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...
$999. I price less than Charm City in order to remain competative.
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.
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!
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
I get 32 servings x $4 = $128, not including delivery.
love that cake!
Agree with LaBF...sooo, what DID you charge?
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.
I'm sorry .... the confusion is mine. I misread your post. 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.
I would charge $65.00 for that cake.
$5.00 per serving, so however may it serves...