Price For A Cake?!?!

Decorating By Sjh213 Updated 22 Jun 2011 , 2:17pm by jenscreativity

Sjh213 Posted 21 Jun 2011 , 4:27pm
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I am pretty new at this and I still am not sure on how to price anything. My friend is getting married and asked me to make her wedding cake, she gave me a picture of a cake and said she wanted something like it. I have no idea what the price would be...

http://palermobakery.com/wp-content/uploads/Pwc-10053.jpg

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sistercarey Posted 21 Jun 2011 , 4:40pm
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Charge her $3 per ser.

Sjh213 Posted 21 Jun 2011 , 4:51pm
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Thanks!

GarciaGM Posted 21 Jun 2011 , 5:15pm
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I'll let some of the more experienced decorators respond, but I think $3/serving is on the low end for the fondant and those flowers. Aren't those gumpaste? Of course, if you're trying to give your friend a deal, I guess that's a different story.

johnson6ofus Posted 21 Jun 2011 , 5:50pm
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And, of course, can you make the nice drapes, and the nice callas--- is that quality in your skills set?

You may be worth $3 per serving, $10 per serving, or $1 per serving (I am in the later, in some cases...lol).

Price is based on the decorating skill, the baking skill, and the competition (area/location).

Oh yeah- and the "friends" discount.....

Sjh213 Posted 22 Jun 2011 , 2:06pm
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Thanks everybody for your responses! I will be sure to post pictures of some of the cakes I have made before.

jenscreativity Posted 22 Jun 2011 , 2:17pm
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honestly, $3 per serving is wayyyyyyyy low,,,but if you are thinking to give a discount,,then ok..but otherwise, this should be at least minimum $4.50 per slice with the tiering and suppports, and sugar flowers all done individually..best of luck!

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