What Would You Charge

Decorating By scratchdog Updated 26 Feb 2011 , 5:16am by scratchdog

scratchdog Posted 13 Jan 2011 , 3:56am
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Hi, I live in Southern California. I made this cake for a friend, someone has asked me to make it for them this weekend. What would you charge for this? Thomas is made of fondant?

http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1625184/1625187

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scratchdog Posted 13 Jan 2011 , 4:04am
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ok why am I unable to add an attachment to this message?

CWR41 Posted 13 Jan 2011 , 4:13am
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Originally Posted by scratchdog

Thomas is made of fondant?




If you're talking about Thomas the Tank Engine Train (in your photos), sorry to say that you cannot sell copyrighted characters without permission from the copyright owner.

scratchdog Posted 13 Jan 2011 , 5:41am
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Thanks for that information - ok if it was just a train on top and not Thomas what would you charge.

Sorelle Posted 13 Jan 2011 , 6:01am
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A really cute cake and well done. It is hard to say, so many variables, size, flavors etc. I would count up all my expenses and add 10.00/hr for labor. You'll probably get a gasp and "are you kidding me?!"

scratchdog Posted 13 Jan 2011 , 6:06am
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to feed 40 so probably a 12 inch round.

Sorelle Posted 13 Jan 2011 , 6:11am
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My fondant cakes start at $3.75 a serving for a simple cake. I live in rural Nevada that makes a big difference. You might wanna check around in your area.

CWR41 Posted 13 Jan 2011 , 6:44am
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You could certainly sell a generic cake (provided it was made entirely in a licensed commercial kitchen in CA), and let her find, purchase, and place a plastic train on top.

10" = 38 servings
12" = 56 servings
http://www.wilton.com/cakes/making-cakes/baking-wedding-cake-2-inch-pans.cfm

scratchdog Posted 26 Feb 2011 , 5:16am
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Thank you, I don't always get paid, I just did this one for free for a teacher at my school icon_smile.gif
http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1952092

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