Who Made This Awesome Cake - Help Me Educate On Pricing!

Decorating By korensmommy Updated 13 Mar 2010 , 9:09pm by korensmommy

korensmommy Posted 13 Mar 2010 , 6:16pm
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Fellow bakers,
Does anyone know who created this masterpiece?!
Some moms on my local on-line moms forum are in love with it and either want to make it themselves or have someone local make it for them.

The best part....wait for it....here it comes........

They estimate the price to be around $150! Yes, $150 US dollars!!

I would love to hear from the artist how much she/he charges for this cake.
LL

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ShopGrl1128 Posted 13 Mar 2010 , 6:22pm
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Let's say the cake fees 75, I would charge $6.50 per serving =$487.50

elliespartycake Posted 13 Mar 2010 , 6:30pm
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I agree...without knowing the exact size/serving amount I would guess well over $400...that cake was a ton of work. It's beautifully done.

korensmommy Posted 13 Mar 2010 , 6:32pm
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Personally, I told them I would guess closer to $1000 - there is a lot of handmade work (popcorn, lollipops, etc.).

dailey Posted 13 Mar 2010 , 6:33pm
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that cake was done by Andrea on flickr. you could probably do a search for her on there and send her a message.

cakesbycathy Posted 13 Mar 2010 , 6:34pm
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Just assuming it's a 6-9-12, calling it about 100 servings, I'd charge $5 per serving for this particular cake...so $500

LaBellaFlor Posted 13 Mar 2010 , 6:34pm
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$150! All I see is someone not selling cakes much longer.

korensmommy Posted 13 Mar 2010 , 6:35pm
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Thanks! I searched for it using a bunch of different key words and just couldn't find it.

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Originally Posted by dailey

that cake was done by Andrea on flickr. you could probably do a search for her on there and send her a message.


cakesbycathy Posted 13 Mar 2010 , 6:40pm
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You need to remind your friend how much time is going to go into that cake. There is a ton of detail work on that cake. Think like 10-12 hours at least just to decorate.

korensmommy Posted 13 Mar 2010 , 6:43pm
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Found her on Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?v=wall&gid=17128438765

Her attention to detail is freakin' amazing...I think she is my new favorite decorator!

yummycupcake Posted 13 Mar 2010 , 7:00pm
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Andrea's cakes are wonderful. She was one of the cake decorator invited to teach a class on January at the NY Cake Convention. She did not come on Saturday to teach the class, but she teaches classes at her home (all the way in Canada). The class price was $165 (I think). It's worth it because she is super talented.
A cake like this one will cost more than $150. I think the person who will do it does not know too much about cake decorating because this cake has lots of work hours and you want to price the time that will take you to finish it no the cost of the ingredients.

robyndmy Posted 13 Mar 2010 , 8:06pm
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Originally Posted by korensmommy

Found her on Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?v=wall&gid=17128438765

Her attention to detail is freakin' amazing...I think she is my new favorite decorator!




Thanks for posting the info! She's incredible, and I just browsed through all 800 of her photos, lol.

karateka Posted 13 Mar 2010 , 8:09pm
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Tell those moms to triple or quadruple their estimate.

korensmommy Posted 13 Mar 2010 , 9:09pm
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I told them that my guess would be closer to $800; the supplies alone for that cake (look at all the fondant she used) would creep up towards $100.

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Originally Posted by karateka

Tell those moms to triple or quadruple their estimate.


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