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post #1 of 7
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Hi all,

Firstly I am new to this site and excited to join icon_smile.gif
I have made this cake and decorated it and I just wanted your opinion. One day I would love to make this as a business but I am not In the right place in life as yet. But I am extremely curious how much people out there would consider charging for something like this.
Thank you all icon_smile.gif xxxxx
post #2 of 7

First off, welcome to the forum!!! This is a great community with lots of knowledgeable and helpful people! You will no doubt find lots of inspiration and information here!

 

Your characters are wonderful...I'd say you've got a real knack for it! But the cake is tiny...Usually, prices are based on how many people a cake needs to serve. This looks like a 1 layer 6 inch cake? Not going to feed many lol

 

Do some research on cake shops in your community to get an idea what your base price should be. Then you add in your characters, fondant, anything above and beyond butter cream...Then there's' usually a stacking fee when you are doing a multi tier cake. Lots of variables,,,but the most important thing is to research prices, and try not to charge so low you end up under cutting the cake industry in your community.

 

Hope this helps :)

“If I was made of cake I'd eat myself before somebody else could.”
Emma Donoghue

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“If I was made of cake I'd eat myself before somebody else could.”
Emma Donoghue

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post #3 of 7
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Thank you very much for that icon_smile.gif I will have a look round.
The cake was 10inches and the board huge. Lol

Xx
post #4 of 7

Oh wow! Looks are deceiving! I thought this was a tiny cake!!! You did a phenomenal job on it! Hard to believe you are new to cake decorating!

“If I was made of cake I'd eat myself before somebody else could.”
Emma Donoghue

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“If I was made of cake I'd eat myself before somebody else could.”
Emma Donoghue

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post #5 of 7

Is the couch and chair sitting on top of a round 10 inch cake? I thought that was a cake board that was on the bottom.  You have creative ability and do great work!!  Excellent job!!! Cute cake!!!

post #6 of 7
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I placed the couch on the cake and then the small sofa and figure with brown hair on the cake board. The couch was so heavy. I had to place rods in the cake to support the weight. These were the first couches I have made and the first figures .... I surprised myself !!! Lol
post #7 of 7

You did an excellent job!!! In the picture it did not look that big.  For not having done this for long you are wonderful at cake decorating!! Awesome work and details!!!
 

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