AHi all, this is my first post. I have to thank everyone here for providing invaluable information to all bakers out there. I am a hobby baker trying not to cut prices of professional bakers. Needed an opinion if I am on the right track. This my third fondant cake in my life. I charged $145 for it. Two tier chocolate ganache covered in fondant with strips/dots/bow/balls/ non edible stroller topper in fondant. It is 8" and 10".
I cant comment on the pricing, but just wanted to say that is a very cute cake!
AThank you jennicake! Appreciate the encouragement.
ACute cake. I would have charged 456 USD.
If you still have the cake try taking a photo more from the side instead of looking down at it. The angle doesn't do the cake justice and it's hard to see the pram.
I don't usually do two tiers in those sizes (personal preference is for a smaller top tier) but going on those sizes with the decoration and pram, I'd probably charge around £175 - £200 , which is approx $275 - $315
AI agree I should have taken front shots- seems to me I really undercharged the cake!
AThank you!!:) I think I didn't charge a lot on the labor- I didn't feel confident as its my third cake. But I need to reevaluate my pricing strategy!
AHere is another picture: [IMG]http://cakecentral.com/content/type/61/id/3093720/width/200/height/400[/IMG]
AI would've charged $248 + topper. I'm in California. That is a very nicely done cake!
I don't know your expenses or the typical pricing for your area. You can't take our pricing and just apply it to your cakes. My 8/10 before all the bells & whistles starts at $140. I'm sure there are people in bigger cities that have a base price much more then me.....little remote areas maybe less. Figure out your costs & expenses...then maybe call around to see what other bakeries in your area would charge so that you are competitive...not undercutting them. You did a fantastic job!!!
AThank you all so much!!!!! You have no idea how much encouragement this is giving me in my skills and confidence to charge appropriately!!! :) I did call around bakeries and prices went upto $200 and more. My doubt in my skill set made me settle for less. But next time around I will hike up the price considerably. But thank you all again.
That is such a cute cake!! The only way to get that confidence up is to keep practicing. Whenever you find yourself with a little time, buy a couple cake dummies or bake up a couple cakes to practice with. You can also do free cakes for family/friends (or yourself) that allow you to try different techniques, etc. In no time, your confidence will be through the roof. You're on your way!