Do You Think I Charged Fair?

Decorating By Alwayzmakincake Updated 24 Mar 2012 , 1:54pm by BizCoCos

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Alwayzmakincake Posted 24 Mar 2012 , 9:55am
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Hi there,

I am just starting to get my pricing together and with what is being charged in my area, I have decided on $2.50 for BC, $3.50 for fondant, $1.00 extra per slice for fondant/gumpaste accents on the whole cake.

Can you please look at the layered petal cake in my gallery (pink, white, black) and tell me if you think $42 is fair for the 6-inch. Wilton says it serves 12. She was glad to pay the money, but some people I've been talking to keep saying, "a 6-inch cake is $42?"

Thank you!!

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Honeybees Posted 24 Mar 2012 , 10:16am
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42 seems very fair. they are not just buying a cake they are buying art. Its a wow factor for events, the fact that its edible too makes it a plus. I'd say stick to ya guns don't lower the price. Personally Id rather sell 1 cake a week and charge more than work my butt off selling cakes cheap and still only making the same amount.

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Goreti Posted 24 Mar 2012 , 12:48pm
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Those that are saying that it is too much have no idea what goes into making that kind of a cake. They are just going by what they see at Walmart, Costco, etc. You cannot compare the two. You get what you pay for.

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RebeccaBloomwood Posted 24 Mar 2012 , 1:20pm
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I think $42 is fair. And yep, those people who think that it's too much are probably comparing your price to store bought cakes, they don't know what they're talking about.

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BizCoCos Posted 24 Mar 2012 , 1:54pm
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I would have charged 65

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