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How much should I charge for the ruffled Maggie Austin look cake per serving?

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This cake is time consuming but well worth it.....but what do I charge? 

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That is very beautiful!! I only do cakes as a hobby but I am sure others here would probably want to know what size of layers before they could tell you. Love your cake!!!!
 

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Comparing it to the size of the plate and wine glass, probably an 8" and 6".

If I were in business again, I'd charge no less than $375 and upward of $500. Those cakes take forever to make. And they are absolutely beautiful!
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Thank you so much!!  It took forever...but this was the first time making it...and can only get quicker...hopefully.

 

It is a 6" x 6" and 8" x 6"......four layers of cake with fresh fruit in each layer with buttercream and Chambord. Thanks again! :)

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I add .50 per serving to my base price. Not enough?

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The extra fondant cost would warrant .50 alone.....not the time involved. Can I ask what is your base price for a fondant covered cake? Do you charge additionally for any sugar flowers? Thanks for any input you feel comfortable giving and Happy Holiday!

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I too have a client looking for this cake only huge!! A five tier. Was wondering what people were charging for these it looks insane on labor
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It is labor intensive....When visiting Maggie Austin's site her pricing starts at $10 pp with a minimum of $1000.

She has a huge following and is in the DC area.  Don't know what to charge here...was thinking $6.00 pp....for labor and costs of extra layers of fondant.  What are your thoughts?

 

Best to you with the five tiered client... :)

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Am I the only one who thinks those types of ruffles look wrong? They look upside down and it drives me crazy.
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It does look alittle odd now that you've pointed it out....but its still a really pretty cake
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Am I the only one who thinks those types of ruffles look wrong? They look upside down and it drives me crazy.

 

Yes, I think they look upside down as well.  But very pretty.

 

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post #12 of 45

They look upside down because they are.  You tip your cake upside down and then stick them on.

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They look like a time consuming pain to do , that being said they are still pretty.
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They are applied upside down...that is the beauty of this unusual cake style by Maggie Austin!

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I love this design. I would love to replicate it one day. May I ask, did you use normal fondant or Tylose treated fondant for the ruffles?
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