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Need help with pricing this 3-D deer head cake. I made this groom's cake for a friends wedding as a gift, now I have an order to make it again. I'm trying to find out how to determine what I should charge for it. The cake is about 20 inches tall and about 12x12 around the base. Can anyone help me? It is greatly appreciated. Thanks

 

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Check out the Pricing Formula link in my signature below to help set a price based on your costs and market value.
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I price 3-D cakes differently than my other cakes as they are more time consuming and often require a bit more in way of structure and time for design planning. I do not price 3-D cakes per serving but rather according to the time estimated to create the cake, inclusion of costs, and a premium for my time because of the higher skill and stress involved. While a 3-D cake might only serve let's say 30 people you might have to charge the equivalent of $10.00 - $12.00 per serving once you include all of the extra considerations. If the customer wants a 3-D cake they would have to understand that there is a lot more to it than how you would go about pricing another type of cake such as a wedding or celebration cake. HTH

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That cake is more work than one might think at first glance. I'm not too clear on the size is it 20 inches without the antlers? I'm say something between $800-$1500 depending on detail (eyes and texture)
 

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Sorry for not being able to reply back until now. My computer crashed and i just got it fixed. Thanks for all your comments. It really helps me on pricing.
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