How Much Should I Charge For This Cake?

Decorating By masturbaker Updated 16 Feb 2010 , 2:32pm by _Jamie_

masturbaker Posted 11 Feb 2010 , 7:38pm
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I did this cake for a housewarming. I charge $3 a serving for fondant cakes (which is low to some but comparable to other place in my area). This was an 8 inch and a 5 inch round. vanilla cake on top w/ buttercream filling. chocolate cake bottom w/ mocha filling. everything is fondant.

I don't want to say what I charged yet, I want to see what everyone else would first. I've been told that I overcharged and that I've undercharged! So I would just like some other opinions from some of you on here...

p.s.- I KNOW that the fondant circles are thick, but that is what the client requested.... she actually wanted them to be 1/2 inch thick! she wanted it to be 'chunky".. lol so that's what i tried to do. anyway...

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prterrell Posted 11 Feb 2010 , 7:41pm
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$999. I price less than Charm City in order to remain competative. icon_biggrin.gif


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.

becca_224 Posted 11 Feb 2010 , 7:58pm
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I also charge $3/serving for fondant. According to my serving chart, that makes about a $65 cake, and I would charge an extra $10/hr for any 'specialty' fondant work for your circles/border, plus delivery if needed. Hope that helps!

CakeMommyTX Posted 11 Feb 2010 , 8:11pm
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My fondant starts at $4.00 per serving and since it's a pretty simple design I would keep it at a that.
The mocha filling would be a specialty so another 25cents per serving for that.
$4.25 per serving for the 8", $4.00 per serving for the 5"

My total would be-
$117.00, not including delivery

LaBellaFlor Posted 12 Feb 2010 , 4:52am
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I get 32 servings x $4 = $128, not including delivery.

kikibakes Posted 12 Feb 2010 , 7:18pm
post #6 of 11

love that cake!

minicuppie Posted 15 Feb 2010 , 2:14pm
post #7 of 11

Agree with LaBF...sooo, what DID you charge?

indydebi Posted 15 Feb 2010 , 6:26pm
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If you have a pre-determined price per serving for fondant, and if this is a fondant cake, and you can determine the number of servings by any serving chart .......

then why are you needing pricing advice? Just do the math.

indydebi Posted 15 Feb 2010 , 7:00pm
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I'm sorry .... the confusion is mine. I misread your post. icon_redface.gif I see now that you were getting mixed signals on your pricing and are asking how your pricing stacks up against the general market.

Depending on your area, in general, I'd say your fondant price is lower than the norm/average that I see on here.

SpecialtyCakesbyKelli Posted 16 Feb 2010 , 7:02am
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I would charge $65.00 for that cake.

_Jamie_ Posted 16 Feb 2010 , 2:32pm
post #11 of 11

$5.00 per serving, so however may it serves...

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