Cake Pics With Prices

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valerieburkett Posted 6 Sep 2013 , 5:21am
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Bottom line is don't undersell yourself.  You may be a bakery owner, or just a hobby baker, either way YOUR time is valuable!  I have two little ones and a wonderful husband that I try and savor my time with.  Every hour I spend making someone else's cake takes time away from my household and family!  Time I'll never get back, and time that I want to be compensated for!  That being said, YOU are also an artist!  YOUR medium is cake!  And I believe our time is worth more than slightly over minimum wage!  When you think of it this way, it makes it much easier to charge more for your cakes!

Fatty Cakes Posted 6 Sep 2013 , 11:34am
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AHi everyone ! Love everyone's talent on here wow! I'm just wondering what you guys would charge for this lorax cake I charged $60 but don't know if its underpriced or about right ? What do you think ? [IMG]http://cakecentral.com/content/type/61/id/3094820/width/200/height/400[/IMG]

BatterUpCake Posted 6 Sep 2013 , 12:21pm
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Way underpriced. Do a search for pricing and there are dozens of threads on how to set your pricing. It is really cute.

kikiandkyle Posted 6 Sep 2013 , 12:30pm
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AYou can't charge anything for the Lorax cake unless you had permission from the copyright owner.

You didn't give sizes of the cakes but at $60 I'm guessing you made about $2 an hour after covering your expenses and overhead, if that. Would you work for anyone else for $2 an hour?

Annabakescakes Posted 6 Sep 2013 , 2:23pm
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Originally Posted by Fatty Cakes 

Hi everyone ! Love everyone's talent on here wow! I'm just wondering what you guys would charge for this lorax cake I charged $60 but don't know if its underpriced or about right ? What do you think ?

You aren't supposed to do figures that are another under copywrite, but if I did this cake, it would be about $160.

valerieburkett Posted 6 Sep 2013 , 6:51pm
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Interesting article/debate over the copyright issue with cakes; 

 

http://boingboing.net/2005/06/16/copyright-cops-crack.html

luckylibra Posted 10 Oct 2013 , 3:30pm
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I thought I would throw this one out there. It is a 10 inch round vanilla with 8 inch round chocolate covered in buttercream with buttercream filling and fondant/gum paste accents. The fancy flavors and fillings are just not popular around here. I am not at the level of most of you but I think they are well done and I get rave reviews on the taste. I operate under the Indiana Home Based Vendor law and have checked with my local health department and been advised that I can sell from home, it does not have to be a roadside stand which may be a unique interpretation. I do have insurance etc.

White Vanilla Almond cake with buttercream frosting and fondant accents

shanter Posted 10 Oct 2013 , 9:39pm
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I believe that this thread is for you to tell us what you charged for the cake when you sold it, not for us to tell you what it should have cost.

BatterUpCake Posted 10 Oct 2013 , 9:47pm
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Oh it sits on a thin styrofoam support. Secured with melted chocolate and thick BBQ skewars

The box is 5' high by 4.5" wide carrot cake torted to 5 layers with cream cheese filling covered in fondant. The outside is chocolate ganache. The wheels are gumpaste The side lettering is chocolate molds. The can is chocolate cake and cake pop materials to build it up,covered in fondant. The original was a 6" X 3" built up into a truck cab. I charged $220

absolutelysweet Posted 19 Oct 2013 , 8:59pm
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A[IMG]http://cakecentral.com/content/type/61/id/3123403/width/200/height/400[/IMG]

I made this cake and charged £75 for this, the shoe sis made from white chocolate nd coverd in fondant a chocolate and vanilla tier sponge.

absolutelysweet Posted 19 Oct 2013 , 9:02pm
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A[IMG]http://cakecentral.com/content/type/61/id/3123406/width/200/height/400[/IMG]

I made this for my window but I have been asked to make it again for someone it's made from cake pop dough how much do you think I should charge? X

Kadesan Posted 19 Oct 2013 , 9:14pm
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I made this cake and charged £75 for this, the shoe sis made from white chocolate nd coverd in fondant a chocolate and vanilla tier sponge.


Beautiful cake! Please could you kindly tell me what exact chocolate mould you used for the chocolate shoe? Thank you :)

absolutelysweet Posted 19 Oct 2013 , 10:50pm
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AHi here is the web site I bought it from, the moulds in here are fab. You will need mould 1 & 2 for a 3d shoe http://www.homechocolatefactory.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Category_Code=ECM

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I use this for all my shoes as I find it hard to transport sugar shoes without them breaking, I have been covering mine in fondant but I can now paint them as I have came across edible chocolate paint.

Hope this helps

Thanks

Kadesan Posted 20 Oct 2013 , 5:46am
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Originally Posted by absolutelysweet 

Hi here is the web site I bought it from, the moulds in here are fab. You will need mould 1 & 2 for a 3d shoe
http://www.homechocolatefactory.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Category_Code=ECM

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I use this for all my shoes as I find it hard to transport sugar shoes without them breaking, I have been covering mine in fondant but I can now paint them as I have came across edible chocolate paint.

Hope this helps

Thanks


Thanks a lot for your help! :)

kaylatrahan Posted 7 Nov 2013 , 7:05pm
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Oh my goodness! Thats crazy, your going to have to put down your foot at some point. Cakes are fun and all, but you cant continue to loose out because you have a greedy friend! Stand up for your cakes :)

kaylatrahan Posted 7 Nov 2013 , 7:32pm
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I charged $250 for this cake. Essentially it was a wedding gift because that ended up basically being the price of the products I had to buy. What would you normally charge for a cake like this?

 

http://cakecentral.com/g/i/3111679/other-mixed-shaped-wedding-cakes/u/871699/flat/1/

 

 

THANKS!

kaylatrahan Posted 7 Nov 2013 , 7:34pm
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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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Can you post the link to the baker who put up the directions for this cake? THANKS

Annabakescakes Posted 7 Nov 2013 , 8:42pm
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Original message sent by KayJaneeLacombe

I charged $250 for this cake. Essentially it was a wedding gift because that ended up basically being the price of the products I had to buy. What would you normally charge for a cake like this?

[URL=http://cakecentral.com/g/i/3111679/other-mixed-shaped-wedding-cakes/u/871699/flat/1/]http://cakecentral.com/g/i/3111679/other-mixed-shaped-wedding-cakes/u/871699/flat/1/[/URL]

THANKS!

$620 and it would have cost me about $100.

Carrie789 Posted 12 Nov 2013 , 7:23pm
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The December/January issue of Brides Magazine has pictures of several wedding cakes along with the prices. They are nice cakes, but nothing most of the posters on this thread couldn't do. The lowest priced one was $9 a slice.

freestylecakesbyrenne Posted 12 Nov 2013 , 8:35pm
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I believe your price is very fair and right on!  Beautiful cake!

freestylecakesbyrenne Posted 12 Nov 2013 , 8:49pm
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Pricing is the hardest part of our jobs.  I know I still undercharge at times.  With the price of ingredients, I have learned to be more conscientious of my pricing.  This is a cake I made last weekend.  My customer actually drove about 3 hours from her home to pick it up.  The inside of the cake is yellow and purple zebra stripes.  The cake is covered in buttercream, and the tiger eye on top is a buttercream transfer.  The stripes on the bottom layer and the letters are made from hand made fondant.  Bottom tier is 8", top is 6".  I live in Central Louisiana.  I charged $150 for this, because it was not that time consuming, and the detail work was really easy.  I've learned that when someone "balks" at my prices, I remind them that I do "specialty" cakes, made to order and use fresh ingredients.  If they want a cardboard tasting cake that has been frozen and pre made icing, they should go to their local grocery store or Wal-Mart!

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freestylecakesbyrenne Posted 12 Nov 2013 , 8:53pm
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Such a beautiful cake!  Working with black is difficult, but you pulled it off!  If I was doing this cake in my area, I would charge around $650, plus delivery.  And I wouldn't cry about it if they found someone to do it cheaper!

zahnby Posted 12 Nov 2013 , 11:51pm
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hi, i am attempting to locate a tutorial to help me make a cake with a n

nurse' theme. I would like to put a nurse hat and other things a nurse uses on the cake. Is there anyone out there what can assist in locating such a tutorial.   thanks

Gladys 1732 Posted 22 Nov 2013 , 11:27pm
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Hi, can you give me the instructions also for the rose cake?  I want to make this. it is beautiful.

Gladys 1732 Posted 22 Nov 2013 , 11:29pm
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Please, please, please. can u please give me the instructions?  cartagenapham@msn.com  Thanks

Gladys 1732 Posted 23 Nov 2013 , 3:42am
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Please PM me the instructions for the Rose cake.  Thanks so much.

MustangMollie Posted 23 Nov 2013 , 6:55pm
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ASorry accidentally posted to wrong thread ... Moving to peer review cake club

Maddsmommy90 Posted 25 Jan 2014 , 10:09pm
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This was my first cake I had ever done. 10",8",6" tiers.I made it for my son's birthday. If I were to sell it I would have priced it at $175. 

 

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For this cake I charged $100. 8",6" tiers , all decorations were fondant, ariel's dress was formed with cake scraps and icing

nancylee61 Posted 26 Jan 2014 , 11:56am
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AHi, Your cakes are great! I love in rural NY, not a wealthy area by any means, and 10 years ago I paid $80 for a Barbie sheet cake, simple, nothing fancy. You are seriously undercharging for your talent!

Maddsmommy90 Posted 27 Jan 2014 , 1:38am
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Thank you. It's definitely something I'm doing research on. I'm working on a set per serving price list. 

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