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post #211 of 674
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Originally Posted by caymancake

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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 north california if that makes a diff..

http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1965727



Cute cake! Personally I would charge $100 for it....



Thanks Caymancake....
post #212 of 674
this thread is awesome! I hate pricing my cakes, and wonder if I'm off base at times. Its good to see what others are doing... I'm in the chicagoland area, and I am a home baker. I just do it randomly on the side, as I have a day job icon_smile.gif I cover all my cakes in ganache instead of buttercream, and I use callebaut coveture chocoalte for the ganace, so my cost is a bit higher than the normal buttercream/fondant cakes....

Paddle Tennis: $220 + $50 delivery fee
50 servings
carved from full sheet pan
http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1928353

Frog/duck baby shower: $175 (for family, would charge at least 225)
50 servings (but was actually more than that)
13x15 carved
http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1950276


My first ever purchased cake -- XBOX + bball
charged 210, and was FREAKED the whole time that it was too much, and my client didnt even flinch. go figure.
served 40. and it the ball was cake as well.
http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1519153

Toy Story: 168 (undercharged)
10, 7 and 6" round ball. client provided figures.

Steak Cake: $68. think i would charge about 80 if i had to do another.
it was pretty simple and not very time consuming. steak is just painted with gel colors. served 20. carved from 9x13 (i think).

Marshal the Monkey: $150
served 30. head is RKT.
would charge at least 225 i think next time. but this was for a family member, and i really wanted to try it out.
http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1745710

TFL!
post #213 of 674
Oh yeah, i forgot. with the exception of the steak cake...they all took at least 8-10 hours to create. i just can't seem to get any faster. icon_smile.gif
post #214 of 674
I always use Earlene's chart. I can't seem to find the Wilton chart online. Can anyone give me a link to find it? A link was posted earlier in this forum but it didn't work for me. Any ideas? Thanks!
post #215 of 674
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Originally Posted by bates123

I always use Earlene's chart. I can't seem to find the Wilton chart online. Can anyone give me a link to find it? A link was posted earlier in this forum but it didn't work for me. Any ideas? Thanks!



http://www.wilton.com/cakes/making-cakes/baking-wedding-cake-2-inch-pans.cfm

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

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So little time, so many ideas
 

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post #216 of 674
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Originally Posted by cakeglitz

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Originally Posted by alvarezmom

How many of them did you do? There very nice looking. I have never had some one stiff me! Id be pretty pissed.



Thanks!! I did 50 of them.



$75 for 50 cupcakes is pretty good. Thats a very fair price considering you had some fondant decoration. She totally scammed out on the price. Just make a mental note the next time (of if you ever make anything for her again) to get the money before you hand over the goods!

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Originally Posted by Dayyi

This is a 6" cake I am selling today. I asked her for 40.00 I think I gave it to cheap considering I did a gumpaste bow on top. This is my strawberry swirl cake with choco Ganche filling iced in buttercream and choco fondant details.


http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1976667



Have you thought about just setting a basic price for your bows? There very good. Like maybe just adding an extra $10 for any bow that you do? $40 is a good price. You even decorated the board with fondant/gumpaste. I know some CCers charge extra for that.

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Originally Posted by Cupcations

Even though Im here 24/7 its the first time I open this thread, its soooo cool!!
BTW everyone your work is ...AMAZING!
so $2.50 each for these

http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1969038

and $1.50 each for these

http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1969054



MMMM Chocolate!!!! Lovely.

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Originally Posted by Price

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.



WOW your little people are amazing!!!!
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post #217 of 674
Thanks alvarezmom. I love modeling figures from fondant. I want to give modeling chocolate a try when I get the time. I took a look at your pics. The little popcorn cakes are too cute, and I love, love the fish cookie. Wow, I don't remember if you quoted a figure of the cookie earlier in this thread or not, but if you were selling them, how much would that go for? A lot I hope!

One of the bakeries in my area charges a set fee for their bows. 1 price if solid color, a little more if 2 colors. Bows can become time consuming too if you add detail to them. I like putting an edging on my bow loops, but of course that adds lots of extra work and time.
post #218 of 674
@ Price-I havent set a price yet. I have a brood range but starting off Id have to say $30 for sure.

You should check out the bows from here. She does an amazing job! SO many colors!!!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/25863947@N05/
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post #219 of 674
^Those cakes are amazing! I'm still learning so I'm still pretty much in the "free" phase, but this is officially my favorite thread. Good to know how to price fairly once I've had enough practice.
post #220 of 674
Most of my cakes are gift, so I haven't even thought about pricing...but here are some that I charged or at least thought of charging

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$50 (for a friend)
6in round
Dark chocolate cake
dark chocolate ganache (made with high end, very dark chocolate per request)
Fresh raspberry and chambord (sp?) filling
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$500
14, 10, 6 in square
MMF, vanilla buttercream, WASC
gumpaste roses and hydrangea
(threw in the monogram topper and a 8in square kitchen cake b/c it was for a friend's sister)

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A gift for my BFF's shower, would have charged $250
MMF, vanilla buttercream, WASC variation
Bears and blocks are 50/50

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Traded for $50 worth of professional photography (she paid for the plastic kit)
Red velvet with cream cheese frosting and MMF decorations

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$160
8 and 10in Strawberry cake, bavarian cream filling and vanilla buttercream
Decorations are FBTCs

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It was my own shower cake, but I would have charged $160 for the cake and $15 per shoe (I make all my own cakes...everyone thinks it's sad but no one I know can afford what I want at retail, lol)
10in chocolate cake with cookies and cream filling
shoes are gumpaste

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$120
8in chocolate cake with chocolate buttercream
50/50 "wood" panals
MMF top and bubbles
post #221 of 674
Hmmm, after looking through all of your prices, and most of you (like me) saying "I should have charged more"... Maybe I'm underpricing my cakes????
This is a round 12,10,8,6 with gumpaste flowers. I charged $390
http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1979767

This one is an 8,6,4. I charged $100
http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1937216

Granted, I'm in a smaller city....but I'm tired of working myself to death just to keep my head above water.
post #222 of 674
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Originally Posted by SpecialtyCakesbyKelli

Hmmm, after looking through all of your prices, and most of you (like me) saying "I should have charged more"... Maybe I'm underpricing my cakes????
This is a round 12,10,8,6 with gumpaste flowers. I charged $390
http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1979767

This one is an 8,6,4. I charged $100
http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1937216

Granted, I'm in a smaller city....but I'm tired of working myself to death just to keep my head above water.

I looked at your beautiful cake and YES you need to charge more icon_smile.gif
post #223 of 674
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Originally Posted by SpecialtyCakesbyKelli

Hmmm, after looking through all of your prices, and most of you (like me) saying "I should have charged more"... Maybe I'm underpricing my cakes????
This is a round 12,10,8,6 with gumpaste flowers. I charged $390
http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1979767

This one is an 8,6,4. I charged $100
http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1937216

Granted, I'm in a smaller city....but I'm tired of working myself to death just to keep my head above water.



Yeah, you way undercharged with all of that gumpaste work! very pretty
post #224 of 674
Pricing occasional cakes has been a struggle for me. I'm definitely undercharging, but in my area people just won't pay top dollar for high-end cakes -- champagne tastes, beer pocketbooks!

Had someone who recently wanted me to make them a cake just like this one that I did

http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1853777

When I told her I charged $250 for that cake, she immediately recanted her order and said "she'd have to get back to me".
post #225 of 674
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Originally Posted by SpecialtyCakesbyKelli

Hmmm, after looking through all of your prices, and most of you (like me) saying "I should have charged more"... Maybe I'm underpricing my cakes????
This is a round 12,10,8,6 with gumpaste flowers. I charged $390
http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1979767

This one is an 8,6,4. I charged $100
http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1937216

Granted, I'm in a smaller city....but I'm tired of working myself to death just to keep my head above water.



WOW icon_eek.gif Amazing work! You could have gotten more, your work is amazing! Flawless!
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