I'm just an at-home baker and haven't been very consistent in my pricing for cakes - how do you all manage your cake pricing? If anyone has a sample pricelist - I would love to see it. My local supplier says that I'm to cheep so I though by fixing a pricelist - it would help me stay consistent when pricing and help keep my fellow decorators pricing compatible.
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Mine is flat pricing so it's easy for me. Number of servings as per the wilton wedding chart times my per-serving price = cost of cake. Boom. I'm done.
If you charge for different decorating styles (basketweave, per flower, etc), then it's easy to just make a simple list of what you charge for each embelishment and add it all up. You probably have a base price for a "regular" cake, then all you have to do is add whatever it is you might charge extra for. (I have a FEW things I charge extra for, but not many.)
Unless you're totally pulling numbers out of the air, you should have a general idea of what a cake will price out to unless it's one you've never ever done or even thought about doing. Tweaking the final price, using your list of costs/prices will make it easier for you than pricing each one from scratch.
Have you checked other local custom bakeries to see what they charge?