What Would You Charge?

Decorating By juleebug Updated 24 Sep 2010 , 10:44pm by juleebug

juleebug Posted 23 Sep 2010 , 3:27pm
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I had a potential customer contact me to make this cake...


I'm not sure what to charge. I contacted the decorator to ask what her fee was but haven't received an answer. So, I'm curious what others would charge. I have a price in mind but was wanting to see if I'm in the right neighborhood.


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CWR41 Posted 23 Sep 2010 , 4:18pm
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What's your price per serving for 3D cakes X number of servings that this feeds?

juleebug Posted 23 Sep 2010 , 6:51pm
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I appreciate your response but I guess that's kind of what I'm trying to determine. Not what it is but what it SHOULD be.

I KNOW in the past I have seriously undercharged for my cakes.

For example, I sold this cake for $35...

this one for $40...

and $50 for this one (5 layers, made entirely of cake and iced in BC - no RKT & the only fondant was eyes & teeth).

I'm trying to prevent making these kinds of mistakes again by getting an idea of what others would charge for the unicorn cake. Or, perhaps, what they would have charged for any one of mine.

Texas_Rose Posted 23 Sep 2010 , 6:59pm
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It says in the comments that she used the Wilton 3D lamb pan. So if you have that pan, then you're not going to have to do much carving. If not, then you're going to end up with more carving to do and using more ingredients.

She also probably didn't have a price because it says in the comments that she made it with her group who makes cakes for kids who are displaced and otherwise might not get birthdays celebrated.

CWR41 Posted 23 Sep 2010 , 7:10pm
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Do you know how many servings the lamb pan yields, and what size oval is below? We need to start by figuring out how many total servings.

juleebug Posted 24 Sep 2010 , 10:44pm
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No, CWR, I don't know how many servings the lamb pan yields. The new Wilton lamb says it makes 12 servings but the one I have access to is the older, larger version.
The decorator did reply and gave me a jumping off point for her pricing, which was in the neighborhood of what I was thinking of asking, so I can call the client and give her a price now. Thank you all so much for the replies.

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