just wanting your help and opinions on this cake I did for my wife's friend's husband.
what would you price this cake at ?? and what do you think of it ??
Cute cake! Suggestion: clear the clutter in the background before you take pictures,and maybe cover the surface with a tablecloth. There are a few threads on here with great advice about how to take good pictures of cakes. The cake will look far better with a clean background!
I see some minor errors and I'm not sure how many it serves, but I would say $80-100.
Just starting out you could charge less ($70) until your name gets out there. Only spend 6 months "getting your name out there," though. That's about how long it took me to raise my prices. I didn't want to have low prices for too long and have that be the reason people order my cakes. I still don't charge for my time, because I'm learning and it takes me much longer than an experienced decorator to get things right.
Before I read any comments I thought £25. I really don't think that is over priced, under if anything!
I was asked to make a Blackberry (mobile phone) cake, I added up how much it was gonna cost for ingredients, £13, so I said £20. That is probably over priced for me but this person is a friend of a friend of a friend, had it been friends or family I probably would have charged £15.
My advice is to work out how much it costs for Ingredients then just add a bit for time/electric/gas etc. When you get more confident, inquire with a pro how much they charge and go from there.
Fab cake though! Love the tractor. :)