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post #481 of 676

These are all beautiful cakes!

DD those figures are so spot on!

post #482 of 676

Yes, Delicious, your cake is darling! Lucky boy...

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post #483 of 676
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Originally Posted by DeliciousDesserts View Post

AZ, OMG. Seriously. OMG. Love that cake. LittleCakery, those ducks are precious. I charge $2.50 ea for cupcakes. I would have charged an additional $3.00 per cupcake for the toppers. For the cake, I would have charged $65.

The cupcakes come out to $2.75 a piece, like I said I can't charge, but I do get to have this in my portfolio for when I am able to sell. It's a good thing I was not able to charge, those little ducks took forever to make! I do a lot of baby and bridal showers thru my church.

post #484 of 676
Delicious - That cake is AMAZING!! My kids would go crazy for that cake! Little Cakery - those ducks are just too cute and I love the cake with those lovely spots!
post #485 of 676
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Originally Posted by DeliciousDesserts View Post

AZ, OMG. Seriously. OMG. Love that cake. LittleCakery, those ducks are precious. I charge $2.50 ea for cupcakes. I would have charged an additional $3.00 per cupcake for the toppers. For the cake, I would have charged $65.

So are you saying you would have charged $5.50 per cupcake? Although as I had said in another post, those did take a while to make.

post #486 of 676
Absolutely!

www.VeryDeliciousDesserts.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Delicious-Desserts/207874222593145

 

It's never "just cake!"

 

You may get a cake for $way to little but you won't get this cake!

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www.VeryDeliciousDesserts.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Delicious-Desserts/207874222593145

 

It's never "just cake!"

 

You may get a cake for $way to little but you won't get this cake!

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post #487 of 676
Thank you all so much for the compliments! Yes, he's a lucky boy who gets cake every day.

Now, what would you charge for it?

www.VeryDeliciousDesserts.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Delicious-Desserts/207874222593145

 

It's never "just cake!"

 

You may get a cake for $way to little but you won't get this cake!

Animal
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www.VeryDeliciousDesserts.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Delicious-Desserts/207874222593145

 

It's never "just cake!"

 

You may get a cake for $way to little but you won't get this cake!

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post #488 of 676
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Originally Posted by DeliciousDesserts View Post

Absolutely!

You bet. Mine start at $6.00, and I will only do super detailed ones. Those little figurines take a long time!!

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post #489 of 676

Wow! I would love to charge $65 for a 3 layer 9" fondant cake. I'm in Chicago and my 2 layer 8" with fondant is about $120...I love the little ducklings tho' so adorable!

post #490 of 676
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Wow! I would love to charge $65 for a 3 layer 9" fondant cake. I'm in Chicago and my 2 layer 8" with fondant is about $120...I love the little ducklings tho' so adorable!

I'm confused...why would you love to charge less than you do?

post #491 of 676
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I'm confused...why would you love to charge less than you do?

No need to be confused, it makes sense for where I'm living but still there are most who don't understand what goes into cake. It's easier to sell a customer on $65 which is what they expect rather than $120. However, I do know that not everyone is my customer so I don't sweat the small potatoes because there are many that pay the $120+. It sounds better is all I'm saying. 

post #492 of 676

STill confused....but that's ok since it's not all that uncommon...anyhow I priced this one right after joining this site, before I had any clue about pricing matrixes, charging for clean up time, shopping researching etc...as well as not a clue what the local market was like so please don't yell at me!!! icon_cry.gif Anyhow I charged ......

$110  

for this and 25 cupcakes....with a chocolate shell on each....eeekkk..What would you all have charged?

My instructions were that the bride has to be able to look at it and recognize her dress by Maggie Soettero. It is a loose translation but I think they will be very happy nonetheless....I would be interested in peer reviews...the dress is Arabella by Maggie Soettero. What would you have done to make it closer to the original? I made the dummy from papier mache. The dress is made from fondant mixed with modeling chocolate, Swarovski crystals for embellishment and edible pearls for the necklace.

Next time at least double!!

 

post #493 of 676

I really have a dilemma. I am such a slow decorator and truly don't know how to speed things up. I don't feel right charging for decorating time, as it is my fault that I take such  pains for details. This cake was an 8" WASC, torted and filled with BC. I covered it with white chocolate ganache, overlaid with white chocolate cheesecake MFF. The shark was made of RKT, covered with candy clay and fondant. The teeth were gum paste. I made all the shells out of fondant from my own molds. I was going to ask $150 (and frankly, from all the labor involved felt that was too low). They were so delighted that they paid me $300 and I have an order for another birthday cake next month. I still feel at a loss to accurately determine costs for all the detail work I do.

 

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post #494 of 676

BatterUpCake, not that I want to charge lower prices for cakes I want Everything in Chicago to reduce in price period! lol Anyhow, how tall is this dummy. I'm trying to gage from the plant behind it, not sure.

post #495 of 676
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Originally Posted by milkmaid42 View Post

I really have a dilemma. I am such a slow decorator and truly don't know how to speed things up. I don't feel right charging for decorating time, as it is my fault that I take such  pains for details. This cake was an 8" WASC, torted and filled with BC. I covered it with white chocolate ganache, overlaid with white chocolate cheesecake MFF. The shark was made of RKT, covered with candy clay and fondant. The teeth were gum paste. I made all the shells out of fondant from my own molds. I was going to ask $150 (and frankly, from all the labor involved felt that was too low). They were so delighted that they paid me $300 and I have an order for another birthday cake next month. I still feel at a loss to accurately determine costs for all the detail work I do.

 

<a href="http://cakecentral.com/g/i/2976525/a/3333317/the-birthday-boy-is-really-into-sharks-his-grandma-says-he-likes-to-grab-people-on-the-arm-pretending-to-be-a-shark-i-wanted-to-make-an-arm-and-hand-protruding-from-the-mouth-but-wiser-heads-prevailed-shark-is-rkt-and-fondant-while-the-teeth/"><img src="http://cakecentral.com/image/id/8136729/width/400/flags/LL"></a>

 

Jan

Maybe it would help if you thought about charging per element on some of the things you are slower on. Basing it on the details you put into it instead of solely on the clock. Charge x amount for the cake itself and then each element would be extra. The shells (maybe group them like 3 shells for x amount) would be less than the shark (which is awesome, especially the teeth and roof of the mouth). I have a base price for gumpaste flowers, and then add onto it if it requires more details or if it is a large size. I also charge more for things I don't LIKE to do. icon_twisted.gif Just a suggestion!! 

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