Did you make this cake?
If so, what size cake/s did you start with.
Is the cake filled, and if so with what.
More info is always helpful, not enough info results in no responses.
No didn't make the cake, seen it here in the galleries and figured I could probably PM the creator but wanted to see if I could get maybe a "RULE OF THUMB" for my pricing by my cc'ers.
Thank you JanH
The best thing to do would be figure out how many guest the person buying the cake needs to serve, then make the cake according to that. Are you in an area with a low or high budget.......like a small southern city (like me) or large city like New York?
Do you know how many guest you need to serve? Here's how I would figure it........ $3.50 x serving then cost + time on the fondant/gumpast figures. Example, if it cost you $5.00 in material for the figures, and 1 hr to do them, example of paying yourself $20xhr = $25 added to the cake cost.
You may can charge more than $3.50 x serving.... that's totally up to you
Hope this helps.
thank you kelli, appreciate it.
If that cake was done using the Wilton T-shirt pan I'd say for a single layer you'd probably get 12-15 servings out of it.
If it is from sheet cakes carved then that would add to the cost of it.
Also remember you are charging for the number of servings they recieve, not just the number they want. If they want a cake to serve 20, but the closest size you can get to that is 30, then they pay for 30 servings.
That's definitely the t-shirt pan, and I tell people that most Wilton pans will serve up to 18 (I make 24 cupcakes from the exact same amount of batter that goes into those things, so I don't think is unrealistic!).
I made this cake using that pan & fondant and I charged $75 for it:
If you were to include the other bits & bobs in the photo you posted, I would add on an extra $10, so around $85 total. HTH!
that's a cute idea for a cake. I would torte and fill that cake, and charge $143.
I made a very similar cake for a UCF graduate and charged $110.00 including delivery. I used an 11X15 pan (two layers with filling) and carved the shape. The price included a 10% alumni discount. you can see my version on my website: http://www.enchantedcakes.net/Picasa%20HTML%20Exports/3-D%20cake/target43.html, the cake served around 40 guests.
I would carve a 1/3 sheet(35ppl) $130.00 or a 1/2 sheet(50ppl)$170.00. I am figuring out the price including all the hand modeling involved.
Right now it's illegal as Florida Law does not allow us to sell cake from an unlicensed kitchen. I don't have a licensed kitchen and I don't charge as I only bake for my family mostly my kids. You can't sell cake so I don't until they change the law, then I will look into doing everything under the sun to do it the right way.
The best thing you can do is write a letter to your local State Rep and ask. There is no sponsor for a new bill that would change the law right now. But the more people who ask and plead our case the better. That's how things started in the other states that have cottage laws.
Until things change I am not sticking my neck out for a possible $5000.00 dollar fine and jail time and or probation over any cake. A few dollars are just not worth it to me.
Sure the HD has bigger fish to fry but the illegal home bakers are starting to make waves and get the attention of bloggers everywhere and local bakeries and it won't be long till that next customer is a HD rep ready to shut you down and make your life hell. You really don't want that!
edited because I didn't want what I posted to be posted and it seemed to be too late to delete it.
Oh wow....I was completely aware of that ,sadsmile. Thank you sooooooo much. Yes I completely agree, the risk is so not worth it and I'm sure my husband would be very upset with me if he knew this. It was actually for a friend of his and I'm sure this will end up our gift to her. Thank you again for the fyi.