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I didn't see a Price the Cake thread for today, so here we go :)

 

*This is not my cake*

 

I came across a blog yesterday where a young lady said she had found someone to do this cake for her for $350. I couldn't believe it. Anyway, assuming the tiers are 14, 12, 10, 8 (X2), and 6 in, this would be about 178 servings (per Earlene's serving chart). Here in Central Texas, I would charge $6 per serving for a cake like this (plus extra due to the bling and flowers). I would feel comfortable charging $1200 for this cake. Keep in mind, I actually charge more than most of the bakeries/bakers around here. :) What is your price for this cake?>>   

 

 

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When i press the link i do not see the cake

post #3 of 252
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Here it is!

 

 

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In the program that I have made for myself I would charge $1,165.00 .. I am no where near doing something like that yet but that is what my spreadsheet is telling me...Who ever is doing that for $350 is crazy... I am in Ontario Canada by the way

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For me this would be  230 1x2 inch servings, and with just basic flavors and buttercream filling I would charge $1035.00. I'm in Upstate NY.

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Originally Posted by LadyViola View Post

I didn't see a Price the Cake thread for today, so here we go :)

 

*This is not my cake*

 

I came across a blog yesterday where a young lady said she had found someone to do this cake for her for $350.>>   

 

  Pink & Black Bling cake

 

This cake is beautiful!!! Whoever is doing this cake for $350- I am certain it will not look or be anything quite close to this cake. I would love to see what they actually come up with for $350..but for sure, it will not be this cake! People are really crazy!

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This cake is beautiful!!! Whoever is doing this cake for $350- I am certain it will not look or be anything quite close to this cake. I would love to see what they actually come up with for $350..but for sure, it will not be this cake! People are really crazy!


That's what I was thinking. ;) The amount of work that goes into a cake like this is worth, at the very least $1,000, in my opinion.

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I agree with cakefat! That $350 cake is going to be a hot mess! In northern ky, I would charge $4 a serving, 230 servings, and add on for the flowers, and hourglass tier, to make it an even $1000.
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post #9 of 252

At $350. you'll see it soon on Cake Wrecks.

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here is the link to the blog I was reading >>>  http://www.weddingbycolor.com/royallyurs612/milestones/182556

 

Actually, she stated $340, not $350. icon_rolleyes.gif Judging from the info on her profile, the wedding has come and gone, but interestingly enough, I could not find a pic of this $340 cake. I was dying to see how it came out!

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$1265
 

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I admit , I scanned her blog too to see if I could find a pic of this $340.00 cake. 

I would LOVE to see how that came out.icon_eek.gif

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Anybody a member of that website? I clicked the contact button and only members can contact members. I seriously want to see how it turned out.
Beginners, be sure to parrot advice and get your post count up as fast as you can. After all, it's not what you know, it's what people THINK you know.
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Anybody a member of that website? I clicked the contact button and only members can contact members. I seriously want to see how it turned out

 

Why don't you join Anna? icon_biggrin.gif I wanna see a picture of that $340 cake, lol!

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Ah, I love google icon_biggrin.gif A quick search of the bride and groom's names (Thankfully, they have uncommon names) along with their photographer (LA Photography) turned up this:

 

 

 

See more here>>>

http://www.lasphotography01.com/p359134276

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