Wedding Cake Pricing...need Help!!

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bellejoey Posted 16 Jun 2007 , 1:53pm
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Hey Everyone! I REALLY need a little help with pricing a wedding cake that I will be doing in the next couple of weeks. I am really bad at pricing, in fact my DH says that I practically give them away for free! help on pricing would be greatly appreciated. I am working with a lady who's daughter is getting married. She would like a 2-tier cake to feed 60 people. The flavors she chose would be a white cake filled with lemon curd and fresh raspberries and iced in swiss meringue buttercream. She directed me to a site where she loves all of the cake pics there...Cinderella cakes...and it looks like most of here choices are stacked tiered cakes. She has a cake topper already and a cake stand, so I am just wondering what on earth I would even charge. It's not alot of people...just 60 or any ideas would be great!!! Thanks in advance!

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bellejoey Posted 16 Jun 2007 , 2:19pm
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Bump myself....icon_smile.gif

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beccakelly Posted 16 Jun 2007 , 3:41pm
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for 60 people i would charge between 150-180 depending on the design. but im in ohio, so in CA you should prolly charge more than that. i don't know what the standard is out there, but maybe 180-240? thats just a guess based on what i've heard from other CA CCers!

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heavenscent Posted 16 Jun 2007 , 3:50pm
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I live in dallas which is pricey area we can get away with charging 2.00 - 3.50 depending on butter cream or fondant hope that helps

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weirkd Posted 16 Jun 2007 , 3:50pm
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I would charge between $4 and $5 a slice and then add on for any decorations you add that would add to the cost of making it and your time.

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GeminiRJ Posted 16 Jun 2007 , 3:53pm
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Check a few bakeries in your area to find out what they would charge and use that as a baseline. Some of the prices quoted in the forums would never fly in my area! You have to be happy with what you charge, but you have to also be reasonable.

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IHATEFONDANT Posted 16 Jun 2007 , 3:58pm
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Figure out your costs and multiply by three . That will give you your cost for the cake itself. Then add on for extras...decorations...etc.

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dakjack Posted 16 Jun 2007 , 3:59pm
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I too will be making a wedding cake (for my sister) in Sept. and I too was wondering what the going rate is. (I wont be charging her the full price but curious as to what the cost would be if I did).
I am from Pa. so if anyone else from Pa. could give me an estimate that would be great.
It is to serve 250-300 and will be choc. cake with choc BC and white cake with BC covered in fondant with swags and silk flowers.
Sorry to butt in on your thread bellejoey - just had the same question. thanks

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bellejoey Posted 16 Jun 2007 , 4:49pm
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Wow! okay! That really helps alot! Thank you everyone for the quick responses. My DH wants to charge a fortune (of course..he's the husband!LOL) But now I have a really good idea! Thank you again! I also like the add up your cost and multiply that as well. DakJack....good luck on your cake as well, and hope you decide on a great price also! I go to figure out how many lemons I'll need for that curd! LOL! Went to the market...can you believe they wanted a $1.00 a lemon! Geez! I'll shop around of course...but Geez!! LOL!

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prterrell Posted 16 Jun 2007 , 5:00pm
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For very simple decos, my price for that cake would be $195. If the decos are more intricate, the price would go up considerably.

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