cake pics with prices

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Rosegin Posted 27 Jul 2013 , 4:17am
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DeliciousDesserts Posted 27 Jul 2013 , 11:46am
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ARose, I don't normally like sheet cakes. That is adorable!!

Strawberry curd? Gotta try that!

What size is the cake? Is that buttercream or fondant background?

kikiandkyle Posted 27 Jul 2013 , 12:08pm
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AKnlcox I can't help but think you probably undercharged for those cakes, you said the bike served 200 plus so that's a max of $4 per serving, and a cake like that should be way more than $4 per serving.

knlcox Posted 27 Jul 2013 , 4:19pm
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Knlcox I can't help but think you probably undercharged for those cakes, you said the bike served 200 plus so that's a max of $4 per serving, and a cake like that should be way more than $4 per serving.

Yes and no.  I live in a military community.  The majority of my military customers can't afford more than what I charge.  Off the military base I live in a very small city.  Most of the town wouldn't ever spend that much on a cake. If I lived elsewhere I would've charged more than what I did! The motorcycle cake was around $400 to make.  I was happy with the profit I made.  The jet cake was around $150 to make and I was also happy with that.  I do charge around $4 per serving here in Sumter, SC.  I'm also one of the more "expensive" cake decorators and I'm often asked why I do that to people who can't afford me.  I always explain that it's a CUSTOM cake and anything custom made is expensive.  Still, people have trouble understanding that. 

Rosegin Posted 27 Jul 2013 , 8:40pm
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Rose, I don't normally like sheet cakes. That is adorable!!

Strawberry curd? Gotta try that!

What size is the cake? Is that buttercream or fondant background?

Thank you! It's an 11x15 cake. The background is fondant, and the green hill is fondant.

DeliciousDesserts Posted 28 Jul 2013 , 12:28am
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Thank you! It's an 11x15 cake. The background is fondant, and the green hill is fondant.

I'm about $110

Annabakescakes Posted 28 Jul 2013 , 1:16am
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Thank you! It's an 11x15 cake. The background is fondant, and the green hill is fondant.

I'm about $110

Me too, $114 for detailed fondant. 

 

What is strawberry curd? 

Rosegin Posted 28 Jul 2013 , 1:31am
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Me too, $114 for detailed fondant. 

What is strawberry curd? 

It's made with strawberries, sugar, lemon juice and corn starch. Though I bet it could be made like lemon curd, with eggs.

Annabakescakes Posted 28 Jul 2013 , 1:34am
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Me too, $114 for detailed fondant. 

What is strawberry curd? 

It's made with strawberries, sugar, lemon juice and corn starch. Though I bet it could be made like lemon curd, with eggs.

Oh, sounds like strawberry pie filling. 

Yum. 

scrumdiddlycakes Posted 28 Jul 2013 , 1:37am
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It's made with strawberries, sugar, lemon juice and corn starch. Though I bet it could be made like lemon curd, with eggs.


Yes it can :) I make all my curds with the same recipe, I just replace all but 1 tablespoon of the the lemon juice with whatever fruit/berry I want to use. It's an egg curd recipe.

BatterUpCake Posted 28 Jul 2013 , 1:50am
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Please read some pricing threads and read Jason Kraft's pricing formula

kaylawaylalayla Posted 28 Jul 2013 , 4:05am
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AAnna, you're an angel!

Annabakescakes Posted 28 Jul 2013 , 6:45am
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Anna, you're an angel!

Where did that come from? Thank you, though many would disagree! LOL ;-)

kaylawaylalayla Posted 28 Jul 2013 , 7:06am
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I'm sorry I'm a couple pages back, about fixing that wedding cake.

Annabakescakes Posted 28 Jul 2013 , 8:38am
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I'm sorry I'm a couple pages back, about fixing that wedding cake.

no apology necessary! I appreciate the compliment!

BatterUpCake Posted 28 Jul 2013 , 3:15pm
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I just quoted $550 for this (Or trade for built in cabinets) It uses 1 1/2 Wasc (3 boxes) recipes. 2 RKT batches, 3 batches of modeling chcoclate...also requiresflanging PVc to a wooden board.If we do it I will bill him normally for the cake and he will invoice me normal price for his work. I hope I get it. Ifso I will letyou all know what it actually cost in hours and ingredients.  The original baker put up instructions and encourages people to duplicate it and post their results on her FBpage. I have not see anyone try yet...

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DeliciousDesserts Posted 28 Jul 2013 , 3:27pm
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AWhat are the dimensions? Just looking at it, I'm thinking closer to $800-1000 unless its smaller than I think.

smittyditty Posted 28 Jul 2013 , 4:00pm
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What are the dimensions? Just looking at it, I'm thinking closer to $800-1000 unless its smaller than I think.

 



Me too! Look at the detail of all those scales! How do you make it breath fire that is awesome!

Would you post the link to the cake BatterUp?

BatterUpCake Posted 28 Jul 2013 , 5:14pm
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http://cakefixation.blogspot.com/2012/03/how-to-make-fire-breathing-dragon-cake.html Hereare the driections. The father (an egineer and builds houses) will be doing the board and PVC to cut back on their costs...  There are very good friends and let me live with them when my ex threw me out and filed for divorce.

BatterUpCake Posted 28 Jul 2013 , 5:40pm
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I am having a hard time figuring the servings! Idon't know if the squished can for the legs

count...

DeliciousDesserts Posted 28 Jul 2013 , 6:37pm
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AOk, smaller than I thought. $500.

BatterUpCake Posted 28 Jul 2013 , 6:43pm
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Yaya...so I priced it close! Thank you. I wast to do this one so bad....hope she orders

BatterUpCake Posted 28 Jul 2013 , 7:32pm
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Yes and no.  I live in a military community.  The majority of my military customers can't afford more than what I charge.  Off the military base I live in a very small city.  Most of the town wouldn't ever spend that much on a cake. If I lived elsewhere I would've charged more than what I did! The motorcycle cake was around $400 to make.  I was happy with the profit I made.  The jet cake was around $150 to make and I was also happy with that.  I do charge around $4 per serving here in Sumter, SC.  I'm also one of the more "expensive" cake decorators and I'm often asked why I do that to people who can't afford me.  I always explain that it's a CUSTOM cake and anything custom made is expensive.  Still, people have trouble understanding that. 

I live in Norfolk, VA...the largest naval base in the world. I am finishing up my 20 year enlistment Sep 30. Your customers are playing the veteran card ( I give a 15% discount on military themed cakes) But people are willing to pay more in a military community. For 1 the military is thriving and pulling ahead of the civ sector. Due to the recession and sequestration. Additionally most is retiring or reenlisting will get a stipend for the mess to go towards their cake since the mess normally purchases the are themselves anyway. Being in a highly military community .Your E6 and above should be a huge portion of your customer base. I am E6 with 20 years....(once I figure in tax free $ and free insurance] I will not say exactly what I make...but needless to say I am not poor. Don't let that crap fool you that there is a paygap between military and civilian counterparts. We make decent $. The only reason I would not pay the price currently charge is that I am losing Mass Moolah! You do great cakes. I also ride Harleys... HD riders are generally not poor. We are middle aged who like the finer things in life. If YOU are the only one  who can hand sulpt a softtail They will find the $$ whe they want that cake....same with the military. Also each CO has their own personal bakers that d their special even desserts. Most cannot do what you do...You need to do an event where he will see itor perhaps get a bug in his ear from someone you know or just deliver him a 4 cupcake pack with your portfolio and a businessplan. Probably wont work but you NEVER know.Don't let the military folks  talk you down. They/we are well compensated for what we do. And the only reason people in your communitu will only pay that price is because they never had to pay another

smittyditty Posted 28 Jul 2013 , 7:45pm
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That cake is AWESOME!!! I don't blame you I want to do it too.
 

BatterUpCake Posted 28 Jul 2013 , 11:46pm
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Well jessica talked to her hubby and he is all in. I need a wall mounted shelving unit...even though I bake from a commercial kitchen I have LOTS of stuff here> My home is starting to look like a caker's episode of hoarders. Well she says Randy is all in! He loves building sh!&t . I look fowrard to it because I know the value of nice cabinetry. just texted Wandy (as I call him) we will figure it out. I will get the make the cake I want, she will get the talk of the town cake. Love the deal all around

ailika Posted 29 Jul 2013 , 2:25am
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Your football Jersey cake is awesome!

tmhallman Posted 29 Jul 2013 , 6:51pm
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Hi....I'm in Lousianna just moved from Texas....was in east Tennessee for 10 years....prices do change from area to area.....I'm originally from Marianna Florida.....nice to meet ya....THERESA

zahnby Posted 29 Jul 2013 , 7:12pm
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Hi, I ove your cake   please tell me where they posted prices for cakes. I, too, need help with this. I do not know just how much to charge for cakes. Thanks

brendajarmusz Posted 29 Jul 2013 , 11:51pm
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A@ Cupcakefrost and @ FullHouse and everyone who put photos up of your cakes, AWESOME JOB!!!! Very well done. I have a huge problem with pricing everyone tells me im undercharging and i know i am but i can't seem to talk myself in to the fact that my cakes are good enough even when people tell me they are. I have alot to work on in the confidence area of my life. Lol. But others that i talk to say they have all struggled with the same thing in the beginning. I am starting to charge more now so that's good i guess. :-) but yes this topic is definitely a great one. Where is it that you all spoke about that you can get help with pricing on here?? Im still new at this site, I've been a member for a while but haven't really been on much till the last several months. I have to say that each one of you are AWESOME! ! i really enjoy the people, and conversation and info, the tips and everything on here. So thank you to all of you. So if i have a 3 tiered cake with ganache, and fondant with fondant/gumpaste flowers and stuff what is the right area of pricing? Also a full sheet cake with buttercream and buttercream decorations? I just need kind of a ballpark idea, i know you can't price it fully without seeing an example but an idea would be great. Thank you all. Have a great day!!

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