I'm Guaging My Prices...

Business By CiNoRi Updated 5 Jul 2010 , 12:49am by DeezTreatz

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CiNoRi Posted 30 Jun 2010 , 4:33pm
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I'm curious... what do you charge to do a wedding cake serving 200-250 people. i know design plays a big part...just waht would you call average?

Thanks guys!

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awestervelt Posted 30 Jun 2010 , 4:53pm
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It all depends on where you live and what the cake cost you to make. Some people charge a price per person ( 3.00pp) and some people charge by design.

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cakeville82 Posted 30 Jun 2010 , 4:53pm
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Minimum $1000.

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johnson6ofus Posted 30 Jun 2010 , 4:57pm
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Look at two sticky's above for price matrix.

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Jeep_girl816 Posted 30 Jun 2010 , 4:58pm
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around $800 for a plain buttercream cake, upwards of a $1000+ for fondant with any added doodads.

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malene541 Posted 30 Jun 2010 , 5:25pm
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There are so many things to take into consideration here. If someone came up to me personally and said this I would say it starts out at $600 for really simple plain cake. I live in a small town and am licensed to bake from my home. If I lived in a larger area and had an actual baker then this would be a whole different story. (not even taking into consideration the cake itself)

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KHalstead Posted 30 Jun 2010 , 11:16pm
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I charge 2.50/serv. for bc and 3.00/serv. for fondant I don't charge any extra for decorations (except gumpaste flowers, hand molded figurines)

So I would charge $625 for bc and $750 for fondant for 250 serv.

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Donnabugg Posted 3 Jul 2010 , 5:30am
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Originally Posted by KHalstead

I charge 2.50/serv. for bc and 3.00/serv. for fondant I don't charge any extra for decorations (except gumpaste flowers, hand molded figurines)

So I would charge $625 for bc and $750 for fondant for 250 serv.




Just curious...what kinds of extra decorations are you referring to when you say you wouldn't charge for them??

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Mindy1975 Posted 3 Jul 2010 , 4:30pm
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And it is unfortunate because I get brides who compare prices with other places. I have to kind of "stoop" to lower prices of bakers in my area who aren't even lisenced. I get told all the time how high my prices are. My average price for a cake that serves 250 would be $700 and up. It really does depend on the area you live in sometimes, and if you are not close to a big city, then you get tons of rural people who are not used to paying big prices for things. I kind of get stuck in a price rut sometimes. I have yet to get $800 for a wedding cake! lol

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indydebi Posted 3 Jul 2010 , 8:50pm
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Anywhere from $2 to $15 a slice.

See my blog for pricing info on this very very subject:
http://cateritsimple.blogspot.com/search/label/pricing

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DeezTreatz Posted 5 Jul 2010 , 12:49am
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I was recently wondering the same question.
After a lot of research - I feel it it best to charge per person/slice
Here are two good links with charts.
If your new - its a simple - iced cake I would charge between $1-5
Fondant cake I would charge $5-10 per slice.

http://www.wilton.com/wedding/wedding-cakes/wedding-cake-data.cfm

http://www.earlenescakes.com/ckserchart.htm

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