Well it looks to be a 10 inch base with 6 inch top...That cake feeds 50...and you used fondant...so my prices are $5.00 per serving for fondant...50 x 5=$250.00 base price plus extras like the coconut cup so it will be more.and then charge for delivery..109 miles will probably take you 2-3 hours...$1.00 per mile plus ...You are looking at about $400.00 and up..I certainly wouldn't drive any cake 109 miles for nothing and you shouldn't either....Make sure you charge for your time and worth!!
Thank you so much for your reply Kiddiekakes. I was telling my hubby the same thing. I appreciate the referral, but I think they got the misconception that just b/c I'm just a hobby baker that I will be dirt cheap. I'm not going to undercut myself.
I was originally going to charge them $150 based off of the picture alone. But once I got more information, I started calculating everything in my head and was like, "I wouldn't pay myself for that, unless it was a wedding cake." But I'm broke, so that's why! A pack of fondant costs $21; Then I have to factor in supplies & ingredients and most importantly, the full tank of gas I'm going to have to use to get there & back.
I hope she still allows me to bake the cake b/c I can use the money. If I charge anything less, I'll be losing money. It's bad enough I have to pay for my family's cakes.
Yup..family stinks..they want all the cakes for free...When I started out I told everyone in my family.."If you want to order a cake ..You pay the full price"..I have never had a problem!!
Yes, the sometimes do (My family especially ). That's why I no longer make "free/reduced" cakes for them. They have to pay me for it & needless to say, no one has asked me to make them some.