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post #1 of 25
Thread Starter 

As per the "Unrealistic Client" thread, I edited the description of my photos to include pricing.

 

Anyone want to compare?  It won't hurt my feelings if you would charge less.  I'm interested to see comparisons.

 

Pick a cake:  http://cakecentral.com/g/u/875112/DeliciousDesserts/photosets/1/sort/album_create_time/page/20

www.VeryDeliciousDesserts.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Delicious-Desserts/207874222593145

 

It's never "just cake!"

 

You may get a cake for $way to little but you won't get this cake!

Animal
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www.VeryDeliciousDesserts.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Delicious-Desserts/207874222593145

 

It's never "just cake!"

 

You may get a cake for $way to little but you won't get this cake!

Animal
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post #2 of 25

I would say your prices are fair, they are about what I would charge

post #3 of 25

That's a great idea...I plan on doing the same. Your pricing is very fair. Unfortunately in my demographic I would not be able to get those prices. Sadly mine will be less icon_sad.gif  but hopefully helpful to the community.

 

You do absolutely GORGEOUS work!

post #4 of 25
Thread Starter 
Thank you so much for the compliment.

I know pricing ranges regionally. I was very surprised when a very famous decorator revealed, at an ICES meeting, that she is only able to charge $3.50 per serving. What?!!! She's a challenge winner!!!

Even is South Carolina, there is a wide gap. Some shops in the upstate max at about $3 while the top end in Charleston is $8.

www.VeryDeliciousDesserts.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Delicious-Desserts/207874222593145

 

It's never "just cake!"

 

You may get a cake for $way to little but you won't get this cake!

Animal
(4 photos)
 
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www.VeryDeliciousDesserts.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Delicious-Desserts/207874222593145

 

It's never "just cake!"

 

You may get a cake for $way to little but you won't get this cake!

Animal
(4 photos)
 
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post #5 of 25

I have added pricing to most of my photos now as well.

I am in an area where $3.00 - $3.50 is the average for a Home Processor.

Some shops here advertise $4.00 - $6.00 per serving but usually end up on the low side of that range.

 

I need to move icon_smile.gif

post #6 of 25
Thread Starter 

Ok, the mean carrot cake is HILARIOUS!!  The murder mystery cake is just amazing.  really.

www.VeryDeliciousDesserts.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Delicious-Desserts/207874222593145

 

It's never "just cake!"

 

You may get a cake for $way to little but you won't get this cake!

Animal
(4 photos)
 
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www.VeryDeliciousDesserts.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Delicious-Desserts/207874222593145

 

It's never "just cake!"

 

You may get a cake for $way to little but you won't get this cake!

Animal
(4 photos)
 
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post #7 of 25

Thank you! My boyfriend wanted a "mean carrot cake" for his birthday, I decided to take it literally icon_biggrin.gif

...and thank you SO much for the compliments, I really appreciate them!

post #8 of 25

I can't get your prices in my market. I'm in a average income burb of Chicago. I'd love to be able to get your prices because you are priced smartly as an artist should.........I struggle to find people willing to go half of what your pricing at.

post #9 of 25
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Originally Posted by Stitches View Post

I can't get your prices in my market. I'm in a average income burb of Chicago. I'd love to be able to get your prices because you are priced smartly as an artist should.........I struggle to find people willing to go half of what your pricing at.

Stitches, that is the whole point of our thread. As I mentioned, pricing varies even within my state of SC. In some parts the high end bakeries get $3 while some in Charleston can charge $8 (ok, only one that I know).

Btw...wasn't sure to which of us you were referring.

What is pricing like in Chicago?

www.VeryDeliciousDesserts.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Delicious-Desserts/207874222593145

 

It's never "just cake!"

 

You may get a cake for $way to little but you won't get this cake!

Animal
(4 photos)
 
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www.VeryDeliciousDesserts.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Delicious-Desserts/207874222593145

 

It's never "just cake!"

 

You may get a cake for $way to little but you won't get this cake!

Animal
(4 photos)
 
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post #10 of 25
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Originally Posted by DeliciousDesserts View Post


Stitches, that is the whole point of our thread. As I mentioned, pricing varies even within my state of SC. In some parts the high end bakeries get $3 while some in Charleston can charge $8 (ok, only one that I know).

Btw...wasn't sure to which of us you were referring.

What is pricing like in Chicago?

Sorry, I wasn't paying close attention.

 

I only price my wedding cakes by a per person rate. I price according to how much time I know it will take me to do something and I'm pretty fast.

 

O.k. so your blue Christening cake feeding 45, it looks like a 10" & 8"...........is that correct? I'd ask $90.00.

post #11 of 25

I'll pick Callie's cake. It serves 45, and in my market I would get $157 for it. $3.50 a serving.

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post #12 of 25

Sheesh I tried to edit my post above and I'm so tired I screwed up....to tired to re-write now.

But for Callie's cake in my area, it would also be under $100.00 based on size (not servings) and design.

post #13 of 25

For " Callie's" cake, in my area .. it would be around $225 on the high end.. But I would charge  $115.. My bakery is in a small town where u get the --**gasp! it's just a cake-- response alot.. lol

post #14 of 25

Great thread!  It's interesting to see the range of pricing based on geographical location.  Looks like people in certain areas are getting a steal of a deal on their custom cakes!

post #15 of 25

Is it possible to put the sizes of the cakes in the info of them , as some of us may have different serving sizes that we charge for . Eg , I charge all my cakes out at a one inch by two inch piece .  So knowing the size of the tiers would be helpful . 

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