Cake Pricing And Size

Decorating By cakechiq Updated 2 Feb 2010 , 2:39pm by cylstrial

cakechiq Posted 2 Feb 2010 , 3:43am
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I need a little feedback on cake size and pricing. I have a customer that would like a 2 tier, 2 layer, stacked cake, square (both tiers the same size...her request), serves 60, covered in fondant with fondant accents. Will 10 inch cakes be enough? I usually only make cakes for friends and family (so I really don't charge much) and this cake will be for a friend of a friend for an engagement party so I would like to know what price is fair. Thanks for your help!

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aej6 Posted 2 Feb 2010 , 4:09am
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Try searching on this site...or search "cake pricing cake central" on google....good luck!

cakeandpartygirl Posted 2 Feb 2010 , 4:21am
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here is a link to give you serving sizes for cakes

there are alot of factors that go into pricing but for starters think about your ingredients and the cost of them including cake boards, gas for running around a purchasing everything that you need and the amount of time that it takes. I can't give you an eact amount because of your area and I don't know how much anything costs you. HTH

prterrell Posted 2 Feb 2010 , 4:21am
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Square cake servings. ***1"x2"x4" servings***
4--  8
6--  18
7--  24
8--  32
9--  40
10--  50
12--  72
14--  98
16--  128
18  --162
20  --200

To calculate price, 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.

cakeandpartygirl Posted 2 Feb 2010 , 4:28am
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oh here are a couple of links to help you in pricing
for this one it is lengthy but you can go to the later pages to get the most recent revision

cakechiq Posted 2 Feb 2010 , 4:28am
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thanks so much...that definitely helps!

cylstrial Posted 2 Feb 2010 , 2:39pm
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I think $3.50 to $4 a slice is generally the price for a fondant slice. Some charge more - some charge less. But hopefully that gives you an idea. I'm not sure if you are going to give this person a discount since they are a friend of a friend. But anyway, you're looking about $200 or more if you charge $3.50.

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