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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30-40 bucks.

 

Sounds about right. But is that with or without the cute ducks?

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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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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[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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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

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

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.

scrumdiddlycakes Posted 19 Sep 2013 , 3:09am
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30-40 bucks.

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.

 

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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.


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.

kazita Posted 19 Sep 2013 , 4:50am

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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[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

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

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

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

AGood point.

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