What Would You Charge For This?!

Decorating By Prink011 Updated 18 Jul 2013 , 3:00am by Prink011

Prink011 Posted 18 Jul 2013 , 2:26am
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Yes I know that prices will vary depending on location, and so many other factors...but I charged $65 for this cake today and don't feel like it was enough based on how long it took me to make it (7-8 hours). I now have another request for this cake, and am thinking I would like to charge around $80 or $85. 


It's an 11" X 15" single layer cake, with buttercream frosting, a carved out pool filled with buttercream & topped with piping gel, half gumpaste/half fondant decorations. 



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Prink011 Posted 18 Jul 2013 , 2:40am
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If it's not ok for me to post this, please let me know!! First post...tried reading rules...etc. 

jason_kraft Posted 18 Jul 2013 , 2:49am
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ACheck out the Pricing Formula link in my signature below.

If the ingredient cost for that cake was $15 and you have another $15 in allocated overhead, at a price of $85 you would earn about $7/hour with zero profit.

matthewkyrankelly Posted 18 Jul 2013 , 2:49am
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Sixty for the cake. Sixty for the fondant figurine work.

Prink011 Posted 18 Jul 2013 , 3:00am
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So you are saying $120 total?

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