Hello everyone! well i recently started selling my baked goods, before I would only bake for my family.
so a friend asked me if i can do her a cake and some cup cakes of the little mermaid. she found some pictures online that she
really liked. and Im I trying to figure out how much i should charge for any of the cakes in the pictures.
please help ! she wants to feed 45-50 people. I have mold of 9" 10" 11" (round). which mold should i use to make the cake.
how much should i charge for each in pic? thanks guys!
thanks so much guys!
APricing is discussed extensively on this site. Please search 'pricing' or find jason_kraft, as he has an article in his signature line that explains pricing, setting up a business, etc. we cannot tell you what to price because we are all from different areas - countries and continents, even. The Little Mermaid is a copyright protected character, and you would need permission from Disney to replicate it.
thnkx! for the info!
i did not know that, thnk u @IAmPamCakes
ANo problem. I know you'll find more than you expect when you search for pricing and copyright laws, but a lot of professionals are pretty passionate about our industry, and there is a ton of useful information here (and some drivel :-) ) Happy reading!!
Other than the last two which used toys for the characters, those examples barely resemble Disney's Ariel. No one has the right to keep you from making a red headed mermaid. It's hard to say exactly where the line is drawn, but I'd say a red headed mermaid sitting next to a fat yellow and blue striped fish is crossing the line. But no one can stop you from putting crabs, seaweed, octopuses and fish with a mermaid on cakes and cupcakes.
What you charge is going to vary depending on the quality of your work.
On a side note that one on the little cake with the cupcakes and the mermaid sitting in the middle of the gel icing looks eerily similar to a cake from my website. Do you have the link to where that came from? Sometimes if someone copies one of my cakes, they have copied several and I like to collect copies and take offs of my designs.