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post #196 of 681
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no offense shaekae81, but your serving amounts are wayyyyy off! a 6"/9" to feed 12? a 6" cake by itself feeds 12! i'm giving you the link to wilton's baking guides so you can get a better idea of what a cake should serve so you can price accordingly icon_biggrin.gif the serving sizes on the link are "industry standard" so once you start charging per serving be sure to reference this chart so you don't get undercharged. the website also has cutting guides to show you how to properly cut a cake to get the proper servings. hope that helps!

http://www.wilton.com/cakes/making-cakes/baking-party-cake-2-inch-pans.cfm[/quote]

No offense taken.....I appriciate the feedback icon_smile.gif I did have serving size issues in the beginning...then I found the charts (both Wilton and Earlene's) and thought they were wayyy off....but that was before i realized it was refering to a 4" layers of those pan sizes....a lot of my cakes are only 2" I do have it straight now icon_smile.gif But thanks for the consern!
post #197 of 681
Can anyone tell me what a fair price would be for this cake? I charged only once for a cake a few years back and asked only $40...Big mistake!

Top tier on this cake is: 6 in double layer, and 8 inch double layer bottom layer. Filled and iced in buttercream and covered in fondant. all fondant accents and rice crispy treat hello kitty with fondant accents. Thank you

By the way how do I add a picture???[/img][/i][img][/img]
I give up I cant figure out how to add the picture, please click on my photos to view the cake I need help with, It is the HELLO KITTY CAKE. Thank you again
post #198 of 681
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Originally Posted by 915tanya

Can anyone tell me what a fair price would be for this cake? I charged only once for a cake a few years back and asked only $40...Big mistake!

Top tier on this cake is: 6 in double layer, and 8 inch double layer bottom layer. Filled and iced in buttercream and covered in fondant. all fondant accents and rice crispy treat hello kitty with fondant accents. Thank you

By the way how do I add a picture???[/img][/i][img][/img]
I give up I cant figure out how to add the picture, please click on my photos to view the cake I need help with, It is the HELLO KITTY CAKE. Thank you again




If you want a photo to show up in your post, here's how:

First upload the photo into an online photo site like Photobucket (getting a photobucket account is easy and FREE) then just copy the photo's image code (IMG Code) from photobucket and paste it into your post. Then when you hit 'submit comment' the photo will display in the thread. Easy.


Photobucket is here: http://photobucket.com/

I'm pretty sure you can also use Flickr like this too - just look for the image code (IMG code) and copy and paste it.

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post #199 of 681
you can also just post the link (copy and paste it from your photo here on CC)instead of trying to post the images directly.

As for the cake price.....if it was me, at my current price structure (after working out the serving size issues I had..lol) I would charge $83 for that one. hth
post #200 of 681
This is one of my favorite cakes I have made. It was a gift, but if I was charging someone for it I would have charged around $100 to $125 due to all the fondant work. It was iced in buttercream WASC with Strawberry BC filling, 9" round. http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1451533

This one was also a gift. It was approx 130 servings. Each tier was a different flavor with different fillings. Iced in butter cream. Had I charged, it would have been around $650 again due to custom fondant figures.
http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1691999

I have made an excel spreadsheet for myself with the cost of my ingredients to help me figure what I am actually spending to make my cakes. The hard part is knowing what my figures are worth. The cost of the materials is not that much for figures, but many of them take me hours to make. If I really wanted to sell them, I'm not sure people would want to pay what they're worth.
post #201 of 681
This cake is a double layered quarter sheet chocolate fudge cake with chocolate buttercream filling and fondant icing. I made all of the fondant decorations by hand as well. I charged $85 KYD which is about $100 US

http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1978092
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post #202 of 681
I did this teapot cake and the calla lily cupcakes for my mom's 60th birthday tea party. Obviously I didn't charge her, lol. But if I was doing this for a customer, I would have probably charged between $50-60 KYD ($60-$70 USD) for the cake and between $2-$2.50 KYD ($2.38-$$3 USD) for each cupcake. The flavour of the cake was guava with vanilla buttercream filling and the cupcakes were guava with cream cheese icing, I also did some almond cupcakes with almond icing but didn't get a chance to take a picture of those.

http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1978096
http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1978086
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post #203 of 681
I did these cupcakes for my friend who just opened a lingerie business. They were a gift, but if I had charged, I would have charged about $2 KYD for each one ($2.38 US)

http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1978099
http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1978100
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post #204 of 681
A very interesting thread. All your cakes are beautiful. Most people don't realize the time that goes into making these edible works of art and that's why they balk when you tell them the price. I'm a hobby baker and have only made cakes for friends and family. What would you guys charge for this cake? It's a 12inch 3 inch chocolate chiffon with whipped cream filling and frosting and covered with fondant and fondant accents. The libra picture in the center is all hand drawn. Btw, I'm in san jose if that makes a diff..

http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1965727
post #205 of 681
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Originally Posted by sunnyca

A very interesting thread. All your cakes are beautiful. Most people don't realize the time that goes into making these edible works of art and that's why they balk when you tell them the price. I'm a hobby baker and have only made cakes for friends and family. What would you guys charge for this cake? It's a 12inch 3 inch chocolate chiffon with whipped cream filling and frosting and covered with fondant and fondant accents. The libra picture in the center is all hand drawn. Btw, I'm in san jose if that makes a diff..

http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1965727



I live on the east coast and just looking at it and piecing together (quickly) on ingrediants I would problaby say $75 to $85 doesn't seem like it has alot of detail work in it and could be done quickly. HTH

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post #206 of 681
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Originally Posted by sunnyca

A very interesting thread. All your cakes are beautiful. Most people don't realize the time that goes into making these edible works of art and that's why they balk when you tell them the price. I'm a hobby baker and have only made cakes for friends and family. What would you guys charge for this cake? It's a 12inch 3 inch chocolate chiffon with whipped cream filling and frosting and covered with fondant and fondant accents. The libra picture in the center is all hand drawn. Btw, I'm in san jose if that makes a diff..

http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1965727



Cute cake! Personally I would charge $100 for it....
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post #207 of 681
This was a cake that I did for my friend's baby shower today...I didn't charge for it as it was a part of my gift, but if I was charging, I would charge about $150 KYD for it (about $175 US)

http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1979066
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post #208 of 681
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Originally Posted by 915tanya

Can anyone tell me what a fair price would be for this cake? I charged only once for a cake a few years back and asked only $40...Big mistake!

Top tier on this cake is: 6 in double layer, and 8 inch double layer bottom layer. Filled and iced in buttercream and covered in fondant. all fondant accents and rice crispy treat hello kitty with fondant accents. Thank you

By the way how do I add a picture???[/img][/i][img][/img]
I give up I cant figure out how to add the picture, please click on my photos to view the cake I need help with, It is the HELLO KITTY CAKE. Thank you again



I would charge between $110-$125. Cute cake! Hope that helps!
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post #209 of 681
Just out of curiosity since my cakes are mostly for family. I made the sea turtle (in my photos) for my granddaughter. A friend of my son's saw it and would love one for his son's birthday. This one was made using the Wilton 3D Easter egg pan 1/2 for the rock and 1/2 for the turtle body. Is anyone willing to give me an idea what I should charge should he actually call and want me to make one.
Thanks, Grams
post #210 of 681
This thread is awesome! I have been struggling with pricing my cakes and even have had some people try to negotiate... I am still new to this and learning but each cake just like all of of yours are a labor of love...most don't understand what goes into these cakes....recently had someone ask for a discount because she is a coworker and "planned" on ordering anotherncake from me next month. I gave her the discount she loved the design and then found something to complain about after paying ...aye..probably won't be making any more cakes for her and definitely sticking to my price guns...
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