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Hey everyone...I just signed up on here and have a question. I just did my first baby belly cake and was wondering about how much I need to charge for it...it serves about 10

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Good morning and welcome to the forum.  Pricing is the most often asked question on the forum.  Unfortunately, there are far too many variables (geographic location, ingredients used, licensed/unlicensed, local competitive pricing, etc.) for anyone to accurately answer your question about the price of your darling cake.

 

Here is a superb article on How to Price Cakes:

http://www.cakeboss.com/PricingGuideline.aspx

post #3 of 11
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Okay, thankyou so much! =)

post #4 of 11

I, too, have issues with pricing. I just checked out the link above and found it very helpful. Thanks for the link. Also wanted to comment on your cake... it looks awesome! Great job!!
 

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post #5 of 11

Good luck and Happy Baking to both of you!

post #6 of 11

Serves about 10??? Looks like 50 from here!

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post #7 of 11

Ok maybe not 50, but really, looks like a lot more than 10.

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post #8 of 11
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Originally Posted by AZCouture View Post

Serves about 10??? Looks like 50 from here!

I am assuming it is the small sportsball pan, and the little one that is 12 on a tray? Otherwise, I think they serve like 25? I won't make them. It really puts me off my lunch to know I will have to simulate a murder, infanticide, and cannibalism all in the same afternoon, just to get a piece of cake icon_cry.gif

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post #9 of 11
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Thanyou! =)

post #10 of 11
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And I don't have any of the pans regularly used, so I used a 6" round and 2 cupcakes. Made my own fondant with just marshmallows, a little water and confectioners sugar.

post #11 of 11

hi! just read your post, there is a rule of thumb on pricing but it sort of leaves out the "art" factor. However, if you want to have a pricing base, here is a suggestion:

 

say you spent $20 on ingredients of your product, you can sell it for $60. we call it the rule of thirds where the price is divided into three equal parts: 1/3 ingredients, 1/3 labor (in this case if you are working at home, it is also treated as your income) and 1/3 overhead (should cover a portion of your utility bills etc).

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