What Would You Charge?

Decorating By Peanut1027 Updated 25 Jan 2010 , 6:22pm by Peanut1027

Peanut1027 Posted 25 Jan 2010 , 4:42pm
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I'm new to cake decorating and a client would like me to remake this cake. She found the photo on line, so if this is anyone's creation please let me know I'd like to give you credit. What would you charde for a ckae like this?

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leah_s Posted 25 Jan 2010 , 4:47pm
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Since you're asking this in the business forum, I'm asssuming you have a pricing matrix in your business plan?

Peanut1027 Posted 25 Jan 2010 , 4:49pm
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Yes, I do. Thanks to Alice! I have no problem pricing ingredients etc. I'm just wondering how much it would go for?

_Jamie_ Posted 25 Jan 2010 , 5:26pm
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Well, the gosh honest truth is anywhere from (sorry to say) .34 cents a serving to $20 per serving.

kelleym Posted 25 Jan 2010 , 5:46pm
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Assuming that that is a 9" square, 6" round, buttercream with fondant accents and a hand-crafted ice skate on top, I would charge:

45 servings (Earlene) x 4.50 per serving = 202.50
Ice skate: $50

Total: $252.50 (delivery not included)

But that is just me. No one can tell you exactly what you should charge.

More of my thoughts about pricing here:

Hope this helps! thumbs_up.gif

MikeRowesHunny Posted 25 Jan 2010 , 6:07pm
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Basic cake is nothing special, so 3.50 base rate x 52 servings = 182 + 15 for wired thingys and 75 for that skate if it has to be handmade = 272 total (not inc. delivery).

leah_s Posted 25 Jan 2010 , 6:12pm
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For the record, ALWAYS start with the Wilton wedding servings chart. Otherwise you're giving away cake for free.

Peanut1027 Posted 25 Jan 2010 , 6:22pm
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Thank you all for thoughts and information! It is extremely helpful! The ranges that were given were exactly what I thought thumbs_up.gif

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