!

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