How Much Should I Charge For This Big Square Wedding Cake?

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pastrymaniac Posted 6 Feb 2014 , 12:12am
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Hi fellow cake decorators,


I would really appreciate getting different opinions on how much to charge for a wedding cake as follows:


- 3 tiered square cake (16´´, 12´´,8´´) covered with fondant (standard height of 4´´) 

I always charge more for square cakes when compared to round ones.   


- Decor of the cake consists of satin ribbon around tiers and some gumpaste calla lilies or roses, no piping (nothing too fancy or intricate)


- Flavours are different in tiers.


. Vanilla sponge with fresh strawberries buttercream

. Vanilla sponge with fresh raspberries buttercream

. Carrot cake with walnuts and cinnamon with vanilla buttercream



Top quality flavour is really important to me and has made me earn a very good reputation.


As a filling I always use IMB (italian meringue buttercream) made just with butter (no shortening) and I flavour it with real vanilla, jams or curds I make myself out of fresh fruits.


I always use homemade cakes baked from scratch made with the best quality ingredients (butter instead of shortening, real vanilla bean paste,etc.)


Opinions and thoughts would be greatly appreciated.


Best wishes

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Norasmom Posted 6 Feb 2014 , 12:18am
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I would charge about $750 for such a cake, but that's MY pricing.  Figuring out pricing is so hard, the best thing is to add all of your costs, including water, electricity, childcare, e.t.c.  and then charge an hourly on top of that. Different parts of the country have different costs as well so only you can determine the price.

Good luck.  You don't want to end up making the cake wishing you had charged more.  Sometimes when I give out a quote I charge whatever I feel like charging (which is a decent amount..)  without even calculating costs, because I know what kind of work it will entail.

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SystemMod1 Posted 7 Feb 2014 , 1:18am
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Duplicate thread, please see


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