Cake Central › Cake Forums › Cake Talk › Cake Decorating Business › What do you charge for sheet cakes?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

What do you charge for sheet cakes?

post #1 of 17
Thread Starter 
What does everyone charge for sheet cakes?
I know we are all in different areas, but just curious.
Especially the 11x15 or 12x18?
Thanks!
post #2 of 17
I am in texas.. I charge 35 torted and filled BC or whipped icing for an 11X15.. Yes it really depends on where you live.. It's pretty hard here to get any more than that.. Sometimes people just don't know the value of your work!
A woman is like a bag of Tea.
You don't know how strong she is until you put her in hot water.
Sweet Days and Happy Baking!
Reply
A woman is like a bag of Tea.
You don't know how strong she is until you put her in hot water.
Sweet Days and Happy Baking!
Reply
post #3 of 17
I am in Michigan and I get 35-40 for 11x15 and 45-50 for the 12x18 for min. decorations price can be higher for moer decorations.
post #4 of 17
Moderator Edit; Moved to "Cake Decorating Business" Thanks!!
Whatever you do, do with all your heart!
Reply
Whatever you do, do with all your heart!
Reply
post #5 of 17
I'm in central IN.

I get $26 for an 11x15.
I get $40 for a 12x18.

All of my sheets are single layer, no fillings.
This ncludes most decorations. but I do charge extra for lots of fondant accents and for GP and chocolate pieces.
post #6 of 17
I'm in Georgia: I get $35 quarter sheet and $45 for half sheet and $60 for a full. These are double layers all buttercream with drawing or flowers.
It's not how good you are, but how well you can fix your mistakes.
Reply
It's not how good you are, but how well you can fix your mistakes.
Reply
post #7 of 17
Thread Starter 
I was going to charge $40.00 for a 12x18. Looks like I was in the right range! Thanks!
post #8 of 17
I only charge $25 for an 11 X 15" and $30 for a 12 X 18" which is significantly lower than the rest of you, but I wonder how do you compete with Sam's and Costco? I live within minutes of both, so at least for me, I have to consider this. The price I charge doesn't include extras like fillings, torting, or elaborate designs, but I do wish I could get more for my cakes. For me I think it would be a risky thing to try.
Is there anyone else in the Kansas City area that charges more than I do??? Just curious.
COULD SOMEONE PASS THE FROSTING?
Wendy's Cake Space
The Homeschooling Blog
Reply
COULD SOMEONE PASS THE FROSTING?
Wendy's Cake Space
The Homeschooling Blog
Reply
post #9 of 17
I only charge $25 for an 11 X 15" and $30 for a 12 X 18" which is significantly lower than the rest of you, but I wonder how do you compete with Sam's and Costco? I live within minutes of both, so at least for me, I have to consider this. The price I charge doesn't include extras like fillings, torting, or elaborate designs, but I do wish I could get more for my cakes. For me I think it would be a risky thing to try.
Is there anyone else in the Kansas City area that charges more than I do??? Just curious.
COULD SOMEONE PASS THE FROSTING?
Wendy's Cake Space
The Homeschooling Blog
Reply
COULD SOMEONE PASS THE FROSTING?
Wendy's Cake Space
The Homeschooling Blog
Reply
post #10 of 17
I get $60 for an 11x15--but its also double thick (2 layers of cake, each torted and filled)

I dont try to compete with Sam's and Costco--people are welcome to go there if they want, and they will get a great quality cake.

What I offer is different though--home made taste, with a completely custom design.

Its the difference between ordering out for pizza, and making it at home...sometimes I am in the mood for the Dominos $5 bucks deal...and sometimes I want the taste of a fresh tomato on a warm chewy crust grilled on an open flame. I always end up spending more when I make my own pizza, but it hits a different spot!
post #11 of 17
I think I'm going to reprice my cakes by a couple dollars and see what happens. I know the price of sugar has gone up in my area over the last year, and the silly boxes and cake boards are very expensive.
One thing though for those of you who charge $30 + for an 11 X 15" are you using a 2" deep pan or 3"? I only use a 2". I think for torting and filling you should get $35-$40 no problem.
COULD SOMEONE PASS THE FROSTING?
Wendy's Cake Space
The Homeschooling Blog
Reply
COULD SOMEONE PASS THE FROSTING?
Wendy's Cake Space
The Homeschooling Blog
Reply
post #12 of 17
I just recently adjusted my prices based on the 3x cost method. Some of my prices really jumped, so I lowered some a couple dollars. I now charge $26 for 11x15 and $31 for 12x18. These are just 2" thick sheet cakes with buttercream and basic decoration.
My mission is to fatten up everyone else around me so that I look thinner!
Reply
My mission is to fatten up everyone else around me so that I look thinner!
Reply
post #13 of 17
I charge $25.00 for a 11 x 15 and $30.00 for a 12 x 18. These are 2 1/2 in high and basic decorating. If it has a lot of extras I charge a little more, but I am actually a little higher than the bakeries. I am told I should charge more, but I do it by word of mouth from family and friends, work full time, and teach classes at the local community college, plus family. I keep pretty busy so I am OK with it for now. I dont like that part of it! Crazy, but I enjoy it!
post #14 of 17
WendySue
I live in Spring Hill!! I charge $25 for a 9x13, and$40 for a half sheet.
That is NOT torted and filled, however I will sometimes do that and charge a little more. You should have no problem going up on your prices! People will eventually learn that your product is superior to those wholesale cakes and plastic decorations!! (I know where your talking about, one on one side of I35 and one on the other, they have their pick!!!) I've had to learn that if I'm confident in my price and in my product people will not question me, I have a rule that I don't preheat my oven for less that $25 PERIOD! Its not worth the stress and time away from my kids! BTW nice to meet a neighbor online!! icon_biggrin.gif
post #15 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by snicker

WendySue
I live in Spring Hill!! I charge $25 for a 9x13, and$40 for a half sheet.
That is NOT torted and filled, however I will sometimes do that and charge a little more. You should have no problem going up on your prices! People will eventually learn that your product is superior to those wholesale cakes and plastic decorations!! (I know where your talking about, one on one side of I35 and one on the other, they have their pick!!!) I've had to learn that if I'm confident in my price and in my product people will not question me, I have a rule that I don't preheat my oven for less that $25 PERIOD! Its not worth the stress and time away from my kids! BTW nice to meet a neighbor online!! icon_biggrin.gif



Snicker,
I hear ya! I'm more and more certain I'm not charging enough. You're post is very appreciated... living so close to me, I have a better idea based on what you charge... what I might charge. Thanks for the help! Now if I could just get my husband off the phone so he could help me get these kids to bed all would be great with the world! icon_cry.gif
COULD SOMEONE PASS THE FROSTING?
Wendy's Cake Space
The Homeschooling Blog
Reply
COULD SOMEONE PASS THE FROSTING?
Wendy's Cake Space
The Homeschooling Blog
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Cake Decorating Business
Cake Central › Cake Forums › Cake Talk › Cake Decorating Business › What do you charge for sheet cakes?