Pricing of the cake

Decorating By swakes Updated 19 Sep 2013 , 7:07pm by ohsweetcakes

swakes Posted 18 Sep 2013 , 5:34pm
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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]

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Godot Posted 18 Sep 2013 , 6:16pm
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A30-40 bucks.

letsgetcaking Posted 18 Sep 2013 , 6:20pm
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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!

MimiFix Posted 18 Sep 2013 , 8:13pm
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howsweet Posted 18 Sep 2013 , 8:30pm
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I agree with Godot and Mimi.

SBbeachyOne Posted 18 Sep 2013 , 8:46pm
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Wow! In Santa Barbara that cake would be around $100 +. I am cringing at the thought of how much our wedding cake will cost.

kikiandkyle Posted 18 Sep 2013 , 8:48pm
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AWhen you say you're a beginner, do you mean a beginner to cakes or to the cake business?

swakes Posted 19 Sep 2013 , 2:42am
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A

Original message sent by kikiandkyle

When you say you're a beginner, do you mean a beginner to cakes or to the cake business?

Cake business

swakes Posted 19 Sep 2013 , 2:44am
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ACan you kindly tell me how a 4 tier cake can cost just 30-40$? And how did you calculate ? This seems unrealistic ..

swakes Posted 19 Sep 2013 , 2:52am
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Original message sent by MimiFix

[SIZE=14px]Sounds about right. But is that with or without the cute ducks?[/SIZE]

Without the ducks

swakes Posted 19 Sep 2013 , 2:53am
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A

Original message sent by Godot

30-40 bucks.

Can you kindly tell me how a 4 tier cake can cost just 30-40$? And how did you calculate ?

swakes Posted 19 Sep 2013 , 2:54am
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ATh

Original message sent by letsgetcaking

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

kikiandkyle Posted 19 Sep 2013 , 2:59am
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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.

kazita Posted 19 Sep 2013 , 4:50am
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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.

Godot Posted 19 Sep 2013 , 8:21am
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Original message sent by MimiFix

[SIZE=14px]Sounds about right. But is that with or without the cute ducks?[/SIZE]

The duckies are included in the price, but ironing that gnarly, wrinkly tablecloth will cost extra.

ohsweetcakes Posted 19 Sep 2013 , 8:48am
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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.

ltkittykat Posted 19 Sep 2013 , 6:03pm
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No way, they have to be joking, my two teirs start at $80. Good Luck! You will figure out what works best for you.

howsweet Posted 19 Sep 2013 , 6:27pm
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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.

ohsweetcakes Posted 19 Sep 2013 , 7:07pm
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AGood point.

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