Do You Charge Extra For Filling?

Decorating By KimLynnC Updated 7 Feb 2014 , 5:01am by jenifd

KimLynnC Posted 22 Jul 2011 , 7:23pm
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Hello. I have always been filling my cakes with just buttercream. Now I am wanting to start using fillings to give them a little more pizazz. I was just wondering if others are charging extra for fillings other than buttercream or if this is generally included in the basic cake price.

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pmarks0 Posted 22 Jul 2011 , 8:02pm
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Included in the basic price.

However, if I have a request for a lot of fresh fruit and it's off season, then I may consider a premium charge. Or if the filling may have a premium alcohol. Some charge extra for premium fillings, others do not.

jason_kraft Posted 22 Jul 2011 , 9:14pm
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We include buttercream and cream cheese filling in the regular price, but charge a premium for fruit filling and dairy-free cream cheese filling because they are both more expensive.

bakerliz Posted 22 Jul 2011 , 11:11pm
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Buttercream is included for me, but everything else is additional. It costs me extra and takes extra time (I make my own), so it costs my customers extra.

carmijok Posted 22 Jul 2011 , 11:33pm
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At the bakery I worked for we'd charge an extra 25 cents per serving for fillings other than buttercream.

leah_s Posted 23 Jul 2011 , 12:14am
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I do not charge extra. The fillings don't take much more time to make than bc, and I've gotta put something in there.

AmysCakesNCandies Posted 23 Jul 2011 , 1:17am
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I have a few upgraded filling that I charge extra for (these are fresh fruit and homemade custard/ curds or candybar fillings) but all the rest are included in the price of the cake

QTCakes1 Posted 23 Jul 2011 , 1:44am
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No, I don't. The only thing I charge extra for is ganache and actual cheesecake fillinfs, cause well it's not a cheesecake tasting filling, but actual cheesecake between regular cake. So yeah, those cost more. Curds and all that do not take that long for me to make. I can make those in between making cake.

KimLynnC Posted 23 Jul 2011 , 2:07am
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@QTCAKES that cheesecake between regular cake sounds delicious! Thank you all for the replies icon_smile.gif

FromScratchSF Posted 23 Jul 2011 , 2:16am
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If it's just an extract to flavor then no, no additional charge. Fruit, nuts, and curds I charge extra. I do 3 layers of it and I use organic. That stuff is not cheap.

leily Posted 23 Jul 2011 , 2:34am
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if it's on my menu then i only charge extra for ganache (because the price of chocolate). IF it's a special request then i price it based on what the request is.

jenifd Posted 7 Feb 2014 , 5:01am
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So how much do you charge for the fruit/custard fillings?

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