Price The Cake (Professional)

Business By Annabakescakes Updated 22 Feb 2013 , 10:23pm by ShelbyLyn

vgcea Posted 20 Feb 2013 , 4:23am
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And to think I know a caker who quoted , I believe, $250 for this set up, and the client still thought it was too expensive.

Annabakescakes Posted 20 Feb 2013 , 4:28am
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Originally Posted by vgcea 

And to think I know a caker who quoted , I believe, $250 for this set up, and the client still thought it was too expensive.

OF COURSE!!! Just figure an hour on each cake, icing, (chasing it around the table with your spatula!) smoothing, (pushing it around the table with your scraper or paper towel) then applying the fondant, smoothing it, piping in RI, then having to paint the gold over it, and the flower on top... Plus the cost and overhead!

Chellescakes Posted 20 Feb 2013 , 4:38am
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Originally Posted by sewsugarqueen 

you forgot to add the cost of the 6 pack or 40 oz of your favourite booze to help you get through all those mini cakes.... willing to bet by the 4th or 5th one you could use a stiff drink!  And I thought I was crazy doing decorated cookies. 

We used a lot of wine , when we did them .I had to leave my car at my friends house and her husband drove me home 

Godot Posted 20 Feb 2013 , 6:13am
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I won't touch mini-cakes.

 

We used to, but people had hissy-fits at the price. Cake muggles just don't get it. They look at a mini-cake and think *cupcake*, and then croak whe you say that minis start at $25.

vgcea Posted 20 Feb 2013 , 6:38am
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Originally Posted by Godot 

I won't touch mini-cakes.

 

We used to, but people had hissy-fits at the price. Cake muggles just don't get it. They look at a mini-cake and think *cupcake*, and then croak whe you say that minis start at $25.

True, which is why I suggested that she give the client the option of cupcakes with BC in those colors instead. 

kvand Posted 20 Feb 2013 , 8:17am
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i took on an order of 75 mini cakes once at the beginning of my baking career. yikes! it took 18 hours to make them! did not charge nearly enough.  Now id charge atleast $10 each. giant PITA! 

A Cakerellas Posted 20 Feb 2013 , 9:06am
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Originally Posted by LKing12 

Would you consider doing these in a poured fondant, rather than rolled?

thats a really good idea

Evoir Posted 20 Feb 2013 , 10:08am
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AI'd not take the order, unless I was desperately bored and desperately needed money.

If I did do it, minimum cakelet charge of $20.00 each, top cake $100, plus delivery, stand hire etc.

I did a chocolate boxlet arrangement (in my photos) and even those nutted me up...there were only 35 of those suckers! I was up all night.

Koccy Posted 20 Feb 2013 , 12:14pm
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Pain In The A** (substitute "s" for each *)

 

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ahahaahahha...

de_montsoreau Posted 20 Feb 2013 , 1:08pm
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Uh oh, how I hate mini cakes... I did several weddings with mini cakes last year. No matter how much I charge, it is never nearly enough.

 

I usually start at around $ 10 for the round ones, for these I would charge 15 $ as well, plus the top cake. For me that would be $ 1120 plus delivery.
 

jennicake Posted 20 Feb 2013 , 11:40pm
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Originally Posted by LKing12 

Would you consider doing these in a poured fondant, rather than rolled?

 

I am also wondering this!  Would poured fondant give the same finished look?

sewsugarqueen Posted 21 Feb 2013 , 1:53pm
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purely for pain control I'm sure!!!icon_biggrin.gif

sewsugarqueen Posted 21 Feb 2013 , 1:54pm
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I am refering to the need for wine with mini-cakes.

mhcl Posted 21 Feb 2013 , 2:37pm
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Originally Posted by Godot 

I won't touch mini-cakes.

 

We used to, but people had hissy-fits at the price. Cake muggles just don't get it. They look at a mini-cake and think *cupcake*, and then croak whe you say that minis start at $25.

I'm sorry that this is off topic but I had to say something.  I don't know if this term is new or maybe I've just never heard it but I love it!  Haha!  Thank you!

bittersweety Posted 21 Feb 2013 , 4:03pm
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i hate chasing little cakes around the table!  argh.. i think for cakes this little, i would have just piped (round tip pea sized opening) all the way around the cake and then laid a piece of plastic wrap over the top gently and fold down over all sides and then twisted under the tiny cake board  to make a tight little dome. freeze, remove wrap and voila, smooth and rounded...in theory anyways :) then fondant and the rest of the decor. soo much work for little cakes! argh!!  they are such a PITA and customers NEVER understand why they cost so much!

ShelbyLyn Posted 22 Feb 2013 , 10:23pm
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Originally Posted by kikiandkyle 

Nobody seems to have mentioned that the cakes are shaped, at least they appear to be very rounded on top. 

To me it looks like they were little squares, but in covering with fondant the edges became rounded. But that's just a guess. I have never done mini cakes, and have no desire to. I would quote a super high price for the mini's, and a price of what cupcakes, or satellite cakes would be for the same number of servings. Let them see the error of their ways!

 

On a side note, i do LOVE the bright colors. 

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