What Would You Charge For This Cake?

Decorating By jess605 Updated 13 Apr 2011 , 1:02pm by jess605

jess605 Posted 12 Apr 2011 , 12:54am
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I did this hungry caterpillar cake for a friend's daughter's 1st bday. I undercharged her for it, partially because I needed the experience with gumpaste and partially because she's my good friend.

Curious though...what would you charge for this cake? The cake was WASC, 2 layers each torted, filling alternated between buttercream and cookie cream filling.




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tokazodo Posted 12 Apr 2011 , 1:09am
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Okay, I'm gonna play the price is right cake game; Here goes!

I would put it in the price range of $50-$70.
I think a lot depends on the area where you are and the market.

Don't sell yourself short. I only see 2 of your cakes here, but I believe you have enough experience. The Caterpillar cake is awesome!

Motta Posted 12 Apr 2011 , 1:29am
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You did a great job on all the details! It really does depend on your area but make sure you charge for all the time it took you to get those details done.

kristiemarie Posted 12 Apr 2011 , 12:52pm
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How big is the cake?

I am working pricing right now too (someday I will actually feel comfortable to move forward on selling) and I think $50-70 is too low for that cake. You can go to Walmart and spend $35-40 for a cake that doesn't even touch yours.

I'd sell that for $75-$100 at least, if not $125.

Do yourself a favor and get a pricing matrix (there are several here for you to use) and input your information. I think you'll be surprised at how much you should be charging.

I downloaded a few of the matrices here and they are quite complicated so i rigged up my own but they provided valuable information as to how and what I charge for.

cakegirl1973 Posted 12 Apr 2011 , 1:09pm
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I would charge $70.00 for it because of the figurines.

VeronicaLuis Posted 12 Apr 2011 , 1:47pm
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I agree with $100, that is an awesome cake. I wouldn't charge any less than $3.50 per serving for that cake.

joyfullysweet Posted 12 Apr 2011 , 2:10pm
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Am I missing something here? I don't see a size of the cake anywhere. There is a BIG difference depending on the size. If that's a 6" I would charge $80-$90, if it were a 10", we're talking $160-$170

jess605 Posted 13 Apr 2011 , 2:31am
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It was a 10 inch cake.

VeronicaLuis Posted 13 Apr 2011 , 4:05am
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I wouldn't charge any less than $3.50 per serving for that cake.

CupQuequito Posted 13 Apr 2011 , 4:18am
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I'd start at $3 per person, and add in the details.

jess605 Posted 13 Apr 2011 , 1:02pm
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Thanks for all the feedback. This is very helpful and much apprecited!

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