AI am a beginner and not sure how much to charge.... Let me know how much will this cake charge ? [IMG]http://cakecentral.com/content/type/61/id/3103307/width/200/height/400[/IMG]
You might want to check out this post by Jason on his bakery/business blog. http://jasonkraftblog.wordpress.com/2013/05/14/the-magic-pricing-formula/. It'll give you a starting point at least. Good luck!
I agree with Godot and Mimi.
Wow! In Santa Barbara that cake would be around $100 +. I am cringing at the thought of how much our wedding cake will cost.
AWhen you say you're a beginner, do you mean a beginner to cakes or to the cake business?
ACan you kindly tell me how a 4 tier cake can cost just 30-40$? And how did you calculate ? This seems unrealistic ..
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You might want to check out this post by Jason on his bakery/business blog. [URL=http://jasonkraftblog.wordpress.com/2013/05/14/the-magic-pricing-formula/]http://jasonkraftblog.wordpress.com/2013/05/14/the-magic-pricing-formula/[/URL]. It'll give you a starting point at least. Good luck!
Thanks ... That did help
AThey're being sarcastic. Nobody can give you a price, because they don't know what your costs are, how long it's going to take you and what the market rate is in your area.
Before taking orders, you should have a business plan in place that will include pricing, as there's absolutely no point in starting a business if you don't know whether you can even make any money selling your product.
The next time I see a tiered cake on Craigslist or FB for $40, I am blaming you.
The only way to figure out how to price your cake properly is to add up all your expenses, not just ingredients and supplies, but also utilities and legal fees, etc. Then add on an hourly wage for yourself.
Check out the link 'letsgetcaking' posted, the rest of us telling you what we would charge isn't useful to you.
lol, I was just in Santa Barbara for a wedding, even a basic 2 tiered cake there, made by a legal baker, will cost you a lot more than $100.
AThat cake would be well over $100 in my area...
$30 or $40 wouldn't even cover your cost of ingredients much less all your time you put into making the cake....by the way its a very cute cake.
AI charge per serving ($2-4) depending on my expenses and my working time too. I'm not sure what the pan sizes are for that cake, can't really tell. But its def a $100+ cake.
No way, they have to be joking, my two teirs start at $80. Good Luck! You will figure out what works best for you.
To the OP, I'm sorry if I wrongly assumed you were just someone with a business trying to get people to post links to your calculator or software or blog.
I truly apologize if you're real person with a real question, but unfortunately because of your post count and post style, it sounds a bit like someone trying to get free advertising off Cake Central. If I was wrong, here's some helpful info: no one can possible even start to quote out a cake without your giving a number of servings, telling us what size those tiers were or at least what size you'd be making them.