Did I Over Charge?

Decorating By janetcentral Updated 8 Jan 2015 , 12:51pm by pj22

janetcentral Posted 6 Jan 2015 , 5:28pm
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I told her I would do it for $120 I would use 4 8 inch and 1/4 sheet to make the shape of the bone. She replied back and told me someone else would do it for $75. Did I exaggerate on my price?

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janetcentral Posted 6 Jan 2015 , 5:29pm
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ABy the way she sent me the pic found online.

julia1812 Posted 6 Jan 2015 , 5:47pm
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AThere will always be someone who can do it for less. I would just ignore that. If she wants you to make the cake, then she has to pay what you ask for. If this is too much is hard to say. What's your time worth to you? Would you do it for less? Do you have enough other customers happily paying the price of your cakes? If you are a pro you've done your calculations and know how much labor, material bla bla will cost. If you're a hobby cake decorator, the simply question is: Would you take less?

Pebbles1727 Posted 6 Jan 2015 , 5:55pm
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The cake you described is rather large, how many did the customer want to feed?  Could the other baker just quoted for smaller cake?

janetcentral Posted 7 Jan 2015 , 5:43am
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AIve been making cakes for many years and I know how much labor goes into a "simple" cake. She wants to feed 80+. Thank you ladies for your support.

FioreCakes Posted 7 Jan 2015 , 5:50am
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If that really is the size of 4 8" cakes that cake actually feeds around 100 if its a double layer so I would charge closer to $300. 80 people is a big cake. You're either the cheap cake lady or you're not. If you're not, this will become a common occurrance unfortunately. 

janetcentral Posted 7 Jan 2015 , 5:52am
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AI guess there is someone out there cheaper than me

810whitechoc Posted 7 Jan 2015 , 9:43am
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Originally Posted by Jedi Knight 

bahahaha well said Jedi Knight

ellavanilla Posted 7 Jan 2015 , 4:54pm
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Originally Posted by janetcentral 

I guess there is someone out there cheaper than me
janetcentral Posted 7 Jan 2015 , 6:38pm
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AThanks ellavanilla I am really thinking about my prices. My new years resolution value my cakes and start working with fondant a bit more lol

pj22 Posted 8 Jan 2015 , 12:51pm
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A$120 for 80+ servings is only $1.50/serving... I am positive you're only losing money by charging so low!! Not worth the time!

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