How Much Do You Charge?

Decorating By thepinkmomma Updated 19 Jan 2013 , 5:20pm by AZCouture

thepinkmomma Posted 19 Jan 2013 , 4:18pm
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Hello everyone! I am new to this forum. I have been making cake for only a year so I consider myself as an amateur. Well, anyway, I have a client that wants a wedding cake and she sent me a photo of the design that she want. My question is how much do you charge on a cake something like this?

 

 

THANK YOU! :)

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-K8memphis Posted 19 Jan 2013 , 4:39pm
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the bottom cake would be about $250 $300 it's a sculpture but pretty straightforward

 

the three top tiers would be $10-$12 per serving give or take--those are also sculpted but also pretty straighforward for a tt cake

 

then some people think, "wow that sounds like too much i can't charge that much."

 

i do the opposite, i think

"wow i can get more than that for this i'd hate myself if i sold it for x amount" and i up it icon_biggrin.gif

 

i know my compatriots here use charts and graphs and excel sheets and formulas oh my--

 

i do some math and eyeball it

 

that's how i'd price that in my world

 

i would disavow myself from any of the gemstones & broaches if they be real

 

i love this cake -- it's so pretty -- eye candy!

 

there is a world of expertise in this--several worlds in fact

 

after one year at it do you have these skills or are you going to work/practice yourself into it??

-K8memphis Posted 19 Jan 2013 , 4:48pm
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so i guess my advice is

 

charge way more than you think you should

 

and

 

don't discount it for lack of experience

 

practice until you get it as good

or better than this

 

rise to this level or

pass on it

 

DOLCIdiROSIE Posted 19 Jan 2013 , 5:07pm
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Lots of details I would say $ 350

AZCouture Posted 19 Jan 2013 , 5:20pm
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Such an odd design, and yet so awesome too, I like it! 3 wonky tiers and a carved bottom tier...lots of cake. $600+ most likely. Probably more upon confirmation of servings needed.

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