How Much To Charge For A Wedding Cake?

Business By Lenaphina85 Updated 14 Jun 2015 , 2:39am by pastrypet

Lenaphina85 Posted 13 Jun 2015 , 1:34pm
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Hello community, so I have never done a wedding cake before, but have done several cakes for family and friends. I have a lot of experience with fondant and modeling chocolate as well. A friend approached me about doing her wedding cake. I think it will definitely be a task but I think I'm up for it. (Fingers crossed lol)... My question is how much would I charge for this cake(minus one of the tiers, so it will only be a 4 layer cake) since I am not an experienced Baker? The link to the cake is provided below. Thank you to the community for any help and advice to this matter. 

https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&site=webhp&tbm=isch&source=hp&ei=IBN7Va7ANcOMsQT-mYPIBQ&q=batman+wedding+cake&oq=Batman+wedding&gs_l=mobile-gws-hp.1.0.0l5.3001.5345.0.7272.6.5.0.1.1.0.212.604.0j1j2.3.0....0...1c.1j4.64.mobile-gws-hp..3.3.601.0.tt9FiyZf7rI#imgrc=7OrPRqDzPs68kM%253A%3B_8Ag4N61geOBdM%3Bhttps%253A%252F%252Fs-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com%252Foriginals%252Ff7%252F89%252F97%252Ff78997a983af09bb463111d285c8c450.jpg%3Bhttps%253A%252F%252Fwww.pinterest.com%252Fexplore%252Fbatman-themed-weddings%252F%3B640%3B853

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-K8memphis Posted 13 Jun 2015 , 2:23pm
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the batman cake? i would suggest a minimum of $7 - $8 per serving with those embossed panels and two color fondant job -- if you decided to airbrush the black you could maybe knock off a dollar but if you use black fondant i'd go the higher price -- plus you need copyright permission to use the batman log --

in other words several dollars more than the average fondant price in your area -- but i'm thinking you might be somewhere other than the u.s. -- put it this way to bridge any possible geography barriers -- i'd go double the per serving price for butterceam cakes in your neck of the woods or one and a half times the per serving fondant price 

best to you -- love to see your picture

-K8memphis Posted 13 Jun 2015 , 2:25pm
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meant to say 'batman logo'

-K8memphis Posted 13 Jun 2015 , 2:31pm
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and fwiw the baker/maker's experience does not come into play when pricing a cake like this because this is not a beginner cake  -- it's a cake that needs serious additional expertise and should be priced as such (as a success) no matter who is making it -- that ramps up the pressure on the maker of the cake but it's that kind of cake too

best to you

Lenaphina85 Posted 13 Jun 2015 , 2:39pm
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-K8memphis i am actually in the US. I live in Ohio. Where would I go to get copyright permission? I have seen a lot of cake decorating done on the internet and youtube with the batman logo and your saying all of them had to get permission? If you Google batman wedding cake a ton of people have done this cake. Do you think they all got permission? Thank you for your knowledge and help. 

-K8memphis Posted 13 Jun 2015 , 2:44pm
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oh ok in ohio -- no i don't think many if any of them got permission i'm just saying you're supposed to to use it -- if you wanted to request permission you address the legal department of whoever owns batman -- i'm sure a few more google searches would do it --

Lenaphina85 Posted 13 Jun 2015 , 2:57pm
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Great thank you for all your help!

-K8memphis Posted 13 Jun 2015 , 3:02pm
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you are very welcome -- don't forget to post a picture :)

Lenaphina85 Posted 13 Jun 2015 , 3:07pm
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The wedding is in a year and a half, but I will defiantly post pictures lol...

pastrypet Posted 14 Jun 2015 , 2:39am
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Do not charge less because you're less experienced. Get your skills up to par and charge accordingly. You don't want to be an undercutter or to be known as the "cheap cake lady."

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