I made this cake for my sons birthday party today and now that I'm sitting here (completely exhausted....ha).Â I'm wondering what I would have charged had this been for an actual client.Â
What would you charge.Â Just for fun......
AI have no idea as I'm just a hobby baker but beautiful cake!!
Short answer....$0 as you can't legally charge for a copyrighted cake.Â But it comes down to your cost of materials, hourly rate for how long it took you, etc.Â Everyone's costs and time is different depending on their location and skill level so what everyone will charge will be different.
It will help to know what size cakes you used. Did you build your own armature or buy one?
AThanks! It was a 10" round, 8" square and a sport ball pan for the king pig. It was fun to make and he loved it, so it was worth the 20 plus hours it took. :)
AOh sorry, and I built my own structure (with help from the husband of course)
Not sure how much I would charge as I would not be able to make such a cake! Â I would pay about $500 for it though, if I could afford it!
AThat's about 79 servings covered in fondant would be starting price of $385. Once I add the extra decor & structure I would say about $500.
AI was thinking somewhere between $500-600 too, so I'm glad to see I wasn't totally off!! Thanks everyone!
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Short answer....$0 as you can't legally charge for a copyrighted cake.Â
You can as long as you get permission from the copyright owner. Luckily Rovio (the owner of Angry Birds) seems to be more willing to grant licenses than most, but if you are selling the cake you might have to pay a license fee.
We would probably charge in the $800-900 range (plus any license fees) for this cake since it is labor intensive and we rent a commercial kitchen by the hour. A legal home-based bakery might be closer to $600.
OP, you may want to check out two articles I wrote on my blog (links below in my signature), one about pricing and one about copyright.
AThanks Jason! I will definitely check them out!
CreationsbyNicole what a nice cake. Im sure your son loved it :)
Just gorgeous! Love it!
Thanks everyone!Â I had fun working on it!
AThat cake is amazing!! Do u mind if I ask how u can keep the square cake on there like that? Im a beginner and I thought it would always have to be a dummy...id happily pay 400 gbp if I could!!
AChoca - it actually has a center support system giving them all support. It is a combination of a wooden dowel and PVC cut at an angle and placed over the dowel,and that's what the cake board actually rests on. Sounds complicated but its really not. If you google, PVC cake support you can see some examples. :-).
AOoh! Sounds really complex but thanks for sharing! Ill google it ryt away!!
That is awesome! I can't wait to get my new "toys" and see what I am capable of, although I'm sure it won't compare to that!