How Much To Charge For A Cake Like This?

Decorating By BethV Updated 13 Aug 2012 , 8:54pm by KHalstead

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BethV Posted 13 Aug 2012 , 6:22pm
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A 10-inch round cake, either 2 or 3 layers, covered in fondant and then the figure and weights will be modeling chocolate. I already quoted a price but I wanted to see what others thought.


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KoryAK Posted 13 Aug 2012 , 6:27pm
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For me, I would do our base price for the cake +$35 for the guy (our standard base for figures) +$35 for the rest of the stuff. Our 10x3" cake feeds 20 for $115 in fondant. So the total I would charge is $185.

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BethV Posted 13 Aug 2012 , 6:31pm
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Oh good! I thought I was over charging by charging $100. I guess I could have changed more, but the last time I lost a job because the bride couldn't swing what I was charging (it was a cake for 50 people, this is just for 25). So I decided to go on the lower side since I'm just starting out.

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jason_kraft Posted 13 Aug 2012 , 7:01pm
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You were in the right ballpark, our price would be $54 for the 10" cake (2 layers) + $30 fondant covering + $60 for the fondant figures = $144. Be careful about starting out too low though, you'll want to make sure you are attracting the right customers from the beginning (those who will pay extra for quality work).

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BethV Posted 13 Aug 2012 , 7:08pm
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Thanks! You are right about starting too low. But this is a friend of the family, so I don't mind going a little lower for her. If I gain any business from her party, I can always tell them that I gave her a friends and family discount. Plus, I figure I can have her hand out my card, so it is extra exposure for me. Next time, for a similar cake I would charge $150 for sure.

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KHalstead Posted 13 Aug 2012 , 8:54pm
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I charge $2.00/serv. for individual cakes iced in fondant, this one would be $84 plus $25 for the man figure (I charge a minimum of $25 for people figures), and probably $5/each for the smaller modelled items. So I would charge $124 for the whole shabang...and this would include 2 layers of cake and vanilla buttercream between the layers.

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