Im having a hard time pricing this one..
I have 3 figures i need to created to fit on a 12 inch cake. Any thoughts on this would be appreciated.
I have been asked to do them separately on a couple of occasions, but have said no so far. A) I don't think I want any of my figures on a cake that is not mine (mostly because I wouldn't want anyone to think I made the cake, when I didn't) and B) because I don't think I could price them accordingly and don't think anyone would pay their proper value. Somehow making them to go on one of my own cakes seems a bit more profitable to me. You want one of my figures? Buy a whole cake (and pay extra for the figure, I don't include them in the price but don't charge much at all).
I guess the way to work out how much to charge to make it worthwhile is by figuring out how long it takes you to do them (plus materials etc). I take ages though, and I would find it hard to get anyone to pay me the full time taken!
Oh I totally agree. This is actually for someone i know who is throwing a baby shower several hours away.... AND the new mom... LOVES ice cream cake.... so given the situation I don't mind (plus my friend is wonderful at promoting me, no worries there. I think she was doing whatever she could to have me do the cake... but the distance and the votes for ice cream won LOL
... but in a normal case I prolly wont make a habit of it. She is willing to pay me for my efforts i don't to be too high, but i dont want people to think I do it for free.
Is she planning to pick them up or are you shipping them?
she will pick them up
I was wondering because I recently shipped a few pieces to my daughter in FL. and there was a little damage to all but 2 of the 5 pieces. I thought I had them really well packaged but they are so fragile I guess it doesn't take much for a piece to break.
As far a pricing goes. I feel like the cost of materials is really insignificant. I agree it's the time involved in making them that really counts.