Pricing For Hand Molded Figurines

Decorating By cheflene Updated 15 Jan 2010 , 11:08pm by giggysmack

cheflene Posted 15 Jan 2010 , 5:38am
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I have a customer that just loves the pregnant figurines on The Pink Cake Box website. I am getting more requests for hand molded items but not sure if I'm charging enough (in fact, I'm sure I'm not!) I'd be interested in knowing what you would charge for one of these...thanks!

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dandelion56602 Posted 15 Jan 2010 , 5:51am
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Min. $25 for a person

muddpuppy Posted 15 Jan 2010 , 3:09pm
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Yup.. Minimum $25.00 for sugar... I charge $100.00 minimum for a clay couple...

KHalstead Posted 15 Jan 2010 , 3:27pm
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For one of those preg. ladies, $25 sounds more than fair.......I would also limit the number of colors too and charge extra for anything say..over 3 colors. You'll get customers that want 5 different colored strands of hair to show the girl's highlights off and a shirt that's 15 different colors, etc. Limit the colors, that takes a lot of extra time to mix in all those different colors.

raquel1 Posted 15 Jan 2010 , 3:29pm
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Very timely for me. I've been wondering as well...

cheflene Posted 15 Jan 2010 , 9:04pm
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Thanks for the replies - I was thinking somewhere around the $20 area so I was kind of close. Good comment on the limiting of colors; she actually wants to have the figure wearing zebra striped shoes with red bottoms and to be holding a pea pod in each arm with little faces and pacifiers in their mouths (having twins) a big flower showering over them and a few presents scattered around, but they're trying to keep the budget low. Not quite sure how to do that with the amount of detail she's requesting...! icon_biggrin.gif

dandelion56602 Posted 15 Jan 2010 , 10:56pm
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Give her a price for just the preg lady & then one w/ all those details---b/c that's a lot of details & you'll have to color all that fondant & even small amounts are time consuming. Then let her choose one or the other or somewhere in between

giggysmack Posted 15 Jan 2010 , 11:08pm
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I charge per hour
Once you have made some you can get a feel for how long it takes you and charge per hour. Be sure to account for your supplies etc. I slightly overestimate because it always takes me longer than I think

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