[B]Need Help Urgently With Pricing This Cake![/b]

Decorating By chrissypie Updated 25 Sep 2008 , 6:44pm by Trixyinaz

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chrissypie Posted 25 Sep 2008 , 4:39pm
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Hi All,

I was wondering if you could help me with how much I should charge for a particular cake. It will be a 12 x 18 cake, buttercream frosting and filling, buttercream decorations. Also will have a large Fondant Christening gown draped over the top and a pair of baby booties on the cake board. How much would something like this go for? I am giving my friend a discount because I know she has no money to spare, but I know her pregnant friend will ask how much and do not plan to give her a discount so I need to know how much to tell her. If it helps, I live in Long Island, NY. Not a real well to do spot in LI, but not a poor area. Any help with this would be greatly appreciated. Also, does anyone know of any templates on how to do a christening dress? I was just going to try and mess around to do it, but would rather have a template if possible. I saw a gorgeous cake online here but I didn't see a template.

Anyhow, thanks!


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TexasSugar Posted 25 Sep 2008 , 4:50pm
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How much is it going to cost you to make it? You can't figure out how much to charge until you have an idea of how much you are spending.

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Trixyinaz Posted 25 Sep 2008 , 6:44pm
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12x18 single layer cake serves 54 ppl. If you are making a double layer cake, that would serve 108 ppl - approximately.

I'm assuming you are doing a single layer and torting it. For one of my basic cakes - chocolate, white, yellow, strawberry, etc with BC icing and fondant accents as you describe, I would charge as follows:

Single layer torted and filled with BC = $121.50
Fondant booties = $15.00 (guestimate, depending on details)
Fondant Gown = $20.00 (guestimate, depending on details)
Total: $155.50

That's me anyway. I'm in Michigan FWIW.

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