Cake Pricing With Figures?

Decorating By Ali3971 Updated 14 Jan 2011 , 3:33pm by scratchdog

Ali3971 Posted 12 Jan 2011 , 8:05pm
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Hello, I was seen a recent upload of a baby cake with different gumpaste figures on it and I was wondering how you would charge for a cake like that? The cake itself is a smaller cake but it was very detailed. Do you charge for each figure or an overall cake price? I need an example maybe, I want to make a cake with little animal figures but am clueless how to charge.

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playingwithsugar Posted 12 Jan 2011 , 10:25pm
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There's no standard for pricing cakes such as those, but most charge by serve plus detail, and sometimes also by degree of difficulty of said detail.

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scratchdog Posted 12 Jan 2011 , 10:43pm
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When I did a cake with figures I called the local cake store and asked them what they charged. They charge 50.00$ per figure on top of the cake charge.

Ali3971 Posted 14 Jan 2011 , 3:19pm
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wow! That seems like alot?

Eisskween Posted 14 Jan 2011 , 3:32pm
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That depends on skill level as well. People don't want to pay Mona Lisa prices for stick men. No disrespect to anyone's talent, but I am sure we have all seen gorgeous figures and some, well, not so identifiable ones.

scratchdog Posted 14 Jan 2011 , 3:33pm
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I could never charge 50.00$ but welcome to Orange County prices!

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