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post #16 of 51
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Wow SarahJane!! I had no idea things were so expensive where you live!! What do other bakeries charge for an 8" cake?
post #17 of 51
SahaJane, I haven't had a chance to look closely at all you prices. You are probably still a little low for your wedding cakes. In the burbs of Los Angeles bakers sell starting at $2.50 for a very plain wedding cake. In the city starting at $3.00. Check out www.sweetladyjane.com sometime. Wedding cakes start at 6.75 per serving.
post #18 of 51
I think I would stick to boxed cake mix with those prices...geeeesh.
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post #19 of 51
SarahJane, just learn from the experience and adjust the price accordingly, and maybe ask friends/family to pay the cost. They'll understand what the cost is there. I know they will appreciate getting a scratch cake with quality ingredients. I know a pizza hut pizza there is about $30 so people are used to paying a higher price for everything. I guess it's the price to live in paradise. icon_lol.gif

Thank goodness for Sam's Club. We took the kids there every other day for lunch on Oahu for the cheap pizza/hotdogs. icon_wink.gif
post #20 of 51
ge, there aren't really any places to compare to. The only bakery in our town will give you a plainly frosted cake, but you have to add your own decorations. Safeway only sells decorated 1/4 and 1/2 sheet cakes. The half sheets are $35 and are pretty ugly. And there is costco (I'm not sure the price on those) they're big but I've heard they taste bad, so I don't know what's different about theirs, back home costco cakes were pretty good. Anyway, I've had people specifically ask if my cakes are made from scratch. What do you think about having two sets of prices, one for scratch and one for mix and then people can decide what they want?? I really don't like making box cake. We try to eat organic chemical free food and I prefer to make scratch cake (I only make the crisco exception because you just can't decorate w/ all butter and organic shortening would absolutely kill my budget) LETA costco food court is very popular around here for that very reason.
post #21 of 51
Okay,

I am very new to this and have an order for a cake to feed 30....so I was thinking to do 2 9 x 13's, she wants half chocolate and half white. I was thinking of charging $40.00. Am I way out to lunch??? I don't want to be too high but I also don't want to undersell myself.

Also, this is probably a very dumb question but what size is a 1/4 slab, 1/2 slab and a full slab? I can never figure that out!

Thanks!
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post #22 of 51
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SarahJane: I think you could make two price lists..its all about how you want to do things. Maybe try it out & see how it goes. I honestly wish I had great advice for you, but maybe someone else will see this thread that can help you better.

Gibson: I think a half sheet 1-layer would be perfect for 30 people & I charge $40 for mine. I use 9x13 for 1/4....2 9x13's for 1/2 & 4 9z13's for a full sheet. I hope this helps.
post #23 of 51
Hey SarahJane-
I compared my price list to yours. I do the exact same thing. You really have no idea how much it costs to bake until you add it all up. It's been a real eye-opener for me. I pay appx $1/c Crisco sticks, .91/c butter, eggs .09 each, flour .12/c. I'm not sure about cocoa. I need to check the price next time I shop. My only advice would be consider using a box mix (DH) for your chocolate cakes, since cocoa is so expensive. The boxes and cake boards really add up to, don't they?
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post #24 of 51
Thanks ge978!!!!!
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post #25 of 51
Does anyone buy their boards bulk? The only thing they offer here is the wilton brand at walmart and their is one cook supply store that offers them individually but they cost about 50 a piece, ouch.
post #26 of 51
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No problem Gibson..I hope I helped thumbs_up.gif

SarahJane: Have you looked at online stores? I only buy the cake circles in bulk because I got through those like crazy, but I'm not sure where you could buy the other ones....
post #27 of 51
I just got a request for my first paid cake so I wanted to thank you for this since I was at a loss of what to charge. Thanks GE.
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post #28 of 51
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no problem yukisaru...I'm glad I could help. thumbs_up.gif
post #29 of 51
Thanks GE! I'm so bad at pricing!
post #30 of 51
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No problem Jen....I'm sure this price list isn't for everyone but hopefully it does help give an idea thumbs_up.gif
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