How Much?

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thebrat68 Posted 19 Jan 2013 , 5:45pm
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A FRIEND... Calls me today and asks me to make this cake for her by Wed.day for here niece. I will be carving the pepsi can out of cake and they need a 9x13. What would you charge for this. I know I can do it but I have never charges anyone for my work until this year. Thank you
 

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thebrat68 Posted 19 Jan 2013 , 5:46pm
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also it will be iced in butter cream the can will be covered in MMF and it will be filled with buttercream... Sorry 

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costumeczar Posted 19 Jan 2013 , 6:20pm
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AHow much will it cost you to make it, including time to shop, bake and clean up? And how much time will it take you? My minimum for a carved cake is $175 to 200 because they take a long time to do.

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-K8memphis Posted 19 Jan 2013 , 6:31pm
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is it standing up or laying down?

 

how big yah gonna make it?

 

unashamedly charge a lot

 

like costumeczar recommends

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thebrat68 Posted 19 Jan 2013 , 8:17pm
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So sorry for the scattered way I posted this on was on the last 15 minutes of my lunch break when she text me with a pic of what she want and I was in such a rush I forgot to post the pic... I was going to do the can out of cake because I have never worked with RCT.

 

 

 

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-K8memphis Posted 19 Jan 2013 , 8:37pm
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hmmm--i would do the can for about $45 give or take and then add on the # of sevings times your per serving rate for the base cake

 

looks like that's on a square cake rather than a 'sheet' cake which often is a rectangle if that's of any matter

 

that's a really cute cake!

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-K8memphis Posted 19 Jan 2013 , 9:04pm
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but i would give the price to the client in one amount

 

i would not differentiate the price of the can and the price of the cake

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thebrat68 Posted 20 Jan 2013 , 1:24am
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Thank you all for the advice... because I did not have time to research this... It being last second and I am still working a full time job...  your help was greatly needed 

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