Originally Posted by jjsblondie
I was just curious what you all would charge. I am a baker out of the home and feel I need to charge a lot less per slice. I have not done a wedding cake before, but I did tell her to pay for the flowers. I was hoping to make just around $300 on this cake. I did the free delivery and set up to get customers. I know I should charge more, but I have to start somewhere lol. The funny thing is she mentioned she will talk to her fiance and I have yet to hear back from her, its been a few days. People I tell you. I was wondering if any of you know if there is anywhere I could set up a free website?
Which state are you in? Some states allow you to legally sell cakes made from home, but some require a licensed and inspected commercial kitchen. If selling homemade cakes is illegal in your state you would definitely not want to advertise or put up a web site, but if you are legal a good place to start would be a Facebook page, and when you are ready for a real web site 1and1.com offers reasonable web hosting packages.
You have to be very careful about undercutting yourself...when you try to offer the lowest possible price you will tend to attract very price-sensitive customers, and that's the opposite of what you want when selling a premium product, so when you finally increase your prices to reasonable levels you will have to start from scratch building a new customer base.