Small Cake Price?

Decorating By Karsn Updated 16 Sep 2011 , 4:23am by ufo9978

Karsn Posted 15 Sep 2011 , 7:45pm
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Someone asked me if i could make a cake for his family. They're only 4.
I will make a round 6 inch cake with fairly simple decorations i think. He is picking the cake up here himself. So how much should i charge? I don't want to charge too much since its such a small cake.

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TexasSugar Posted 15 Sep 2011 , 7:48pm
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For me a 6in butter cream cake would be $36, but the smallest single tier cake I will bake is a 8in round.

http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-694973-pricing.html

Karsn Posted 15 Sep 2011 , 8:21pm
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Originally Posted by TexasSugar

For me a 6in butter cream cake would be $36, but the smallest single tier cake I will bake is a 8in round.

http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-694973-pricing.html




Thinking maybe i should just bake a 8in.
Btw the cake will be covered in fondant and have some flowers. Thats all i know now, but he asked for the price.

TexasSugar Posted 15 Sep 2011 , 8:30pm
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$4 a serving for me for fondant. icon_smile.gif

Karsn Posted 15 Sep 2011 , 8:33pm
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Originally Posted by TexasSugar

$4 a serving for me for fondant. icon_smile.gif




Plus the $36??

TexasSugar Posted 15 Sep 2011 , 8:35pm
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$4 times 12, the number of servings a 6in cake would make. So $48 instead of $36.

Karsn Posted 15 Sep 2011 , 8:38pm
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Originally Posted by TexasSugar

$4 times 12, the number of servings a 6in cake would make. So $48 instead of $36.




Okay, thanks icon_smile.gif

TexasSugar Posted 15 Sep 2011 , 8:43pm
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You'll want to use the link in the first post to figure out what price per servings covers all of your needs. But just because a cake is smaller doesn't mean you charge less for it, no less than your normal per serving amount would be anyway.

Karsn Posted 15 Sep 2011 , 11:31pm
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Originally Posted by TexasSugar

You'll want to use the link in the first post to figure out what price per servings covers all of your needs. But just because a cake is smaller doesn't mean you charge less for it, no less than your normal per serving amount would be anyway.




Thanks. That link is excellent icon_biggrin.gif

scp1127 Posted 16 Sep 2011 , 3:05am
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Mine are $40 to $48, but they are not custom. They are all 6 inches. I think I only have two on my site, but four more are ready for publication. I have certain decorated cakes in specific flavors that I advertise and will make for that price. I am familiar with them and they take little time because they are repetitive. The ones with fondant have envelopes with templates that have been previously calculated, so the time facor is not unusual.

ufo9978 Posted 16 Sep 2011 , 4:23am
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I agree with texassugar..6 inch would be $36 for me too. but I don't turn my oven on for less than 8 inch. since 6 inch taxes same amount of time.

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