JaceTheAce Posted 8 May 2012 , 12:39am
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Hi! I have had someone ask me to make their wedding cake! It is going to be a three tiered Styrofoam square cake covered in fondant with a flower. I am at a complete loss on what to charge! I know that they have went to a bakery in the area and were going to charge around $400 and they thought that was way over priced. What are a few of your opinions?????? Thank you for your help!!
Jace
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BlakesCakes Posted 8 May 2012 , 1:09am
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Standard is to charge at least 80% the cost of real cake, so $320--if you would charge $400 for a cake of that size.

Of course, they'll still have to decide if they're going to provide cake for their guests--who might find it odd to see a cake on display and then not get a piece of it......so kitchen cakes need to be factored in...........

Rae

arlenej Posted 8 May 2012 , 7:05am
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A syrofoam fondant cake? The whole thing? In syrofoam ? Marie Antoinette is scratching her head in the great beyond...Styrofoam. Hmm. Go figure.

Candyce0928 Posted 8 May 2012 , 3:36pm
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How much would you charge if this were cake. I would start with that rate, subtract the difference in labor hours; subtract the difference in supply cost and overhead (electricity/water) costs, and base it on the remaining figure

BlakesCakes Posted 9 May 2012 , 5:49pm
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Originally Posted by Candyce0928

How much would you charge if this were cake. I would start with that rate, subtract the difference in labor hours; subtract the difference in supply cost and overhead (electricity/water) costs, and base it on the remaining figure




Right. That's were the figure of 80% comes in. It accounts for those differences.

Rae

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