Pricing Question....

Business By TPDC Updated 13 May 2006 , 5:48am by BellaRosa

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TPDC Posted 7 May 2006 , 2:09am
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Hello Everyone. I am new to the forum area and Cake Central. I love the site! I have a question.... Someone emailed me a picture of a cake (Barn cake that says "Happy Birthday Jack" from

I do not know how much this would normally cost because of all the little work that goes along with it. 3 cupcake haystacks, royal icing doors, fence, scarecrows, sheep, pigs, cows, and chicks. Could someone please help me!

Thank you in advance!!!!!

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mmdd Posted 8 May 2006 , 12:15pm
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Prices usually depend on the area.

Do you not do much pricing at all?

You can price per serving or use a matrix, or you could multiply the cost of your ingredients & time by 2.5 or 3.

I would say that this cake is going to be pretty expensive.......I mean, a 3-d cake & royal icing animals.......and that's gonna be a pretty penny.

Don't know what to tell you to charge for it, but don't undercharge............price a little higher & IF you want, you can lower it.

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MomLittr Posted 9 May 2006 , 12:20pm
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I have a question, in pricing cakes, would you price a square cake (say 8") the same as you would price a round cake of the same size? Am making up a base price list and have my rounds & rectangles priced, but am not sure about pricing squares.


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BellaRosa Posted 13 May 2006 , 5:48am
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My single layer 9x13, double layer 8in round, & double layer 8in square are all the same price. I use those as my base cakes (since they are all the same amount of ingredients and servings) and go from there. Keep it simple & you dont have to worry as much. icon_smile.gif


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