I Need Help With A Price

Baking By Ljones0113 Updated 25 Sep 2015 , 1:23pm by smile22

Ljones0113 Posted 24 Sep 2015 , 1:12pm
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Hi everyine. Can someone please help me out & tell me how much you would charge for this cake?. It's a 1/4" Strawberry w/ strawberry filling w/ Cream Cheese Icing. Thanks so much! !

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-K8memphis Posted 24 Sep 2015 , 1:32pm
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is it a quarter inch cake or a fourteen inch cake :) -- somewhere around $4 - $5 a serving and a 14" serves over 70

Cakemom21 Posted 24 Sep 2015 , 2:19pm
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I think she means 1/4 sheet cake?? In my area home bakers start at $3 a slice and go up from there. Also my sheet cakes that are party cakes are one layer split and filled not 2 layers. So my cake is about 3" high instead on about 5". So it serves about 20-25 people at 2"x2" (and then however tall it is) slices. So they are priced a little bit differently.

-K8memphis Posted 24 Sep 2015 , 2:22pm
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oh of course what was i thinking -- duh on me 

thelittlebakeryshop Posted 24 Sep 2015 , 2:26pm
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It depends on the design.  I have given up on price per serving because different designs require different amounts of time to decorate. An all buttercream cake will be less time and materials than an all fondant cake.  If you are asking about  14"cake starts at for all buttercream $90 and all fondant $125.   If you are talking about a 1/4 sheet, all buttercream starts at  $35 and all fondnt starts at $60.  I say starts t because if I get a cake design ideas that has intricate details I may have to charge more.

Cakemom21 Posted 24 Sep 2015 , 2:27pm
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@-K8memphis  - I don't know about where you are, but I am still drinking my morning coffee before work, so I don't function that great until I have had my morning jolt! (It's only 7:27 am here)

Cakemom21 Posted 24 Sep 2015 , 2:31pm
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@thelittlebakeryshop  - I agree. My 1/4 all buttercream (buttercream filling) is $40 with filling it is $50.

*Last edited by Cakemom21 on 24 Sep 2015 , 2:32pm
Ljones0113 Posted 24 Sep 2015 , 2:50pm
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Ljones0113 Posted 24 Sep 2015 , 2:53pm
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It wouldn't let me upload it before, but above is the cake that I was asking about. Thank you all so much for your responses.

-K8memphis Posted 24 Sep 2015 , 3:48pm
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that's a square cake -- we were all wrong smile.png

but cakemom -- i'm still trying to decide when i start functioning, any minute now i hope hehehehe 

i saw a great pithy saying on fb -- something like -- 'before i get my morning coffee i hate everybody after that i feel better about  hating them' -- lost a little in the translation but it was funny

Ljones0113 Posted 24 Sep 2015 , 4:14pm
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The picture is square but it ended up being a 1/4" sheet cake which is what she wanted. Haha, I can completely relate k8memphis, lol

-K8memphis Posted 24 Sep 2015 , 4:22pm
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i tried -- smile.png

Pastrybaglady Posted 24 Sep 2015 , 11:37pm
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Did you make the gun?  I would charge $30 for the gun alone and then add the price of he cake!

smile22 Posted 25 Sep 2015 , 1:23pm
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depeneds on where you are located what the demographics of your area is in terms of what people can afford or willing to pay figure in the cost of supplies times 2-3 plus your time spent to make it 

i do cupcakes and cake pops

my cupcakes are 15 for a half dozen 30 for a dozen  speciality 

plain vanilla chocolate or red velvet with or without sprinkles is 10 for a half dozen 20 a dozen 

my cake pops are 1.50 a pop or 2.00 for more fancier pops 

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