What Would You Charge?

Decorating By Penanera Updated 16 Dec 2009 , 10:45pm by JustToEatCake

Penanera Posted 16 Dec 2009 , 4:57pm
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I made this cake as a donation, but have never done a cake like this so I am unclear what to charge if anyone asks.

It is about 15.5" long by 8.5" long by 11.5' tall. I live in San Diego, so I can charge on the higher end, but am not sure what the range would be.

Any help would be appreciated.

19 replies
icer101 Posted 16 Dec 2009 , 5:04pm
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i just want to say.. your cake is GREAT.... wonderful job. can,t wait to hear a price... from the ones that do this.. can,t tell you enough. what a wonderful job you did.... i know the price will be big.. and IT should be.. its the best i have seen in this category!!!!

mlharvell Posted 16 Dec 2009 , 5:14pm
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I wouldn't take less than $500. That might even be low in your area.

aundrea Posted 16 Dec 2009 , 5:20pm
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holy santa what a cake! the details are amazing!
i have no idea what pricing would be - but with the amount of detail work and the perfection, please charge accordingly!
curious too - to know what the price is. dont undercharge your work is amazing.

LaBellaFlor Posted 16 Dec 2009 , 5:20pm
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That is a big cake, with HUGE details. Excellent work, excellent! Off the top of my head, and I'm in Virginia (much cheaper then San Diego, California) $900. I think you would at least chrage $1400.

DeeDelightful Posted 16 Dec 2009 , 5:22pm
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Your cake is quite awesome. i agree, no less than $500 in any area of the USA. In your area, you might do much better than that. it's very detailed and realistic, humourous and creative. Much more than "just cake". It could be a tree ornament, story book, christmas figurine....very cute.

pinkflower1212 Posted 16 Dec 2009 , 5:23pm
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That is amazing work. icon_surprised.gif I like this BETTER than things I see on TV! I'd charge at least $750

__Jamie__ Posted 16 Dec 2009 , 5:24pm
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This is awesome!!! I'm with the very high estimates givers above. Great cake!!

juleebug Posted 16 Dec 2009 , 5:55pm
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Rough estimate here:
2x2 inch slices 2 inches tall (which is what I use for party size) and this cake should serve at least 125.
I did a web search for San Diego bakeries and the cheapest price I found was $4/serving for sheet cakes. That means sheet cakes for 125 people in San Diego is at least $500! And, quite frankly, I didn't see anybody who had anything near this complicated in their galleries.
When you factor in the carving, the figures, etc. this cake should be AT LEAST twice (probably even three times) that much.

BTW Penanera, some of the photos on several of your web page aren't showing up.

KHalstead Posted 16 Dec 2009 , 6:06pm
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I charge almost triple for carved cakes as I do for regular cakes...so figure out how much a regular cake/serv. in your area is and AT LEAST triple it!!! That cake is amazing!!!

I would say it's not a HUGE stretch to say you should be getting around $10.00/serv. for that beauty!

Mensch Posted 16 Dec 2009 , 6:33pm
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tinygoose Posted 16 Dec 2009 , 7:02pm
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Wow nice cake. I'd say $800-1200.

casmom Posted 16 Dec 2009 , 7:13pm
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wow.. that is AWESOME!!!..

Uniqueask Posted 16 Dec 2009 , 7:34pm
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I just wanted to say that is a totally awesome, amazing cake.

delisa01 Posted 16 Dec 2009 , 8:08pm
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My eyes just popped out of my head because of your amazing cake!!!

Sorry, I have no pricing help but that is one awesome cake!


matthewkyrankelly Posted 16 Dec 2009 , 8:16pm
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Beautiful cake. $1000 - $1400. You don't need to sell more than one to have a nice week.

CakeWhizz Posted 16 Dec 2009 , 8:18pm
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It's gorgeous! Well done.

cakesdivine Posted 16 Dec 2009 , 8:23pm
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Wonderful Job! Love it! I would sell this cake for $12 per serving, yields around 100 servings it look like. So $1200 minimum!

cylstrial Posted 16 Dec 2009 , 9:02pm
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Your cake is seriously stupendous! I mean, it's just amazing!!!!!!!!!!

JustToEatCake Posted 16 Dec 2009 , 10:45pm
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All I can say is WOW!! You need to be on some of the TV challenges!!

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