I made some mini doll cakes for my sisters Quince.. I was the sponsor for this, soo I did not put a price tag on it.. But ever since that night I have a couple of people wanting me to do them for their events.. Here is my problem. Would I do the same for a cake: my price to to make all of them X's 3?
For 14 mini dolls covered in fondant and one reg doll cake:2.99 for 4 mini doll heads--I need 14
2.99 for one reg. doll head--I need 1
It takes about 3 boxes of cake mix to make all these -- 5.00 (give or take a few cents this includes my eggs, water, oil, flour etc...
This does not included the round boards (12 boards for 4.19) I would have to buy 2 packs. Also round grease proof dollies around 2-3 bucks.
Oh yeah I still have to make about a cup of BC icing for each cake to go under the fondant.. Boxes to deliver in, I can get about 6-8 cakes into a big box. The box is about 2 bucks..
So the total will be approx. $50.00
X's 3? $150.00Will someone really pay this price for doll cakes??
I am a little worried that these may not be worth making, being I don't think people will pay for this price..I am afraid to be shot down, being the price is kind of high.. What do you think?
I honestly think that that's an extremely fair price...that only averages about $10.71 a doll....who's going to find a customized mini doll cake for $11???? I think even the grocery stores charge $30-40 for the large ones!
There's ALOT of labor that goes into each dolll...I wouldn't be at all apologetic about charge at LEAST $150!!
Just my 2 cents.
OMG I didnt even include the Fondant.. Hikes!! Thanks Tanya!
ya she's right..they wouldn't be able to get them ANYWHERE else for that price...
and if they shoot you down, it will only be until they get quoted a higher price somewhere else and then they'll probably come running back
I couldn't agree more.
Go for it, and if they don't want to pay leave them go else were.
They will probably end up calling you back anyways.
Yep, I think I have seen about $10 per doll somewhere.....
WOW, thanks everyone.. I will set a price right around that and stick to my guns!!!!!!!
I charge $45 for the reg. doll and $15 each for the small dolls, take it or leave it.
Not only is cost an issue here, but a lot of detailed work goes into those little buggers!!
I should know, I just did one large doll and three mini dolls this past weekend for my daughter's birthday.
I've had a customer turn me down before, I think the price scared her away, but I intend to go show off my daughter's cakes to her to see what she missed out on!!
Stick to your prices, only you know what goes into it!!
Sounds good to me...lot of work goes into making those dolls.