Pricing Question

Decorating By kearniesue Updated 11 Jan 2011 , 5:27pm by AnotherCaker

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kearniesue Posted 11 Jan 2011 , 4:08pm
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Hi everyone,

Ok, so I'm quoting a 3-D Thomas the Train cake with engineer for $190. Does that sound about right?? I'm always affraid of quoting too high, but I'm tired of shorting myself!

Thanks!

Karen

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sacakesandbakes Posted 11 Jan 2011 , 4:20pm
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how big/small of a cake? is it only the train?

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kearniesue Posted 11 Jan 2011 , 4:36pm
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I haven't completely decided the dimensions of the cake yet, just that it will need to feed 40 people. I will also be making the engineer out of RKT.

Thanks!

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leily Posted 11 Jan 2011 , 4:38pm
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without knowing how many servings it's hard to tell. For a 3D cake i charge anywhere from 150% to 200% times my normal price per serving depending on the detail and time involved.

However for a Thomas the Train cake i wouldn't charge anything because it's a copyrighted character and it would take me to much time to get permission from the copyright holder to make it worth my while.

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kearniesue Posted 11 Jan 2011 , 4:49pm
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I haven't completely decided the dimensions of the cake yet, just that it will need to feed 40 people. I will also be making the engineer out of RKT.

Thanks!

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AnotherCaker Posted 11 Jan 2011 , 5:27pm
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Methinks you are a couple hundred dollars short on that estimate.

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