Hi, I'm new to decorating cakes and pricing has got to be the hardest thing ever. I made this cake for a friend so I didn't charge much because I like the practice. Now people are asking how much I would charge for the exact same cake. What do yall think? Dondant covered cakes by home bakers in my area go for $3.50/slice. This cake is a 2 layer 8 inch for the body and a 1 layer 12 inch for the shoulders. The head is styrofoam covered in molding chocolate and fondant for details in the face
Thank ne you so much in advance
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the biggest hurdle is that you have to have permission from batmans' owners to sell/do a character cake like that --
but in general for sculptures since you know the going rate in your area for home bakers -- find out what the nicest bakery in your area charges for sculptures and you won't go wrong charging fifty cents or a dollar over what the nicest brick & mortar charges in your area --
best to you
I had no idea there were copyright rules for cakes. That makes things a lot harder. Lol.
yeah it is a bummer but whadayagonnado
As you stated, pricing IS the hardest part. (Do a search on this website with the word: pricing and you will come up with 100,000's of threads.) Here are some excellent links: