Originally Posted by tinygoose
Your cakes look nice. You might want to think about putting the finished cakes on cake drums instead of cake circles. You should never see the cake circles on a finished cake. A cake drum is about 1/2 thick, lined with silver or sometimes gold. Wilton sells them at Michaels.
A very simple lesson I learned the hard way. lol.
I only sell my cakes to friends, who know I have 2 kids and a weiner dog in the backyard, and also know I obsessively bleach everything I can get my hands on and are perfectly ok with eating from my kitchen. The only person I am acquainted with who wont eat from my kitchen is a pig herself and, ironically, I would never eat anything from her house.
That being said, I usually (illegally, so save it
) charge ingredients + about $8 an hour depending on the design. I really just kind of scratch out a rough estimate and go by that. It's a hobby for me more than anything, I'm not awesome at it, and I'm not looking to make money so that suffices. I also only charge those who insist on it for my time.
I agree with the $300+ price range on the WORTH of that pumpkin cake though! It's awesome!