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Just for fun.......What to charge?

post #1 of 18
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I made this cake for my sons birthday party today and now that I'm sitting here (completely exhausted....ha).  I'm wondering what I would have charged had this been for an actual client. 

 

What would you charge.  Just for fun......icon_biggrin.gif

 

 

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post #2 of 18
I have no idea as I'm just a hobby baker but beautiful cake!!
post #3 of 18

Short answer....$0 as you can't legally charge for a copyrighted cake.  But it comes down to your cost of materials, hourly rate for how long it took you, etc.  Everyone's costs and time is different depending on their location and skill level so what everyone will charge will be different.

post #4 of 18
Wow! Impressive!

It will help to know what size cakes you used. Did you build your own armature or buy one?

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!

Animal
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post #5 of 18
Thread Starter 
Thanks! It was a 10" round, 8" square and a sport ball pan for the king pig. It was fun to make and he loved it, so it was worth the 20 plus hours it took. icon_smile.gif
post #6 of 18
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Oh sorry, and I built my own structure (with help from the husband of course)
post #7 of 18

Not sure how much I would charge as I would not be able to make such a cake!  I would pay about $500 for it though, if I could afford it!

post #8 of 18
That's about 79 servings covered in fondant would be starting price of $385. Once I add the extra decor & structure I would say about $500.

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
(4 photos)
 
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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!

Animal
(4 photos)
 
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post #9 of 18
Thread Starter 
I was thinking somewhere between $500-600 too, so I'm glad to see I wasn't totally off!! Thanks everyone!
post #10 of 18
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Originally Posted by denetteb View Post

Short answer....$0 as you can't legally charge for a copyrighted cake. 

You can as long as you get permission from the copyright owner. Luckily Rovio (the owner of Angry Birds) seems to be more willing to grant licenses than most, but if you are selling the cake you might have to pay a license fee.

We would probably charge in the $800-900 range (plus any license fees) for this cake since it is labor intensive and we rent a commercial kitchen by the hour. A legal home-based bakery might be closer to $600.

OP, you may want to check out two articles I wrote on my blog (links below in my signature), one about pricing and one about copyright.
post #11 of 18
Thread Starter 
Thanks Jason! I will definitely check them out!
post #12 of 18

CreationsbyNicole what a nice cake. Im sure your son loved it :)

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post #13 of 18

Just gorgeous! Love it!

post #14 of 18
Thread Starter 

Thanks everyone!  I had fun working on it!

post #15 of 18
That cake is amazing!! Do u mind if I ask how u can keep the square cake on there like that? Im a beginner and I thought it would always have to be a dummy...id happily pay 400 gbp if I could!!

Amazing talent!!
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