Hi everyone :) I just finished my first wedding cake ever (the picture is below) and I'm pretty happy about how it turned out! :) Since this was my first cake, I charged the bride $450. I also had to build the custom stand myself (including the crystals and rhinestones). My question is how much a cake like this would typically cost when purchased from a bakery. Any input or advice will help! =)
Wow! You gave that cake away for at least 1/2 of what it should have cost them!!
Looks like you did a wonderful job on it :)
Oh great cake, beautiful. What size are they, the tiers?
The cake is adorable!
so beautiful. next time, charge double or more.
Beautiful cake!! I agree with icer101 next time charge double!!
I think it's a 9x12x12 , a hex 12 and a square 12??
Like 140 servings give or take a few that's about $3 a serving--yeah that's on the low side but fairly respectable for a first cake. But the stand would be all extra probably $150-200 maybe. Yes I can easily see how doubling would be reasonable. You worked your tail off on that one. Bling bling and beautiful.
Kakeladi called it!
According to my calculations, it was around $250....not much of a profit margin for me but hey, atleast i didn't lose money!
AI would've charged $504 for the cake, and cost times 4 for the stand, or cost times 2 and gotten it back to rent out to future clients.
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According to my calculations, it was around $250....not much of a profit margin for me but hey, atleast i didn't lose money! :)
AThat was just the cost of supplies, no labor included. I also agree there was a ton of labor involved with the stand. Since this was my "breakthrough" cake i didnt charge its actual price but now that I know what I'm capable of I'll be sure to include a labor and overhead cost :)