19 replies
cakebaker21 Posted 10 Mar 2013 , 11:05pm

I would charge $130 for that.

DeliciousDesserts Posted 10 Mar 2013 , 11:07pm

ADem29, that's hard to say.

If you are looking for information on how to price your cakes, there are some wonderful web articles including the one on the Cake Boss Software site.

In general, you will need to have an accurate account of your expenses (ingredients, supplies, packaging, overhead, insurance, etc). You will also need to research your particular area to determine what your market is willin to pay.

I you are honestly curious what people, here, would charge, you'll need to provide more information. What size is the cake? We're the ribbons provided by client or made from fondant? Are those edible brooches or provide by client? What flavors & fillings?

caliche Posted 11 Mar 2013 , 4:52am

is about U$400

SugaredSaffron Posted 11 Mar 2013 , 5:10am

A£99999

This kinda thread shouldn't be allowed.

Godot Posted 11 Mar 2013 , 5:41am
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Originally Posted by SugaredSaffron 

This kinda thread shouldn't be allowed.

 

 

Agreed. It is getting quite tiresome.

Jess155 Posted 11 Mar 2013 , 1:43pm

I'd charge $0 because it's against the law to sell cakes in my area.  If you are a business (and I assume you are because you're charging), how do you NOT know how much to charge?  Shouldn't that be like one of the first thigs a business figures out?  This gets so old.

 

And if you're "just curious" about how much others would charge - this is an international forum.  What does someone in Canada, the UK, Australia, or New York have to do with your cake and your cost??  It's a waste of time. 

ddaigle Posted 11 Mar 2013 , 1:47pm

My 6/8/10 square "STARTS" at $325.  All the bells & whistles are extra. 

BeesKnees578 Posted 11 Mar 2013 , 3:16pm
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Originally Posted by Godot 

 

 

Agreed. It is getting quite tiresome.


Yes, every time I see one - especially by a fairly talented decorator - I just let out a big UGH!

 

I'm not saying this OP is doing this, but it's almost like they fish for compliments?  IMO  I could be wrong, but if you are that talented you should know your worth by now!  Maybe someone told them they were outta their mind for charging so much and they want something to compare it to.  If that's the case, I'd tell the customer that a talented decorated would be outta THEIR mind to do it for less!

 

If you want an honest assessment of your work, go to the Peer Review Cake Club!

DeliciousDesserts Posted 11 Mar 2013 , 3:33pm

ALets not be too harsh. Some new people haven't yet realized that this isn't how we do things on this forum.

It may be that she's trying to get an idea of what others charge & really has done her own research. It may be that she does this as a hobby and has no clue how to price, & we can send her in the righ direction.

I'm all for educating fellow Valera, even in the protocol of a forum. Lets just try to be encouraging about it and not scare anyone away from our site.

DeliciousDesserts Posted 11 Mar 2013 , 3:34pm

ADang autocorrect! Who the hell is Valera?!!

That should be fellow cakers.

BeesKnees578 Posted 11 Mar 2013 , 3:37pm
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Originally Posted by DeliciousDesserts 

Dang autocorrect! Who the hell is Valera?!!

That should be fellow cakers.


Thanks for the morning giggle!

 

Yes, I agree...sorry if my comment came off as harsh.

 

Maybe we should just ignore the post if there is nothing nice or helpful to add?!

SugaredSaffron Posted 11 Mar 2013 , 3:39pm

AThe first post, and it doesn't even have any text :s if that's not fishing for prices I don't know what is.

virago Posted 11 Mar 2013 , 3:51pm

perhaps OP is looking to replicate this cake...?

 

per watermark, origin of cake is "Fays Cakes"...

http://www.fayscakes.co.uk/cakesgallery.html

http://www.fayscakes.co.uk/siteimages/19/4/1/194171/1965471.jpg

ljslight Posted 11 Mar 2013 , 4:50pm

I am a hobby baker. I make cakes for my family and friends. I can in my state bake cakes and sell with out braking the law. I would not know how much to charge for this cake. I would need to know what size, are the ribbons and diamonds being furnished or do I need to buy them.

I hate how everyone on this site jumps all over posters!!!!!! if you don't want to answer then jump over this one and go to the next!

ljslight Posted 11 Mar 2013 , 4:50pm

I am a hobby baker. I make cakes for my family and friends. I can in my state bake cakes and sell with out braking the law. I would not know how much to charge for this cake. I would need to know what size, are the ribbons and diamonds being furnished or do I need to buy them.

I hate how everyone on this site jumps all over posters!!!!!! if you don't want to answer then jump over this one and go to the next!

DeliciousDesserts Posted 11 Mar 2013 , 4:54pm

A

Original message sent by virago

perhaps OP is looking to replicate this cake...?

per watermark, origin of cake is "Fays Cakes"... [URL=http://www.fayscakes.co.uk/cakesgallery.html]http://www.fayscakes.co.uk/cakesgallery.html[/URL] [URL=http://www.fayscakes.co.uk/siteimages/19/4/1/194171/1965471.jpg]http://www.fayscakes.co.uk/siteimages/19/4/1/194171/1965471.jpg[/URL]

Oh snap!

Didn't even occur to me that this could be a potential client looking for what to expect in terms of price.

dem29 Posted 11 Mar 2013 , 11:55pm

AGeeze! If u don't have something nice to say don't say anything at all. I'm new to this and was only looking for help and ideas.

dem29 Posted 11 Mar 2013 , 11:58pm

AI've seen several posts like this So I thought it was acceptable.

DeliciousDesserts Posted 12 Mar 2013 , 12:02am
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Originally Posted by dem29 

I've seen several posts like this So I thought it was acceptable.

 

 

Did you see my post?  Dem29, that's hard to say.


If you are looking for information on how to price your cakes, there are some wonderful web articles including the one on the Cake Boss Software site.

In general, you will need to have an accurate account of your expenses (ingredients, supplies, packaging, overhead, insurance, etc). You will also need to research your particular area to determine what your market is willin to pay.

I you are honestly curious what people, here, would charge, you'll need to provide more information. What size is the cake? We're the ribbons provided by client or made from fondant? Are those edible brooches or provide by client? What flavors & fillings?
 

 

I know it got a bit off there for a minute, but there were some of us who are/were trying to be helpful.

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