Pricing For A Cake Like This?

Decorating By chutesandladders1980 Updated 8 Jun 2011 , 6:17pm by TexasSugar

chutesandladders1980 Posted 8 Jun 2011 , 3:44pm
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This is my first big cake and am considering doing this on the side. I live in a very small county in KY, so I have no idea what to charge. What would you price a cake like this? I made the clay topper also.

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icer101 Posted 8 Jun 2011 , 3:54pm
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we don,t see a pic

chutesandladders1980 Posted 8 Jun 2011 , 3:58pm
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Originally Posted by icer101

we don,t see a pic




Sorry I couldn't figure it out lol

cakegirl1973 Posted 8 Jun 2011 , 4:01pm
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Your pricing should be based upon the cost of all your expenses (such as the ingredients, insurance, commercial kitchen space rent, utilities, etc.), an hourly wage for you to make the cake, plus a profit of 20-30%. If you'd still like to know what some of us on CC would charge for a cake you are planning to make, can you post a picture or a link to the picture?

ufo9978 Posted 8 Jun 2011 , 4:01pm
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you can figure out by how many it's going to serve plus your time. what do you usually charge per serving?

kakeladi Posted 8 Jun 2011 , 4:03pm
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I can see it.
I suggest pricing by the serving. I can't tell for sure what sizes those rounds are but it's hugeicon_smile.gif
No less than $3 per serving. Check out the Wilton serving charts for 'wedding cakes'.

May I make a decorating suggestion? Unless you purpossly wanted points on your dots, you need to squeeze dot out; stop pressure, count to 3 before lifting your bag away by making a comma motion icon_smile.gif

ufo9978 Posted 8 Jun 2011 , 4:09pm
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I agree with kakeladi ..please press those dots....unless you like them perky icon_smile.gif

cakegirl1973 Posted 8 Jun 2011 , 4:12pm
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Originally Posted by kakeladi



May I make a decorating suggestion? Unless you purpossly wanted points on your dots, you need to squeeze dot out; stop pressure, count to 3 before lifting your bag away by making a comma motion icon_smile.gif




Thanks for this great tip! I always went back and smooshed the points down with a toothpick or my tip and sometimes smooshed my dots. Thanks again!

chutesandladders1980 Posted 8 Jun 2011 , 5:08pm
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Thank you for the tip. It was really my first cake other than a few birthday cakes for my kids and this one was for my sister.

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Originally Posted by kakeladi

I can see it.
I suggest pricing by the serving. I can't tell for sure what sizes those rounds are but it's hugeicon_smile.gif
No less than $3 per serving. Check out the Wilton serving charts for 'wedding cakes'.

May I make a decorating suggestion? Unless you purpossly wanted points on your dots, you need to squeeze dot out; stop pressure, count to 3 before lifting your bag away by making a comma motion icon_smile.gif


deedee1120 Posted 8 Jun 2011 , 5:32pm
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Originally Posted by cakegirl1973

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Originally Posted by kakeladi



May I make a decorating suggestion? Unless you purpossly wanted points on your dots, you need to squeeze dot out; stop pressure, count to 3 before lifting your bag away by making a comma motion icon_smile.gif



Thanks for this great tip! I always went back and smooshed the points down with a toothpick or my tip and sometimes smooshed my dots. Thanks again!




I usually go back and smoosh my dots too! Thanks for the tip!

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