How Should I Price Cakes

Decorating By kitycat Updated 21 Jan 2015 , 6:41pm by kitycat

kitycat Posted 19 Jan 2015 , 7:58pm
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hi everyone =) i need a little advice please.

i have been making cakes now from home for about 2 years for family & friends .  I have been asked to give a quote on this cake for 50 people plus 30 cupcakes.... i don't know how to price this cake ?  i live in California.  i was thinking $200.00 but i dont want to scare this person away lol!  for cupcakes i thought $2.00 per cupcake???   please help  what is the average price per serving in fondant cakes like this out here in California   "i do it from home"   Please help

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Jedi Knight Posted 19 Jan 2015 , 8:45pm
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AHave you added up all of your costs, including overhead, ingredients and non-edibles (boxes, boards, supports, figurines)? How much time do you expect that this project will take?

kitycat Posted 19 Jan 2015 , 9:31pm
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All great questions ....


I work by myself 


i would say minimum of  4 hours


i am so bad at this  ... what would you price the cake at?

Natka81 Posted 19 Jan 2015 , 10:03pm
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AFor cupcakes, at least 2.50 per cupcake if no fondant decorations on it.

shanter Posted 20 Jan 2015 , 5:14am
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There are more than 27,000 threads here on pricing cakes. Suggest you put "price cake" in the seatch box at the upper right of every page and then choose "threads."

kitycat Posted 20 Jan 2015 , 6:36am
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thank you ;)

kitycat Posted 20 Jan 2015 , 6:38am
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thank you  I still have not figured out all the great things this site offers ;) I will check it out.  thank you

-K8memphis Posted 20 Jan 2015 , 9:03pm
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Ai would price it at my normal per serving fondant cake price -- no upcharge for decor except you need to purchase and charge for the figurines due to copyright laws-- so determine the going rate in your area for fondant cakes -- by 'going rate' i mean what does the nicest bakery in your area charge -- you should be close or over that price --

best to you

kitycat Posted 21 Jan 2015 , 6:41pm
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Thank you:smile:

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