prettycupcake Posted 26 Feb 2013 , 2:38pm
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Hi Everyone,

 

I got asked to make a 1st Birthday cake, matching cupcakes and a smash cake. Its my first time making a smash cake. I was wondering what you would charge for a smash cake? do you take in consideration the other items she is ordering? 

 

Any suggestions please?

 

Thank you! 

 

Heidi 

 

 

 

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ddaigle Posted 26 Feb 2013 , 2:45pm
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That is a very elaborate "smash" cake.   The fancy "smash" cakes are popular for photo shoots, but here, normally, our smash cakes are 6" singles, simply decorated and usually about $10.   Based on the pricing I've seen here on CC, the "smash" cake you have exampled would proabably be $50-$75...maybe even more depending on the market. 

prettycupcake Posted 26 Feb 2013 , 3:18pm
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Thats exactly what I was thinking. I quoted her $50...Thank you so much for replying!!

 

Heidi 

howsweet Posted 27 Feb 2013 , 5:28am
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I did a  small smash cake for a photo shoot for $225. You quote it out like any other cake - what they haveplanned to do with it is irrelevant to your pricing.
 

ddaigle Posted 27 Feb 2013 , 2:31pm
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Holy Cannoli ...$225?  What was the size?  Do you have a pic?  Would  love to see it.

Neophyte Posted 27 Feb 2013 , 4:11pm
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I'd like to see that, too, Deb.  I can't imagine any smash cake being worth $225.  I know it was suggested the event is of no relevance but it would seem a very special photo shoot would be the only justification for that hefty price tag.  I've known folks to do both smash cake and the matching larger cake for less than this. 

Spireite Posted 27 Feb 2013 , 5:18pm
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Forgive my ignorance, but I just had to look up what a Smash Cake is!!!!  I now know, but have never seen this done in the UK!

ddaigle Posted 27 Feb 2013 , 5:22pm
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Spireite...smash cakes are wonderful.    They didn't exist when my kids were little....they got the entire (walmart) quarter sheet and tore it up!   Now kids get their very own little cake, as I stated normally (here) a 6" single.   I have done some 8" double and 6" double "smash" cakes for photo shoots.

Laurelj Posted 27 Feb 2013 , 9:51pm
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AI offer my clients a jumbo cupcake as a smash cake decorated to coordinate with a larger size cake for the adults if ordered. That is generally large enough for a toddler. Since I usually have extra decorations left after completing the larger cake and extra batter, I will generally not even charge for the extra jumbo cupcake and the client feels like they have gotten a freebee. If they want anything larger than a jumbo cupcake I charge accordingly, next thought would be a 5"

Annabakescakes Posted 27 Feb 2013 , 11:25pm

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I offer my clients a jumbo cupcake as a smash cake decorated to coordinate with a larger size cake for the adults if ordered. That is generally large enough for a toddler. Since I usually have extra decorations left after completing the larger cake and extra batter, I will generally not even charge for the extra jumbo cupcake and the client feels like they have gotten a freebee. If they want anything larger than a jumbo cupcake I charge accordingly, next thought would be a 5"

I do the same!

scrumdiddlycakes Posted 28 Feb 2013 , 1:43am

All of my smash cake orders seem to be single tier ruffled buttercream or giant cupcakes, the typical giant cupcakes are usually about $75. That's for a chocolate shell bottom and rosettes on top. If they want it all covered in fondant, the price goes up.

howsweet Posted 28 Feb 2013 , 7:18pm
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Holy Cannoli ...$225?  What was the size?  Do you have a pic?  Would  love to see it.


I didn't get a very good pic... Anyway, this little cake was made for the child to tear up for his birthday pics. It was $225 plus $45 delivery.

 

IAmPamCakes Posted 28 Feb 2013 , 7:22pm

ASo cute! I can't believe someone wanted a cake that cute to be smashed!

Annabakescakes Posted 28 Feb 2013 , 9:58pm
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I didn't get a very good pic... Anyway, this little cake was made for the child to tear up for his birthday pics. It was $225 plus $45 delivery.

 

2? When did people start doing it for the second birthday? How strange, but apparently lucrative :-D so it's all good!

kikiandkyle Posted 28 Feb 2013 , 10:07pm

That's what I was thinking! Imagine having that kind of money to splash around icon_cry.gif

ddaigle Posted 1 Mar 2013 , 12:25am

OH wow!! Hahaha....I didn't even notice it was for a 2 year old.   Hey..........everything is relative....when you have a gazillion dollars...$225 is pocked change.   Very, very cute cake!!!  Congrats on the order!   You must have been a very happy camper.   Oh...btw...what did the main cake look like?   

LKing12 Posted 1 Mar 2013 , 12:58am

If the clients order a cake for the party I offer a 3" one layer cake at no charge.  Just butter cream and the number on the top of the smash cake.  If they request any more details/decoration-that I charge for.

howsweet Posted 1 Mar 2013 , 4:44am
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2? When did people start doing it for the second birthday? How strange, but apparently lucrative :-D so it's all good!

A close friend did smash cakes every year for her daughters until they were about 13 or so. They were sheet cakes and they'd smash it in the face of the birthday person in the backyard (not hard), so i guess I never even thought about there being an issue that the cake was for a two year old.

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So cute! I can't believe someone wanted a cake that cute to be smashed!

Thank you! :) 

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OH wow!! Hahaha....I didn't even notice it was for a 2 year old.   Hey..........everything is relative....when you have a gazillion dollars...$225 is pocked change.   Very, very cute cake!!!  Congrats on the order!   You must have been a very happy camper.   Oh...btw...what did the main cake look like?   

They only ordered the smash cake. I did do the first birthday cake which was close to the same price, but not a sculpted cake. it was a knock off of one of Anne Heap's designs with a circus lion on top. I think for the second birthday they just had a family dinner.

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If the clients order a cake for the party I offer a 3" one layer cake at no charge.  Just butter cream and the number on the top of the smash cake.  If they request any more details/decoration-that I charge for.

I do something similar  - a 2 layer three inch buttercream with a big one for $15

andreamak Posted 2 Mar 2013 , 7:42am

I would charge $45 for a 'smash cake' decorated like that one. I normally do the giant cupcake smash cakes for $35, but with a chocolate bottom it's a bit more. 

motherofgrace Posted 2 Mar 2013 , 3:00pm

for my jumbo cupckaes we start at $45, that one I would have put at about $60-$70 (depending on how nice the customer was LOL)

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