Cost? What Would You Charge For This Cake?

Business By aussieloco Updated 3 May 2016 , 3:24am by cakebaby2

aussieloco Posted 29 Apr 2016 , 1:43pm
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kakeladi Posted 29 Apr 2016 , 11:48pm
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Without knowing the sizes of the cakes used it's really hard to tell but I'm guessing *at least* $200 - and prob ably more.  It looks to me like a DecoPac creation - all the decors are plastic so all you need to do is bake & ice the cakes.  And if the rounds/mountain is on a sheet cake then increase the price close to double

aussieloco Posted 30 Apr 2016 , 12:49am
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The bottom is a 16" square, middle is 8" rounds x 2, top layer is 6" round x 2.

decor is plastics, just icing on the cake. 

still around 200?

thank you!!

Marian64 Posted 30 Apr 2016 , 2:34am
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I wouldn't charge less than $200. And probably more. That is a lot of cake and a lot of work. It is also very colorful and would make any girl happy!

kakeladi Posted 30 Apr 2016 , 4:41am
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If I remember the # of servings per tier right that's around 175 so more like $300.  What do you charge per serving for your cakes?   Take the time to figure up the cost of your plastics, all ingredients, board, box,   then figure out how much per hour you want to be paid........there's more even than that but by now you have probably got the idea of what it will coast just to get all that's needed  to make it.  If you're baking from mix that's at least 4 or 5 mixes; a dozen eggs;  maybe 5# of sugar; a specially cut  base board to put such a heavy cake on; 4 more cake boards; etc, etc.  Yes, it's expensive to make cakes!  Don't sell yourself short.

cakebaby2 Posted 3 May 2016 , 3:24am
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Don't forget all those colours either and the plastic toys.

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