I Wonder What This Would Cost?

Decorating By madgeowens Updated 17 Feb 2010 , 7:49am by SpecialtyCakesbyKelli

madgeowens Posted 14 Feb 2010 , 11:23pm
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http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1583624

Just curious.........it is a 6 - 10- 16
with gumpaste decorations it is decorated all sides,,,,there are other pics at site.........thanks for your opinion

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AngelaM Posted 14 Feb 2010 , 11:32pm
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You could pm the creator and ask her what she charged for it.

madgeowens Posted 14 Feb 2010 , 11:35pm
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lol its my cake....I don't sell them

AngelaM Posted 14 Feb 2010 , 11:38pm
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Ha ha! Sorry icon_smile.gif

madgeowens Posted 15 Feb 2010 , 12:35am
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Someone asked me what cake like this would cost and I don't have a clue. Don't be sorry for trying to help icon_smile.gif

madgeowens Posted 15 Feb 2010 , 12:52am
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I KNOW THERE is a price per serving however there is alot of gumpaste things on this cake so thats why I needed advice. I don't know where they can get one haha cause here in the sticks I am the only one doing this...I would open a bakery,, but I hear too many complaints in here so I don't

Deb_ Posted 15 Feb 2010 , 12:59am
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Great cake Madge....a LOT of details.

Besides the price per serving (which I'm $3.50 for BC and $4.50 for fondant) I price my GP figures by how long they take me to make plus ingredients. I charge $25 an hr for that. So if they took me 4 hrs I would charge $100 just for the figures (plus ingredients)

So THAT cake would be mucho $$$ with all of those details.

On a side note, don't get discouraged by negative comments here about this business.....NO job is perfect and for every negative client, I have 25 good ones.

I take it out on my fondant icon_razz.gif

madgeowens Posted 15 Feb 2010 , 3:35am
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hahaha Deb your funny! Well i really love decorating and have fun, but I know if I started selling cakes it would stop being fun. I take an hour to make one roe lol so that cake is priceless....it was so heavy two men had to carry it ....but the little girl adored it.....that was my payment....many things I did for the first time so its not perfect.

madgeowens Posted 15 Feb 2010 , 4:35am
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No one want to play the price is right tonight eh? lol

BridgetBrina Posted 15 Feb 2010 , 4:42am
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$300

madgeowens Posted 15 Feb 2010 , 5:01am
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wow..really?

Mensch Posted 15 Feb 2010 , 6:15am
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How many servings would you count that cake?

madgeowens Posted 15 Feb 2010 , 6:16am
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beats me, I am lousy at math......thats why I am asking lol

SpecialtyCakesbyKelli Posted 15 Feb 2010 , 6:33am
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going by wilton's serving chart, 16, 10, and 6 would be 190 servings. I use earlene's serving chart which would be 160 servings.

Mensch Posted 15 Feb 2010 , 6:35am
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using 160 portions I would have charged $1214.

madgeowens Posted 15 Feb 2010 , 6:43am
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OMG..............thats amazing,,,,thanks so much for the info

madgeowens Posted 15 Feb 2010 , 5:55pm
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wow thats the first cake that I made that actually made it to thr top row of pics....thats exciting!!! hehehe

LEHLA Posted 15 Feb 2010 , 6:11pm
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Great feeling isnt it I posted one in the begining of feb and it made it to the top row i was tickled pink!!!
great cake btw!!!

madgeowens Posted 16 Feb 2010 , 12:16am
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Thanks, yes I was beginning to think it would never happen. Was she kidding about the cost = 1200?

costumeczar Posted 16 Feb 2010 , 1:56am
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For 160 servings and that amount of gumpaste work, $1200 would be between $7 and $8 a serving, so that's not unheard of. Some of the wedding cakes that you see in magazines are listed as $10-$15 a serving, if not more.

costumeczar Posted 16 Feb 2010 , 1:59am
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Here's a question for you...Did you keep track of how long it took you to do the gumpaste work? Just curious. I once kept track of how long it took to make the gumpaste flowers on one cake (there were a lot of them), and it was something like 20 hours for everything.

madgeowens Posted 16 Feb 2010 , 3:25am
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lol it takes me 1 hour to do a rose.............I started to make these things weeks prior to making it....well over 20 hours just baking and decorating .....thats not counting the makeup roses and purse and high heel etc........but I loved doing it.....and hearing the kids oohing and ahing was so cool

costumeczar Posted 16 Feb 2010 , 4:07am
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Originally Posted by madgeowens

lol it takes me 1 hour to do a rose.............I started to make these things weeks prior to making it....well over 20 hours just baking and decorating .....thats not counting the makeup roses and purse and high heel etc........but I loved doing it.....and hearing the kids oohing and ahing was so cool




Yeah, when you keep track of the time it takes, $1200 doesn't seem so high! icon_smile.gif

madgeowens Posted 16 Feb 2010 , 4:39am
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I could never charge that much for a cake ..........well I could charge it, but no one would buy it around here haha

costumeczar Posted 16 Feb 2010 , 4:42am
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Originally Posted by madgeowens

I could never charge that much for a cake ..........well I could charge it, but no one would buy it around here haha




Yeah, that's my problem, too.

madgeowens Posted 16 Feb 2010 , 4:53am
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I thought she was kidding about the price.

I have over 600 views on that cake and only 2 comments........that really gets me.

Mensch Posted 16 Feb 2010 , 5:22am
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I'm not kidding about the price. That's what I would charge.

SpecialtyCakesbyKelli Posted 16 Feb 2010 , 5:59am
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Hey Mecsch.... if you don't mind my asking... Do you do many $1200 bday cakes? Just curious...... my area just wouldn't support a bday cake that expensive, and most wedding cakes around here are less than $1000.....probably more in the $600 price range.

Mensch Posted 16 Feb 2010 , 6:02am
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Well, most people don't have birthday parties with 160 guests, so, no, I don't do many $1200 birthday cakes.

SpecialtyCakesbyKelli Posted 16 Feb 2010 , 6:04am
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LOL.......true.......so true.

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