How Much Would You Charge For Something Like This?

Decorating By sweettreat101 Updated 6 Jul 2010 , 10:21pm by sweettreat101

sweettreat101 Posted 6 Jul 2010 , 7:02pm
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I have a lady at work that wants me to make her bridal shower cake. This is the image that she sent me. Is it one layer or two and what would you awesome people charge someone for a cake like this? TIA.
http://www.abridalshower.com/pictures-of-bridal-shower-cakes/bridal-shower-cake-pictures-15.jpg

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MessMaker Posted 6 Jul 2010 , 7:23pm
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I woulndt do it for less than 60$

chellescountrycakes Posted 6 Jul 2010 , 7:24pm
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CUTE cake- I would ask 100.00 then they would hem and haw and decide they didnt want it for that price... sorry- Very seldom do I get what a cake is worth, I might could get 85.00 for it in my area- more like 75.00

KHalstead Posted 6 Jul 2010 , 7:28pm
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I would assume that's about an 11x15x2" carved down to about 25 servings w/ 2 mini ball pan cakes on top. I would charge $2.00/serv. plus $3.00/serv. for the mini balls......so total cost for that cake would be $62.00. Total cost to make that cake, about $12

RetiredNavyChief Posted 6 Jul 2010 , 7:33pm
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I would charge 60-65 in my area

jqorso Posted 6 Jul 2010 , 7:39pm
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Originally Posted by KHalstead

I would assume that's about an 11x15x2" carved down to about 25 servings w/ 2 mini ball pan cakes on top.




IMO, it looks like it might be 2 heart pans with 2 mini ball pans.

MessMaker Posted 6 Jul 2010 , 7:41pm
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Originally Posted by jqorso

Quote:
Originally Posted by KHalstead

I would assume that's about an 11x15x2" carved down to about 25 servings w/ 2 mini ball pan cakes on top.



IMO, it looks like it might be 2 heart pans with 2 mini ball pans.




thats what i thought too...IMO

chellescountrycakes Posted 6 Jul 2010 , 7:52pm
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Originally Posted by KHalstead

I would assume that's about an 11x15x2" carved down to about 25 servings w/ 2 mini ball pan cakes on top. I would charge $2.00/serv. plus $3.00/serv. for the mini balls......so total cost for that cake would be $62.00. Total cost to make that cake, about $12




Hmmmm maybe thats where I make my mistake- I was told to charge by the serving before it was carved- so I was thinking it was a half sheet before carving- which if I am lucky I get 2.00 a serving, and that put it at 90.00 plus an upcharge to carve and add the balls. (one or the other would be free honestly)

I would probebly end up doing it for 65.00- that seems to be about what folks will pay for a cake around here- 65-85. is usually tops.

Now I have a hole bull riding cake coming, bulls, chutes the whole nine yards, she is aware it will be over 100.00 and is good with that.

KHalstead Posted 6 Jul 2010 , 9:18pm
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I charge per serving AFTER it's carved ( I usually guesstimate) but charge a higher per serving cost. My regular sheet cakes are $1.00/serv. so you can see that my 2D carved sheets are twice that cost at $2.00/serv.

superstar Posted 6 Jul 2010 , 9:40pm
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I looks like two hearts with the points cut off at the waist. It is very well done. I would charge at least $150 to $175. It looks as if it is only one layer.

sweettreat101 Posted 6 Jul 2010 , 10:21pm
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Thank you everyone I was thinking 65.00 but I didn't want to over charge or under charge myself.

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