melony1976 Posted 21 Oct 2005 , 7:30pm
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Hi everyone, I just had my first paying cake order this past weekend. I haven't posted them yet but I will soon. I was just wondering if everyone could share with us what they charge for sheet cakes and rounds. I would like to get an idea of what cakes are going for everywhere.

Thanks, Melony

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Kutina Posted 21 Oct 2005 , 7:45pm
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Hi, I am in the south east and I charge for my cakes, first by the complexity, ingredients and size. A 2 - layer plain cake (caramel, chocolate, etc, with a border top and bottom and maybe a rose or two) sells for about $20.00-$22.00. The three layer for $25.00.

A decorated (heavily decorated) to feed 20-25 people ($30.00) 30-50 ($40.00) 100 + ($75.00 to $110.00) Wedding cakes $2.00 a slice. Decorated made flowers $3.00 per slice.

melony1976 Posted 22 Oct 2005 , 2:29am
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Would anyone else like to share what they charge for cakes?

melony1976 Posted 23 Oct 2005 , 6:04am
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Anyone, ..... anyone ..... anyone....lol

SweetAsLemmons Posted 23 Oct 2005 , 6:35am
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cricket...cricket...lol

Just kidding! I totally have no clue what to yell you so.....hi.
Wish I could be of any help, sorry.

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peg818 Posted 23 Oct 2005 , 6:33pm
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Here's what i'm getting (i'm upstate NY)

12x18 $50
11x15 $40
9x13 $30
7x11 $20

I don't do too many plain rounds, but i start a 8inch layer cake at $25

wedding cakes are priced according to design. Average per slice is $3

melony1976 Posted 23 Oct 2005 , 6:45pm
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Thanks for sharing. BTW I love your cake with the bib on it, Very cute.

Melony

MariaLovesCakes Posted 23 Oct 2005 , 7:06pm
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I have called around in Central Florida and the basic price for a 1/4 sheet cake (9 x 13") starts at $25.00. It goes up depending on the complexity. I can't remember how much for a 1/2 sheet but I guess it would be about $40.00.

adven68 Posted 23 Oct 2005 , 8:31pm
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I've only done a few...but here in Brooklyn, I'm charging $4.00 per serving....so far....

melony1976 Posted 23 Oct 2005 , 10:21pm

Wow that's great. I don't think I could get away with those kind of prices . I would love to though, LOL

christinasconfections Posted 24 Oct 2005 , 1:20am

Hey there! I'm charging approximately $2 per serving on a basic smooth finish iced two layer cake with the same frosting filling and minor decorations. Anything else (ex basketweave, fancy flavors, etc.) I will up the price.

melony1976 Posted 24 Oct 2005 , 1:55am

That sounds reasonable.

tinanh27 Posted 12 Nov 2005 , 2:47am

if you look at my pics i have charged $20.00 to $45.00 for my cakes.

minnie mouse $20.00 with ribbion will charge $5.00 more
football $20.00 $25.00 for filling
wedding cake $40.00
2 tier cake $45.00
4 mini bear and
spider man $40.00 under charged for that one
if they buy 2 at a time i will take off $5.00 which i will not do anymore
hope this helps

My job asked me to make a cake she wanted to go down to $35.00 i stood firm at $40.00

melissablack Posted 12 Nov 2005 , 3:34am

I always add up the cost of my ingredients, and call around to a few bakeries to make sure my prices are fair. This is what I've come up with....
8" round = 25$
10" round = 35$
9x13 = 30$
11x15 = 40$
full sheet (2 11x15's) = 80$ (this is when I lived in southern LA)

I live in Vancouver, B.C. now, and my prices are approx. 10$ more now.

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MrsMissey Posted 12 Nov 2005 , 2:11pm
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Originally Posted by melony1976

Hi everyone, I just had my first paying cake order this past weekend. I haven't posted them yet but I will soon. I was just wondering if everyone could share with us what they charge for sheet cakes and rounds. I would like to get an idea of what cakes are going for everywhere.

Thanks, Melony




As you can..prices will vary based on the area. To work up your own prices try adding up everything it takes to make, deorate and box your cake and then times it by 3...it will give you a good starting point and then adjust accordingly

kmoores Posted 12 Nov 2005 , 5:46pm

I charge $25 as a base price and it goes up from there depending on how difficult (or time) the cake is. For wedding cakes, I start at $1.25 a slice (simple decorations) and again raise the price for more difficult cakes. HTH

Krista

MontiBellesBakery Posted 12 Nov 2005 , 5:53pm

I am just starting out too and I did a internet search for local cake designers, bakeries, and pastry shops so I would know what was being charged in my area. Most had websites and some listed their prices, those who didn't I called (and had other people call) as if I were price shopping for a particular cake. I am using the information I gathered to come up with my pricing. I am creating my prices between the high end cake designers (because I'm not that good yet) and the bakeries and pastry shops (because my designs are more creative and unique than what you find in a regular bakery).

Hope this helps...

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