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post #1 of 21
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So I just did a wedding this past weekend for my best friend's sister and I'd really like to see if I adjusted my prices correctly after being overseas. I'm in the Atlanta, GA area and I updated my prices in my CakeBoss software for ingredients as well as increased my hourly wage for the area. This was a four tier, cascading sugar flower cake and a Atlanta Falcons themed groom's cake. The brides cake was a 14" round white cake w/bc, 8" square white cake w/ raspberry filling w/ bc, 6" round chocolate cake w/ chocolate bc and a 3.5" square (that I trimmed for a better look on top of the 6") for a keep sake, serving 122. The groom's cake was a double layer 9"x13" Red Velvet w/ CC serving 50. Both cakes were covered in fondant. My best friend received the family discount of 10% so his total was $702.62,  however, the original price would have been $780.69, $606.99 for the brides and $173.70 for the grooms. How did I do? What would your price have been? Thanks!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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post #2 of 21
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Wow, no input!

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post #3 of 21

lol it's only been 4 hours, be patient :)

 

I have no input because I don't sell my cakes, but I will say your flowers are beautiful!

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Lol, yeah I know...just anxious I guess. Thank you so much for the compliment!

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post #5 of 21
You did a good job pricing (not to mention on the cakes themselves), we would have been around $200 for the sheet cake and in the $800 range for the tiered cake. Those flowers must have taken a long time.
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You did a good job pricing (not to mention on the cakes themselves), we would have been around $200 for the sheet cake and in the $800 range for the tiered cake. Those flowers must have taken a long time.

Thanks Jason, the flowers were a pain, however, it gave me time to catch up on Cake Boss on youtube while I worked...lol. I really appreciate the feedback!

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post #7 of 21

I don't sell my cakes either, so no input from me on pricing but both are very lovely cakes and your flowers are gorgeous!

 

Just wondering, how long did it take you to complete the flowers? 

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I don't sell my cakes either, so no input from me on pricing but both are very lovely cakes and your flowers are gorgeous!

 

Just wondering, how long did it take you to complete the flowers? 

About 35 hours of cutting out, forming and dusting the flowers, leaves and butterflies. I also glazed the leaves.

Michelle

 

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post #9 of 21
I am pretty new to the business, but I have sold a few tiered cakes. I think your pricing is very good. A lot of work in the flowers that are gorgeous. I would love to know ow you put them together to cascade them as I am not quite there yet. I have failed so many times at trying to do this. Would appreciate any advice ou could give.
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post #10 of 21

Don't sell my cakes so can't help you there but wanted to tell you that I'm in love with those flowers.  They are gorgeous!

post #11 of 21

$990 for wedding cake

 $200 grooms cake

+ $40 delivery within 15 miles of me

=$1230

post #12 of 21

Caveat--I am a hobby baker and do not sell.  However, I follow cake prices in the Southern California area as part of my cake hobby. 

 

Your pricing sounds reasonable for a metropolitan area with the exception of the sugar flowers.  35 hours?   How many cakes could you make and sell in that time?  What would your time and cost difference have been if  you purchased the flowers pre-made and dusted or sprayed them to match the wedding colors?

post #13 of 21

I would have been $618 for the brides and $200 from the groom's + $50 delivery.  I'd you're right on target.

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post #14 of 21
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Caveat--I am a hobby baker and do not sell.  However, I follow cake prices in the Southern California area as part of my cake hobby. 

 

Your pricing sounds reasonable for a metropolitan area with the exception of the sugar flowers.  35 hours?   How many cakes could you make and sell in that time?  What would your time and cost difference have been if  you purchased the flowers pre-made and dusted or sprayed them to match the wedding colors?

Thanks! The flowers should have ran me about 20-25 but I was working on those between 33-36 weeks of pregnancy. So I know I was a bit slow. I haven't given in to buying flowers since I enjoy the crafting myself. Plus, I can't complain if they don't look right. I can just remake them as suppose to being stuck with a product I don't like.

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I would have been $618 for the brides and $200 from the groom's + $50 delivery.  I'd you're right on target.

 

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$990 for wedding cake

 $200 grooms cake

+ $40 delivery within 15 miles of me

=$1230

Thank you guys, I really appreciate the response!

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