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post #1 of 48
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would you think $45 is waaaaaaaay to expensive for this cake? I heard a couple saying "it is an outrageus price!!" So my boss priced it $35 the next day...

It's a chocolate cake, with raspeberry preserve filling, chocolate ganache frosting and accents in fondant.

12 ppl serving

 

 

(it's a wilton pan, I totally hate it, sooooo many details and you need to frost every single one.. ouch! took me 2h just for frosting and decorations..)

post #2 of 48
Outrageous price at $35! Not worth more than $20.
post #3 of 48

I would price it at $50. Is the skeleton edible?  Add another $15.

 

So your boss prices his cakes based on if some random customers complain that the price is too high?  How long has he been in business???

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post #4 of 48
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I really hope that's a joke.

$20 is $1,66 for serving, I am not Walmart!

post #5 of 48
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Originally Posted by cakesbycathy View Post
 

I would price it at $50. Is the skeleton edible?  Add another $15.

 

So your boss prices his cakes based on if some random customers complain that the price is too high?  How long has he been in business???

 

I know right? yes the skeleton is fondant, so edible.. I told him not to low the price, but what can I say.. ??

He's rather have many orders for a little less money to grow the business..

post #6 of 48

i don't believe that 45$ is a outrageous price, but it might be to high a little...is't a 3D cake (even if it's a wilton pan cake), frosted in ganache, fondant decorations, spider figurine etc...i think that 35$ is a good price...it's 3$ per serving.

 

When i go to a restorant, i buy a piece of cake for 3.50-4$ and it's not even decorated.

 

I guess, it's also depends on your location.

 

It's only my point of view :)

post #7 of 48

It's actually not legal to sell a cake from a Wilton pan. I have that same pan.

post #8 of 48

I sell cakes from my round wilton pans.

If it's the coffin shaped pan without the skeleton, it might be okay only because it's a shape, not a character.

I would charge $50 as well.  

post #9 of 48

I have that pan. The skeleton is a part of it. But I guess it isn't a licensed character so I don't know abut that...Good point Norasmom

post #10 of 48
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Outrageous price at $35! Not worth more than $20.

Are you kidding?!?  There's probably more than $20 in supplies!!!

 

Curious as to why you would say this?

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post #11 of 48
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Outrageous price at $35! Not worth more than $20.

 

It's just cake. And it's falling apart, we can see it crumbling. I say $15, not a penny more. 

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post #12 of 48

OP, didn't you see this coming from a mile away when you posted about taking this job a month ago?  So your boss wanted you to price cakes for him, but he didn't want to take the advice??

 

Changing him, teaching him, advising him, etc. is all futile, if he just asks customers what they want to pay.  Just give up now while you still have your sanity.

 

And to the new people reading this thread, the low prices being tossed about are sarcasm. :)

 

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post #13 of 48
I would say that it shouldn't take you even half that long to decorate that cake and $35 is more reasonable. Also, I wouldn't use fondant for the skeleton, buttercream would work fine and be quicker.
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post #14 of 48
P.s. I wasn't being sarcastic, just honest and hopefully helpful.
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post #15 of 48
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I would say that it shouldn't take you even half that long to decorate that cake and $35 is more reasonable. Also, I wouldn't use fondant for the skeleton, buttercream would work fine and be quicker.

 

Agreed on the time, 2 hours is too long.

 

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