missydnlcupcake Posted 11 Sep 2013 , 12:22am
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A*Mod removed, photo violates gallery rules.

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LoveMeSomeCake615 Posted 11 Sep 2013 , 3:03am
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Welcome to CC! Your cake is beautiful!

 

Pricing is a touchy subject around here, but the bottom line is that no one can tell you for sure how much to charge. Only you know your costs. You need to figure out materials cost, labor, overhead, and profit. That will tell you how much you need to charge for each cake. 

BatterUpCake Posted 11 Sep 2013 , 3:08am
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very nicely done. Can't tell u what to charge but your work is very nice and I hope you are getting just compensation. There is a thread where you post what you charged and others post what they would have. Can't remember the title

CakeDolls Posted 11 Sep 2013 , 3:15am
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AThe local cake shops in my area will charge $325-$350 easily for this cake. If someone placed an order from me they will gladly pay $240 for this cake since i a home based with no overhead. i guess It really all depends on your location. I am located in miami

howsweet Posted 11 Sep 2013 , 3:18am
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I can tell you. What size were the tiers?

Godot Posted 11 Sep 2013 , 3:23am
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AIt looks like an 8-6 (inches).

I would have charged $294. But that's me. I'm sure most folks here would charge half of what you did and think they were making great money.

BTW, enuf is not a word.

ReneeFLL Posted 11 Sep 2013 , 3:52am
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AWell do you think it is ENOUGH? Below is taken directly from your website.

"Aren’t designer cakes REALLY EXPENSIVE?  Not at much as you may think! Your design price is included within reason and we have classic fillings that also come with the price of your cake.  Generally our DESIGNER cakes start at $3.00 per serving. Yummy cakes are $2.00 per serving along with our cupcakes."

Godot Posted 11 Sep 2013 , 3:54am
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AWell - I guess the so-called designer cakes aren't yummy. Yummy cakes have an entire separate category all their own!

howsweet Posted 11 Sep 2013 , 3:59am
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BTW, enuf is not a word.

 

Ai beliv were speakin lulz cat on dis thread or mybe a dilec ov lulz cat. Heers tranzlator if u ned it. http://speaklolcat.com/

scrumdiddlycakes Posted 11 Sep 2013 , 4:04am

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Originally Posted by CakeDolls 

The local cake shops in my area will charge $325-$350 easily for this cake. If someone placed an order from me they will gladly pay $240 for this cake since i a home based with no overhead. i guess It really all depends on your location. I am located in miami

Sorry to stray off topic, but are you saying you don't have to pay any utilities, licensing, advertising or insurance expenses when you make your cakes?

Overhead is not made up entirely of a storefront rental or mortgage.

 

As for the actual question, figure out how much you are making an hour, after all expenses are paid, divide whatever is left over by the number of hours spent working on the cake. If you are OK with that wage per hour, then you are not undercharging.

I can tell you, I wouldn't be happy with it. Telling you what I charge is useless to you though.

scrumdiddlycakes Posted 11 Sep 2013 , 4:06am

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Ai beliv were speakin lulz cat on dis thread or mybe a dilec ov lulz cat. Heers tranzlator if u ned it. http://speaklolcat.com/

 

BatterUpCake Posted 11 Sep 2013 , 4:08am

I would charge$1 slice. Then again I have had 2 glasses of wine and have been dancing on the tiny stripper pole in my CAKESAFE

BrandisBaked Posted 11 Sep 2013 , 4:14am

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I would charge$1 slice. Then again I have had 2 glasses of wine and have been dancing on the tiny stripper pole in my CAKESAFE

$1 a slice or $1 a dance? ;-)

kikiandkyle Posted 11 Sep 2013 , 4:56am

AI want to live in this magical place where houses are free and utilities/insurance/taxes don't have to be paid. And there are cake safes big enough to pole dance in.

jennicake Posted 11 Sep 2013 , 5:01am

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I would charge$1 slice. Then again I have had 2 glasses of wine and have been dancing on the tiny stripper pole in my CAKESAFE

 

LOL.  Tea all over laptop screen.  

 

(probably should have kept it in a cake safe)

SweetCarolines Posted 11 Sep 2013 , 5:07am

I see the new trolling trend is posting about menial concerns in a vain attempt at trying to hide the fact that we're just posting pictures of (our poor Dickensian orphan-like salaried cakes) to get reviews. Ugh. It's officially after midnight here, so no feeding the trolls.

BatterUpCake Posted 11 Sep 2013 , 10:22am

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$1 a slice or $1 a dance? icon_wink.gif

Hehehehehe......either. DO you think I am undercharging for my dances?

 

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I want to live in this magical place where houses are free and utilities/insurance/taxes don't have to be paid. And there are cake safes big enough to pole dance in.

I'm really short

 

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Wow, I feel better knowing I'm not the only one drinking wine and browsing CC on a Tuesday night lol.

 

Unless you're joking, in which case... I'M TOTALLY JOKING, TOO LOL GOT YA

 

... :(

Totally NOT joking

BrandisBaked Posted 11 Sep 2013 , 2:46pm

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Hehehehehe......either. DO you think I am undercharging for my dances?

Maybe you should check Jason's blog to make sure. ;-)

Embles Posted 11 Sep 2013 , 3:15pm

AHa ha ha ha ha just had a good giggle at u two.

CakeDolls Posted 11 Sep 2013 , 5:08pm

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Original message sent by scrumdiddlycakes

Sorry to stray off topic, but are you saying you don't have to pay any utilities, licensing, advertising or insurance expenses when you make your cakes? Overhead is not made up entirely of a storefront rental or mortgage.

As for the actual question, figure out how much you are making an hour, after all expenses are paid, divide whatever is left over by the number of hours spent working on the cake. If you are OK with that wage per hour, then you are not undercharging. I can tell you, I wouldn't be happy with it. Telling you what I charge is useless to you though.

CakeDolls Posted 11 Sep 2013 , 5:19pm

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Original message sent by scrumdiddlycakes

Sorry to stray off topic, but are you saying you don't have to pay any utilities, licensing, advertising or insurance expenses when you make your cakes? Overhead is not made up entirely of a storefront rental or mortgage.

As for the actual question, figure out how much you are making an hour, after all expenses are paid, divide whatever is left over by the number of hours spent working on the cake. If you are OK with that wage per hour, then you are not undercharging. I can tell you, I wouldn't be happy with it. Telling you what I charge is useless to you though.

Actually no, but im guessing i just turned out lucky. I actually had someone make all my flyers free but all my clients are from word of mouth, I have about 5-7 cakes a week. I've actually made a living off cakes (meaning its my full time job) for over 2 years now , I am in the process now of opening my own shop, thankfully I've been able to save ALL of my own money enough to get a website & shop up & running. (All this with the help of my significant other ofcourse) so for me it has been easier than most which I am grateful for. My cake supplies I actually get extremely cheap, I coupon mostly everything so regardless of pricing It always works out fairly well.

kikiandkyle Posted 11 Sep 2013 , 5:43pm

AThen you're going to be in for a shock when you have to start actually paying for stuff and your customers don't understand why you put your prices up so much. Imagine how much more you could have saved if you'd charged an appropriate price from the beginning.

CakeDolls Posted 11 Sep 2013 , 5:52pm

ANo. I actually get my prices from bakeries in my area and go about $40-$50 less if its a large cake. But what works for me might not work for everyone & everyone is in a different situation as to what pricing works for them.

AZCouture Posted 11 Sep 2013 , 6:34pm

What the heck is going on around here lately??? 

howsweet Posted 11 Sep 2013 , 6:37pm
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What the heck is going on around here lately??? 

And I am trying to revive the lolcat movement.

AZCouture Posted 11 Sep 2013 , 6:38pm

Ai c.

AZCouture Posted 11 Sep 2013 , 6:39pm

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Originally Posted by CakeDolls 

No. I actually get my prices from bakeries in my area and go about $40-$50 less if its a large cake. But what works for me might not work for everyone & everyone is in a different situation as to what pricing works for them.

 

Why the heck would you do that?

kikiandkyle Posted 11 Sep 2013 , 7:01pm

ALike I said, you're in for a shock.

Godot Posted 11 Sep 2013 , 7:03pm

A[SIZE=6]Originally Posted by CakeDolls

No. I actually get my prices from bakeries in my area and go about $40-$50 less if its a large cake.[/SIZE]

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MimiFix Posted 11 Sep 2013 , 7:09pm
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i a home based with no overhead.

 

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Originally Posted by CakeDolls 

Actually no, but im guessing i just turned out lucky. I actually had someone make all my flyers free but all my clients are from word of mouth, I have about 5-7 cakes a week. I've actually made a living off cakes (meaning its my full time job) for over 2 years now , I am in the process now of opening my own shop, thankfully I've been able to save ALL of my own money enough to get a website & shop up & running. (All this with the help of my significant other ofcourse) so for me it has been easier than most which I am grateful for. My cake supplies I actually get extremely cheap, I coupon mostly everything so regardless of pricing It always works out fairly well. 
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I actually get my prices from bakeries in my area and go about $40-$50 less

 

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What the heck is going on around here lately??? ... Why the heck would you do that?

 

If CakeDolls is a real person, s/he does not understand how those business practices are undermining viability for long-term success. And there's no point in discussing these issues with CakeDolls since s/he knows all about what works. But hopefully others reading these posts will learn from this.

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