How Much Should I Price This Cake?

Decorating By anncakes Updated 29 May 2013 , 12:19pm by DeliciousDesserts

anncakes Posted 28 May 2013 , 6:35am
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AHey everyone...i made this cake for my son's birthday...and now I have got an order for the same cake. As excited as I am, I have no idea how much to charge for it. It is a 9 inch and a 6inch chocolate cake. How much do you guys normally charge for gum paste figures?...Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Crazy-Gray Posted 28 May 2013 , 10:26am
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AIt's good that you've made this cake before so you know how long it'll take you again :-) give yourself a wage per hour and add on your costs.

I'd ask about £30 for a small figure then a basic rate for the cake.

anncakes Posted 28 May 2013 , 3:43pm
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AThank you!

mommyinaprilx2 Posted 28 May 2013 , 11:26pm
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Cute. Did you save the figures from your cake? If so, I am the type that would prob use them if I could BUT still charge for them!

anncakes Posted 28 May 2013 , 11:56pm
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AThank you...the kids at the party wanted the animals and I let them take the figures..:)....but could you tell me how much you would've charged for it?...

bakerfolife2 Posted 29 May 2013 , 1:56am
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AI would probably charge around $100

LoveMeSomeCake615 Posted 29 May 2013 , 2:24am
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I'm at around $300 with all those gum paste figures. Those are time-consuming. 

But you really need to figure up your cost of ingredients and materials, plus how much time it will take you including baking, assembling, covering with fondant, decorating, and making the figures etc. You also need to calculate overhead and add that in. Also look at your area's pricing for custom cakes and make sure you are not undercutting your competition. Pricing can vary greatly depending on where you live. 

Annabakescakes Posted 29 May 2013 , 2:49am
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AI am a licensed legal baker with a commercial kitchen (no store front) my price would be about $250

anncakes Posted 29 May 2013 , 6:11am
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AThanks guys!..:)

DeliciousDesserts Posted 29 May 2013 , 12:19pm
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AWhat do you normally charge per cake or per slice? What is you cost including time?

In my area & with my skill level, I charge $4.50 per serving. I also charge $20-40 per figurine like those. Fancy filling is $8-15.

Pricing is sometimes the most difficult part of running a business. While we can give you a general idea, You have to do the research. What is your cost, what will the market bare?

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