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gladysrdz24 Posted 18 May 2010 , 3:18am
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fondant slice? I think that my slice is way to little even though I get very little orders. Thanks.

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mbark Posted 18 May 2010 , 3:33am
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$3-4 per person

indydebi Posted 18 May 2010 , 4:09am
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Originally Posted by gladysrdz24

fondant slice? I think that my slice is way to little even though I get very little orders. Thanks.

How much is your price and where are you located?

catlharper Posted 18 May 2010 , 4:38am
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In my part of the world I begin my fondant work at $4 per slice and it goes up from there. It really depends on your market. The bigger the city the higher you can charge.

gladysrdz24 Posted 18 May 2010 , 3:31pm
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Houston and 3.00 dollars

tmgarcia_98 Posted 18 May 2010 , 3:40pm
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North of Houston:
(I then add on depending on how intricate the design is or what type of topper)

cai0311 Posted 18 May 2010 , 3:53pm
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NE Ohio
Starting at $3.00/slice. Depending on the design the price goes up.

KHalstead Posted 18 May 2010 , 3:55pm
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Northeast Ohio $2.75/serv.

ctinaw Posted 18 May 2010 , 4:04pm
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I'm in Des Moines, Iowa - the high end bakeries here go for around $3.75 as a base price - and add on from there depending on flavor, filling and decorations.

I guess you need to look at your local bakery scene, judge their work against yours and go from there. Are you getting a lot of requests? Raise your prices then..

debster Posted 18 May 2010 , 4:08pm
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I can't give fondant covered cakes away here 20 min west of Cleveland Ohio. 2.50 for buttercream though.

I wanted to add Cleveland gets 5.75 , it's no wonder people come to me from there.

KristyCakes Posted 18 May 2010 , 4:16pm
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$4.50+ / Northern Virginia & DC area

Mama_Mias_Cakes Posted 18 May 2010 , 4:21pm
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Southwest Ohio

I do $2.25 per serving BC and $3.50 for fondant.

careylynn Posted 18 May 2010 , 4:34pm
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Northeast Ohio, and I start at $3. Although, I am considering upping the price. Lately, I have realized I haven't been making much of a profit, especially for the time I put into it. It really depends on what you want out of it. If you have the talent, I believe people will pay for it. Me, I don't want to be crazy busy, I would be happy doing a cake a month (a wedding cake would be nice icon_smile.gif ). But, until I get that wedding cake order, I am stuck doing birthday cakes. Sigh icon_sad.gif

cakesbymark Posted 18 May 2010 , 4:34pm
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Southern NH
$1.75 for basic buttercream
$2.75 for fondant basic design
add more for more details,carved cakes,certain cake flavors or different fillings....

gladysrdz24 Posted 18 May 2010 , 5:45pm
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Thxs for all of the responses. They are greatly appreciated!!! I guess Im pretty normal as far as pricing. I guess I just get discouraged when people say "I just didnt want to spend that much on cake" icon_mad.gificon_mad.gificon_mad.gif It gets so itirritating!!!! I mean if you want something beautiful OBVIOUSLY its gonna take time so why would I not charge you for my time. A cake is not just flour and eggs. Its love and patience too. Thanks for all of your guys help!!!

prterrell Posted 18 May 2010 , 10:10pm
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Just south of Atlanta, GA
$2/per serving buttercream.
$3/per serving fondant.
Serving = 8 cubic inches of cake (1x2x4 or 2x2x2).

hsmomma Posted 18 May 2010 , 10:40pm
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Im in Michigan and my prices are pretty average for the area.
$2.75 for B.C.
$3.25 for Fondant
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