Wedding Cake Charge?

Decorating By DGbcs Updated 16 Sep 2013 , 2:19am by DGbcs

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DGbcs Posted 12 Sep 2013 , 7:45pm
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AI am doing a wedding cake and have a base price in place per slice. While I sell many other types of cakes, wedding cakes are "newer" to me so I am not sure how much extra to charge b/c the person wants a design using impression mats. How much extra do you experienced wedding cake makers feel is reasonable charging, knowing I will have to buy 2 specific impression mats for this project? Sure, I can use them again, but don't know how often I will be so I feel its necessary to charge a tad extra since I will be ordering these mats online for this project and the cake is really, really inexpensive since I am newer to wedding cake making. I am wanting to do "x" amount extra for the order, not extra per slice. Thoughts?

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jason_kraft Posted 12 Sep 2013 , 7:54pm
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AIf you're not sure if you will use the impression mats again, assume you will not and charge the customer the full price of the mats plus your standard markup.

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Dayti Posted 12 Sep 2013 , 7:57pm
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Personally I don't charge extra for wedding cakes, and I don't charge extra for having to buy new tools. Unless it was something super specific that I know I would never use again - in which case I would discuss with the bride, or even ask her to change the design, or decline the order if it wasn't in my economic interest to do it. 

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AZCouture Posted 12 Sep 2013 , 9:18pm
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AI might if it was something I wouldn't use again. I'd reach out first to local decorator friends or FB friends and see if you could rent it first.

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DGbcs Posted 16 Sep 2013 , 2:19am
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AThanks everyone, for your thoughts. I really appreciate it!

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