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post #1 of 20
Thread Starter 

Hi Everyone,

 

I got asked to make a 1st Birthday cake, matching cupcakes and a smash cake. Its my first time making a smash cake. I was wondering what you would charge for a smash cake? do you take in consideration the other items she is ordering? 

 

Any suggestions please?

 

Thank you! 

 

Heidi 

 

 

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post #2 of 20

That is a very elaborate "smash" cake.   The fancy "smash" cakes are popular for photo shoots, but here, normally, our smash cakes are 6" singles, simply decorated and usually about $10.   Based on the pricing I've seen here on CC, the "smash" cake you have exampled would proabably be $50-$75...maybe even more depending on the market. 

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post #3 of 20
Thread Starter 

Thats exactly what I was thinking. I quoted her $50...Thank you so much for replying!!

 

Heidi 

post #4 of 20

I did a  small smash cake for a photo shoot for $225. You quote it out like any other cake - what they haveplanned to do with it is irrelevant to your pricing.
 

post #5 of 20

Holy Cannoli ...$225?  What was the size?  Do you have a pic?  Would  love to see it.

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post #6 of 20

I'd like to see that, too, Deb.  I can't imagine any smash cake being worth $225.  I know it was suggested the event is of no relevance but it would seem a very special photo shoot would be the only justification for that hefty price tag.  I've known folks to do both smash cake and the matching larger cake for less than this. 

post #7 of 20

Forgive my ignorance, but I just had to look up what a Smash Cake is!!!!  I now know, but have never seen this done in the UK!

post #8 of 20

Spireite...smash cakes are wonderful.    They didn't exist when my kids were little....they got the entire (walmart) quarter sheet and tore it up!   Now kids get their very own little cake, as I stated normally (here) a 6" single.   I have done some 8" double and 6" double "smash" cakes for photo shoots.

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post #9 of 20
I offer my clients a jumbo cupcake as a smash cake decorated to coordinate with a larger size cake for the adults if ordered. That is generally large enough for a toddler. Since I usually have extra decorations left after completing the larger cake and extra batter, I will generally not even charge for the extra jumbo cupcake and the client feels like they have gotten a freebee. If they want anything larger than a jumbo cupcake I charge accordingly, next thought would be a 5"
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Originally Posted by Laurelj View Post

I offer my clients a jumbo cupcake as a smash cake decorated to coordinate with a larger size cake for the adults if ordered. That is generally large enough for a toddler. Since I usually have extra decorations left after completing the larger cake and extra batter, I will generally not even charge for the extra jumbo cupcake and the client feels like they have gotten a freebee. If they want anything larger than a jumbo cupcake I charge accordingly, next thought would be a 5"

I do the same!
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post #11 of 20

All of my smash cake orders seem to be single tier ruffled buttercream or giant cupcakes, the typical giant cupcakes are usually about $75. That's for a chocolate shell bottom and rosettes on top. If they want it all covered in fondant, the price goes up.

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Holy Cannoli ...$225?  What was the size?  Do you have a pic?  Would  love to see it.


I didn't get a very good pic... Anyway, this little cake was made for the child to tear up for his birthday pics. It was $225 plus $45 delivery.

 

post #13 of 20
So cute! I can't believe someone wanted a cake that cute to be smashed!
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I didn't get a very good pic... Anyway, this little cake was made for the child to tear up for his birthday pics. It was $225 plus $45 delivery.

 

2? When did people start doing it for the second birthday? How strange, but apparently lucrative :-D so it's all good!

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post #15 of 20

That's what I was thinking! Imagine having that kind of money to splash around icon_cry.gif

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