I am kind of new to the baking but I read a lot about the helpful information from this wonderful site.
I am making a 9" X 6" chocolate cake covered with fondant & fondant figurines. I am having hard time pricing this cake. can some one help me. I have attached pictures for the reference. Thank you so much in advance.
Also if some one can help me pricing cupcakes like the ones in the picture. Thank you again.
across the u.s. fondant cakes go for about $4 - $7 a serving base price -- figurines are anywhere from $10 on up and some require copyright privileges granted -- cupcakes start in some places as low as $1 and could go as high as $5 or more --
i'm curious did you make these cakes in the photos?
K8memphis: No i did not make these cakes ( these cupcakes are made by me though) but I am planning on replicate these. I got this order last nyt and so far I have made super mario. Since that was the main challenging part for me as I am new to fondant. I am attaching the picture of a cake which I baked on my son's 3rd bday (For free )
On second note our local gourmet bakery charges $2.99 for regular cupcake & up depending on kind of decoration. For regular 8" chocolate cake they charge $48. Since I am new to this I know I can not afford charging like them but I don't want to get underpaid as well. So I wanted to know how much should I charge for these kinds of cakes & cupcakes. Can you also help me pricing for this "Thomas cake" it's a Chocolate cake with fruit filing and coffee flavored butter cream ??
One more question how do I get licence for copyright characters if I want one ?? I thought if I am home based cake baker I don't need any licence to do character cakes . Does that mean whoever has put character cake pics on Google images/flickr has licence to make these, even to those who has blogs or tutorials on character cakes ?? Help me I am frustrated now
Please use the search bar to answer all your questions about pricing, licensing and copyright. How can you have a customer if you have no idea how to price something?
you already have a good handle on pricing in your area --
you don't need a license to do character cakes you need permission from the legal department of whoever owns the copyright -- i can't answer for others who post pictures --
best to you
K8memphis: Thank you so much for the information. I was reading on cake central from hours to get a proper answer. You made me a happy baker again !!
i did a search on the word 'copyright' and the first article that came up would answer your question and the second... you still have to get permission to do it legally/morally
AI did a Mario Kart cake for a woman last week. If I remember I can upload a pic when I get home tonight.
The cake was a Mario Kart theme. But Mario himself was a toy the client purchased. That is the easiest way to do character themed cakes.
I have contacted a couple sports teams to get premission to use their logo/mascot and every one has given it to me. So it is possible.