I Don't Know What To Charge?!?

Decorating By ecb8r2 Updated 30 Apr 2013 , 9:21pm by FrostedMoon

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ecb8r2 Posted 30 Apr 2013 , 8:16pm
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So I had a lady contact me through my facebook page and she told me that she is a cake decorator herself but she's 'old school' and has never worked with gumpaste or fondant. She said that she's going to be making a three tier underwater themed cake for her daughters birthday but she was wondering if I could make some fondant or gumpaste characters for it so she didn't have to buy plastic ones for it.  She was asking me if I could make a dolphin, octopus, mermaid, crab and some small fish. I told her I could do it and ship them to her, but I have no clue what I should charge her. What sounds reasonable? Help me please!  Thank you!



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DeliciousDesserts Posted 30 Apr 2013 , 8:20pm
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AThat depends...how big are the characters? How detailed/realistic?

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jason_kraft Posted 30 Apr 2013 , 8:52pm
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ASame formula as pricing a cake: ingredients + labor + overhead + markup (you can probably use the same markup % as you use for cakes).

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FrostedMoon Posted 30 Apr 2013 , 9:21pm
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AI agree with the formula above, but if you aren't sure about the mark up percentage, etc, take a look at some of the toppers on etsy. That will give you an idea of what people are asking for the types of figures you plan to do.

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