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Pricing a fondant cake

post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 
Hi everyone,
I'm having some trouble deciding on how I want to price a cake. I recently started sharing photos of what I bake on my facebook and suddenly I have people ordering cakes from me for holidays, birthdays, baby showers etc. My mom passed away a year ago and it was then that i began baking often..it has been my way to coupe with my loss. I never knew I loved it this much til now.
Anyway, all my cakes are homemade from scratch and decorated with fondant..also homemade. How much should I charge for a two tier fondant cake for 60 ppl? Taking into consideration that I am a beginner.Here is a photo of what is being requested.
post #2 of 16
If you don't have permission from Disney to make this cake then you, legally, cannot sell it.

You need to get (among other things) a solid pricing structure in place before you go into business.

How much were you thinking of selling a similar cake for?
post #3 of 16
Thread Starter 
Oh yes I am aware that I can not llegally sell it without permission. The colors of the cake and the structure is what is being requested. I was thinking of selling it for $75. Too cheap or too much?
post #4 of 16
.........mmmm.

You really do need to do your OWN homework and learn how to do your costing out properly.

How can I tell you what to charge? Please - I don't know your costs! You might be using crap ingredients like mixes and Criscocream icing.

My skills are in a different category than yours, so that also needs to be taken into consideration.
post #5 of 16
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Originally Posted by Godot View Post

.........mmmm.

You really do need to do your OWN homework and learn how to do your costing out properly.

How can I tell you what to charge? Please - I don't know your costs! You might be using crap ingredients like mixes and Criscocream icing.

My skills are in a different category than yours, so that also needs to be taken into consideration.

Wow that was a little snarky...
post #6 of 16
Thread Starter 
That did come off a little harsh but its ok. I am not easily offended. In your previous post you asked what price I was thinking of so I assumed you could five me some pointers.




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Originally Posted by Godot View Post

.........mmmm.

You really do need to do your OWN homework and learn how to do your costing out properly.

How can I tell you what to charge? Please - I don't know your costs! You might be using crap ingredients like mixes and Criscocream icing.

My skills are in a different category than yours, so that also needs to be taken into consideration.
That did come off a little harsh but its ok. I am not easily offended. In your previous post you asked what price I was thinking of so I assumed you could five me some pointers.


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Originally Posted by Godot View Post

If you don't have permission from Disney to make this cake then you, legally, cannot sell it.

You need to get (among other things) a solid pricing structure in place before you go into business.

How much were you thinking of selling a similar cake for?
post #7 of 16

That cake does not serve 60 people.  For aesthetic purpose (aside from not doing disney), I would go to a three-tier.

 

This one would maybe do 40ish...don't have my chart in front of my.  6" and 10"

 

And the cost issue is a hot-button topic on here...since you just joined yesterday, all is forgiven.  LOL

 

Put "pricing out a cake" in the search bar and you will find a plethora of info!

 

Good luck and welcome to CC!

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post #8 of 16
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Wow that was a little snarky...

Yeah, I know.
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I really like punctuation.


Hehehehe......

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I love what I do and do what I love

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post #11 of 16

So my husband just explained "Let Me Google That For You" to me!  Brilliant!  So much easier that copy/pasting a whole bunch of URLs into a post!

 

Linda

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post #12 of 16

Actually..... GoOgle  works so much better than Goggle.....   maybe that is the problem people have

OH... and YES I know that was snarky!

Go on ... stone me!!  

I am the resilient generation ....   AND proud of it !!  :wink:

A sense of humour is a wonderful thing  - without laughter, the world is a SUPER boring place

PS..... only smart people can read truly WITTY comments and chuckle instead of getting all miffed

Hero of all time - GODOT

 

 

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A sense of humour is a wonderful thing  - without laughter, the world is a SUPER boring place

PS..... only smart people can read truly WITTY comments and chuckle instead of getting all miffed

Hero of all time - GODOT

 

 

www.facebook.com/applegum

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post #13 of 16
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Then I guess that settles it, no need for people to even answer threads anymore or even come on CC. Why, when they can just "goggle it" for themselves.


Since it is not possible to tell someone what they should charge for a cake, what is wrong with teaching them how to figure it out? Some people don't know how to use Google to search a certain site.

 

AddieCakes, were you offended by the "Let me Google That For You" post?

There. Their. They're not the same.

 

I hope I die before "your" becomes the official contraction of "you are."

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There. Their. They're not the same.

 

I hope I die before "your" becomes the official contraction of "you are."

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post #14 of 16
Ahh the hot topic of pricing a cake, it just seems to usually bring on disagreements.....
post #15 of 16
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Originally Posted by ApplegumPam View Post
 

Actually..... GoOgle  works so much better than Goggle.....   maybe that is the problem people have

OH... and YES I know that was snarky!

Go on ... stone me!!  

I am the resilient generation ....   AND proud of it !!  :wink:


Thank you spellcheck police, get some one else to stone you.

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