What Would You Charge A Friend?

Business By KateandShiloh Updated 19 Jan 2015 , 11:16pm by cakebaby2

KateandShiloh Posted 19 Jan 2015 , 1:54am
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AHi ladies,

What would you charge a friend for this for a wedding cake?

Top layer will be 8x4 round Bottom layer will be 12×4 round

Buttercream icing and buttercream in between the layers.

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johnson6ofus Posted 19 Jan 2015 , 2:17am
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I would read this thread and then figure out how good a friend she is???

 

http://www.cakecentral.com/t/781801/floored-at-the-cost-of-my-cakes/15#post_7570987

PriscillaPatiss Posted 19 Jan 2015 , 3:56am
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AWhat would you normally charge for a cake like this? Then think how good of a friend she is and if she asked you for a discount. Keep in mind that you've got a lot of work on a wedding cake and you shouldn't give a discount just because she's a friend, your time can be easily well spend to other things. Don't underestimate your skills, if she's a good friend she'll know how many time and effort you'll be having to make her wedding cake[SIZE=3]o[/SIZE]

Apti Posted 19 Jan 2015 , 5:42am
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This would have 80 Wilton wedding size servings (in the USA). 

 

How much will you spend on ingredients and supplies?

How long will it take you to create and deliver (and cut at the wedding?) this cake?

 

Since we do not know your skill level or your costs, no one on this forum can tell you how much to charge.  Figure out the information above and decide the price. 

 

If you charge $2 per serving, that's $160.  Are you willing to give your friend a $160 gift?

If you charge $3 per serving, that's $240.  Are you willing to give your friend a $240 gift?

If you charge $4 per serving, that's $320.  Are you willing to give your friend a $320 gift?

 

If you would normally plan on spending $50-$80 on a gift for this friend for his/her wedding, are you willing to spend more to make the cake?   And, by the way, who asked you to make the cake?  OR, did you volunteer?

cakebaby2 Posted 19 Jan 2015 , 11:16pm
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If you offered the cake as a gift you obviously wont be charging her anything, if she asked you to make it you could go with Apti's sensible priceplan and knock off 10% as a gift.

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