Need help with pricing this 3-D deer head cake. I made this groom's cake for a friends wedding as a gift, now I have an order to make it again. I'm trying to find out how to determine what I should charge for it. The cake is about 20 inches tall and about 12x12 around the base. Can anyone help me? It is greatly appreciated. Thanks
ACheck out the Pricing Formula link in my signature below to help set a price based on your costs and market value.
AI price 3-D cakes differently than my other cakes as they are more time consuming and often require a bit more in way of structure and time for design planning. I do not price 3-D cakes per serving but rather according to the time estimated to create the cake, inclusion of costs, and a premium for my time because of the higher skill and stress involved. While a 3-D cake might only serve let's say 30 people you might have to charge the equivalent of $10.00 - $12.00 per serving once you include all of the extra considerations. If the customer wants a 3-D cake they would have to understand that there is a lot more to it than how you would go about pricing another type of cake such as a wedding or celebration cake. HTH
That cake is more work than one might think at first glance. I'm not too clear on the size is it 20 inches without the antlers? I'm say something between $800-$1500 depending on detail (eyes and texture)
ASorry for not being able to reply back until now. My computer crashed and i just got it fixed. Thanks for all your comments. It really helps me on pricing. :D