New To Selling Cakes: What Should I Have Charged

Decorating By peachofcake Updated 7 Mar 2011 , 2:26am by peachofcake

peachofcake Posted 6 Mar 2011 , 7:03pm
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I haven't sold many cakes and am wondering what I should have charged for this cake.
It sculpted all the characters. It was a 6 and a 9 inch square. Vanilla with ganache filling and WASC with fresh strawberries and IMBC.
If you were to make something similar what would you charge?
http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1963749

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debster Posted 6 Mar 2011 , 7:20pm
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Where I live in Ohio rural so can't get as much At the lowest would be 100-125 with the characters, and the fillings.

DH2008 Posted 6 Mar 2011 , 7:41pm
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I too live in a small town so agree w/ the 100-125.00 range. icon_razz.gif

Kitagrl Posted 6 Mar 2011 , 7:42pm
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Its very cute! You probably could have charged around $4/serving for the cake depending on your area.

leah_s Posted 6 Mar 2011 , 7:50pm
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Let's see that's 50 servings of cake. fondant, so $4 per = $200.
Figures, at least $10 each, so plus $40, plus $10 equipment. Delivery? Maybe not, since it's small. $250 plus delivery.

peachofcake Posted 6 Mar 2011 , 7:51pm
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Thanks for the replies. I was hoping I didn't charge too much, but also wanted it to be worth my time. I was right around where you were saying. I charged $100. But she could only do $50 cash and then $50 trade for her husbands labor in our yard. I wanted $3 min. a serving. I got just a little under that.

Kitagrl Posted 6 Mar 2011 , 7:52pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by leah_s

Let's see that's 50 servings of cake. fondant, so $4 per = $200.
Figures, at least $10 each, so plus $40, plus $10 equipment. Delivery? Maybe not, since it's small. $250 plus delivery.




I don't think it serves 50 does it? The tiers looked 2 1/2-3" tall, so I thought maybe it would serve less.... I was thinking it served maybe 40? So about $200 plus delivery.... *shrug*

Either way, my minimum order is $200 anyway!

It really is a cute cake.

peachofcake Posted 7 Mar 2011 , 2:26am
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It was only 3 inch tiers. Great eye for that. I would have never known that by just seeing a picture.

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