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Computed the prices but still not sure what to charge

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Hello - I am struggling with what to charge for this cake. The potential customer is wanting a 10 inch round with three layers of chocolate cake, filled with two layers of pink buttercream. The cake would be covered in black fondant, with fondant decor like in the photo I have attached. Only difference would be the name on it and the fact that it does not appear the cake is sitting on a drum and this one would be. I have the Cake Boss software and have a decent idea on what it will cost, although since I am not sure exactly how much fondant it will take since it's three layers and I usually deal with two, some of my pricing is a estimate. Of course I have to include extra for my time, etc. Having done so, I am thinking of $95. I live in the midwest, if that makes a difference. Am I asking too much?

 

 

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post #2 of 5
How many hours do you estimate it will take you to complete, and about how much will the ingredients cost?

You're probably in the right ballpark, we would charge $104.
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Good for you for having CakeBoss software AND knowing what you costs will be!!!!  I agree with Jason that prices in the $95 to $105 range sound reasonable.  Be aware that even though it may sound reasonable to you and other custom bakers, it may cause sticker shock in the client.  I suggest that you practice responses to "How Much???!!!" and stick to your pricing. 

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Agree with the above, I would charge 95 as well. 

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Thank you everyone for your great expertise! 

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