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post #16 of 17
I use the Wilton Party Cakes Chart and price per serving. I sold my first cake a year ago and my starting price is $3 per serving. Tiered cakes start at $3.50. Sculpted cakes are priced based on difficulty. If you make great cakes, people will buy them! I've spent countless hours researching and looking for ideas only to have the "client" never contact me again after they find out the price. It used to bother me, but it doesn't anymore. They wouldn't work for free either and they shouldn't expect you to - that's why they're hiring you! If someone has a problem with my pricing then it's their deal, not mine. Your time is valuable and you're the only one who knows how much it's worth! Your cakes look great and you should charge accordingly. I had an order for a Louis Vuitton purse cake to feed 25. She wanted to know the price so I found they best bakery close to me (an hour away) and found a Coach purse cake on their website with a lot less detail which they charged nearly $15/serving for. I told her I'd do it for half that and so I made $175. That might seem like a lot, but it took me three days to complete. I feel like it really launched my business and allowed me to prove to myself that I'm worth that price. Next time I'll charge more!
http://cakecentral.com/gallery/2208071/louis-vuitton-purse
post #17 of 17
Where in GA are you?
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