Help! How Much Do I Charge For This Cake??

Decorating By MRsweettooth Updated 12 Sep 2011 , 10:28pm by MRsweettooth

MRsweettooth Posted 12 Sep 2011 , 8:13pm
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Hi! I just made this cake this weekend for my Memaw's 90th birthday party...I was wondering how much I should charge for this cake if someone wanted it replicated?

Thank you!!

http://cakecentral.com/gallery/2152446

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jason_kraft Posted 12 Sep 2011 , 8:28pm
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How long did it take you to make the cake, and how much did the ingredients cost?

MRsweettooth Posted 12 Sep 2011 , 8:36pm
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It took about 6 hours all together. The roses took me a little while.

Cost probably...around $20.

jason_kraft Posted 12 Sep 2011 , 8:42pm
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If you can legally bake from home (i.e. your state has a cottage food law), one possible price would be $125: $20 in ingredients + $90 in labor ($15/hour * 6 hours) + $10 in estimated per-order overhead (insurance, utilities, etc.) + 25% profit margin.

If your state requires a licensed commercial kitchen for selling cakes you would need to add the cost for the kitchen rental into the price.

carmijok Posted 12 Sep 2011 , 8:48pm
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I agree...$125 would be a fair price. And when you are counting ingredients, are you counting all the fondant that you used as well?

MRsweettooth Posted 12 Sep 2011 , 10:26pm
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Yes! Texas just passed it!! Around $120 was what I was thinking in the first place.

I make my own fondant, so it is way cheaper than buying it.

Thank you so much for y'alls input!!

MRsweettooth Posted 12 Sep 2011 , 10:28pm
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Originally Posted by jason_kraft

If you can legally bake from home (i.e. your state has a cottage food law), one possible price would be $125: $20 in ingredients + $90 in labor ($15/hour * 6 hours) + $10 in estimated per-order overhead (insurance, utilities, etc.) + 25% profit margin.

If your state requires a licensed commercial kitchen for selling cakes you would need to add the cost for the kitchen rental into the price.




Thank you so much!! I will use your formula in the future!!

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