taimeaka16 Posted 7 Feb 2013 , 6:10am
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I just received my 2nd wedding cake order within a week of receiving my very first wedding cake order!

(Sigh) So I'm kind of overwhelmed at the moment trying to make sure I price my cakes accurately. One bride wants a 4 tiered square cake with fondant and ribbon ( which she picked out and wants to mail to me). I know its usually charged by the slice and area you live in, so I decided on 2.50/slice plus 0.50 extra for fondant bringing it to 3.00/slice. For 175 guests thats 525.00 but I'll only quote 500.00 since she is providing the ribbon and topper. Is that too much for me being a home baker? Bakeries in the area starts at $3-4/slice just for basic decor and buttercream. I just want to make sure I'm being fair.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here is a pic of what she wants^^

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LadyViola Posted 7 Feb 2013 , 6:30am
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I just received my 2nd wedding cake order within a week of receiving my very first wedding cake order!

(Sigh) So I'm kind of overwhelmed at the moment trying to make sure I price my cakes accurately. One bride wants a 4 tiered square cake with fondant and ribbon ( which she picked out and wants to mail to me). I know its usually charged by the slice and area you live in, so I decided on 2.50/slice plus 0.50 extra for fondant bringing it to 3.00/slice. For 175 guests thats 525.00 but I'll only quote 500.00 since she is providing the ribbon and topper. Is that too much for me being a home baker? Bakeries in the area starts at $3-4/slice just for basic decor and buttercream. I just want to make sure I'm being fair.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here is a pic of what she wants^^

 

Pretty cake. I think it's good that your prices are on par with the local bakeries. Have you priced out those rhinestone ribbons? Those aren't cheap. I definitely would have added an extra fee for those. Personally, for 175 servings of cakes, I would have charged closer to $900, but that's just me :)

DeliciousDesserts Posted 7 Feb 2013 , 2:31pm
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AVery pretty cake. The brooch is available for purchase at diamond party confetti. They also sell rhinestone bands.

In case you did not notice. There is a gray fondant band at the base of each tier then the black ribbon is added to give distance between the bottom of the tier. Be sure to charge for that.

taimeaka16 Posted 7 Feb 2013 , 4:47pm
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AThanks for the feedback I'm still trying to get the hang of it all pricing wise! LadyViola how much extra would you charge for the rhinestone bands? I'm in central Texas so brides love their bling! DeliciousDesserts thanks for letting me know where to purchase the brooch and rhinestones, and the heads up for the fondant band at first look I thought it was all ribbon :). I need a beginners guides on all things extra lol.

LadyViola Posted 7 Feb 2013 , 5:03pm
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Hey there! I'm in Central Texas too! What a coincidence :) Fort Hood area to be exact. Did you see this thread? http://cakecentral.com/t/753802/cant-find-the-rhinestone-ribbon-i-want

 

I would go to Hobby Lobby simply because there is one nearby. I did a cake with rhinestones on it and got the supplies from Hobby Lobby. I think it may have cost me an extra $25 just for the rhinestones. But I used alot of them. Here is a pic>>> https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=396315463748445&set=pb.201655396547787.-2207520000.1360256422&type=3&theater

 

Of course the ones in your pic look slightly different than the ones I used. Check out that link up top and once you figure out which rhinestones you're going to use, price out how much you need and add it to the price of the cake. :)

DeliciousDesserts Posted 7 Feb 2013 , 5:07pm
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APlease, please remember that the rhinestones from a hobby source will not be foodsafe. The ones at diamond party confetti are & are gorgeous & made with crystals. Just reminding. I charged the bride exactly what it cost to purchase them including delivery. I didn't charge for applying them.

DeliciousDesserts Posted 7 Feb 2013 , 5:09pm
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AP.S., I am in no way affiliated with Diamond Party Confetti. They should really pay me a finders fee! I base my recommendation not only on food safety but also on having seen many in person. There are some extreme differences.

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