AHi I made this cake today i have charged £35 is this to deer/cheap any suggestions on what could be done to make it better I still have a lot to learn and would welcome the advice[IMG]http://cakecentral.com/content/type/61/id/2955363/width/200/height/400[/IMG]
I don't know how much that is, as I am in the US, but I have to say it is SO CUTE!! (And copyright laws don't allow for you to charge for this design:-D )
AI think the exchange rate is close to 1.5 so roughly about $50. How many servings is it? However, Annabakescakes is right about the copyright laws.
AHi it's an 8 inch cake i think I'll have to look into copyright lol keep forgetting about it
ARegarding copyright (character cakes) if I put in my terms and conditions that I only charge for ingredients, time and fees and not for the design of the character cake due to copyright will this cover me for selling them
ANope. If that were the case everyone would be doing it. What you can do is use toys since you would have already paid the licensing fees when you bought the toy.
I would have charged £40 for a 7" base cake plus whatever the wee birdies would cost to buy; looking at Asda they're about £12-20 for a set.
It would help you to work out how much it cost you to make (dont forget cake board and fuel for the car if you delivered it) and then how long it took you (including baking and clearing up) and divide the proffit by your hours; see what 'wage' you earned.
As a quick go-to price I once worked out a conservative total cost of £1.20* per oz of flour used in a pound cake recipe with, BC, jam and sugarpaste (fondant) covered cake plus £2.50 for cake board and box, that lets me do a quick calculation of "it won't cost me more than £x, cakes around here sell for about £y, and that leaves me £z as a wage: is that worth it for me?!"
(* so a 4" tall 7" round pound cake for me uses 10oz flour: 10oz x £1.20 is £12 + 2.50 for my box and board = £14.50 cost; leaving me with £25.50)
AThank think i will start getting toys