Need Help With Pricing!

Business By katie725 Updated 30 Jan 2013 , 9:27pm by jason_kraft

katie725 Posted 30 Jan 2013 , 7:49pm
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Looking for advice on pricing with this cake.  Its an 8"/6" but the 8" on bottom will be a dummy cake since the bride is just looking for "something to cut into" What do you guys think? Thanks in advance!



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-K8memphis Posted 30 Jan 2013 , 7:57pm
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the link is not cooperating for me


maybe repost the photo

katie725 Posted 30 Jan 2013 , 8:40pm
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did that work?

-K8memphis Posted 30 Jan 2013 , 8:52pm
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the only real difference time wise in reproducing the cake with one foam layer is


you don't have bake & fill the 8" cake


you still have to shop, measure, bake, make icing, decorate


it takes very little effort to also make/bake the 8"


in some cases acquiring the 8" dummy might mean an extra trip to another store even (gas, money, time)


so therefore a lot of people charge the same amount because it's basically the same amount of work


whatever your per serving price is


i think across the country i could see that going for $4-$8 a serving give or take by mortal bakers not the super big names


flowers might be additional--might be an upcharge for more than double amount of fondant too

-K8memphis Posted 30 Jan 2013 , 8:55pm
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but just quote one price


don't detail the upcharge to the client unless they start comparing & ask specifically

jason_kraft Posted 30 Jan 2013 , 9:27pm
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AHow much will the ingredients cost (including the dummy tier)? How many hours do you expect this order to take to complete? What is your per-order overhead cost?

We price dummy tiers the same as real tiers.

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