Another Question About Pricing ;)

Decorating By loulouhache Updated 18 Jun 2013 , 2:23am by brendajarmusz

loulouhache Posted 17 Jun 2013 , 3:05pm
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Hi, I sell cakes to friends and family only and charge 55$ for a simple 8 inch round fondant cake based on pricing I saw and calculated. BUT my cake is about 5-6 inches tall (two +/- 2in cakes plus frosting, filling and fondant) . How tall are your basic 8 in cakes? Is my pricing ok or should I modify? Should I just use one layer and tort it? My torted 8 in (about 3 inches high when done) I usually leave for 30$....with fondant. Thank you for clarifying and for your advice!



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jason_kraft Posted 17 Jun 2013 , 3:26pm
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ATwo layer cakes are typically 4-5" tall. We start at $44 for a basic 8" BC cake and $74 for a basic 8" cake covered in fondant.

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Norasmom Posted 18 Jun 2013 , 2:19am
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My 8" cakes are always very tall as well because the WASC recipe fills both of the pans so nicely.  It's very cost-effective.  I have recently started charging  $80-$85 per cake, regardless of what it's decorated with.  (Usually it's buttercream with fondant accents).  Initially I started pricing at $60, but I thought it was too low, so now I'm higher in my prices.  

brendajarmusz Posted 18 Jun 2013 , 2:22am
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AWow!!! I'm really Getting the short end of the stick lol.

brendajarmusz Posted 18 Jun 2013 , 2:23am
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AI guess i really need to change my prices and charge more.

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