Does This Sound Right?

Decorating By jena2727 Updated 23 Apr 2012 , 2:53am by DeniseNH

jena2727 Posted 23 Apr 2012 , 12:47am
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I am pricing a cake similar to the link below. It would be 6-8-10 for 60 servings. All fondant with gumpaste tiara. Using the pricing matrix it came out to $210.92 I then priced at $3.50 per serving and came to $210. Since the numbers were almost exact I feel the pricing is correct and what I should be charging. I am only 2 months into my home business and always feel like I'm over charging. I'd prefer not to hear the "price depends on your cost" speech, I am aware of this and have all of my costs in the pricing matrix. If anyone is willing to give their opinion on this being an "average" price or not, I'd appreciate it.

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thumbs Posted 23 Apr 2012 , 12:54am
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It does always depend on where you live and what the prices in your area are. However I personally wouldn't do it for less then $250.

matthewkyrankelly Posted 23 Apr 2012 , 1:20am
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That sounds pretty good for a base price. But does it include the extra work for the tiara, the quilting, and the swag?

The way I see it, base prices cover the cake with standard decorations - a few roses and some lettering. All of the rest are add-ons. If you don't want to make them additional offer them but raise your base price to account for it?

jena2727 Posted 23 Apr 2012 , 1:47am
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Thanks for the replies! Seems like I am on the right track considering differences in personal costs and location.

CWR41 Posted 23 Apr 2012 , 1:53am
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Originally Posted by jena2727

It would be 6-8-10 for 60 servings.

74 servings...

kel58 Posted 23 Apr 2012 , 2:11am
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She is going by the Wilton party serving guide

jason_kraft Posted 23 Apr 2012 , 2:38am
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I know you don't want to hear it, but your price really does depend on your cost as well as local market conditions. Here in CA we probably would have charged in the $400-500 range for that cake.

DeniseNH Posted 23 Apr 2012 , 2:53am
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Ribbon roses are easy. The fabric drape is very thin so you'll need to run your gumpaste through a pasta machine on the thinnest setting, the rope twists need to be extruded to get both lengths even, to get the diamond design exact you'll need a diamond impression tool, the only thing that concerns me is the tiara. It's gorgeous but very delicate. I think I'd make it out of unbreakable lace for transport. So if you have a pasta machine, an extruder, diamond impression tool and some unbreakable lace, you should be good at that price.

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