What Should I Charge For This Class A Cake??

Decorating By OliMom Updated 26 Jul 2010 , 1:36pm by jules5000

OliMom Posted 18 Jul 2010 , 4:27am
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I made this cake for my husband and have had many people asking me how much it would cost for them to get...what do you think?? the center is 9 inch cakes stacked up and the shoulder's are one layer of a 9 inch cake cut in fourths... icon_smile.gif thanks in advance! lol. [and sorry its so blurry, I only had my phone with me at the bbq]
LL

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kansaslaura Posted 18 Jul 2010 , 4:48am
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I never try to figure out prices for another decorator, but I've got to tell you, that's one awesome piece of art!!

kermitncupcake Posted 18 Jul 2010 , 4:49am
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However much it cost you in ingredients, + the rough cost of utilities (gas, power etc) + either your $/serve or your hourly wage= what you should charge for that cakeicon_smile.gif

auntiecake Posted 18 Jul 2010 , 5:08am
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I agree w/Indydebi! Great job!

dandelion Posted 18 Jul 2010 , 5:09am
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One and a half 9" cakes is ~35 servings. At $6 per serving (a very conservative estimate for art of this caliber), the base price comes to about $210. Then add a premium of $50 because this is a carved cake and $25 for fondant details and you're at $285.

Of course, depending on your location this price might have you swamped with orders or people might get a bit of sticker shock.

mamawrobin Posted 18 Jul 2010 , 5:54am
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Originally Posted by auntiecake

I agree w/Indydebi! Great job!




Sorry but I'm confused since Indydebi hasn't commented on this thread icon_confused.gif
LOL...

kermitncupcake Posted 18 Jul 2010 , 5:58am
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Originally Posted by mamawrobin

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Originally Posted by auntiecake

I agree w/Indydebi! Great job!



Sorry but I'm confused since Indydebi hasn't commented on this thread icon_confused.gif
LOL...




I am too.....

auntiecake Posted 18 Jul 2010 , 5:39pm
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SO SORRY it was 3:08 in the morning here, not 8:08 as it says on my post. It was Kansaslaura who posted that. Had been commenting on some of indydebi's posts. I should have gone to bed. LOL

indydebi Posted 18 Jul 2010 , 5:47pm
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That's ok. Laura and I usually agree on pretty much everything anyway.

So my comment is......

"What Laura said!" thumbs_up.gif

cakes47 Posted 18 Jul 2010 , 5:56pm
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Fantastic cake. LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

JulieMN Posted 18 Jul 2010 , 5:57pm
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Amazing cake!

mamawrobin Posted 18 Jul 2010 , 6:03pm
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Originally Posted by auntiecake

SO SORRY it was 3:08 in the morning here, not 8:08 as it says on my post. It was Kansaslaura who posted that. Had been commenting on some of indydebi's posts. I should have gone to bed. LOL




icon_lol.gificon_lol.gif That's what I figured. I'm so guilty of being on here when I should be sleeping.

To the op...your cake is AWESOME..forgot to say that in my first post.

dchockeyguy Posted 19 Jul 2010 , 1:01pm
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I absolutely love this cake. I'm going to have to figure out how to do it myself now. It woudl be perfect for my partners work.

lomikesa Posted 19 Jul 2010 , 1:25pm
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I love this cake, I would love to do one.

Lomikesa

cakesage Posted 19 Jul 2010 , 7:49pm
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Awesome cake. You inspire me!

cakesage Posted 19 Jul 2010 , 7:57pm
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Awesome cake. You inspire me!

Bskinne Posted 19 Jul 2010 , 8:04pm
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That's awesome! Great job! And versatile....no idea about price, just wanted to say that!

sweetnessx3 Posted 25 Jul 2010 , 1:03am
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This cake is amazing icon_smile.gif ! At least 250.00 !

neelycharmed Posted 25 Jul 2010 , 1:23am
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Amazing, and flawless!! icon_smile.gif
I didn't answer your question, but I had to say that.
Jodi icon_smile.gif

jules5000 Posted 25 Jul 2010 , 1:26am
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I have not been on for awhile, but would love to see a picture of this amazing and awesome cake. What category do I look in and could I have the decorator's name so I would know the cake? Thanks. YOu guys are great. icon_biggrin.gif

cakeglitz Posted 25 Jul 2010 , 1:35am
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What a very cool cake!!! I LOVE IT!! Great Job!! icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif

jules5000 Posted 25 Jul 2010 , 12:48pm
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Can someone tell me where I can find this cake? I am only asking again because this thing said I would get no more notifications until I visited the site again. So here I am .

hollys_hobby Posted 26 Jul 2010 , 4:52am
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Originally Posted by jules5000

Can someone tell me where I can find this cake? I am only asking again because this thing said I would get no more notifications until I visited the site again. So here I am .




It's on page one of this post. She posted the picture with her original post. we are currently on page 2

Awesome cake btw!

OliMom Posted 26 Jul 2010 , 5:10am
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Thank you all for the kind words!! I still have no clue how to price the cake but will have to decide soon! icon_biggrin.gif I cant wait to try it again and make it even better than the first time!

jules5000 Posted 26 Jul 2010 , 1:36pm
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hollys_hobby, Thanks for answering me about where to find the awesome cake.


Olimom, I think, also, no less than 250 dollars. If they want a cake like that then they can pay the price. People, usually have no clue as to how long it takes to put together a cake of that sort and how much money it takes to cover something like that in fondant. You did fantastic!!! If you just want to do the cake again and you want to charge less than that is up to you. but you know I think it is way past time for people to realize that this is an art too and just because you can eat it doesn't give it less value. It should give it more value..

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