Just want to know what those more experience think. I am making this cake for a close friend, who was my 1st customer 2 months ago and is now a repeat customer. Her 1st cake, underpriced, but that was Ok for my 1st one- was a half sheet WASC Kahlua cake, with brush embroidery work on it. I charged her $100.
This new cake is as pictured in the sketch. It will be WASC infused with raspberry framboise liquor- 1 whole recipe, with frosting and filling ( I am still retail) costs me about $50. I will need 1 1/2 recipes, but will make 2.
The baby, blanket on top will be made of fondant,as will the letters,buttons and inside strip of each block. The bead trim and frosting will be buttercream- 6" and 9" cakes.
My husband says I should charge $225. I am worried that it is too much to ask ( I know....) and was thinking $200 ( still a lot to ask) . I would also give her the option of not doing the baby, getting one of her own and I'd put a fondant circle on top to attach her own and piping the trim and letters, if the cost is too high for her as an option.
I would think to take off $30 if she opts out of the fondant. My husband says $30 for the baby ( I think $25 - I haven't done this one before but think I can knock it out in 30 min or so), and maybe $5 or more off for the other fondant.
Baby shower is for 50, this is the cake she wants, I don't want to scare her off- she's been a great supporter of my cakes and this is an opportunity.
I know pricing is a big issue and I have to start paying myself.
What would you charge? 4 layers of cake, 3 layers of frosting in each cake, with 2 layers of rasp. jam filling and 1 layer of white chocolate cream cheese buttercream frosting.