How Much Would You Charge For This Cake?

Decorating By savannah1986 Updated 11 Nov 2014 , 10:11am by DeliciousDesserts

savannah1986 Posted 9 Nov 2014 , 9:41pm
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So I recently made this cake for a friend of mine for her daughters second birthday. I did the cake for free in exchange for her husband helping me out with fixing my car lol So I'm just curious, what would a cake like this normally cost? I know to get an accurate answer you would need to know what the cost per serving is, cost of ingredients, etc. but I'm not looking for an accurate answer. just for fun because I'm curious. Thanks! pay no attention to my number 2 not being lined up with the emblem on the top tier haha!   

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MimiFix Posted 9 Nov 2014 , 10:22pm
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Just for fun, how much was the mechanic's work worth?

savannah1986 Posted 9 Nov 2014 , 11:00pm
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AWell over $2000. But I don't understand why you would need to know that. Her husband helped me a great deal and making their daughters birthday cake was the least I could do. I was only curious how much this kind of cake would normally go for.

-K8memphis Posted 9 Nov 2014 , 11:49pm
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anywhere from $4 to $8 per serving so if that's an 8x6 then about $200 give or take -- but of course you got a ton of copyright issues being a disney cake but somewhere around $200 for 36 servings -- i really like the two little pleasant piles of bows all kicking out there -- it's a well done happy looking cake

savannah1986 Posted 10 Nov 2014 , 12:33am
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anywhere from $4 to $8 per serving so if that's an 8x6 then about $200 give or take -- but of course you got a ton of copyright issues being a disney cake but somewhere around $200 for 36 servings -- i really like the two little pleasant piles of bows all kicking out there -- it's a well done happy looking cake

Everyone was telling me this was probably a $200 cake too! lol :) thank you for the compliment. I haven't done very many cakes so I'm pretty happy with how this one turned out :) I am a bit alarmed though... What about these copyright issues?

kakeladi Posted 10 Nov 2014 , 1:05am
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..........what about these copyright issues?................

 

You cannot sell ANYTHING Disney looking.   Take off the mouse figure in the front circle and you are good to go.

MimiFix Posted 10 Nov 2014 , 1:07am
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Originally Posted by savannah1986 
... just for fun because I'm curious.   

 

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Originally Posted by savannah1986 

Well over $2000. But I don't understand why you would need to know that. Her husband helped me a great deal and making their daughters birthday cake was the least I could do. I was only curious how much this kind of cake would normally go for.

 

Well, I'm sorry. You wrote, "just for fun..." and then I wrote "just for fun..." I don't understand why you got so upset. I certainly won't do that again. My apologies.

savannah1986 Posted 10 Nov 2014 , 1:17am
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... just for fun because I'm curious.   

Well, I'm sorry. You wrote, "[COLOR=404040]just for fun..." and then[/COLOR] I wrote "j[COLOR=404040]ust for fun..."[/COLOR] I don't understand why you got so upset. I certainly won't do that again. My apologies.

My Apologise if in fact I took you the wrong way, but you came across as rude.

kazita Posted 10 Nov 2014 , 1:21am
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AI agree 1000% came across as just down right rude. ..

DeliciousDesserts Posted 10 Nov 2014 , 1:31am
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ARude? If your intent was asking a general pricing question, it was hidden within a barter question.

Mimi was not being rude at all. Although not pertinent to a question about illegally selling a cake, it was certainly Germaine to the topic.

DeliciousDesserts Posted 10 Nov 2014 , 1:36am
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ARude would have been to ask if we should also ignore the nicks in the buttercream and the slightly askew copyright protected plaque of ears or the missing border balls or a hundred other tiny, not picky flaws.

Actually, the cake is adorable.

It's not uncommon for hobbyists to be curious what their talent is worth. The hard, sad answer is what the market will bare. What I would charge may be very different from what someone in your area would be willing to pay.

pastrypet Posted 10 Nov 2014 , 1:40am
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I agree 1000% came across as just down right rude. ..


I completely disagree! I have read Mimi's posts for years and she has never been rude. I don't understand your post after Mimi apologized to the OP and the OP apologized to Mimi, you're just stirring up trouble.

kazita Posted 10 Nov 2014 , 1:40am
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AShe didnt hide her pricing question. ..she put it right in the heading.....and her statement came across as rude...

kazita Posted 10 Nov 2014 , 1:40am
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I completely disagree! Mimi is never rude.

Whoever you are!!

kazita Posted 10 Nov 2014 , 1:54am
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ANope not stirring up anything pointing out facts....

cakefat Posted 10 Nov 2014 , 2:02am
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I agree 1000% came across as just down right rude. ..


Actually I find your comment rude- and the OP's response too. 

 

the OP said she traded that cake in exchange for mechanic work on her car and asked what the value of the cake would be...a person then asked what was the value of the car work...totally logical question.  Not rude at all.

 

 I find it rude that all these sensitive, uptight people get so 'offended' by a rational question. cry me a river, build a bridge and get over it. 

DeliciousDesserts Posted 10 Nov 2014 , 2:06am
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Whoever you are!!

Wow.

bubs1stbirthday Posted 10 Nov 2014 , 2:50am
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Hmmm - not sure how this got blown so out of proportion.

 

Kazita, sorry to say it but I think that you need to pull your head in. I agree that Mimi's comment did come across as rude - but she clearly didn't mean for it to be so and had already apologized before you put your two cents worth in.

 

To the OP I really like your cake and think it is super cute, loving all those bows on the side of the cake. You are lucky to have such a great friend that offers you a trade that is clearly more beneficial to you than them. We should all be so lucky to have friends like that :-)

reginaherrin Posted 10 Nov 2014 , 2:53am
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I also totally disagree that Mimi comment was anything but rude.  I was actually wondering the same thing.  The OP stated she traded the cake for his service so however much the service total was is really what the price of the cake would be (which is what the whole bartering systems is about) based on what was said in the OP first comment. 

bubs1stbirthday Posted 10 Nov 2014 , 3:03am
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I also totally disagree that Mimi comment was anything but rude.  I was actually wondering the same thing.  The OP stated she traded the cake for his service so however much the service total was is really what the price of the cake would be (which is what the whole bartering systems is about) based on what was said in the OP first comment. 

 

I am glad that you wrote this as it does make it clear what Mimi (haha poor mimi, we are all speaking for her) meant. To me it came across as - 'well I bet the mechanic bill was a lot higher than the cost of your cake so go away and just be grateful that you got off so lightly'.

 

It is all in the perspective and because you can't use facial/body language on the internet it can make it very easy for something to be taken in many different ways.

MBalaska Posted 10 Nov 2014 , 3:59am
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5/23/14 at 10:46pm

Thread Starter 
 
Thank you all so much for your advice. It sucks to know that I got screwed so bad icon_sad.gif I think what I'm going to do is visit the nearest bakery (we don't have one here, in surrounding towns we do though) and order a few things from them based on things I can make and see what their costs are. Pricing is so difficult, I feel I bit off more than I can chew icon_sad.gif
 
 
Yes! you have bitten off more than you can chew, you can't choke down the truth, and now your spitting it out at a good-hearted, very knowledgeable successful well respected business owner and teacher who is a long time member of CakeCentral.com.   Cheers to MimiFix and thank you Mimi for all of your outstanding valued contributions to this forum. 

 

 

apparently these other previous threads started by the OP here, have not appeared to provide any cost/pricing comprehension for the OP a half year later.

 

http://www.cakecentral.com/t/776305/pricing-help-am-i-charging-too-much-or-too-little#post_7522794

 

http://www.cakecentral.com/t/776458/little-pricing-advice

 

http://www.cakecentral.com/t/776605/different-types-of-frosting-prices#post_7522887

FioreCakes Posted 10 Nov 2014 , 5:32am
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Originally Posted by MBalaska 
 
 
 
Yes! you have bitten off more than you can chew, you can't choke down the truth, and now your spitting it out at a good-hearted, very knowledgeable successful well respected business owner and teacher who is a long time member of CakeCentral.com.   Cheers to MimiFix and thank you Mimi for all of your outstanding valued contributions to this forum. 

 

 

apparently these other previous threads started by the OP here, have not appeared to provide any cost/pricing comprehension for the OP a half year later.

 

http://www.cakecentral.com/t/776305/pricing-help-am-i-charging-too-much-or-too-little#post_7522794

 

http://www.cakecentral.com/t/776458/little-pricing-advice

 

http://www.cakecentral.com/t/776605/different-types-of-frosting-prices#post_7522887

 

Interesting.....verrrrrrrry interesting. What is the point of all the posts??

Ducky316 Posted 10 Nov 2014 , 8:04am
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I am not going to get into who was rude and who wasn't...who was disingenuous and who is picking a fight, but I am going to say copyrights are not an issue if she is giving the cake away.

winniemog Posted 10 Nov 2014 , 8:33am
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Original message sent by MBalaska

   

[SPOILER=Warning: Spoiler!][SIZE=14px]Yes! you have bitten off more than you can chew, you can't choke down the truth, and now your spitting it out at a good-hearted, very knowledgeable successful well respected business owner and teacher who is a long time member of CakeCentral.com.   Cheers to MimiFix and thank you Mimi for all of your outstanding valued contributions to this forum. [/SIZE][/SPOILER]

 

[SIZE=14px]apparently these other previous threads started by the OP here, have not appeared to provide any cost/pricing comprehension for the OP a half year later.[/SIZE]

[URL=http://www.cakecentral.com/t/776305/pricing-help-am-i-charging-too-much-or-too-little#post_7522794]http://www.cakecentral.com/t/776305/pricing-help-am-i-charging-too-much-or-too-little#post_7522794[/URL]

[URL=http://www.cakecentral.com/t/776458/little-pricing-advice]http://www.cakecentral.com/t/776458/little-pricing-advice[/URL]

[URL=http://www.cakecentral.com/t/776605/different-types-of-frosting-prices#post_7522887]http://www.cakecentral.com/t/776605/different-types-of-frosting-prices#post_7522887[/URL]

Oh girl, you are so good! I just got frustrated and angry on behalf of MimiFix, and fumed away quietly on my own, but you, with all your get up and go, managed to blow this one wide open. Well done!

And Mimi, I loved your first comment - I thought it was spot on, and it was precisely what I was thinking after reading the OP's question.

DeliciousDesserts Posted 10 Nov 2014 , 12:17pm
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ARoflmao. Bahahahaha!

I do heart My Alaska friend.

[@]Ducky316[/@] copyright is an issue for barter.

cazza1 Posted 10 Nov 2014 , 12:42pm
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MB you either have a prodigious memory or too much time on your hands.  I'm jealous.  I want some of both.  Ohh to retire, again.

MimiFix Posted 10 Nov 2014 , 12:46pm
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I was astounded at how this thread spiraled out of control. I have now learned to be more careful about who I help. :-X 

 

Thank you to those members who jumped in on my behalf. And a great big smooch to our sleuth, @MBalaska :detective:

yortma Posted 10 Nov 2014 , 1:52pm
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I read the thread the first time this morning start to finish, no preconceived notions, and I did not think Mimi was rude in the slightest.  She pointed out that the OP got more than her money's worth.  AND she said just for fun...     

savannah1986 Posted 10 Nov 2014 , 4:31pm
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Rude would have been to ask if we should also ignore the nicks in the buttercream and the slightly askew copyright protected plaque of ears or the missing border balls or a hundred other tiny, not picky flaws.

Actually, the cake is adorable.

It's not uncommon for hobbyists to be curious what their talent is worth. The hard, sad answer is what the market will bare. What I would charge may be very different from what someone in your area would be willing to pay.

There are no missing border balls actually the cake is supposed to look like that that's how it looks in the picture she gave me and that's the way I did it. As for the next in the buttercream yes those are my mistakes I'm a newbie. Big deal, I will get better at this. I really hate people that think they know everything. Are you me? Do you know me? Do you know my intentions? Hell no! I was curious about how much has cake would cost because all my family have saying wow I bet that cake is like $200, so of course me being part of this cake community just thought I would ask to see if they were right or not. Oh but I forgot you know everything.

savannah1986 Posted 10 Nov 2014 , 4:33pm
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Original message sent by MBalaska

   

[SPOILER=Warning: Spoiler!][SIZE=14px]Yes! you have bitten off more than you can chew, you can't choke down the truth, and now your spitting it out at a good-hearted, very knowledgeable successful well respected business owner and teacher who is a long time member of CakeCentral.com.   Cheers to MimiFix and thank you Mimi for all of your outstanding valued contributions to this forum. [/SIZE][/SPOILER]

 

[SIZE=14px]apparently these other previous threads started by the OP here, have not appeared to provide any cost/pricing comprehension for the OP a half year later.[/SIZE]

[URL=http://www.cakecentral.com/t/776305/pricing-help-am-i-charging-too-much-or-too-little#post_7522794]http://www.cakecentral.com/t/776305/pricing-help-am-i-charging-too-much-or-too-little#post_7522794[/URL]

[URL=http://www.cakecentral.com/t/776458/little-pricing-advice]http://www.cakecentral.com/t/776458/little-pricing-advice[/URL]

[URL=http://www.cakecentral.com/t/776605/different-types-of-frosting-prices#post_7522887]http://www.cakecentral.com/t/776605/different-types-of-frosting-prices#post_7522887[/URL]

Yes I have started up a little side business for friends and family who asked me to make things because obviously I'm not going to do a bunch of crap for free I'm going to want to be reimbursed for it it is hard work after all. You people are a bunch of vultures. I was being nothing but honest when I post but thank you for making me out to be a ****ing liar.

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