How Much Should I Charge For This Cake?

Business By melissaanne Updated 7 Oct 2005 , 4:19am by melissaanne

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melissaanne Posted 4 Oct 2005 , 12:22pm
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Hi everyone,
I have made a few cakes now, but usually for family or friends. I had someone ask me how much I charge for this cake the other day, but I didn't know what to say.
how much would you charge for this engagement cake? It is chocolate mud with fondant covering and decorations. It think when I made it is served 50 or 60.
thank for your help,
It is in my photos under Renee and Scott's engagement. The one with the hearts on the top.

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HeatherMari Posted 4 Oct 2005 , 12:30pm
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I'm not real great at pricing stuff myself but I would think that would be worth quite a bit. With all the flowers and the fact that it is fondant I would say at least $3.00 per serving. Maybe someone with more pricing experience can help but I think that would be very fair.

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alengirl Posted 4 Oct 2005 , 12:47pm
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I agree with the previous post of atleast $3.00 per portion. Not to mention that you also have a lot of details that take time to make. . . time is money, so you can add some more $ to the over all price. If you have to deliver it, add that too! I would charge $200 if it's for 60 portions with delivery. Just think of it this way, calculate everything you spend to create such a masterpiece. Then the money that remains (excluding the delivery charge), divide it by the # of hours you spend working on it. Then you'll see what your time is worth icon_biggrin.gif Good luck and let us know what happens thumbs_up.gif

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sweetbaker Posted 4 Oct 2005 , 12:54pm
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I think between $200-$300.

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adven68 Posted 4 Oct 2005 , 1:06pm
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I would charge around $4.00 USD per serving but I am in NYC......what are the prices like down under? I guess yoiu should check your local bakeries and go by that.

It looks so yummy!

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MariaLovesCakes Posted 4 Oct 2005 , 1:23pm
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yep, for fondant between $2.50 and $3.50.. per serving. That depends of course which area you live in...

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melissaanne Posted 7 Oct 2005 , 4:19am
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Thank you very much for your help!!!! icon_smile.gif

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