Pricing A Graduation Cake

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mommyjones Posted 22 Apr 2012 , 2:09pm
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I am making a cake for my friends mom who is graduating in May. I am having trouble pricing it out. Would I price it as a regular tiered cake or a shaped cake.

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jason_kraft Posted 22 Apr 2012 , 2:55pm
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How much will ingredients cost you, how many hours do you estimate you will spend on the entire order, and how much do you spend on overhead costs (licensing, insurance, utilities, etc.) on a per-order basis?

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QTCakes1 Posted 22 Apr 2012 , 11:46pm
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I would price it as a tiered cake, not a 3D cake. It's not really a 3D. I am assuming you are using a rectangular cake for the first tier and a square tier for the second tier, so that would be tier for me.

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CupcakeQT82 Posted 23 Apr 2012 , 1:19am
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I'd just do tiered as well. . . it's not a super complicated cake to call it a real 3D cake

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akaivyleaf Posted 23 Apr 2012 , 6:14pm
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I am doing one very similarly. I priced based on the number of servings and the intricacies of gaining true gold versus yellow, coloring the other book with royal blue and I have to recreate a honor society key logo.

Take into consideration any specialty you have to add to a basic rectangle and square cake.

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KoryAK Posted 24 Apr 2012 , 1:20am
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Extra for decor, yes, but for the basic part of the pricing just a tiered cake.

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