Cake Prices

Decorating By Neen22 Updated 22 Jun 2011 , 12:53am by dguerrant

Neen22 Posted 21 Jun 2011 , 6:50pm
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I am going to be doing a cake that is a Ford F-150 there will be alot of detail on the cake and will take me a good amount of time..... How much do you think i should charge for this cake?

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ConfectionsCC Posted 21 Jun 2011 , 7:16pm
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I kind of have like a base price for detailed cakes like cars. All my cars are set at $250+. My carved cakes start at $100 period. Take into consideration your costs for raw materials, including the base. Then, determine how long realistically do you think it would take you to make a highly detailed cake? Next, have you researched your local market to know how much other bakeries would charge for such a cake IF they would even do it? Next, determine your skill level according to your competitors who already are doing this...are you cakes lower quality flavors and decorations? Higher? Very close in skill level?

Neen22 Posted 21 Jun 2011 , 7:32pm
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Thank you so much that is helpful. It is a hard to determine prices for where i live the only other place to get cake is out grocery store and they only do basic cakes.

dguerrant Posted 22 Jun 2011 , 12:53am
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i had to do a dodge ram truck about a month ago. it took about 12 hours and i charged $240 ($20 per hour). i didn't even get a decent pic to post either.

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