Okay Girls ...i Need Your Help On A Price!!

Decorating By twoprincesses Updated 2 Feb 2010 , 6:17am by LL2422

twoprincesses Posted 29 Jan 2010 , 3:26pm
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I have no idea what to charge for a cake like this?? please help what would your quote be? I know its different in different states or provinces but I just need a ballpark.I am from ottawa ontario canada.
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tootie0809 Posted 29 Jan 2010 , 3:29pm
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If I were quotiing it, I'd quote $350.00 for the cake alone. I'm not sure if those boots are are part of the stand or if they are GP boots around the pillars, but if I had to make those 4 boots out of GP, I'd add an additionl $100for them, so total quote would be $450.00.

Nice cake! My mother in law would flip out for this cake! icon_smile.gif

erinalicia Posted 29 Jan 2010 , 3:52pm
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need to know more details- sizes of the tiers, do you normally charge for cakes? It shouldn't be that difficult if you have a standard charge per serving for fondant. Then price your gumpaste boots and add it.

prterrell Posted 29 Jan 2010 , 5:25pm
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$999. I price less than Charm City in order to remain competative. icon_biggrin.gif

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Seriously, though here's ALL you need to take into consideratoin:
1) cost of ingredients including shipping or gas + wear and tear on your vehicle to go to the store
2) cost of utilities used while making and decorating: electricity, gas, water.
3) how long it took you x how much you want to make per hour

If you know that, then you can figure out how much to charge for ANY cake.

KimmyCrocker Posted 29 Jan 2010 , 5:56pm
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OH MY GOODNESS -- I made this cake! icon_biggrin.gif I am so honored that your are all talking about it thumbs_up.gif

twoprincesses, I just wrote you a private message. Hopefully, the information will help.

To answer some of the recent questions...
1. The boots are made out of chocolate fondant (wrapped around the pillars.)
2. The sizes of the tiers are: 14 X 4, 10 X 4, and 6 X 4.

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SpecialtyCakesbyKelli Posted 29 Jan 2010 , 6:04pm
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That is too cute! Love it!

cylstrial Posted 29 Jan 2010 , 6:21pm
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Originally Posted by KimmyCrocker

OH MY GOODNESS -- I made this cake! icon_biggrin.gif I am so honored that your are all talking about it thumbs_up.gif

twoprincesses, I just wrote you a private message. Hopefully, the information will help.

To answer some of the recent questions...
1. The boots are made out of chocolate fondant (wrapped around the pillars.)
2. The sizes of the tiers are: 14 X 4, 10 X 4, and 6 X 4.

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It's a beautiful cake! The boots look very detailed!

victoriacakery Posted 29 Jan 2010 , 6:31pm
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OH MY GOSH!!
As soon as I saw the title of the post I knew the sarcasm would start flying. I simply don't understand why some people feel they must reply to all pricing questions. And you know who you are. Are you just out there, lurking, waiting for another one? I see you don't reply posts for other topics so that means you can use restraint. Why don't you get bent out of shape with all the dark fondant color questions etc...

I understand there is a magic formula and perhaps this comes easy for you. But I know I struggle with it and so do many others. So please just let us "idiots" that can't use a calculator figure it out for ourselves.

Sarcasm is not required and just move along to another post that you can add some value in answering.

Mabma80 Posted 29 Jan 2010 , 6:37pm
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victoriacakery... did you wake up on the wrong side of the bed this morning?? Good grief woman! Calm down.

Anyway, it's a beautiful cake whomever made it! It is hard to say if one doens't know more details about the boots for example. Afre they fake or are they modeled out of GP or chocolate?

twoprincesses Posted 29 Jan 2010 , 7:11pm
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thank you victoriacakery .....I know what is up with that...I guess we can't all be as smart as her ggeezz!!
thank you guys for all your comments so far.

Kimmy crocker this is truly a gorgeous cake you did an awsome job and If I get this job I'll send you my results.
and Prterrel I like the way you think icon_lol.gif I think its high time we get paid a fair price for the time and efforts we put into these art peices/

KimmyCrocker Posted 29 Jan 2010 , 7:12pm
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Hi Mabma80,

I made the boots from cowboy boot molds, and I used chocolate fondant.

Thanks again for all the nice comments. Kim.

snowboarder Posted 29 Jan 2010 , 7:14pm
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Originally Posted by victoriacakery

OH MY GOSH!!
As soon as I saw the title of the post I knew the sarcasm would start flying. I simply don't understand why some people feel they must reply to all pricing questions. And you know who you are. Are you just out there, lurking, waiting for another one? I see you don't reply posts for other topics so that means you can use restraint. Why don't you get bent out of shape with all the dark fondant color questions etc...

I understand there is a magic formula and perhaps this comes easy for you. But I know I struggle with it and so do many others. So please just let us "idiots" that can't use a calculator figure it out for ourselves.

Sarcasm is not required and just move along to another post that you can add some value in answering.




Thanks. That was not at all helpful.

HarleyDee Posted 29 Jan 2010 , 7:31pm
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Just wanted to comment to say that's a really neat cake icon_smile.gif And OP, I hope you got the info you were needing icon_smile.gif

Donnabugg Posted 30 Jan 2010 , 3:24am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by victoriacakery

OH MY GOSH!!
As soon as I saw the title of the post I knew the sarcasm would start flying. I simply don't understand why some people feel they must reply to all pricing questions. And you know who you are. Are you just out there, lurking, waiting for another one? I see you don't reply posts for other topics so that means you can use restraint. Why don't you get bent out of shape with all the dark fondant color questions etc...

I understand there is a magic formula and perhaps this comes easy for you. But I know I struggle with it and so do many others. So please just let us "idiots" that can't use a calculator figure it out for ourselves.

Sarcasm is not required and just move along to another post that you can add some value in answering.




I'm sure I'll get burned at the stake for this one but I really feel victoria has a good point...that's one thing I haven't been able to figure out for the life of me is this...if a question or topic "irritates" you or your tired of seeing the question or you don't want to answer the question because it's been asked a hundred times..
then for heavens sake....DON'T click the link! icon_wink.gif It's really just that simple. I just hate for ANYONE to feel like they shouldn't ask a question...jmo

Nice cake though, my f-i-l would have loved this as he was a cowboy at heart icon_smile.gif





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Rachie204 Posted 31 Jan 2010 , 4:21am
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Did I miss something? I didn't find anyone's reply to the pricing question sarcastic

globalgatherings Posted 31 Jan 2010 , 5:00am
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Originally Posted by Rachie204

Did I miss something? I didn't find anyone's reply to the pricing question sarcastic




Yea, me too Rachie204, I'm with you, confused icon_confused.gif

Kimmie, Very cool cake thumbs_up.gif

KimmyCrocker Posted 31 Jan 2010 , 5:50am
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Thanks globalgatherings icon_smile.gif

I'm really excited that my cake is getting so much attention...probably because this was my 2nd attempt at a wedding cake.

nancyg Posted 31 Jan 2010 , 6:47am
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Hope this helps, I live in Midwest...and would charge approx. $550 for a fondant cake fairly simple in this size.

If decorations get intricate, I add $10 to $15 per tier. And would add $40 for the 4 cowboy boots ($10 each) and of course add delivery.My total for this one with boots and applique designs....$625

Love this cake, thanks for sharing

I have a question where did you get the cute cowboy boot mold??

diane706 Posted 31 Jan 2010 , 2:12pm
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Originally Posted by Rachie204

Did I miss something? I didn't find anyone's reply to the pricing question sarcastic




Obviously a moderator removed the "offending" remark. I didn't see her comment either. I do love that "offender's" humor though. LOL! (I'm sure some of you can figure it out)
Great cake Kimmy!

cylstrial Posted 31 Jan 2010 , 3:02pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Rachie204

Did I miss something? I didn't find anyone's reply to the pricing question sarcastic




Yes - there was a comment that was taken down by the moderators. Unfortunately, it seems to be a recurring comment and that's why Victoria got upset.

Now to everyone else, Victoria looks like she just went off about nothing - but that's not true. The comment was there and I agree. If you don't want to read about it, don't click the tab.

jammjenks Posted 31 Jan 2010 , 3:11pm
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I'd be in the $500 range.

globalgatherings Posted 31 Jan 2010 , 3:45pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by cylstrial

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rachie204

Did I miss something? I didn't find anyone's reply to the pricing question sarcastic



Yes - there was a comment that was taken down by the moderators. Unfortunately, it seems to be a recurring comment and that's why Victoria got upset.

Now to everyone else, Victoria looks like she just went off about nothing - but that's not true. The comment was there and I agree. If you don't want to read about it, don't click the tab.




oooo, thanx for clearing that up, Got it thumbs_up.gif

KimmyCrocker Posted 31 Jan 2010 , 4:01pm
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Hi nancyg,

I got my cowboy boot molds at The Hobby Center in Nampa Idaho.

As for the $29.99 comment -- I'm a good sport. I actually laughed. I've seen that comment before...so, I didn't take it as "offensive."

Like Bronwen Weber says, "There is NO CRYING IN CAKE." thumbs_up.gificon_smile.gif

adree313 Posted 31 Jan 2010 , 4:13pm
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Originally Posted by KimmyCrocker

Hi nancyg,

I got my cowboy boot molds at The Hobby Center in Nampa Idaho.

As for the $29.99 comment -- I'm a good sport. I actually laughed. I've seen that comment before...so, I didn't take it as "offensive."

Like Bronwen Weber says, "There is NO CRYING IN CAKE." thumbs_up.gificon_smile.gif




icon_eek.gif I love the Hobby Center! I live in Caldwell!

KimmyCrocker Posted 31 Jan 2010 , 4:33pm
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Hello adree313!

It's ncie to see another person from Idaho on here!

I agree...the ladies at the Hobby Center are super nice & helpful. I always seem to have good luck there. icon_smile.gif

Rachie204 Posted 31 Jan 2010 , 9:23pm
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okay i see now....glad to know i'm not going insane icon_smile.gif

KimmyCrocker Posted 31 Jan 2010 , 9:41pm
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Whoops...I ment nice (sorry for the typo.)

LL2422 Posted 2 Feb 2010 , 6:17am
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I have a bride that wants a cake that has 4 small cowboy boot pillars to separate the top tier. Anyone know where to find these?

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