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post #136 of 252
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Originally Posted by -K8memphis View Post

oh oh oh you mean a little itty bitty 4" glorified muffin size tier cake


Yes! I don't do those.

Yes, we should stick to one cake to avoid all the confusion. This thread was just so dang entertaining I couldn't help but follow every twist & turn!

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)
 

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)
 
post #137 of 252
I used the chart in the tiered caker, which is one or two servings off of Wilton
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post #138 of 252
Anna, what app is this?
post #139 of 252
It is tiered caker, from calculated cakes. Only available for iPhone.
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post #140 of 252
Thanks!! This seems fantastic for preventing the dreaded underpricing.
post #141 of 252
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Originally Posted by IcedandSliced View Post

The original cake photo is absolutely beautiful. Is it bad that I would charge $700 for that cake? I live in a small town in Alaska, if that helps anyone with the reason behind my pricing. I have some experience under my belt and consider myself to be a fairly decent cakerator. Just curious what you all think. I charge 3.50 per slice for fondant and minimum decorations.

Yes. I have a feeling you have underestimated the work involved. I would charge $340 just to move it.

post #142 of 252
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Originally Posted by jennicake View Post

Thanks!! This seems fantastic for preventing the dreaded underpricing.
Even though I now have a new phone, I carry this one around to give instant quotes! ( the Internet still works when I am home, on wifi.)
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post #143 of 252
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Originally Posted by LadyViola View Post

 

 

Here is the note I wrote on my cake page: https://www.facebook.com/notes/violas-custom-cakes/cake-pricing-explained/492430020803655

 

 

Feel free to use/copy/modify it. I actually modify it from time to time myself and will probably add more to it. I made it because I got tired of justifying my prices to people. I still think my prices are cheap for what I do. And you wouldn't believe the numbers of customer complain to me that they got a cake from xyz cake shop and were sorely disappointed. You get what you pay for.

This is awesome, even for the home decorator! Some people really get to me when they state that they could get an 8" round or a quarter sheet cake from Wal-mart for less than $25 so why is mine $40+. I've tried to explain it to them over and over, but this will make it very simple indeed. Thank you so much for sharing and allowing us to copy this. I'm definitely going to use it!

Michelle

 

"The only thing better than a cake is two cakes"

Michelle

 

"The only thing better than a cake is two cakes"

post #144 of 252

I just thought since everyone was talking about what they would charge for the inspiration cake and that she couldn't get it for $340 it would be interesting to see what people would charge for the actual cake she received since it was clearly smaller and not as detailed as the inspiration cake. Sorry for the confusion!

post #145 of 252
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Originally Posted by DeliciousDesserts View Post

It did get confusing.

We are now quoting the cake the bride got not the inspiration cake. I didn't come up with the servings, Annabakescakes did. I just used her number.

4" cakes are a PITA. I don't like them so I don't even recommend them. I've never had someone ask for them. Thankfully. If they did, I would guide them to the 6" without coming right out & refusing.

My worst fondant-covering experience to date. I'm still recovering....

post #146 of 252
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Originally Posted by ShelbyLyn View Post

I just thought since everyone was talking about what they would charge for the inspiration cake and that she couldn't get it for $340 it would be interesting to see what people would charge for the actual cake she received since it was clearly smaller and not as detailed as the inspiration cake. Sorry for the confusion!

$0, profuse apology, refund. Then proceed to start all over again from Wilton Class 1-- Basics at the nearest craft store. icon_sad.gif Hehehe, I'm being bad tonight. icon_twisted.gif

post #147 of 252
The reason I thought it was a 4" top is because it looks square, and I assume it is also 4" tall. Then looked at the proportions on the next, and then on down...
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post #148 of 252
Hi
I've only just joined and live in England, I've no idea how to price cakes I want to say more but feel people won't pay.
post #149 of 252
Try googling "how to price cake cakecentral" multiple thousands of posts will show up. After you skim through a few of them, please ask if you need some clarification. (Bing and yahoo search are terrible)
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post #150 of 252
I am familiar with the situation with the bride who got that cake. NO she was very upset about the cake. It was not at all what she was supposed to get and the cake was delivered over 2 hours late and she dropped that cake off do fast no one at the hall saw her. The colors were wrong but so was the rest of the cake. One of the tiers was not even stacked she sat it behind the cake because it was so unlevel it would have fell over. She never answered the brides calls but finally she text her and said she would give her a refund. The bride did say the cake was delicious though.
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