How Much To Charge

Business By geraldine lacey Updated 11 Aug 2014 , 5:12pm by cai0311

geraldine lacey Posted 11 Aug 2014 , 1:04pm
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AI need help pricing cake.Im just getting started and don't have a clue price my.cakes.

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-K8memphis Posted 11 Aug 2014 , 2:01pm
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what fish cake?


a 3-d sculpture should start upwards of $8 - $9 a serving with a minimum of $200 - $250 give or take-- if it's a 2-d fish then maybe $150 - $200 for a minimum- if it's fish swimming around on an 8" round or something like that then it's likely priced around $4 - $6 per serving to be respectably priced -- a little more for fondant covered


if you are a monet or a rafeal, or an o'keefe then charge a lot more


discreetly call for or look up the prevailing prices in your area -- you'd want to be just over or just under the highest price place in your area 


best to you

cai0311 Posted 11 Aug 2014 , 5:12pm
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AWhat are your costs for the cake? How long will it take you to make? How much do you want to make per hour?

Costs are not just flour, sugar, eggss... Don't forget: All ingredients (even if you already have the flour - it costs x amount per cup to replace) Gas to drive to purchase ingredients/supplies Cardboard cake board Cake drum Tools Water for the dishes Electric/Gas for the oven Soap for the dishes Saran wrap Cake box Insurance (car and business) Yearly license fee

Time charging includes: Answering emails/phone calls Driving to the store/ordering supplies Making the cake Clean up1 Baking the cake Clean up 2 Making the filling Filling the cake Clean up 3 Making the icing Icing the cake Clean up 4 Creating design elements Clean up 5

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