How Much

Decorating By linda9588 Updated 24 Mar 2010 , 8:59pm by foxymomma521

linda9588 Posted 23 Mar 2010 , 10:43pm
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i need help with pricing i got an order for a gumpaste shoe a purse made out of rice krispies treats
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RetiredNavyChief Posted 24 Mar 2010 , 4:44pm
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HERE I WOULD CHARGE AROUND 40-50 DOLLARS

Mug-a-Bug Posted 24 Mar 2010 , 5:55pm
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I don't really make things like that but it looks like a lot of work. I'd charge at least $80-100. HTH icon_biggrin.gif

foxymomma521 Posted 24 Mar 2010 , 6:03pm
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Someone ordered a cake with no cake? icon_smile.gif

linda9588 Posted 24 Mar 2010 , 6:22pm
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no someone didnt ordered a cake they ordered a gumpaste shoe and a purse made out of rice krispies treats thanks to everybody else that helped me with pricing

malene541 Posted 24 Mar 2010 , 6:24pm
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I would say depends on how long you think it will take. For someone that has done many shoes it might take 60 minutes or more total (just for the shoe) but for someone that has done a ton of them it might only take 20 minutes. Then when you figure out the total time for everything, how much do you think your worth? $10-$30 an hour?? Write down how you came up with the $$ amount then you'll feel better IF they say "gosh, that's a lot" because you can say "well, it will take me ?? hours and I charge ?? per hour". You will be less likely to say "OK well how about a little less $$ like ??".
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tirechic Posted 24 Mar 2010 , 6:31pm
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I agree with Malene, its better than running your hands down your backside and wondering how you lost it.

foxymomma521 Posted 24 Mar 2010 , 8:59pm
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Originally Posted by linda9588

no someone didnt ordered a cake they ordered a gumpaste shoe and a purse made out of rice krispies treats thanks to everybody else that helped me with pricing



I'm not sure why you seem offended by my comment... I find it odd that someone would want "accessories" that typically accompany a cake, but no cake. When I price my fondant/gumpaste pieces they range from $10-$25. Good luck.

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