I everyone I have given my first quote with new pricing today.
I realized yesterday after reading a ton of post on Cake Central that I have been way undercharging!! here are two cakes I did, both for $75.00 each, such a mistake!! Hopefully I am on the right track with pricing. The Left cake I will not do again for less than $150.00 and the right I will not make for less than $90.00 What do you all think?
My base cost before per serving is 20.00. plus 3.50 per serving, I am near princeton, nj
I base any fondant cake I do at 125 and go up from there accordingly. I purchased cake boss software and it really helped my pricing. But I would probably charge around 175-200 for the one up top and 125 for the one on bottom. BTW both are beautiful :)
thanks for the info. I just used an excel workbook for the first time yesterday and was shocked that my fav scratch Vanilla recipe is over $5.00 per batch!!! Thank you for price estimates, that will really help me! And I may splurge on cake boss software soon!!
I am still trying to figure out my pricing as well. I know i am under pricing but i dont know the average for my area :(
LWarmke, this isn't regarding your question, just a suggestion. You have very lovely cakes. I would suggest that you take a really nice photo of each cake to show them off to their best. Not in the fridge or in a box but in stead use a neutral or complementary background, no clutter, good lighting. It will really help build a portfolio of what you have done. If you do a search there are a lot of threads on photographing cakes.
Thank you denetteb!! I have been realizing while I have a great camera I have not been taking the time to get a great photograph. Now I will :)