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How much for purse cake?

post #1 of 22
Thread Starter 
Hello,
I am new to making cakes, but I am really loving it. I made my second purse cake for a family member and would like to know how much should I ask for something like this if someone wanted one?
Thanks for your help.
The size of the purse is actually a 9x13 cut in half and carved.
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post #2 of 22
Thread Starter 
a ball park figure will be fine, just an idea.
Thanks
post #3 of 22
I have no idea, sorry icon_razz.gif But I wanted to say your cake is AMAZING. I LOVE all the little details you did with the makeup and credit card. Awesome cake thumbs_up.gif Okay that's all I got.
post #4 of 22
Thread Starter 
Thanks sooo much! I love to get into the details! The more challenging the better I like it. lol!
post #5 of 22
Wow! so much detail how many hours did it take you ?
post #6 of 22
Thread Starter 
Lets see, I made the makeup items in about a day...and the cake I would say 5 to 6 hrs because I have no idea at what I'm doing! lol. I was actually in a rush. I wanted to get it done and delivered by today and I started the makeup Wednesday. I wish I would have had more time because it would have come out better. The MMF was to soft. icon_sad.gif and I didn't feel like making it over. I really want to start a business of novelty cakes, since I stay home.
post #7 of 22
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oh and really it was longer if you add making the chocolate buttercream icing, MMF and looking at coach purses on the internet..lol. I picked some out I liked and made the cake totally different.
post #8 of 22
Wow...your sculpting skills are awesome! It looks wonderful. That being said, I know that a cake like that produced in the bakery I worked for would go for $10 a serving--at LEAST. And that wouldn't include any of the make-up items you hand-made. Those would start at $5 a piece and up depending on the item. HTH!

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post #9 of 22
Thread Starter 
Thanks!
And a serving size would be a 1x2? or 2x2? I am a very detailed person when it comes to sculpting...and I am very picky...my husband says that I am to critical on myself. lol
post #10 of 22
Use this as a guide.

http://shinymetalobjects.net/cake/calculator/cakulator.cgi

Even if your cake is sculpted, you can figure it out based what size you started with and recalculate the servings based on how much you've cut out.

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post #11 of 22
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Thank you for the link. I was thinking 125? Would that be to cheap or to much?
post #12 of 22
If you spent 20 hours on it at $10 an hour, add $20 in overhead and $40 in ingredients, you're already at a cost of $260. Add 20% for your profit margin and you're at $312.

Make sure you have liability insurance...if you didn't get permission from Coach and Visa they could come after you for copyright violations.
post #13 of 22
Thread Starter 
oh wow..ok thanks for telling me that I had no idea. Well this cake I gave away to a family member..so that should be ok I guess.
post #14 of 22
Copyright violations do not require a commercial transaction, I would just make sure no one posts a picture of the cake publicly where it can be traced back to you.
post #15 of 22
Thread Starter 
Thanks alot for your help. Ya know I have seen ALOT of brand name things on this website. Wonder if everyone has permission.
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