Fondant Costs

Decorating By mickey35 Updated 23 Oct 2010 , 11:53pm by sweetcakes

mickey35 Posted 23 Oct 2010 , 1:32pm
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Hello CCers, I'm a hobby baker. I use a semi mix for my vanilla cakes (haven't found a good scratch recipe) where I add vanilla extract, milk and oil however all other cakes are from scratch. How do I incorporate a 10lb or 20lb bucket of fondant into the cost of a cake? This has been the most difficult part for me. Do I record how many cakes I've made from the bucket regardless of the size of the cake? I have no idea. Any advice will be appreciated, how do you guys price your cakes?

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nannykaren Posted 23 Oct 2010 , 1:47pm
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I would divide the fondant cost by the number of pounds, then multiply that cost by the number of pounds you use on the cake.

ibmoser Posted 23 Oct 2010 , 6:49pm
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There is a good chart provided by Global Sugar Arts that will help you determine how much fondant is required

http://www.globalsugarart.com/?id=24

Sometimes it is easier to roll fondant a little thicker when you're getting started, so your usage may be a little more than the chart recommends, but it will give you a starting point once you get your price per pound to figure your costs.

mickey35 Posted 23 Oct 2010 , 8:10pm
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Thank you nannykaren and ibmoser. It sounds like I need to invest in a scale.

sweetcakes Posted 23 Oct 2010 , 11:53pm
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im a weigher, except i dont weigh myself, LOL!! i cut off what i think i will need and weigh it and then weigh what is left after doing the cake and calculate from there. When ever i buy in bulk i make note on the package how much it costs per pound or what ever measure i use, that way i dont have to look it up each time.

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