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post #556 of 681
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What are the dimensions? Just looking at it, I'm thinking closer to $800-1000 unless its smaller than I think.

 



Me too! Look at the detail of all those scales! How do you make it breath fire that is awesome!

Would you post the link to the cake BatterUp?

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http://cakefixation.blogspot.com/2012/03/how-to-make-fire-breathing-dragon-cake.html Hereare the driections. The father (an egineer and builds houses) will be doing the board and PVC to cut back on their costs...  There are very good friends and let me live with them when my ex threw me out and filed for divorce.

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I am having a hard time figuring the servings! Idon't know if the squished can for the legs

count...

post #559 of 681
Ok, smaller than I thought. $500.

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!

Animal
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post #560 of 681

Yaya...so I priced it close! Thank you. I wast to do this one so bad....hope she orders

post #561 of 681
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Yes and no.  I live in a military community.  The majority of my military customers can't afford more than what I charge.  Off the military base I live in a very small city.  Most of the town wouldn't ever spend that much on a cake. If I lived elsewhere I would've charged more than what I did! The motorcycle cake was around $400 to make.  I was happy with the profit I made.  The jet cake was around $150 to make and I was also happy with that.  I do charge around $4 per serving here in Sumter, SC.  I'm also one of the more "expensive" cake decorators and I'm often asked why I do that to people who can't afford me.  I always explain that it's a CUSTOM cake and anything custom made is expensive.  Still, people have trouble understanding that. 

I live in Norfolk, VA...the largest naval base in the world. I am finishing up my 20 year enlistment Sep 30. Your customers are playing the veteran card ( I give a 15% discount on military themed cakes) But people are willing to pay more in a military community. For 1 the military is thriving and pulling ahead of the civ sector. Due to the recession and sequestration. Additionally most is retiring or reenlisting will get a stipend for the mess to go towards their cake since the mess normally purchases the are themselves anyway. Being in a highly military community .Your E6 and above should be a huge portion of your customer base. I am E6 with 20 years....(once I figure in tax free $ and free insurance] I will not say exactly what I make...but needless to say I am not poor. Don't let that crap fool you that there is a paygap between military and civilian counterparts. We make decent $. The only reason I would not pay the price currently charge is that I am losing Mass Moolah! You do great cakes. I also ride Harleys... HD riders are generally not poor. We are middle aged who like the finer things in life. If YOU are the only one  who can hand sulpt a softtail They will find the $$ whe they want that cake....same with the military. Also each CO has their own personal bakers that d their special even desserts. Most cannot do what you do...You need to do an event where he will see itor perhaps get a bug in his ear from someone you know or just deliver him a 4 cupcake pack with your portfolio and a businessplan. Probably wont work but you NEVER know.Don't let the military folks  talk you down. They/we are well compensated for what we do. And the only reason people in your communitu will only pay that price is because they never had to pay another

post #562 of 681

That cake is AWESOME!!! I don't blame you I want to do it too.
 

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Well jessica talked to her hubby and he is all in. I need a wall mounted shelving unit...even though I bake from a commercial kitchen I have LOTS of stuff here> My home is starting to look like a caker's episode of hoarders. Well she says Randy is all in! He loves building sh!&t . I look fowrard to it because I know the value of nice cabinetry. just texted Wandy (as I call him) we will figure it out. I will get the make the cake I want, she will get the talk of the town cake. Love the deal all around

post #564 of 681

Your football Jersey cake is awesome!

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Hi....I'm in Lousianna just moved from Texas....was in east Tennessee for 10 years....prices do change from area to area.....I'm originally from Marianna Florida.....nice to meet ya....THERESA

post #566 of 681

Hi, I ove your cake   please tell me where they posted prices for cakes. I, too, need help with this. I do not know just how much to charge for cakes. Thanks

post #567 of 681
@ Cupcakefrost and @ FullHouse and everyone who put photos up of your cakes, AWESOME JOB!!!! Very well done. I have a huge problem with pricing everyone tells me im undercharging and i know i am but i can't seem to talk myself in to the fact that my cakes are good enough even when people tell me they are. I have alot to work on in the confidence area of my life. Lol. But others that i talk to say they have all struggled with the same thing in the beginning. I am starting to charge more now so that's good i guess. icon_smile.gif but yes this topic is definitely a great one. Where is it that you all spoke about that you can get help with pricing on here?? Im still new at this site, I've been a member for a while but haven't really been on much till the last several months. I have to say that each one of you are AWESOME! ! i really enjoy the people, and conversation and info, the tips and everything on here. So thank you to all of you. So if i have a 3 tiered cake with ganache, and fondant with fondant/gumpaste flowers and stuff what is the right area of pricing? Also a full sheet cake with buttercream and buttercream decorations? I just need kind of a ballpark idea, i know you can't price it fully without seeing an example but an idea would be great. Thank you all. Have a great day!!
post #568 of 681
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... this topic is definitely a great one. Where is it that you all spoke about that you can get help with pricing on here??   I have to say that each one of you are AWESOME! ! i really enjoy the people, and conversation and info, the tips and everything on here. So thank you to all of you.

 

Wonderful!! It's always nice to hear that a CC member is excited about learning how to price their cakes. Please use the search box, there are many threads on CC about pricing, this has been discussed many many many times. You can also read Jason Kraft's piece about pricing.     

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post #569 of 681

Ok here is 2 Reese cup cakes I did. In this pic there is 2- 8" double layer rounds. White cake with swiss meringue buttercream with Nutella added in, melted choc poured on the sides, walnuts, and chopped up Reese cups on top. These cakes were for coworkers so I only charged $25.00 each.... ack! I have been going through my pricing structure because I have been having a hard time pricing my cakes but now any "speciality" cake I do, such as this one or my choc covered strawberry cake (in my pics) they automatically start out at $55.00 for a 8" double layer. Hopefully I can get my prices worked out and stick to them and not start second guessing myself when Im giving a quote. I will be reading all I can about pricing. What would you charge for one of these cakes?

 

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post #570 of 681

your cakes are beautiful. I have the same issue as you. Do not know how much to charge and always underestimating yourself.

 

These cakes were well over $25   The ingredients were probably almost or more than that. It is a shame that those we know do not want to pay what these cakes are worth.

 

I also feel that those of us who are beginning and love to make cakes or do other crafts, are just to kind-hearted and 'fall prey' to those who just want a bargain or perhaps do not realize the time, energy and money spent.

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