How Much Should I Charge For This Cake?

Decorating By ksmith1012 Updated 17 Oct 2009 , 5:17pm by ksmith1012

ksmith1012 Posted 16 Oct 2009 , 6:54pm
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This was my first ordered cake today. I charged $50- It was my first real cake I have done, and I wasnt sure how it was going to turn out. It has fondant accents and pearls. It is a 4" high 12x18 half-sheet cake. Just wanting some input for future reference. Thanks!

Well i was trying to attach it, but my files are too large. So if you dont mind looking in my photos, it is the baby shower cake.

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ksmith1012 Posted 16 Oct 2009 , 7:01pm
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Man I didnt mean to post this in the "How do I" section. Sorry. :/ Still getting used to the forums!

Loucinda Posted 16 Oct 2009 , 7:01pm
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You can use www.shrinkpictures.com to resize your photos online for free.

ksmith1012 Posted 16 Oct 2009 , 7:12pm
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Thanks Cindy!

Ok: Here's the cake. Thanks again for looking! =)
LL

BakeLoveMom Posted 16 Oct 2009 , 7:15pm
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It is a beautiful cake, I too am wondering since I have been asked to do the same size cake. 12x18x4. Thanks,

Sarah

turtlemom Posted 16 Oct 2009 , 7:21pm
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I charge $45.00 for that size. but mine is only 2" deep. Is your pan 4" deep or is this 2 layers? I alway add 10.00 to my double layer cakes. So that cake for me would have been 55.00. Hope that helps!

turtlemom Posted 16 Oct 2009 , 7:22pm
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Cute cake by the way too!! icon_smile.gif

-K8memphis Posted 16 Oct 2009 , 7:24pm
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I would price it at about $2.50, $2.75 per serving.*
I would get about 108 servings.
So like $250 $275 ish

You are getting 46 cents a serving. oh my oh my

The bow and ribbon are fondant?

It's very nice work.

*edited to say per Wilton's 1 x 2 x 4 chart

ksmith1012 Posted 16 Oct 2009 , 7:30pm
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46 CENTS A SERVING?!!! HOLY COW. OH MY. I think my prices just went up! THANK YOU!

ksmith1012 Posted 16 Oct 2009 , 7:32pm
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No, the bow & ribbon are fabric, the baby feet & daisies are fondant. sorry i didnt clarify, Im not that good yet! =)

-K8memphis Posted 16 Oct 2009 , 8:21pm
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Originally Posted by ksmith1012

No, the bow & ribbon are fabric, the baby feet & daisies are fondant. sorry i didnt clarify, Im not that good yet! =)




Just any minute though! icon_biggrin.gif

LizzyLaw06 Posted 16 Oct 2009 , 8:45pm
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i go mostly by the wilton chart. and that size cake yeilds about 72 servings per wilton. but i always round down, so i would figure b/w 65-70 servings realistically. I charge 2.00/serving with buttercream. so that one for me in cincy would be about $130-140

very nice work by the way

ksmith1012 Posted 17 Oct 2009 , 5:17pm
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Thanks everyone for taking the time to reply to my post. It was very eye opening =) It will definitely be the last time i charge $.46 a serving! $2 per serving is definitely more reasonable! Thanks again! =)

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