Cake Pics With Prices

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alvarezmom Posted 23 Feb 2011 , 3:34pm
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Here are a couple of mine that I have done.

So much talent here.

This is my 3rd wedding cake that I have done. I charged her $250 (icon_redface.gif)
for her cake, the grooms cake and 50 cupcakes. I think next time Id charge about $300 for the cake (served a little more than 100 ppl) $65 for the Grooms cake served about 30 ppl, and $75.00 for the cupcakes @ $1.50 ea so $440 next time
http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1949451

I charged $60 for this cake. Next time I think Id charge $90.
http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1823876

This is a mini BBQ pit I did for a friends wedding. I charged her $60 for it. Next time I think Id charge $150-?
http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1745507

I LOVE how this cake turned out. I was so scared to carve the cake out for this one. I charged my cousin $30 for it. It was only supposed to feed 10 ppl but I made it to big and I think it could have fed about 30. Next time Id charge $75
http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1641125

I love these pop corn cupcakes. I charged $2.00 ea for them. I think I did 24. Next time Id charge at least $3.00. So I can pay my daughter $1.00 ea for helping me with the red lines!
http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1606100

My rose cake I made for my Aunt Rose for her bday! EVERY one loved it! People thought it was a huge fake flower! Not sure how much I would charge for it, but it took me a week to make. Any suggestions? It was a 8 round and 6 round.
http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1423012

patticake1951 Posted 23 Feb 2011 , 3:34pm
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This is a great idea!! Thanks.

We got $120.00 for this one, but it was when we first started charging for our cakes. It was 18"long and 12" wide. I think we would probably charge a lot more for it now. It took about 8 hrs to do. Chocolate mmf and candy corn melted to make the legs.

http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1636300


that cake is awesome and so comepletely disgusting at the same time! icon_lol.gif...and I mean disgusting in the very best way!



thanks. we had fun making it. It was for the Nashville School of the Arts for a cast party. They did the play Metamorphosis. My cousin's son was in it.They loved it. It also had light green buttercream filling in it. YUK!!!!!

cylstrial Posted 23 Feb 2011 , 3:53pm
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Great thread! Thanks for starting this!

Ellie1985 Posted 23 Feb 2011 , 9:08pm
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What about decorated cake boards? Do you up the per serving price or just add on $10 or $20 or what ever? The last cake I did it took me almost an hour to cover the board, make the letters & attach the ribbon.

Tried to add an attachment but it's not working. What am I doing wrong?!?!?

Fantasy_Cakes Posted 23 Feb 2011 , 10:02pm
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What about decorated cake boards?




That is a really good question. It took me almost 2 hours to finish this board.

http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1921758

I would definitely consider that as part of decoration.

cupcakefrost Posted 24 Feb 2011 , 2:10am
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Originally Posted by Ellie1985

What about decorated cake boards? Do you up the per serving price or just add on $10 or $20 or what ever? The last cake I did it took me almost an hour to cover the board, make the letters & attach the ribbon.

Tried to add an attachment but it's not working. What am I doing wrong?!?!?



You're right, the boards are also time-consuming sometimes, especially if you're making them decorative. I always forget this part when calculating time and costs.

To include a link, copy link location from your posted photos, and paste in your post here. Someone said it doesn't allow uploading photos into posts, but you can create the link here.

ptanyer Posted 24 Feb 2011 , 3:04am
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I've had several requests for the Tinkerbell cake in my photos http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1584142.

I've priced it at $350. It is a 14" round cake on the bottom with an 8" half ball cake on top (under the leaves), and all the leaves, flowers and tree trunk are edible. The only thing not edible is the support system and the Tinkerbell candle at the top of the tree. I would need a couple of weeks notice in order to do all the design work - making the decorations and allowing them time to dry, etc, because I work a full time job and make cakes at nights and weekends.

Great idea starting this topic thumbs_up.gif

fabray13 Posted 24 Feb 2011 , 3:23am
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Wow! Great post. I hate hate hate pricing my cakes!!!!! I finally have set prices. This was my largest cake, 16 14 12 and 10 only charged $400. MOB had a fit, but seriously if you didnt invite 600 ppl, maybe you could spend a lttle more on cake ;(
http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1729286

This one was$55. Took a huge loss on this one because i dropped the first one down the steps!
http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1931927

I guess i need to charge more!!!!!!

ncohen Posted 24 Feb 2011 , 3:38am
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I do cakes on the side and and not anything nearly as fabulous as what I see on here ... I think everyone is undercharging! I would charge a lot more for most of the things I am seeing and I have never had anyone bulk at my prices. My first wedding was for a friend and i still charged $400 and lik I said, everyone 's work on this thread is above mine! Dont forg all that clean up time.

cylstrial Posted 24 Feb 2011 , 12:11pm
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This one was$55. Took a huge loss on this one because i dropped the first one down the steps!
http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1931927

I guess i need to charge more!!!!!!




You only charged $55 for that cake? Wow! You definitely need to charge more! That cake is awesome! So sorry that you dropped it!

cakeyouverymuch Posted 24 Feb 2011 , 12:28pm
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http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1952032

This was a seven inch hexagon topped with a six inch round. The cake was darkest chocolate from scratch with a peanut butter filling. It was covered in MMF over a chocolate custard buttercream frosting. The decorations were chocolate candy clay and peanut butter candy clay with chocolate buttercream piping. The candy clays were made using Wilton Candy Melts.

It was my own birthday cake, and would have served 25. I would have charged $125 for it because of the candy clay work.

cakes_by_brandy Posted 24 Feb 2011 , 6:06pm
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mburkett - thank you for that, cause that is exactly what I did...LAUGH!! Now she hasn't spoken to me for several days....I kinda feel right in being upset about it, and definatley right about not letting her borrow my pans... I gave her the prices of everything and where to purchase it..She will definatley have more involved by the time they buy all of the stuff AND make it themselves... ;~)

BBSpecialtyCakes Posted 25 Feb 2011 , 5:32am
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What a great post! I just found this!

I have a friend who has obviously been watching too many cake shows and has ordered a bunch of cakes from me. The first one I made as a present for the girl's first birthday. For the second birthday, she told me she wanted a safari with lots of animals (she made a list) and a water fall and at least 3 tiers and she only wanted to pay $125-150. Sure. I made the cake for her since we are friends http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1602291
She only paid me 125 and moved the cake after I drove over an hour to deliver it and the whole thing fell somehow and she called me to ask how to fix it. Never again, I said.

She orders another cake. This one is for a wedding for a friend of mine and the bride told me she wanted a cake for 300 in square tiers with a tree growing up. After quoting her $588 for the cake, she shared with me that she only wanted to pay $125 and didn't understand why it would be anymore than that. Since it was a friend's wedding, I decided to share the cost and give it to her for 300.
http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1829301
She paid $240 for it and I delivered it 2 hours away.

Now she wants another cake! She already said she will only pay $125 and wants three tiers, a magical forest, faries, Disney princesses, unicorns and a castle. Seriously? I don't think this is good for our friendship.






This is terrible. She is taking advantage of you and now is the time to stop her. She is not acting like a friend at all. You are the one making the cake and you dictate the price. No one will do a three tier cake with figures for $125...she is sucking the fun out of what you love and that is not right at all! Stick up for yourself definitely or else she will never stop, she should be the one who is embarrassed - NOT YOU!!! Good Luck!!

Sorelle Posted 25 Feb 2011 , 7:27am
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I made this for dh and now someone wants me to give them a quote. I can't remember how much time, expenses, anything. I know it was 3 days that I worked on it but really don't recall how many hours. Anyway, I was hoping you all could give me an idea of what to charge.

Sorelle Posted 25 Feb 2011 , 7:28am
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aw crap! it didn't load :/ It is the 6 pack of beer on my page. Thanks.

cylstrial Posted 25 Feb 2011 , 1:52pm
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aw crap! it didn't load :/ It is the 6 pack of beer on my page. Thanks.




Here's the link to your 6 pack of beer.

http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1868780

cupcakefrost Posted 25 Feb 2011 , 3:25pm
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Originally Posted by Sorelle

I made this for dh and now someone wants me to give them a quote. I can't remember how much time, expenses, anything. I know it was 3 days that I worked on it but really don't recall how many hours. Anyway, I was hoping you all could give me an idea of what to charge.



Wow! That is fantastic!! I really don't know what to charge, but A LOT!!!!!!!! How much doesit cost to make those sugar bottles? I think I remember seeing a kit for 75 dollars not sure how many it made. I've never made them but would love to.
So, 75 plus cake materials, plus time. I have no idea how much time that takes, though. Even though it only feeds 15, I think the per person charge doesn't apply here because of the gorgeous sugar bottles! Sorry I can't give you an accurate quote, but if I were making this cake, I'd probably ask for 300. Then, I'd probably kick myself when I realize it's more work than I thought. Lol. Good luck and tell us what you decide!

LillyCakes Posted 25 Feb 2011 , 5:56pm
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I would like to start by saying that you all make some fabulous cakes. I have a long way to go to catch up. This cake I made for my co-workers retirement. I used IMBC and the tiers are 12" strawberry, 10" vanilla with oreo cookie filling, 8" chocolate with oreo cookie filling, and 6" lemon with lemon IMBC. I only was going to charge 65.00 because I really needed the practice but I think so far I have received over 90.00.

http://cakecentral.com//gallery/1953415

shaekae81 Posted 25 Feb 2011 , 5:56pm
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This thread has been most helpful! I am in Stuttgart, Germany near a US military installation...so all of my orders are from Americans (like me!). I just got back into doing cakes after a long break. And now, I'm being slammed with orders! I have to get a set price list ASAP!

http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1952231 This was my first fondant cake. I made it for a friend. Mochaccino chocolate chip with chocolate butter cream under the MMF - yes, my first attempt was with making my own because I was too cheap to pay $7 for Wiltons! LOL - and I've heard it doesn't taste as good as homemade icon_wink.gif Bottom layer is 8" square; top is 6" round. Fed about 12. Was done as a gift....but at my current price structure, I would charge $35. Took about 5 hours...yeah, way underpriced...I think all of my stuff is! :/

http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1952233/1952234 This was made for a friend and was not charged either. 9" bottom, 6" top (?) not positive...oops...lol Probably 12 servings here, too...so another $35 one. Probably 5 hours in this one as well!

http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1933629 This one was $45 and I WILL NEVER do another 3D cake for for that price again! Should have been $55 at least! Again...for a friend...so it's okay....total time....8 or 9 hours, I guess.

http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1949303 This one my hubby asked me to do for someone leaving his team. 10", 8", and 6" tiers. Done for free at hubby's request...would have charged $100 to someone else...but I might have spelled Tschuss right! lol - My German friend pointed that out...I looked it up; I swear! LOL

http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1952150 This one was small....8" square....9 or 10 servings - only 8 was requested. Charged $25. Decorating time was about an hour and a half.

LindaF144a Posted 25 Feb 2011 , 8:21pm
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I haven't posted pics or responses on CC in a while but I happened to come across this topic and I think this is a great idea(posting your prices on your pics). I actually post prices and servings on my website with each photo.

This helps weed out less serious people and I do know that when customers are looking for cakes they want to know aprox. how much the cakes are and if it's in their budget.

A lot of people don't realize how much these type of cakes are and this educates them and also helps me reduce my time in calling or emailing people who are looking for less expensive cakes.

It also helps me remember what I charged for that cake because I'm always asked..."how much does that cake serve and how much is it".

Anyway, it's been very helpful for my business to have prices and servings on my website. Feel free to check out my site.




Jacqui,
What you do on your website with the cost is perfect. At the bakery I worked at a lot of people would come in grandiose scheme and McDonald's budget. Having an idea of the price ahead of time probably would have helped alleviate that situation.

Also I notice that you do quite a few gift box cakes. This is completely off topic, but how do you serve those kind of cake. I wanted to make one for an ornament exchange I was attending last December. But then I couldn't figure out how to serve it. Any light you could shed on that would be great. I would like to make one if I could figure that part out.

shaibaer Posted 26 Feb 2011 , 3:21am
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Wow, you guys! These cakes are AWESOME!!

I've only ever made cakes for family parties or hubby's unit functions (we donated the cakes... big mistake!) and I have no idea what I would charge in "the real world". Could you give me your opinions on what you think I should price these as when showing them to prospective clients?

http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1465919
Fire Truck cake
19-22? hours start to finish, satin ice fondant and hand modeling/painting. It was like 5x5x20. We had at least 15 people at the party and it probably could have fed 25-30, because the slices were HUGE. I layered WASC and devil's food and used homemade butter cream under the frosting


http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1885004
Royal flush cake, 20 x 24 inches
WASC, MMf, homemade butter cream, hand painted/carved. This was only one layer. I don't know how many it served, because people at hubby's unit function didn't want me to cut it. I ended up with a LOT of cake left over. I was upset. I don't know how long it took, because I also did the next cake at the same time for the same function (but the assembling, carving and covering took much longer than the painting.... hell... the painting was the EASY part! lol)


http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1885013
DOPS cake, 11 x 17 inches
1 layer, WASC, MMF and homemade buttercream Handpainted.


http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1826406
Airplane cake
Again, layered WASC, MMF, Butter cream. Rice crispie treats for the engines. Hand painted with specialty cake board. It took about the same amount of time as the fire truck when you add in making the fondant as opposed to buying it and creating/painting the cake board.
The (cake) fusilage was 4 x 4 x 22? Served the whole party and we had approx 30? people therer?

scratchdog Posted 26 Feb 2011 , 3:56am
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Hi, I charged 375.00 for this one http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1589838. I am sure it is all about where you live.

sillywabbitz Posted 26 Feb 2011 , 4:14am
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Scratchdog, how many did it serve?

cupcakefrost Posted 26 Feb 2011 , 4:16am
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Originally Posted by shaibaer

Wow, you guys! These cakes are AWESOME!!

I've only ever made cakes for family parties or hubby's unit functions (we donated the cakes... big mistake!) and I have no idea what I would charge in "the real world". Could you give me your opinions on what you think I should price these as when showing them to prospective clients?

http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1465919
Fire Truck cake
19-22? hours start to finish, fondant and hand modeling/painting. It was like 5x5x20. We had at least 15 people at the party and it probably could have fed 25-30, because the slices were HUGE. I layered WASC and devil's food and used homemade butter cream under the frosting


http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1885004
Royal flush cake, 20 x 24 inches
WASC, MMf, homemade butter cream, hand painted/carved. This was only one layer. I don't know how many it served, because people at hubby's unit function didn't want me to cut it. I ended up with a LOT of cake left over. I was upset. I don't know how long it took, because I also did the next cake at the same time for the same function (but the assembling, carving and covering took much longer than the painting.... hell... the painting was the EASY part! lol)


http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1885013
DOPS cake, 11 x 17 inches
1 layer, WASC, MMF and homemade buttercream Handpainted.


http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1826406
Airplane cake
Again, layered WASC, MMF, Butter cream. Rice crispie treats for the engines. Hand painted with specialty cake board. It took about the same amount of time as the fire truck when you add in making the fondant as opposed to buying it and creating/painting the cake board.
The (cake) fusilage was 4 x 4 x 22? Served the whole party and we had approx 30? people therer?



i love your firetruck, airplane and card cakes!! great job! here's my guess:
fire truck- 300
airplane - 275
royal flush- 200- although it fed more, it was flat, although i know the carving is tedious, so . . . i don't know! but great job icon_smile.gif

scratchdog Posted 26 Feb 2011 , 4:33am
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I think I did a half sheet under the jersey so 40 plus the hat.

sillywabbitz Posted 26 Feb 2011 , 5:09am
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That's an awesome cake and I'm glad you get paid what your worth. Your work is outstanding.

shaekae81 Posted 27 Feb 2011 , 1:38am
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http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1955039

This one was requested to feed 20...I think actual cake will feed that, and then the rice cereal treat turtles could get a few more servings. Do yall count cereal treats when you calculate your servings?

This cake took about 7 hours. Charged $50 to a friend...who was shocked at the high price (she hasn't seen the cake yet). I hope she feels it's worth it. I'm totally in love with it...lol

PreciousCargo Posted 1 Mar 2011 , 8:32am
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Hello! I love love LOVE this thread! This is a question I've had for so long, the number one thing I think about when I look at pics it wondering what the cost was!!! I'm in Oregon and don't have my kitchen license yet, so I'm not really promoting myself or trying to get orders, but I have sold two. One was for my friend's son's birthday, 2 dozen cupcakes, sponge bob theme, for $40, and another recent valentine's cake for a friend for $30. I am not able to upload pics to this site for some reason, so here's the link to my blog for the cake. Is $30 reasonable for this cake? It didn't take long since it wasn't really decorated, I'd love to know what you guys would charge!!!

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www.preciouscargobakery.blogspot.com

jennajane Posted 1 Mar 2011 , 3:40pm
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This is only the second cake I have charged for, but because it was for a friend and I really wanted to do it, I didn't charge her for my time. I spent 20 hours on the cake (including clean up and everything), but I think I could cut the time in half if I did it again. It was about 30 serving, and in Montreal would charge $200.

http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1958101

shaekae81 Posted 2 Mar 2011 , 12:42pm
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PreciousCargo...I think $30 is perfectly acceptable for that cake. It's super cute and I wanna burry my face in it...lol but like you said, there's not a lot of detail or time invested in decorations, the lower price is great. icon_smile.gif

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