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post #121 of 676
PreciousCargo, I really like your heart cake. The price sounds good to me too as long as long as you don't have a ton of money in your ingredients. I try to keep my cakes like these at $20 above cost.
post #122 of 676
I am new at this I have only been selling cakes for a couple of weeks I usually add. up what it takes me to make the cake plus extras and electric then what I charge per hr which I don't want to charge to much so right now I am just doing min wage then add 20$ to that here is a cake I did for 40 people I charged 40 for a friend but anyone else probably 55$ in in NC now but will be moving to VA soon any advice?
post #123 of 676
The most I've ever charged was $69 (I know. Weird number.) It was for an 11X15 cake, a 6 inch smash cake, and a dozen cupcakes. The big cake had a crib on it made out of popsicle sticks, and the cupcakes and smash cake were decorated to match the big one. I wayyyyy undercharged, but it was for a friend. Worst part is that I wasn't able to get pics of the cakes because I had to run out of the door to deliver them as soon as I was done. icon_sad.gif
post #124 of 676
I can't seem to attach a link to my photo but it is the donkey cake in my pics and I only charged $80 would have fed an army and I know I undercharged and customer was p**ed icon_mad.gif that I charged them that! When she place the order she also said she would be needing a turkey cake in a couple of months as well, needless to say I didn't get that order! icon_lol.gif
People really need to give their head a shake! I see some prices that the cake shows post and in my opinion I wouldn't pay those prices either reason being is some of them are just not all that. I have seen way nicer looking cakes right here on CC. If you buy a Buddy or Ace cake you are buying the "brand" more than anything, but some people if it isn't "brand" name they won't buy it, and so they are willing to pay "brand" prices. Just my opinion.[/list][/url]
post #125 of 676
Your donkey cake is great! I think we should make a T-Shirt for all cake decoraters " I undercharged and now I'm p--sed! " Its such a recurring theme here....
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post #126 of 676
What would you charge for this?

http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1959674

It's an 8 in WASC cake, torted into 3 layers with lemon curd. It is done in all buttercream.
post #127 of 676
I have been seriously giving my cakes away. I have to rethink all my prices from now on. Beautiful cakes ladies and gents. love looking at everyones work.
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post #128 of 676
I sold this one recently to a friend for $65. There is no way I would sell it for any less than $120 if I make it again. 6"x8"x10" feeds 60 people. What do you all think?

http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1960034
post #129 of 676
http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1959548

This started out as a single layer 13.5x9.8 oval raspberry cake torted and filled with raspberry buttercream, and covered with fondant. The paintbrush is peanut butter and chocolate candy clay, the paint tube is a candy clay shell filled with buttercream, and the paints are buttercream. The fingers are a 50/50 fondant/gum paste mix. That oval as a single layer should serve 22 (based on Wilton's claim that a two layer in that size will serve 45), but with the carving would probably serve eighteen. If I was charging for it, I would be asking for $80.

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post #130 of 676
I just made this cake and it took me over 20 hours to make everything and decorate it. For now I would charge $5,50 per serving. Hope I will be able to charge more in future icon_smile.gif

http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1960373
post #131 of 676
jeca_sss,

Your cakes are beautiful.

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post #132 of 676
Hi ladies! Beautiful cake pics!!! Can you also post where you're located?! These cakes are gorgeous but I fear that where I live, people would never pay some of the prices you're listing (though I SURE wish they would!!!)
I'm having trouble deciding how much to charge for certain cakes that I think have to be worth more than just a couple dollards per serving. Thanks so much!
post #133 of 676
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jeca_sss,

Your cakes are beautiful.



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post #134 of 676
Shaibaer - the cake sounds fantastic...and is beautiful.....of course, as we've seen here on this thread, location is KEY! But here (Stuttgart, Germany in an American military community), an 8" cake would go for $30 at best....no matter how perfectly executed.

jeca_sss - that cake is FABULOUS!!! Love your quilling work! Again...it's all a matter of location. I had a friend balk at 2.75/serving for my 3D Ninja Turtle cake (she was TOTALLY sweet about it, but was shocked beyond belief). My biggest problem is calculating servings. That turtle cake was suppose to be for 20 people...but after 20 people ate, 1/2 was left over! LOL Guess I need to figure that out...and SOON! :|

dreamsville - You're 100% right...it's ALL about LOCATION! I think if you look at something like average housing prices in your area, you'll have a good idea at the difference in cost of living expenses and understand why some areas get SOOOOOOO much more for their cakes than I could ever charge! (I'm prone to cheap places, like Central Texas...lol)
post #135 of 676
Location is important. However, I live in a small town on the East Coast of Florida, about 60 miles south of Orlando. I own a small town bakery and most of our cakes, no matter what size, are sold by special order. A basic 8" birthday cake sells for 30.99. A specialty cake, like those that are being posted, go for $3.25 base cost per serving for buttercream and 4.00 base for fondant. When I purchased the bakery, I never thought we'd be able to sell these cakes in this tiny little town, but we have no problem. Yes, a few still "can't believe the cost", but most don't even blink. This cake went for $400.http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1958819
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