Seafood Crab Boil Cake- Pricing

Business By CakeEvolution Updated 9 Feb 2013 , 5:27am by CakeEvolution

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CakeEvolution Posted 6 Feb 2013 , 6:03am
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Hey guys... I just wanted to get a feel of what the market is charging in general. I live in Atlanta but I know location can affect the price. Just wondering..... What Would YOU Charge?


This cake is 10" Round - 4 (2") layers ... Basic cake flavors and fillings. (serves 56 according to Wilton's guide). Decorations are made of fondant, gumpaste, and larger items contain RKT as their base.


I strive on my making my cakes 100% edible.... Only items that are not edible are the inscription signs due to the request of adding a child's name to cake as well.... It ruined my original plan... But I totally understand... Can't leave the kids out!!


Thanks in advance!




Oh... Edible decorations include: Whole crabs, snow crab legs, potatoes, mussels, corn and shrimp. OMG... the corn on the cob was PAINFUL!!! I like adding finer details but for some reason... this corn was pure aggravation. lol

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LadyViola Posted 7 Feb 2013 , 4:49pm
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My 3d cakes start at $200 and I go up from there depending on the complexity. That's probably kinda low for something like this, what with all the extra details. How much did you charge for this?

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DeliciousDesserts Posted 7 Feb 2013 , 5:02pm
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AI miss living in Atlanta! I lived there most o my life.

First of all, did you really indicate this cake is 4-2" layer cakes? That's about 8-9" tall total.

I would make the sign edible as well. Make it from gumpaste or rice paper. I'm with much as possible should be edible.

Livin in Charleston this is a popular cake. There is a lot of detailed work on that cake. If they have a tighter budget, I would suggest less crabs & such on the table.

Based on your specifics, I would charge about $450-500.

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DeliciousDesserts Posted 7 Feb 2013 , 5:04pm
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AThere are at least 3 whole crabs (including eyes & such) & 8 shrimp & 4 ears of corn! Lots of sculpting & details...

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CakeEvolution Posted 9 Feb 2013 , 5:25am
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AOh yes. Lots and lots of sculpting.... And underpricing going on here... Lol. I charged $275 but once it was all put together I realized the errors of my ways.

Cake was 10" round... One 2 layer white almond and One 2 layer amaretto, I believe

There were 4 whole crabs, 3 large snow crab legs, 5-6 corn on the cobs various sizes, probably 10 potatoes and 10 mussels... 16 shrimp atleast.... I made too many decorations in fear of the pot NOT being full enough.... Once we delivered the cake We used the extra decorations all around the pot and stacked 2 crabs on top of one another on the cake board (it was too cute).

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