My Cars Cake

Baking By tracieduran Updated 28 Jan 2012 , 10:15pm by Goreti

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tracieduran Posted 27 Jan 2012 , 9:40pm
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Hi bakers,

I have an issue with a cake that i recently made. It was a two tier cars cake. Two chocolate fudge cakes and the whole cake was edible. the cars were made by me too. The lady I made it for said that she was over charged and that my prices were to high. please can you take a look and let me know what you would have charged. I actually charged £40 and that was cheap. The cake sizes were 8" and 6" many thanks

ps there is a picture in my gallery

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CreativeCakesbyMichelle Posted 27 Jan 2012 , 10:28pm
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You definitely didn't overcharge. According to google that would be about $63 over here and in my area a fondant covered cake without the hand-made figures would be at least $3 per serving so they'd be looking at about $110 without the figures (and prices are low here because I'm in a rural area). Sounds like the lady doesn't realize that custom cakes are not priced like grocery store cakes. Or she's just cheap.

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Osgirl Posted 28 Jan 2012 , 4:48am
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$40? That is a steal! I couldn't imagine paying less than close to/around $100. It obviously took a lot of time to make the fondant figures and the details on the cake.

Cute cake, BTW!

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LisaPeps Posted 28 Jan 2012 , 9:09am
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I would have charged £90 for the cake without the figures. I probably would have charged £5 for each figure.

I charge about £2.50 per serving, an 8" and 6" serves 36 so that's where the £90 comes from. If any balks at my pricing, I tell them... a dessert in a restaurant costs £4.50 and that is just a frozen cake warmed up in the microwave and mass produced, not a custom designed cake.

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emma_123 Posted 28 Jan 2012 , 6:17pm
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I agree with the others, £40 is incredibly cheap for a two tier cake like that. She should be happy she got such a cheap cake! Some people just want something home-made and hand crafted at Tesco's prices sadly.

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tracieduran Posted 28 Jan 2012 , 9:55pm
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Thanks ladies. I do struggle to set the prices on my cakes is there a guide somewhere on here that I could follow?

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Goreti Posted 28 Jan 2012 , 10:15pm
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You have got to be kidding me. The woman obviously has no idea the time & work involved in making a custom cake like this. She should be VERY grateful for the amount you charged her.

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