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post #106 of 674
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Originally Posted by Sorelle

aw crap! it didn't load :/ It is the 6 pack of beer on my page. Thanks.



Here's the link to your 6 pack of beer.

http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1868780
post #107 of 674
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Originally Posted by Sorelle

I made this for dh and now someone wants me to give them a quote. I can't remember how much time, expenses, anything. I know it was 3 days that I worked on it but really don't recall how many hours. Anyway, I was hoping you all could give me an idea of what to charge.


Wow! That is fantastic!! I really don't know what to charge, but A LOT!!!!!!!! How much doesit cost to make those sugar bottles? I think I remember seeing a kit for 75 dollars not sure how many it made. I've never made them but would love to.
So, 75 plus cake materials, plus time. I have no idea how much time that takes, though. Even though it only feeds 15, I think the per person charge doesn't apply here because of the gorgeous sugar bottles! Sorry I can't give you an accurate quote, but if I were making this cake, I'd probably ask for 300. Then, I'd probably kick myself when I realize it's more work than I thought. Lol. Good luck and tell us what you decide!
post #108 of 674
I would like to start by saying that you all make some fabulous cakes. I have a long way to go to catch up. This cake I made for my co-workers retirement. I used IMBC and the tiers are 12" strawberry, 10" vanilla with oreo cookie filling, 8" chocolate with oreo cookie filling, and 6" lemon with lemon IMBC. I only was going to charge 65.00 because I really needed the practice but I think so far I have received over 90.00.

http://cakecentral.com//gallery/1953415
post #109 of 674
This thread has been most helpful! I am in Stuttgart, Germany near a US military installation...so all of my orders are from Americans (like me!). I just got back into doing cakes after a long break. And now, I'm being slammed with orders! I have to get a set price list ASAP!

http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1952231 This was my first fondant cake. I made it for a friend. Mochaccino chocolate chip with chocolate butter cream under the MMF - yes, my first attempt was with making my own because I was too cheap to pay $7 for Wiltons! LOL - and I've heard it doesn't taste as good as homemade icon_wink.gif Bottom layer is 8" square; top is 6" round. Fed about 12. Was done as a gift....but at my current price structure, I would charge $35. Took about 5 hours...yeah, way underpriced...I think all of my stuff is! :/

http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1952233/1952234 This was made for a friend and was not charged either. 9" bottom, 6" top (?) not positive...oops...lol Probably 12 servings here, too...so another $35 one. Probably 5 hours in this one as well!

http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1933629 This one was $45 and I WILL NEVER do another 3D cake for for that price again! Should have been $55 at least! Again...for a friend...so it's okay....total time....8 or 9 hours, I guess.

http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1949303 This one my hubby asked me to do for someone leaving his team. 10", 8", and 6" tiers. Done for free at hubby's request...would have charged $100 to someone else...but I might have spelled Tschuss right! lol - My German friend pointed that out...I looked it up; I swear! LOL

http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1952150 This one was small....8" square....9 or 10 servings - only 8 was requested. Charged $25. Decorating time was about an hour and a half.
post #110 of 674
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Originally Posted by ladyonzlake

I haven't posted pics or responses on CC in a while but I happened to come across this topic and I think this is a great idea(posting your prices on your pics). I actually post prices and servings on my website with each photo.

This helps weed out less serious people and I do know that when customers are looking for cakes they want to know aprox. how much the cakes are and if it's in their budget.

A lot of people don't realize how much these type of cakes are and this educates them and also helps me reduce my time in calling or emailing people who are looking for less expensive cakes.

It also helps me remember what I charged for that cake because I'm always asked..."how much does that cake serve and how much is it".

Anyway, it's been very helpful for my business to have prices and servings on my website. Feel free to check out my site.



Jacqui,
What you do on your website with the cost is perfect. At the bakery I worked at a lot of people would come in grandiose scheme and McDonald's budget. Having an idea of the price ahead of time probably would have helped alleviate that situation.

Also I notice that you do quite a few gift box cakes. This is completely off topic, but how do you serve those kind of cake. I wanted to make one for an ornament exchange I was attending last December. But then I couldn't figure out how to serve it. Any light you could shed on that would be great. I would like to make one if I could figure that part out.
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post #111 of 674
Wow, you guys! These cakes are AWESOME!!

I've only ever made cakes for family parties or hubby's unit functions (we donated the cakes... big mistake!) and I have no idea what I would charge in "the real world". Could you give me your opinions on what you think I should price these as when showing them to prospective clients?

http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1465919
Fire Truck cake
19-22? hours start to finish, satin ice fondant and hand modeling/painting. It was like 5x5x20. We had at least 15 people at the party and it probably could have fed 25-30, because the slices were HUGE. I layered WASC and devil's food and used homemade butter cream under the frosting


http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1885004
Royal flush cake, 20 x 24 inches
WASC, MMf, homemade butter cream, hand painted/carved. This was only one layer. I don't know how many it served, because people at hubby's unit function didn't want me to cut it. I ended up with a LOT of cake left over. I was upset. I don't know how long it took, because I also did the next cake at the same time for the same function (but the assembling, carving and covering took much longer than the painting.... hell... the painting was the EASY part! lol)


http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1885013
DOPS cake, 11 x 17 inches
1 layer, WASC, MMF and homemade buttercream Handpainted.


http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1826406
Airplane cake
Again, layered WASC, MMF, Butter cream. Rice crispie treats for the engines. Hand painted with specialty cake board. It took about the same amount of time as the fire truck when you add in making the fondant as opposed to buying it and creating/painting the cake board.
The (cake) fusilage was 4 x 4 x 22? Served the whole party and we had approx 30? people therer?
post #112 of 674
Hi, I charged 375.00 for this one http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1589838. I am sure it is all about where you live.
post #113 of 674
Scratchdog, how many did it serve?
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post #114 of 674
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Originally Posted by shaibaer

Wow, you guys! These cakes are AWESOME!!

I've only ever made cakes for family parties or hubby's unit functions (we donated the cakes... big mistake!) and I have no idea what I would charge in "the real world". Could you give me your opinions on what you think I should price these as when showing them to prospective clients?

http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1465919
Fire Truck cake
19-22? hours start to finish, fondant and hand modeling/painting. It was like 5x5x20. We had at least 15 people at the party and it probably could have fed 25-30, because the slices were HUGE. I layered WASC and devil's food and used homemade butter cream under the frosting


http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1885004
Royal flush cake, 20 x 24 inches
WASC, MMf, homemade butter cream, hand painted/carved. This was only one layer. I don't know how many it served, because people at hubby's unit function didn't want me to cut it. I ended up with a LOT of cake left over. I was upset. I don't know how long it took, because I also did the next cake at the same time for the same function (but the assembling, carving and covering took much longer than the painting.... hell... the painting was the EASY part! lol)


http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1885013
DOPS cake, 11 x 17 inches
1 layer, WASC, MMF and homemade buttercream Handpainted.


http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1826406
Airplane cake
Again, layered WASC, MMF, Butter cream. Rice crispie treats for the engines. Hand painted with specialty cake board. It took about the same amount of time as the fire truck when you add in making the fondant as opposed to buying it and creating/painting the cake board.
The (cake) fusilage was 4 x 4 x 22? Served the whole party and we had approx 30? people therer?


i love your firetruck, airplane and card cakes!! great job! here's my guess:
fire truck- 300
airplane - 275
royal flush- 200- although it fed more, it was flat, although i know the carving is tedious, so . . . i don't know! but great job icon_smile.gif
post #115 of 674
I think I did a half sheet under the jersey so 40 plus the hat.
post #116 of 674
That's an awesome cake and I'm glad you get paid what your worth. Your work is outstanding.
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post #117 of 674
http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1955039

This one was requested to feed 20...I think actual cake will feed that, and then the rice cereal treat turtles could get a few more servings. Do yall count cereal treats when you calculate your servings?

This cake took about 7 hours. Charged $50 to a friend...who was shocked at the high price (she hasn't seen the cake yet). I hope she feels it's worth it. I'm totally in love with it...lol
post #118 of 674
Hello! I love love LOVE this thread! This is a question I've had for so long, the number one thing I think about when I look at pics it wondering what the cost was!!! I'm in Oregon and don't have my kitchen license yet, so I'm not really promoting myself or trying to get orders, but I have sold two. One was for my friend's son's birthday, 2 dozen cupcakes, sponge bob theme, for $40, and another recent valentine's cake for a friend for $30. I am not able to upload pics to this site for some reason, so here's the link to my blog for the cake. Is $30 reasonable for this cake? It didn't take long since it wasn't really decorated, I'd love to know what you guys would charge!!!

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www.preciouscargobakery.blogspot.com
post #119 of 674
This is only the second cake I have charged for, but because it was for a friend and I really wanted to do it, I didn't charge her for my time. I spent 20 hours on the cake (including clean up and everything), but I think I could cut the time in half if I did it again. It was about 30 serving, and in Montreal would charge $200.

http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1958101
post #120 of 674
PreciousCargo...I think $30 is perfectly acceptable for that cake. It's super cute and I wanna burry my face in it...lol but like you said, there's not a lot of detail or time invested in decorations, the lower price is great. icon_smile.gif
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