What Would This Cost?

Decorating By Alysia1982 Updated 5 Oct 2010 , 11:55pm by Alysia1982

Alysia1982 Posted 5 Oct 2010 , 11:17pm
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What would this cost do you think? Its 3 layers of 12x2, three layers of 9x2 and 2 layers of 6x2. ImageImageAny info would be appreciated. I have no idea what to charge someone for a cake like this. The letters are wooden letters hand painted dark brown and hand painted then polka dots.



The 2nd one is a two layer and 12x2 on bottom, 2 layer 9x2 middle, and 2 layer 6x2 on top. Image

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KimmyKakes4Me Posted 5 Oct 2010 , 11:33pm
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Done much neater, I would charge $5.00 a serving, or $500, whichever was greater. Are you asking because a decorator quoted that amount to you?

kat67 Posted 5 Oct 2010 , 11:35pm
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They are both incredible!! I really like the bottom cake. I would charge at least $120 for the top cake. Thats a lot of time in fondant. icon_biggrin.gif

Alysia1982 Posted 5 Oct 2010 , 11:36pm
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I took pictures of them into a local cake shop and she quoted me 275-300.00 for the baby shower cake and 250.00 for the zebra cake. My jaw dropped. I couldnt believe theyd be worth that much.

KimmyKakes4Me Posted 5 Oct 2010 , 11:36pm
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$120 for 100 servings of cake? Oh dear.

Alysia1982 Posted 5 Oct 2010 , 11:37pm
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Thank youicon_smile.gif I just started making cakes and have learned by watching youtube videos. The Zebra was my fourth cake and the Peapod was my 5th. So Im stil working on making them look "neater" lol

Alysia1982 Posted 5 Oct 2010 , 11:37pm
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Originally Posted by KimmyKakes4Me

$120 for 100 servings of cake? Oh dear.





lol. Well considering I did these for family for FREE lol

Bskinne Posted 5 Oct 2010 , 11:39pm
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Just like every pricing forum, no one can tell you, depends on your cost of ingredients, your market, etc. You need to determine your base price per serving depending on time,ingredients, and overhead. Do reasearch to figure out the cost of your ingredients, an estimated amount of time, and what bakeries in your area charge. Good luck.

Bskinne Posted 5 Oct 2010 , 11:50pm
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Originally Posted by kat67

They are both incredible!! I really like the bottom cake. I would charge at least $120 for the top cake. Thats a lot of time in fondant. icon_biggrin.gif




are you kidding? That's almost 90 servings!!! I hoping that's a typo! I mean, why would you even bother, you'd lose money! I wouldn't even consider doing the top cake for less than 350-400....

kat67 Posted 5 Oct 2010 , 11:50pm
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Sorry I mis-added. You are so talented!

Alysia1982 Posted 5 Oct 2010 , 11:53pm
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Thank you so much! Im getting better!

Alysia1982 Posted 5 Oct 2010 , 11:55pm
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Thank you all for your responses. I just wanted to see if people on here thought what the lady today quoted was reasonable for the cakes pictured and so far its more than reasonable.

Alysia1982 Posted 5 Oct 2010 , 11:55pm
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Oh and the middle tier was supposed to look like that. In person it looked much prettier. It looked like draped fabric.

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