oschneiderfritz Posted 21 Apr 2014 , 9:51pm
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AIm making a super hero cake. Need some tips and advice. Easiest and cheapest way of going at it. Thanks.

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AZCouture Posted 21 Apr 2014 , 9:52pm
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AUmmm, need a wee bit more information than that. Carved? Tiered? For how many people? Paying customer? Box mix everything, scratch everything? Have an example of the cake you want to make?

carmijok Posted 21 Apr 2014 , 9:58pm
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AFirst bake a cake. Then decorate it. Easy peasy!

ApplegumPam Posted 21 Apr 2014 , 10:21pm
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Easiest and cheapest????

Go the Invisible Man..........    its there!   its really there!!   

Won't cost you a cent and so easy you should be able to figure it out   :P

jennicake Posted 21 Apr 2014 , 10:22pm
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lol Pam :)

 

OP - do you mean that 4 tiered superhero cake that is all over pinterest lately?  

DeliciousDesserts Posted 21 Apr 2014 , 10:43pm
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A

Original message sent by carmijok

First bake a cake. Then decorate it. Easy peasy!

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IAmPamCakes Posted 21 Apr 2014 , 10:57pm
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AHaha! Pam, that's genius!!

oschneiderfritz Posted 22 Apr 2014 , 3:48am
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A2 tiered. I know how to bake a fabulous cake just stumped on how to decorate. She is on a budget and can only spend 50 u.s. Dollars. Help. Without the sarcasm thanks.

carmijok Posted 22 Apr 2014 , 4:07am
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A[quote name="oschneiderfritz" url="/t/773927/super-hero-cake#post_7506668"]2 tiered. I know how to bake a fabulous cake just stumped on how to decorate. She is on a budget and can only spend 50 u.s. Dollars. Help. Without the sarcasm thanks.[/quote

If she only has $50 to spend then she can't afford a 2 tiered cake...unless you don't mind losing money that is. That's not sarcasm. ..that is fact. If you want design inspiration, just look at the gallery on here or Google 'super hero cakes'. You'll have a better idea of what is easy and doable for you.

bakernoob Posted 22 Apr 2014 , 4:07am

Bottom tier could be a city line with the Batman symbol. Top could be Captain America's shield. I would consider both relatively easy & not too much work for the cost and very recognizable. 

AZCouture Posted 22 Apr 2014 , 4:09am

Give us something to work with then! Which superheroes? How much can she spend, what's your pricing? I personally couldn't do anything for fifty dollars, I'd need another hundred before I could make anything. What are the ideas you have come up with already?

NoahP Posted 22 Apr 2014 , 4:11am

Got to agree with carmijok.  You have to accept that some folks just aren't your customer.  $50 for a two tier cake just isn't enough.  It's all about the number of servings and how much you charge per serving.

AZCouture Posted 22 Apr 2014 , 4:14am

AOh I know. Order two cakes from Walmart, iced plain, and then you can slap on some fondant cutouts. You should come out ahead at least by fifty cents or so (just forget about charging for your time, because I'm sure she's a lovely customer and deserves a break)

Most of that was dead serious too, because you did ask for the [B]easiest and cheapest ideas.][/B]

Sassyzan Posted 22 Apr 2014 , 4:33am

APlastic toys or party favors from the dollar store. Bright buttercream colors. Frozen buttercream transfer. Search the gallery for superhero cakes. There are loads. Most have each tier with a different superhero logo. They are done in fondant, usually. I wouldn't recommend spending any of that $50 on fondant. Doing the cake board red with a spider web is a nice touch that doesn't cost much extra.

oschneiderfritz Posted 22 Apr 2014 , 4:42pm

AThanks ladies.

Gingerlocks Posted 22 Apr 2014 , 4:57pm

I just don't see how you can make a two tierd super hero cake (or any two tierd cake) for $50. Not trying to be mean or anything, but there is no way you will make any money off this cake at that price point..infact I'm sure you'll actually loose money off of it.  

oschneiderfritz Posted 25 Apr 2014 , 7:57pm

AHow about a 10 inch? Fondant batman cake? How to charge

AZCouture Posted 25 Apr 2014 , 8:12pm

AHave you ever charged for a cake before?

oschneiderfritz Posted 25 Apr 2014 , 8:14pm

AYes. But not for fondant cakes.

ApplegumPam Posted 26 Apr 2014 , 12:30am

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Originally Posted by oschneiderfritz 

Yes. But not for fondant cakes.



Do the same as you did before then...... AND add the cost of the fondant - and any additional time you spent using fondant as opposed to what you normally use


I know it sounds simple......... it IS !!

AZCouture Posted 26 Apr 2014 , 2:54am

ADitto.

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