Price For Faux/real Cake????

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majormichel Posted 15 Mar 2010 , 1:07pm
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I did a faux cake for a friend a while back, and now another bride wants this same cake. see link below.

The bride wants the top cake 6" real and the rest fake (2 -8" & 10"). How much do I charge for this? She wants dark brown ribbon and real flowers on it.

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KHalstead Posted 15 Mar 2010 , 1:11pm
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it would be up to you and based on your "ingredients" (sometimes the dummies cost more than real cake ingredients) and time spent, just like any other cake order.

I personally charge $2.25/serv. for bc tiered cakes and $1.50/serv. for faux tiered bc cakes. The only reason there is ANY reduction in price is because of the convenience factor for me (especially since I HATE baking), I can work on the cake over the course of 2 weeks if I want vs. the day before the wedding (to keep the cake fresh) and I don't have the time or expense of any structure (dowels, boards, etc. for each cake) of stacking a real cake. I also save time with clean up of dishes/kitchen from baking all the cakes.


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mindy1204 Posted 15 Mar 2010 , 1:53pm
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I have never done a dummy to sell just to practice on. However my part-time job is assisting a wedding coordinator and we did a wedding this weekend where the 5 tier cake was a dummy and the bride paid $1200. It was a nice cake but in my opinion not worth that money. It had 4 round tiers and one square tier (the bottom) and 4 tiers had polka dots and one tier had a fondant pleated wrap.

IT sure did have that wow effect though.

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majormichel Posted 16 Mar 2010 , 1:39am
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KHalstead, do you think $120 would be a fair price for this cake. 6' real, (2) 8" fake and 10" fake. All my supplies and ingredients cost $43.54. Would it make sense for them to keep the faux and not return it.

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