Originally Posted by costumeczar
I'd charge at least $100 for a 6" version of that. Don't be surprised if you tell them the price and they say it's too much. People don't expect to pay more than about $25 for a cake
, so unless they know how much custom cakes cost they won't want to pay that much
. [YOU will need to learn HOW to educate the customer that YOUR cake is worth luxury pricing.]
Don't back down and lower the price, though. Just because they can't afford it doesn't mean it isn't worth that much.
Welcome to the forum. The specifics of cost/location/legal or not legal/ etc., only you can answer. Your cake looks lovely, but a more professional finish on the edges of the exposed cake board beneath the fondant will add value to your presentation. Since you are new to this forum, you may not know that the question of pricing has literally been the subject of millions of posts on this forum. Do a forum search for the terms, how much to charge, what price, etc., and you will find some excellent material.
Since this is your first order, the suggestion to charge $100 sounds good. The people asking for this exact cake may have no idea that it may cost over $25 (and even that number may sound high). After all, "it's only a tiny cake made with butter, flour, sugar, and eggs, right?" These same people may have an idea that a 6" x 4" high cake serves 2-4 people, and an 8" x 4" high cake serves 8.
Here are some excellent articles on "How did you arrive at that price?", and what a serving size looks like and how to cut a cake:
How To Cut a Wedding Cake:
Wilton wedding serving size chart
Lark Cake Shop Cake Serving Guide:
Pricing Cakes Like a Pro (Craftsy)
How Much to Charge for my Cakes?
New cake business at home...help!
How'd you arrive at that number?
Sample Cake Serving Sizes -- made of Paper or Cardstock