How Much Do I Charge Foe This?

Decorating By jealousmuch Updated 30 Jan 2010 , 4:25am by prterrell

jealousmuch Posted 30 Jan 2010 , 4:08am
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first time making 3 tier cake....supposed to feed 150....how much do i charge.....i really have no idea and don't have time to add up igredients cost.....this is only the 3rd cake i've charged money for so i could use some help.....the design is supposed to be real simple....plain white wedding cake with a plastic topper......they also want fondant....never messed with that stuff before! so what do youthink?

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prterrell Posted 30 Jan 2010 , 4:21am
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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.

Any price that we give you is not going to be an accurate price because there are too many variables, such as ingredient costs differring depending on where you live. If you sell cakes, you should have a pricing structure already in place so that you don't have to reinvent the wheel every time someone orders a cake.

sugarandslice Posted 30 Jan 2010 , 4:22am
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Please do a search for other pricing threads where you will find all the information you need to work out how much you need to charge. There are too many variables for anyone to give you a definitive answer. You will need to work it out.

prterrell Posted 30 Jan 2010 , 4:25am
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If you've never used fondant before, you shouldn't be doing it for the first time on a paid order.

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