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post #16 of 20
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Originally Posted by ginger6361 View Post

Unless you have a food color printer, the bottle and TP tube lables will cost $15 to $20 alone. Add that to cake and labor. Min $50 easy.


Yeah, it looks like most bakeries are charging about $175-$200.

 

What do you guys think about this one? Any ideas how much this one would cost?

 

http://sugarsweetcakesandtreats.blogspot.com/2010/06/dental-school-grad-cake.html

post #17 of 20

Yes, my base price would be $150 for a taller-tiered, filled baked-from-scratch cake with ganache and coloured fondant. A figurine is $70. The edible images to make those two labels would cost me $30 to source. The other gumpaste moulding, around $40 probably.

 

Its not so much the materials, but the amount of time it takes to make, design and build your custom cake.

 

If you wanted you could commission a sugar artist to make a few dentist-inspired gumpaste items (like toothpaste and brush) and just bung it yourself on a costco cake. You could probably do that for under $100.

 

Hope that helps!

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post #18 of 20
Wow, the teeth would be even more! That is a lot of precise carving and molding if each tooth...and there is no telling how much it actually serves, so a flat price for me would be $350.
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post #19 of 20
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Bake it yourself maybe. You could do a 9x13 and cut it in the shape of a tooth--kinda round the sides and make two 'legs'--pretty easy. Then if it was me I'd ice it all white then put a dab of chocolate somewhere for a cavity and write the "calling Dr. Whoever"

 

just a thought

 

Not exactly the same effect as the $200 one but diy works sometimes.

 

Omg I'm sucha dunce I din even see you chose a link to a tooth cake!!! DO IT!!! You KNOW you can do it!!!

 

~~shop one day,

 

~~then get you cake board ready--it needs to be unflexible (reynolds wrapped foamcore works or heavy cardboard) or your cake will crack--

 

~~bake on another day, get your cake on it's board--I suggest that you flip it twice so it sits on the board the way it sat in the oven bottom side down--

 

~~and decorate on the next day.

 

That way you go crazy in installments not all at once.

I know you can do this and she will love that homely thing better than one that any amount of money could ever buy.

 

For real!

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post #20 of 20

If you want a custom cake, be prepared to pony up the money.   Please, don't waste bakers' time getting quotes on high-end cakes unless you have a suitable budget to pay for such a cake to begin with.

 

Another option: to really save money, go to Wal-Mart...buy toothpaste, toothbrushes, dental floss, and a travel-size bottle of Listerine...then swing by their bakery and pick up a cake.  Stick the dental hygiene items on the cake and voila!  Cake done and wallet only lightened by about $20.  Then she can use the items you bought after eating the sugary cake.  Problem solved.  LOL

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