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Did I charge right?

post #1 of 13
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Hi all, this is my first post. I have to thank everyone here for providing invaluable information to all bakers out there. I am a hobby baker trying not to cut prices of professional bakers. Needed an opinion if I am on the right track. This my third fondant cake in my life. I charged $145 for it. Two tier chocolate ganache covered in fondant with strips/dots/bow/balls/ non edible stroller topper in fondant. It is 8" and 10".

post #2 of 13

I cant comment on the pricing, but just wanted to say that is a very cute cake!

post #3 of 13
Thread Starter 
Thank you jennicake! Appreciate the encouragement.
post #4 of 13
Cute cake. I would have charged 456 USD.

If you still have the cake try taking a photo more from the side instead of looking down at it. The angle doesn't do the cake justice and it's hard to see the pram.
post #5 of 13

Gorgeous cake!!! :grin:

 

I don't usually do two tiers in those sizes (personal preference is for a smaller top tier) but going on those sizes with the decoration and pram, I'd probably charge around £175 -  £200 , which is approx $275 - $315

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Inside this fat body, there's a thin woman screaming to get out...... but I can usually shut her up with chocolate!
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post #6 of 13
Thread Starter 
I agree I should have taken front shots- seems to me I really undercharged the cake!
post #7 of 13
Thread Starter 
Thank you!!icon_smile.gif I think I didn't charge a lot on the labor- I didn't feel confident as its my third cake. But I need to reevaluate my pricing strategy!
post #8 of 13
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Here is another picture:
post #9 of 13
I would've charged $248 + topper. I'm in California. That is a very nicely done cake!
post #10 of 13

 I don't know your expenses or the typical pricing for your area.   You can't take our pricing and just apply it to your cakes.    My 8/10 before all the bells & whistles starts at $140.   I'm sure there are  people in bigger cities that have a base price much more then me.....little remote areas maybe less.    Figure out your costs & expenses...then maybe call around to see what other bakeries in your area would charge so that you are competitive...not undercutting them.    You did a fantastic job!!!

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Debbie - US Army (Retired) --aka "The Cake Sarge"

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post #11 of 13
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Originally Posted by cakeventure View Post

Here is another picture:

 

Really beautiful cake!

post #12 of 13
Thread Starter 
Thank you all so much!!!!! You have no idea how much encouragement this is giving me in my skills and confidence to charge appropriately!!! icon_smile.gif I did call around bakeries and prices went upto $200 and more. My doubt in my skill set made me settle for less. But next time around I will hike up the price considerably. But thank you all again.
post #13 of 13

That is such a cute cake!! The only way to get that confidence up is to keep practicing. Whenever you find yourself with a little time, buy a couple cake dummies or bake up a couple cakes to practice with. You can also do free cakes for family/friends (or yourself) that allow you to try different techniques, etc. In no time, your confidence will be through the roof. You're on your way!

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