Help With Pricing??

Business By Jessicasue2006 Updated 12 Mar 2015 , 5:23am by Apti

Jessicasue2006 Posted 11 Mar 2015 , 7:12pm
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Hi, I'm new to decorating cakes and pricing has got to be the hardest thing ever. I made this cake for a friend so I didn't charge much because I like the practice. Now people are asking how much I would charge for the exact same cake. What do yall think?  Dondant covered cakes by home bakers in my area go for $3.50/slice. This cake is a 2 layer 8 inch for the body and a 1 layer 12 inch for the shoulders.  The head is styrofoam covered in molding chocolate and fondant for details in the face  

Thank ne you so much in advance    

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Jessicasue2006 Posted 11 Mar 2015 , 7:15pm
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Jessicasue2006 Posted 11 Mar 2015 , 7:18pm
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-K8memphis Posted 11 Mar 2015 , 7:55pm
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the biggest hurdle is that you have to have permission from batmans' owners to sell/do a character cake like that --

but in general for sculptures since you know the going rate in your area for home bakers -- find out what the nicest bakery in your area charges for sculptures and you won't go wrong charging fifty cents or a dollar over what the nicest brick & mortar charges in your area --

best to you

Jessicasue2006 Posted 11 Mar 2015 , 10:41pm
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I had no idea there were copyright rules for cakes.  That makes things a lot harder. Lol. 

-K8memphis Posted 12 Mar 2015 , 12:12am
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yeah it is a bummer but whadayagonnado

Apti Posted 12 Mar 2015 , 5:23am
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As you stated, pricing IS the hardest part.   (Do a search on this website with the word:  pricing and you will come up with 100,000's of threads.)   Here are some excellent links:

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