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

http://www.wilton.com/cakes/making-cakes/baking-wedding-cake-2-inch-pans.cfm

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
http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-148801.html
for this one it is lengthy but you can go to the later pages to get the most recent revision

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-5711.html

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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