How Much Would You Charge For This Cake?

Decorating By cantoncakes Updated 14 Apr 2011 , 3:51am by cantoncakes

cantoncakes Posted 13 Apr 2011 , 10:51pm
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I have a request to make this cake large enough to serve 100 people. Since I'm relativley new to the commercial side of caking, I'm a chicken when it comes to pricing and like so many others, tend to under-charge.

What price tag would you put on this?

http://cakecentral.com//gallery/1386284

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cantoncakes Posted 13 Apr 2011 , 11:04pm
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I can't get the picture to upload, but it's two books stacked with a graduation cap on top. I am going to keep trying to get it to load-sorry icon_redface.gif

CiNoRi Posted 13 Apr 2011 , 11:04pm
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Do you have info on details? Design? Sculpted? using fondant? Etc

cantoncakes Posted 13 Apr 2011 , 11:17pm
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I borrowed a picture from another CC'er that is the same design and included the link in my original post. I would use fondant and it doesn't appear to be too much carving, although I haven't attempted this one yet!

shaibaer Posted 13 Apr 2011 , 11:27pm
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Here is your image:

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CiNoRi Posted 13 Apr 2011 , 11:53pm
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do you have a price per serving you use?

i usually start with 4 per serving then see if i can make the cake within that amount of cake... but i tell clients that if they want a design that requires more cake to be able to carve/ to get the given design... i charge them for the full amount of cake i start with

leily Posted 14 Apr 2011 , 2:19am
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check out this topic on how to price cakes. There is a lot of variables, mainly where you live (which will dictate the prices you pay for ingredients), your recipes, what your skill level is, and what your competition is charging.

http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-694973-.html

caymancake Posted 14 Apr 2011 , 3:00am
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$330-400 minimum... with my pricing structure. I'm gue That's a lot of cake! Hope that helps!

LoveMeSomeCake615 Posted 14 Apr 2011 , 3:09am
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I agree, for 100 people that would be at least $350 to $400. You've really got to figure it out based on estimated cost of materials and the time it will take you to make. Our shaped cakes are priced higher than basic or tiered cakes.

cantoncakes Posted 14 Apr 2011 , 3:51am
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Thank you everyone! I really appreciate all of your help!

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