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Unique Fathers Day Idea now I need Price?

post #1 of 24
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So I had this Brilliant idea for a father's day cake. I am going to make an 8inch round cake covered in white fondant. Then the brilliant part

is it will have a hand painted personal photo on the top. So the customer can email me an image and I can paint it on the top of the cake. SO

any special moment or favorite picture of them and their dad will be right on top. I'm only doing black and white so I can get more done. So

its ok if its a color photo Im just not doing color on the cakes, because that is too many custom colors.

Now the question is how much to charge? My husband works at a hospital and the nurses there order my cakes. However I'm not sure what to charge and think I might be low.

By the way I'm gonna make a dummy cake to send to the break room with a famous picture of father and son..ie. Kennedy and son. That way they get the idea since Im not there and it will say happy fathers day.

I'm a painter by nature so this is within my skill level.

post #2 of 24
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I'm on bended knee...pppleease.....icon_cry.gif

Even a range would be good. Do I need to post a pic first so you get what I'm talking about?

I haven't done the cake yet, but I can if that is what is holding things up. Just wanted to kinda see if this idea was worth the time as I'm trying to make cakes and make money.

post #3 of 24
How many hours does it take you on average to paint a typical photo?
post #4 of 24
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YaY thanks jason...Well um I haven't done one on cake...but seeing as how I will have the picture transfered and just have to paint it...from regular painting experience...I'd say 10min tops..also depends on how long it takes for the gel paint to dry or what its like to work with...

That 10min is based on the consistency of acrylic paint.
 

post #5 of 24

I'd love to see a picture of what you are talking about..... 10mins to me makes you sound like you have blue lycra and a cape!
 

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post #6 of 24
What size cake? How many layers? Filling?

www.VeryDeliciousDesserts.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Delicious-Desserts/207874222593145

 

It's never "just cake!"

 

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www.VeryDeliciousDesserts.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Delicious-Desserts/207874222593145

 

It's never "just cake!"

 

You may get a cake for $way to little but you won't get this cake!

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post #7 of 24
Are you just asking the additional charge for the hand painted photo? Depending in skill & detail levels $15-50

www.VeryDeliciousDesserts.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Delicious-Desserts/207874222593145

 

It's never "just cake!"

 

You may get a cake for $way to little but you won't get this cake!

Animal
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www.VeryDeliciousDesserts.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Delicious-Desserts/207874222593145

 

It's never "just cake!"

 

You may get a cake for $way to little but you won't get this cake!

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post #8 of 24
Thread Starter 

hee hee I do...how did you know? I have been painting for about 10years so I'm pretty good at it. The hardest part for me is coming up with an idea and scale but since both of those will be taken care of it will be a lot easier. Cakes on the other hand I'm new at...only been doing it for a year or so but with the help of cake central I'm earning my skivvies and cape.
 

post #9 of 24
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I was going to let them choose flavor of cake..just buttercream filling chocolate or reg

8inch round two layers of buttercream

I need to know charge for the cake as well?

Here is a photo I painted so you can base on skill??

post #10 of 24
Thread Starter 
So $65.00 sound about right?
post #11 of 24
Have you ever painted on buttercream using gel colors? Its gonna be way different than painting on a canvas using acrylic paints.
post #12 of 24
Thread Starter 
Well I'm painting on fondant not buttercream with gel colors. Not sure if that's what you meant? But no I've not painted anything other than a flower once I think in cake class. The instructional video on craftsy made painting with gels look easy and very similar icon_wink.gif
post #13 of 24
I don't know I really think you should do a practice cake before you commit to doing this just to make sure you can do it.
post #14 of 24
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As stated above, I am doing a practice cake to send to my husbands work if it doesn't turn out I won't send it and nobody knows. It's just an example cake to draw orders. I think I'll get a dummy cake ready and then post.
post #15 of 24
That sounds good. I'm not trying to discourage you I'm a painter too and I know its hard to paint on different surfaces.
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