Pricing For Dummy Cakes!

Decorating By masturbaker Updated 9 Feb 2010 , 11:02pm by RobzC8kz

masturbaker Posted 9 Feb 2010 , 6:48pm
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Ok.. So how do you charge for a stacked cake, 3-4 tiers high, but only the bottom tier is actually cake? I'm doing a cake for someone who doesn't have many people to feed, but they want height.. So i'm doing a 12 inch round for teh bottom and it will be cake. the top 3 tiers will all be dummys. how should i price this? i usually charge per serving then add teh extras in.. but in this case there's only so many servings, but the decorating is exactly the same..

how do all of you handle this? thanks!!

ps- it's a fondant cake with simple fondant accents

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CakeForte Posted 9 Feb 2010 , 6:52pm
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10% discount at most. You still have to decorate. Personally...I think dummies are harder to decorate because there is no weight to them so they move around a lot.

indydebi Posted 9 Feb 2010 , 6:56pm
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LaBellaFlor Posted 9 Feb 2010 , 7:12pm
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Actual cake servings charge full price. Dummy cakes get charged what they would serve if they were real with a 25% discount.

leah_s Posted 9 Feb 2010 , 7:16pm
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I charge dummys at 80% of real cake.

masturbaker Posted 9 Feb 2010 , 9:43pm
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ok cool. thanks everyone! and indydebi, i love your blog! great info in there.. if i weren't hopelessly gay I would ask you to be my cake mistress! lol

indydebi Posted 9 Feb 2010 , 9:50pm
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Originally Posted by masturbaker

ok cool. thanks everyone! and indydebi, i love your blog! great info in there.. if i weren't hopelessly gay I would ask you to be my cake mistress! lol




Well, I'm ranking that up there as one of my highest compliments! thumbs_up.gif

leah_s Posted 9 Feb 2010 , 10:56pm
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::jealous:: of debi

RobzC8kz Posted 9 Feb 2010 , 11:02pm
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@ Indydebi - as always, I'm with you. It takes no less time or skill to do a fake cake, therefore should cost no less either!

@ Masturbaker - Hahahahaha! Love your name!! "Mastur-baker!!" Hillarious!!

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