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post #16 of 19
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I have just finished making a 12" rich fruit cake, iced and decorated for a diamond wedding celebration.  The cake is two thirds covered with hand crafted Peace roses which took somewhere between two to three days to craft (26 large roses).  Then of course there were the rose leaves too.  The recipe I use is Delia Smith's rich fruit cake which is, as you would imagine, rather an expensive cake to make and I also used two thirds of a full bottle of brandy once the feeding process was completed.  I do not feel I have over charged at pricing this cake at £120.00 considering the ingredients, time and skill used to produce the finished cake.

 

Love and light,

 

CP x

BTW - you haven't overcharged....  you have SERIOUSLY undercharged.  For a 12" round fruit cake with basic decoration, I'd charge £145, plus all those flowers...  surely another £100 of your time, at least?!!!!!

 

I realise that London prices are slightly higher than in the north, but even so....  think of all the work you've put into it.  :-(  You need to VALUE your time - because if you don't, no-one else will.

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post #17 of 19
I was thinking exactly the same thing! I'm Manchester and large fruit plus marzipan, plus sugarpaste plus brandy plus six hours in the oven plus lots of handcrafted flowers would be at least £185 depending on the amount of flowers, so yours should be more than this! If you have a deep cake which most of us make as well there will be more servings. If you bought the m and s one and just put your flowers on you would still have to charge £100 for your time at least so the total cake would be £160 ish which is still low and you haven't had the time consuming nature of producing, feeding and covering a cake included in this. That's the way I think about it anyway!
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post #18 of 19

Hi,

 

I'm just starting up in cake business in would be grateful if you could help me price fruit cakes from 4" fully iced and decorated.

 

Thanks

 

CS

post #19 of 19

Why don't you do it instead?

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