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post #151 of 664
I charged $125 for this cake. Probably should have been more like $175

http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1964730

It was an 8 inch Red Velvet Cake, Cream Cheese Frosting, Covered in Fondant
The Betty Boop with hand cut our of Fondant
Heart was a Fondant Gumpaste Blend[/url]
post #152 of 664
SOme of these cakes are so beautiful and WAAYY Under priced! Start paying yourselves more than minimum wage!
post #153 of 664
Hi, I'm new here icon_smile.gif I work in a bakery but also do some cakes on the side. I charged about $450 for this one including setup and delivery. 6-8-10-12 inch rounds
http://cakecentral.com//gallery/1968962
post #154 of 664
You all are way below minimum wage...a simple chocolate ganache cake from me is $100 and it goes up from there...The hardest customers with whom I deal in my area are the attorneys...they want their money up front, but do not want to pay up front for their cakes...I finally told one of my clients (who buys from me constantly) when he was complaining about how expensive I was that I would barter with him and he could pay me his hourly rate ...because I was not only more educated than he, I was an artist...suddenly he shut up and wrote me out my asking price. Now he shoots his mouth off and tells everyone how "fabulously tasty" my beautiful cakes are. He tells everyone I am worth the price... icon_lol.gif

You have to believe that what you do is the best in the cake business...and make them pay what you are worth!
post #155 of 664
Hi Guys!
I have looked at most of the cakes you all have posted and I agree with lutie that you are waaayy underpricing yourselves. Some of you are giving away cake for free! Or even loosing money because of the time it takes you to decorate the cake. I own a bakery in York, PA and the market is tough right now..no one wants to pay for cake. But I tell people all the the time you get what you pay for. So my base cake price is $4.00 per slice and go up from there depending intricacy of the design. Some people balk at the price but like I tell them you walked into a custom cake shop not Walmart. I bake from scratch for everything including my fondant. You won't get that at Walmart so they either pay the price or leave. I am fine with that..if you are too cheap to not pay more than $40 or $50 for a cake then you aren't the client that I want any way.
Kima
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Hakima Lamour
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Peace & Blessings,
Hakima Lamour
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post #156 of 664
http://media.cakecentral.com/gallery/722470/1298086871.JPG

I charged $95 for this. It took me forever to make! Do you think it was the right price?
post #157 of 664
post #158 of 664
I swapped a nice big hunk of blue fin tuna for this cake! icon_lol.gif
12" with a 7" on top
http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1963860

I swapped some electrical services for this cake(after complaining here on cc, I was chastised and now realize I got the better end of the deal)
http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1882603

And I got an awesome haircut with highlights, eyebrow and mustache waxing for this cake: (I think those of us nearing 50 can appreciate that last)
http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1932275

I'm kind of being silly here, but for real, that is what I earned on these cakes. Many of my cakes are gifts and have been given away including wedding cakes. But...It's now a business. Honey says I have enough nice photos for my webpage and it's time to start treating it like a real business.
And I've been doing my homework. icon_wink.gif
post #159 of 664
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Originally Posted by Niki11784

Your donkey cake is great! I think we should make a T-Shirt for all cake decoraters " I undercharged and now I'm p--sed! " Its such a recurring theme here....



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We don't have a 'like' button, so I did this instead. The funny thing is, I think we're all p.o'd at ourselves for under cutting ourselves!
post #160 of 664
Bates123, The first cake you posted I would have charged $120 for the cake and then an additional $10 for the gorilla on top. I think for those who aren't sure what to charge I would call around to local bakeries and other places and see what they charge and take a look at their site to see if you do similar work. If so and you are under them as far as pricing then you know you need to come up. We are work hard on our cakes and the last thing you want to be known as that decorator who underpriced all the other bakers in your area. You also want to make sure you are factor in your decorating time. I think if you had one number in mind I would add extra for cushion because decorating is the longest part of making a cake.
@Tokazodo I have bartered advertising for cakes before and for reviews of my cakes on local websites.
Kima
Peace & Blessings,
Hakima Lamour
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Peace & Blessings,
Hakima Lamour
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post #161 of 664
http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1970319

I just sold this one today for $70. The girl who bought it was ecstatic. I really had a good time working with the fondant- still practicing that skillicon_smile.gif
post #162 of 664
The more I watch this thread the more I feel I am under charging. However, right now I'm not complaining because I'm still in the process of getting licensed. However, once I have everything back I'm wondering how will I raise my prices without scaring away my customers
Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise: and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding. Proverbs 17:28
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Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise: and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding. Proverbs 17:28
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post #163 of 664
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Originally Posted by bates123

http://media.cakecentral.com/gallery/722470/1298086871.JPG

I charged $95 for this. It took me forever to make! Do you think it was the right price?



Absolutely not! You put a lot of hours in this...it shows (and is cute)...you should have charged much more!
post #164 of 664
My most recent cake for my sister, charged $100.00. Not sure what I would charge if it were someone else. Any suggestions.

http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1970965

http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1971025
post #165 of 664
This one isnt a cake but a cookie. I posted this in the cookie section but havent gotten many replies.

I took a class this passed weekend with Susan Carberry. We learned how to make 3d Cookies.

http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1958118

What do you charge for 3D cookies. "Herbert" is 9 inches long from nose to his back fin. Body is 2 cookies, and his fin is a separate cookie (in all 3 different cookies). He is covered in Satin Ice fondant. He also has a candy surprise on the inside....gummy worms!

A co worker said he would pay $20 for sure but would have to think about paying $25. My husband said $40-$45. One of the Directors I work with said she would easily pay $75-$100.... I'm at a loss.
I smile because I don't know what the hell is going on.
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