Originally Posted by hieperdepiep
I am a big fan of your cakepops! Being from the Netherlands as well I know the `cakeclimate `problems we have here. I`ll try to write English so the rest can follow us. If you would be a hobbybaker you have a nice price and will have some euro`s left after some hours of fun. But maybe you are a professional homebaker? How many hours would you spend on this cake? What would your hourrate be you give yourself?
Serving sizes differ as well because you probable bake with biscuit, which is much lighter. Americans use cake as their base, wich you would probably slice thinner as well (although we are too hungry people for the wilton chart
oef ... many questions and thanks for the compliment.
I'm a semi professional homebaker ... (I know, very vague), meaning I still have a dayjob that pays my bills; also meaning I am in the situation of transitioning and getting the paperwork in order, also declaring all my "earnings" (if you can call it that) to the tax authorities ... Last year I had cakes where I actually earned just a few bucks (literally!) on the cakes I made ... I learned fast, very fast.
That cake would probably take me 4 to 5 hours in total baking, decorating, cleaning (the colored blocks probaby taking up most of my time), so after deduction of costs, I would end up with probably with an hourly rate somewhere in the region of of $ 9.
I use a sponge cake, which is bit more heavier but a lot less dry. I try to tell people not to cut "applepie servings", but indeed ... we are a hungry bunch