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Hi I am new to cakecental.com and am looking foward to starting my own bakery some time in the near future. Is there a pricing index that is used for cakes? If anyone has any advice please let me know. So far all the cakes I have made have been for friends and family. Most have them have been free or very under cost. So any advice would be great. Thanks a bunc. MC icon_smile.gif
post #2 of 4
Ooh, me too! Me too!

I am curious as well. I have a cake that is being requested and I am curious as to what is a good asking price.
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post #3 of 4
ooooOoooo pick me too! I have a bad habbit of feeling bad if I tell someone 30.00. but... then there is the part of me that says.. well,, look at what you put into the cake.. So I would LOVEEEE a lil Help on Pricing too! =0) Thanks in advance
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You know, I am thinking that the EASIEST way to price for cakes is just to set a price per serving, including all decorations. It should probably even out in the end. Maybe add $0.25 extra per serving for fondant, and charge a little extra for special things like fondant roses ($0.50 each?), or on a cake by cake basis (like my little pun? icon_smile.gif ).

Check out the local bakeries around you - around here they are about $2-3 per serving for wedding cakes, and maybe a little less for the standard birthday cakes.

I don't want to worry about all the ingredients for each cake, what a hassle!! Some cakes might not bring in as much dough as others this way, but hopefully it evens out. Good luck!
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