How Much Should I Charge

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Miss-bakes-alot Posted 23 Jun 2013 , 3:36am
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AIm new to cake decorating. So far I have made 5 cakes. But im not sure how much is too much or not enough. This cake I made took me about 8hrs to make. Any ideas? Thanks[IMG][/IMG]

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suzied Posted 23 Jun 2013 , 7:31am
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Not really sure. what sort of  cake is it made of .  maybe  60/= to 75/=

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Godot Posted 23 Jun 2013 , 8:23am
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It's an okay cake for a beginner, but if I were you I'd hone my skills some more before even thinking of selling cakes.

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lolarx8 Posted 23 Jun 2013 , 10:37am
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When I first started cake decorating there were so many ideas floating in my mind. So at the beginning I made a lot of cakes and gave away to friends, neighbors, family, etc. This allowed me to gain experience and lots of practice without eating all the cake. Also, it got my name out there as I improved my skill level. At first I felt comfortable with family or friends paying for my ingredients only. Then as I became more experienced I began charging for my time. If this is only your fifth cake, you did a very good job. You definitely has an eye for detail.  Keep practicing on anyone who will eat cake. The more practice, the faster you will become. If your cakes look fantastic and taste delicious you won't have any trouble getting customers.

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Miss-bakes-alot Posted 23 Jun 2013 , 4:40pm
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AThis cake is chocolate I used a angel food cake pan and 2 8" round pans with cream cheese whipped frosting. My manager asked me to make this one for her daughter I charged her $40 and she loved it! Right now ive just been making cakes for family, friends an co-workers. I know ive got a lot of learning to do so im making a cake whenever I can. Thank you lolarx for the info and your compliment about this cake it didnt turn out as good as I wanted it to but now I know what I did wrong and what to do different next time. ive got 3 more cakes im making a captain America cake a mcdonalds cake and a crocodile Hunter cake. Heres another cake I made a beach cake this one was my first-ever cake[IMG][/IMG]

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