How Much Should I Be Charging For A Cake?

Decorating By Candice222 Updated 23 Mar 2014 , 7:34pm by howsweet

Candice222 Posted 23 Mar 2014 , 2:55am
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AHi all, I'm new to cake Central and cake decorating and I was wondering what I should be charging for a cake like this? It is 6 inch, 9 inch and 13 inch. Let me know what you think? Thanks![IMG]http://cakecentral.com/content/type/61/id/3208918/width/200/height/400[/IMG]

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docofthedead Posted 23 Mar 2014 , 4:31am
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ASorry, no advise dor tou but wanted say I LOVE this!!

7031annie Posted 23 Mar 2014 , 5:22am
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If you do a search on how to price in the search area you will find tons of advice. No one can actually tell you how much to charge. You have to take into account many things. How much it cost you to make by knowing exactly the cost of all materials just for this cake, how long it took you to make, add in for your suplies used, EVERYTHING. How much other bakers charge and price as not to undercut other bakers in your area. Not being snarky but as I said if you do a search you will find tons of information on pricing.

Candice222 Posted 23 Mar 2014 , 5:44am
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AThanks for reply! I'll research prices in the area.

7031annie Posted 23 Mar 2014 , 5:46am
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its a beautiful cake by the way. looks awesome

810whitechoc Posted 23 Mar 2014 , 11:05am
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This is a very expensive and time consuming cake, make sure you charge enough for your labour.

howsweet Posted 23 Mar 2014 , 7:29pm
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Original message sent by 7031annie

If you do a search on how to price in the search area you will find tons of advice. No one can actually tell you how much to charge. You have to take into account many things. How much it cost you to make by knowing exactly the cost of all materials just for this cake, how long it took you to make, add in for your suplies used, EVERYTHING. How much other bakers charge and price as not to undercut other bakers in your area. Not being snarky but as I said if you do a search you will find tons of information on pricing.

This isn't quite correct. Your costs have nothing to do the value of your cake. The value of your cake is what similar cakes sell for in your town. This is what you use to determine price. Take care how you determine prices. Usually a storefront bakery prices are good examples, but you may produce a higher quality product which should be priced higher. Do your best to compare apples to apples and extrapolate from there.

Costs are what tell you how much profit you made. They don't determine price. If you can't sell a cake for a good profit, then you know this isn't a good town or time for a cake business.

It is unconscionable to undercut, but you don't even have to worry about whether you do the "right thing" Because it's unreasonable behavior to sell your cakes for less than their value.

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