Did I Over Charge...

Decorating By cocobean Updated 28 Mar 2010 , 3:13am by JanH

cocobean Posted 27 Mar 2010 , 9:20pm
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I made two desert cakes for a guy my daughter works for.

One was a 7"x2-1/2" (round) Super Chocolate Cake frosted in chocolate bc then covered with chocolate ganache then real chocolate sprinkles were added all around the sides. $16.00 [serves 8]

Second was a 6"x2-1/2" (square) Key Lime Cake with strawberry filling. Frosted in Key Lime bc. Sides were decorated with (key lime bc) cornellie lace. $14.00 [serves 6-8]

Just wondering if 2.00 a serving is o.k. for 2-1/2" high pieces of cake.

Noone complained, I'm just feeling like they looked small for the price.

Thanks for your opinions.

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cocobean Posted 27 Mar 2010 , 9:23pm
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...o.k. I don't know how those blue faces got on there icon_redface.gif but...

-the first one should say serves 8

-next one should say serves 6-8

prterrell Posted 27 Mar 2010 , 9:40pm
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The number 8 plus ) equals icon_cool.gif smiley.

Why were the cakes so short? Did you not make them 2 layers?

jadak Posted 27 Mar 2010 , 9:54pm
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Why were the cakes so short? Did you not make them 2 layers?


I was wondering that too....especially since at least one had filling.

cocobean Posted 27 Mar 2010 , 10:00pm
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They were 1 layer desert style cakes. The chocolate one with the ganache is REALLY rich and although the Key Lime cake was a single layer I did torte it and put the strawberry filling in. I hope that helps explain.

prterrell Posted 27 Mar 2010 , 10:05pm
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Hmmmm. I've never heard of a difference in a "dessert" cake and any other cake. The only cakes I've ever heard of being 1 layer are sheet cakes.

Texas_Rose Posted 27 Mar 2010 , 10:11pm
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If you charged enough to be happy with what you got, and your customer was willing to pay what you charged, then it sounds like you shouldn't worry.

cocobean Posted 27 Mar 2010 , 10:22pm
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O.k. lets say they were really small sheet cakes. Was the pricing o.k. for that type of cake?

foxymomma521 Posted 27 Mar 2010 , 10:45pm
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I think those prices are fine icon_smile.gif

jadak Posted 28 Mar 2010 , 12:17am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by cocobean

They were 1 layer desert style cakes. The chocolate one with the ganache is REALLY rich and although the Key Lime cake was a single layer I did torte it and put the strawberry filling in. I hope that helps explain.





With those kinds of ingredients, I think what you charged was just fine. Both cakes sound delicious, by the way!

cocobean Posted 28 Mar 2010 , 2:02am
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Thanks for the imput everyone! icon_smile.gif And jadak, thanks for mentioning the ingredients I used.

ChoueiriCakeCo Posted 28 Mar 2010 , 2:15am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by prterrell

Hmmmm. I've never heard of a difference in a "dessert" cake and any other cake. The only cakes I've ever heard of being 1 layer are sheet cakes.




By "dessert cake", I think she means cakes that are made mostly for taste and not so much decoration (no fondant, gumpaste figures, etc.). Maybe something like this:

http://www.kfc.com/menu/images/desserts_cake.jpg

http://www.theminibaker.com/wp-content/uploads/bc9691d352e1caf.jpg

cocobean, I agree with everyone else, your prices sound just fine thumbs_up.gif

MACakes Posted 28 Mar 2010 , 2:40am
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I don't think you overcharged. I wouldn't even turn on my oven for less than $20. And those flavours sound delicious.

JanH Posted 28 Mar 2010 , 3:13am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by cocobean

...o.k. I don't know how those blue faces got on there icon_redface.gif but...

-the first one should say serves 8

-next one should say serves 6-8




8+)= icon_cool.gif as prterrell stated.

To prevent that from happening, you can use "[" and "]" and not "(" or ")" whenever using the number "8".

HTH

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