How Much Should I Charge For This Cake?

Decorating By mayra Updated 9 Jul 2008 , 3:28am by Jenn123

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mayra Posted 9 Jul 2008 , 1:12am
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Hello everyone. I need your help again pls. I just got an order for a NY Yankee Stadium cake to serve about 50 ppl. What would you say is the best reasonable price for a nice cake like this? Thanks

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karateka Posted 9 Jul 2008 , 1:40am
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My 3D carved cakes are priced between 4 and 5 dollars perserving, depending on design. So for 50 servings, it would be a minimum of $200.

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Jenn123 Posted 9 Jul 2008 , 2:09am
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Working inside a hole like that is a PAIN!!! At least $200

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RobzC8kz Posted 9 Jul 2008 , 3:14am
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You have to consider the time spent on that project. To get all that detail and everything will take you hours. If you charge $200.00 for that cake and lets say on the low side your supplies run you $50.00, that's $150.00 left over for your time spent baking, decorating, delivering, setting up, and driving back to your shop. All told that could come out to 10 hours minimum!

Are you okay with working 10 hours and getting paid $15.00 an hour? If so, then $200 for that cake is a good deal for both you and your client.

For a 3D cake that takes 10 hours from start to finish, I'd charge $350.00 minimum. If the market in your area will bear that out, I say you should charge that. If you're uncertain, split the difference and go $275.00. If you're not sure what your market area will support, call some of the local bakeries and ask what they'd charge.

Remember, our time is just as valuable as any other professional out there. The reason why they come to us is because 1.) they can't buy it off a rack, and 2.) they can't do it themselves.

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Jenn123 Posted 9 Jul 2008 , 3:28am
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10 hours??? Seems like a lot...

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