Cake Pricing Question

Decorating By maulerat Updated 19 Apr 2011 , 12:14am by JanH

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maulerat Posted 18 Apr 2011 , 7:21pm
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This is a great thread for us newbies. I am just starting out and was want to make sure I'm not undercharging (or overcharging). I know it varies by area but was wondering what would you guys charge for the following cakes?

This one is a 9x13 that I did for a friend's baby shower. It is covered in MMF.

This one was done for my daughter's birthday. It was carved from 2 10-inch round cakes and the blanket is MMF.

Thanks for your input!

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silverdragon997 Posted 18 Apr 2011 , 8:01pm
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It does depend on the area you are in. Most people charge per serving, so it would depend on how many servings each cake gave. I charged $3.50 per serving for a standard tiered cake and $4.00 per serving for anything carved like the dog cake.

You should also make sure the state/county you live in allows you to sell cakes you make out of your home, if that's what you're doing. Just be aware of the laws in your area. icon_smile.gif

Good luck!

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leily Posted 18 Apr 2011 , 9:58pm
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Everyone price per serving can range form $2/serving (or less) up to $6 or $7 depending on location, cost of your materials, recipes used, and what you want to pay yourself hourly and what profit you want.

Check out this thread for how to price a cake. (or other products)

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caymancake Posted 18 Apr 2011 , 10:08pm
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For the sheet I would charge between 60-100, depending on if it was a single layer or not, and also depending on the flavour. The puppy cake I would charge about $60-70. That's just based on my own personal pricing scheme for my area.

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JanH Posted 19 Apr 2011 , 12:14am
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