Pricing Question :)

Business By danzergurl00 Updated 10 Nov 2009 , 1:54am by HarleyDee

danzergurl00 Posted 10 Nov 2009 , 12:35am
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Hello! I have only made cakes for my family up until now. My neighbor wants a cake similar to one I have already made. I have no idea what to charge her. Do I do her a favor and charge cost? Do I do what it would normally cost? What in the world would people even pay for this?

Keep in mind this was my 2nd cake ever....this one will be better icon_smile.gif

I know you all get these questions alot...thanks so much for the help.

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HarleyDee Posted 10 Nov 2009 , 12:45am
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That's a really cool cake icon_smile.gif If you charge her cost, she's always going to expect cakes at cost. And then if her friends see the cake and want one, she's gonna say, "Oh I got it from danzer. She makes them for $20!"

You won't be doing YOURSELF any favors by doing it at cost. That cake is what I consider to be a carved cake, and my price for carved starts at $4.00 per serving for easy shapes.

indydebi Posted 10 Nov 2009 , 12:45am
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how big is it and how long did it take you?

danzergurl00 Posted 10 Nov 2009 , 12:58am
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Thanks so much! I was thinking the same thing... i certainly don't want to be known as the "cheap" cake decorator!

It has been awhile since I made it...i believe it was about a foot long.
It is a wondermold pan and 3 pyrex bowls carved to be the nose.
It was one of my first cakes it took a very long time! haha...but i'm hoping to do it faster this week icon_smile.gif

Thanks so much!!!

indydebi Posted 10 Nov 2009 , 1:03am
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$200 minimum

HarleyDee Posted 10 Nov 2009 , 1:54am
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Originally Posted by indydebi

$200 minimum

I agree.

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