Question About Pricing A Cake That Is Not Heavily Decorated

Decorating By Alwayzmakincake Updated 3 Apr 2012 , 4:32pm by TexasSugar

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Alwayzmakincake Posted 2 Apr 2012 , 4:34pm
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Hi there,

I will be making an 8-inch yellow cake covered in IMBC with strawberries on top and adorning around the cake. The cake will not really be heavily decorated. I feel funny charging $60 for this cake. I charge $2.50 per serving. 8-inch serves 24. I was thinking I would bring the price down. What do you all think?

Thank you!

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matthewkyrankelly Posted 2 Apr 2012 , 4:47pm
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The price is the price. Charge your going rate.

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brenda549 Posted 2 Apr 2012 , 11:48pm
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I agree. Charge what you charge per slice. Don't make it any less cost deserving. Your time and effort are probably worth more than what you are charging for the cakes you heavily decorate. And looking at your FB page, you do nice work!

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scp1127 Posted 3 Apr 2012 , 6:18am
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My yellow homestyle cake is $37.00, strawberries are $21.00. The cake has a border and maybe rosettes on top. This is also my least expensive cake. Add delivery and it's a good profit.

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TexasSugar Posted 3 Apr 2012 , 4:32pm
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How much are the strawberries costing you?

To me the price of them would make up for any lack of decorating I wasn't doing on the cake.

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