Price For A Cake With Gum Paste Animals

Decorating By Diana44 Updated 27 Apr 2009 , 12:21am by Sassy74

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Diana44 Posted 24 Apr 2009 , 1:15am
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Can anyone help me with how to price a small 2 tier cake for a first birthday? I usually do mostly buttercream icing. The cake is 2 tier with the top to be used for the one year old and the bottom layer to feed approximately 20-25 people. Iced in buttercream with fondant zebra stripes and 3 animals made out of gum paste. ( a bear, a elephant and a lion). This will only be my second time working with forming animals.
The customer wants a cost before she places the order. Can anyone help?

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brincess_b Posted 24 Apr 2009 , 9:31am
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it seems like on here people charge between $5 - $30 for figues, so it depends on all the usual, your area, ingrediants, your time and how long it will take you.
it sounds like a cool cake, good luck!

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LeanneW Posted 24 Apr 2009 , 5:36pm
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i recently charged $24 for 3 frogs sitting on a lily pad. The whole thing was about 6 inches round. I think I under charged a bit. I should have at least charged $30

I tried to add a pic but I don't have time to re size it right now.

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Rylan Posted 26 Apr 2009 , 9:46am
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I would say that, that would depend on the quality of each figure.

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Sassy74 Posted 27 Apr 2009 , 12:21am
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Hmmm, this sounds similar to a cake order I have coming up. It's for a two-tier stacked-10" and 6". All buttercream. I'm making a fondant tiger topper. I'm charging $75 for this cake, including $15 for the tiger. That's basically what I charge per animal. Ppl have to realize that it's quite time consuming and takes a fair amount of skill to do these animals, and therefore...they ain't cheap! Three animals is quite a lot, and could take you a while. Don't feel bashful about charging a fair price for your work. As someone recently said on don't work for minimum wage!

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