Cake Pricing! Help!!!!

Decorating By Yoann26 Updated 3 Sep 2011 , 9:37am by JamAndButtercream

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Yoann26 Posted 3 Sep 2011 , 5:16am
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A friend of my sister ordered me a cake today but I have not given her the price yet because I am not really sure how much to charge her and I don't want to over/under charge.

She wants a 2 tier baby shower cake . ( she still has not given me the flavors)
1st tier blue with white and brown dots.
2nd tier blue with white and brown stripes. with a pregnant woman as a caketopper sitting on the edge on top tier.

Please help. This is actually my first fondant cake for a non family member.

Thanks alot.

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JamAndButtercream Posted 3 Sep 2011 , 9:37am
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You need to consider a lot when working out your prices, like all the other CC members told me, these are things you need to consider,
Ingredient prices: what does inside the cake and what goes on the outside,
Energy prices: The price of gas/electricity used for the cooking,
Equipment prices: If you had to buy new pans/tools etc for the cake,
Labour prices: how much would you like to add to the price for the time you spent making it?
Travelling prices: If you are delivering the cake, you need to calculate the expense of the journey,
Area Price: What you also need to consider is the price range of your area, I live in the UK and in the area I live people wouldn't pay high prices for cakes, so know your area, and know what people are likely to pay for and what they are not likely to pay for.

Hope this helps, as I can't just say a price! good luck! icon_smile.gif

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