How Much $$ For Doll Cakes?

Decorating By MCook Updated 8 Apr 2008 , 5:54pm by stephanie214

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MCook Posted 8 Apr 2008 , 1:09pm
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I have been hired to make a centerpiece cake to replicate the dress for a quinceanera. It is just to sit in front of the honoree mostly as decoration and to take home--not to be cut at the pary. I plan on making it the size I have seen on CC using stacked cakes (I do not have the Wonder Mold).
My question is: How much should I charge for this cake? It will be white cake coverd in fondant with piped lace in lilac or hand painted in lilac on the fondant--haven't worked that out yet. It also laces up the back and I definately want to incorporate that.
I usually charge $3.50/slice for my fondant wedding cakes and start at $2.50/slice for my carved 3-D cakes with buttercream.

Here is the website photo of the dress:

Any suggestions and help on achieving this will be greatly appreciated.
Thanks, Marcia

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aligotmatt Posted 8 Apr 2008 , 1:14pm
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I'm not good at pricing this, but I can say that walmart here charges $37.97 for it, so don't charge less than that! icon_smile.gif

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stephanie214 Posted 8 Apr 2008 , 5:54pm
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I charge $65.00...I'm the only one in my area that makes the doll cakes icon_biggrin.gif

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