How Much Would You Charge For This Cake...?

Business By Piece_acake Updated 13 Aug 2010 , 6:37pm by alvarezmom

Piece_acake Posted 13 Aug 2010 , 3:40pm
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I know
this question has probably been asked hundreds of times, but I need your help CCr's!
I have been doing cakes for friends and family for a while now, and recently got a phonecall from a friend of a friend for a hockey jersey cake.
I originally thought it would be easy peasy and now that it is done, I'm a little concerned that she may not like it...
It is 12x15, vanilla with custard filling.
Please help! icon_smile.gif

9 replies
cakes47 Posted 13 Aug 2010 , 4:10pm
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What's not to like??? You did a good job!
Did you quote her any price? I would charge ''at least '' $60 for it.
Next time I would double the sleeves instead of just laying them flat.
You know, so at the hem of the sleeve you can see the other side of it.
Hope I explained it so you can understand what I meant. icon_smile.gif

Piece_acake Posted 13 Aug 2010 , 4:33pm
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Cakes47, you were right! I fixed the sleeves and I feel better about it already! Did that ever make a difference icon_smile.gif

cakes47 Posted 13 Aug 2010 , 4:36pm
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Now charge her $75! icon_smile.gificon_lol.gif

alvarezmom Posted 13 Aug 2010 , 4:47pm
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MMMM, custard filing! Now that sounds delish right now!

$65-$75 sounds about right.

CanadianCakeDiva Posted 13 Aug 2010 , 4:52pm
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I agree $60-$75 would be a decent range to charge. Did you quote her at any price?

Piece_acake Posted 13 Aug 2010 , 4:59pm
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I originally quoted $90 bcs I intended on making it bigger but that didnt work out for me icon_sad.gif
So, I will ask for less when I give it to her. Thanks so much for the replies!

cakes47 Posted 13 Aug 2010 , 5:11pm
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If she agreed to $90, do it!!!! You did a really nice job on it
and the custard filling is special. I don't know where you're from so didn't know
what you can get in your area.

sweetiesbykim Posted 13 Aug 2010 , 5:12pm
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For a pretty standard 1-thick layer sheet cake, iced in BC with borders, writing, and a few flowers I would ask $60 minimum. But with a double layer filled, all the hand-cutting of the letters, and all that fondant you used? DEFINITELY $85-90!!

alvarezmom Posted 13 Aug 2010 , 6:37pm
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Yup take the $90 and since it is double the pieces can be cut smaller=more servings!

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