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How much would you charge for a cake similar to this?

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I got asked to make a cake similar to the photo. They want the dinosaur made out of rice krispie...I was thinking of covering him in modeling chocolate and then having the rocks be the cake. They are asking for about 35 servings. Would you charge for servings for the rice krispies or just the cake? From the looks of it that dino is over 2 feet long. I still havent figured out a good way to price cakes but from what I've heard I should go with 1/3 price of supplies, 1/3 overhead, 1/3 time put in= Price. Correct? Anyways..Thanks ahead :)

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Check out the pricing formula in my signature below. You do have to take into account ingredients/supplies, labor, and overhead, but your price should be based on the actual cost of each of these components plus a markup for your profit, not 1/3 of anything.
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in sculpted 3d cakes you don't really charge by the serving. Take a look at Jason's pricing formula.

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