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post #1 of 32
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just curious what all of you would charge for this cake?

just a plain white cake with strawberry buttercream filling/frosting with fondant and fondant accents..its an 8" 2 layer cake

i am still verry new to this ...

post #2 of 32

$112.50 plus tax

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post #3 of 32
How much did this cake cost you to make including ingredients, labor, and share of overhead?
post #4 of 32

I charge £65 for this cake is that too much or too little? What do you all think? I would love to hear what others think.

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it is an 8" madeira cake with rasberry preserve and vanilla buttercream.

post #5 of 32
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everything cost bout 50.00 all together..
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Originally Posted by jason_kraft View Post

How much did this cake cost you to make including ingredients, labor, and share of overhead?

bout 50.00 all together

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Originally Posted by -K8memphis View Post

$112.50 plus tax

really??
post #7 of 32

$4.50 a serving times 25 servings

 

i might construct it different make it look like 4 layers inside

 

and use a strawberry filling with wipped cream and a splash but yes.

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post #8 of 32

and i'm sure my prices are behind the times--

 

haven't raised them to today's higher costs

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post #9 of 32
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Originally Posted by mamas07 View Post

everything cost bout 50.00 all together..
Does that include labor? How many hours did you spend making this cake, including prep, baking, decorating, and cleanup?
post #10 of 32

I would charge £55 (GBP) for that cake.

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post #11 of 32

I would charge about $90

My charge is $3.50 /serving

post #12 of 32

I would charge $75 + $10 for the strawberry filling (depending on market prices).  I don't fully enrobe cakes in fondant, so I might even charge more for that.

 

For the knitting cake--WOW! My hourly rate would have to be high on that one. 

post #13 of 32
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Originally Posted by -K8memphis View Post

$4.50 a serving times 25 servings

i might construct it different make it look like 4 layers inside

and use a strawberry filling with wipped cream and a splash but yes.

i though about doing 4 layers but for some reason the last time i did that it fell apart on me icon_sad.gif 25 servings? what size slices? im only asking cuz i am new to all this - i didnt think you could get 25 slices at most i thought 20 .. and whats a splash?
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Originally Posted by Lilly200 View Post

I charge £65 for this cake is that too much or too little? What do you all think? I would love to hear what others think.
400


it is an 8" madeira cake with rasberry preserve and vanilla buttercream.

i think you undercharged im my opinion.. thats a lot of work-- my cake took me a decent amount of time i could imagine that..
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Does that include labor? How many hours did you spend making this cake, including prep, baking, decorating, and cleanup?

no that does not include labor.. it took me about 4 hrs total..
post #14 of 32
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no that does not include labor.. it took me about 4 hrs total..
$50 in ingredients plus 4 hours at $15/hour = $110. Add $10 for overhead (this is an estimate assuming $1000 in annual overhead costs like advertising, insurance, licensing, etc. and two orders per week on average) and you're at $120, which is your cost, and the absolute minimum price at which you should sell this cake (and that's still low considering you would earn zero profit). The best selling price for your area is dependent on the market price, if your cost is higher than the market price then you either need to get more efficient or target a different market.
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Originally Posted by jason_kraft View Post

$50 in ingredients plus 4 hours at $15/hour = $110. Add $10 for overhead (this is an estimate assuming $1000 in annual overhead costs like advertising, insurance, licensing, etc. and two orders per week on average) and you're at $120, which is your cost, and the absolute minimum price at which you should sell this cake (and that's still low considering you would earn zero profit). The best selling price for your area is dependent on the market price, if your cost is higher than the market price then you either need to get more efficient or target a different market.

thanks soo much.. i didnt think a little 8" cake would cost that much..like i said im just starting..
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