How Much Would You Charge?

Decorating By soulsweets09 Updated 12 Jul 2015 , 8:19pm by Apti

soulsweets09 Posted 12 Jul 2015 , 7:22pm
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how much would you charge for this cake?

How much would you charge if the bottom were a 2-layer 8in square?

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jgifford Posted 12 Jul 2015 , 7:35pm
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Well, that would depend on what my ingredient costs were, how much time I put into it, whether or not it would be delivered, what my overhead expenses are, incidentals, prices in my area for similar cakes, etc.  An 8" square is 32 servings.  Just for the 8" square my price would be anywhere from $160 - $192.

Apti Posted 12 Jul 2015 , 8:19pm
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"How much should I charge for my Cakes?"  

Excerpt from first paragraph of the article above:

"This is one of the most frequently asked questions by cake decorators when they begin to sell their cakes.  The simple but frustrating answer is that no one can tell you how much you should charge.  Setting a price structure is one of the most difficult parts of any business.  As with real estate, the price of cakes varies widely by location and is largely determined by your local market.  Finding the right price point requires research of your competitors' prices, and a solid understanding of your own costs."

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