Over here in Germany (as a military spouse and regardless of my day time career) we are not allowed to bake cakes and sell them, as it creates competition for the commissary. So the bakers over here has to either charge illegally or give cakes away. I give my cakes away and if they want to tip me they can (most often the tip = the cost of the cake or close).Luau cake
I would normally charge $150. It took me 15 hours from start to finish to make this cake in one day. The request was a simple cake to match the baby shower invites...but nothing that screamed "baby".
http://cakecentral.com/gallery/205556320 Year Retirement Cake
- This cake I would charge $250. The ribbons were all the retiree's ribbons from his service career, which took me 9 hours to make all 15 ribbons using fondant. This cake took me in total about 3 days (keep in mind I have a full time job with the DoD) from baking to decorating.