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This is a 3 tiered topsy turvy cake that will be serving 50-70 people how much shouild I charge for it? I was told by one person $120
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In all seriousness though $120 is not enough. There are too many variables to tell you an exact price but $120 is not enough.

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I suggest searching for 'cake charging' in the site search engine as there are a million threads on this. And $120 is absolutely too little. I'd charge way more than £120 in the UK. Therefore $120 seems very low.
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Charge one way if you're a business, another way if it's your hobby.

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Charge one way if you're a business, another way if it's your hobby.

Seriously?! Your time & talent is worth less if you are a hobbyist? SMDH, I give up. 

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Seriously?! Your time & talent is worth less if you are a hobbyist? SMDH, I give up. 

I read this forum regularly. That's what they say.

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Anyway, for a crooked cake that will serve 50-70 and is covered in fondant with those details I'd probably charge at least $420, which would be $6 a serving. That's a little cake, but it's a crooked cake so it will take longer and be a bigger pain in the butt, so maybe even $7 a serving depending on my mood that day and what else I had booked for the date. icon_twisted.gif
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Claire, click the Multi button for each post you want to quote. When you're ready to answer, click the Reply button.

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Thanks Mimi

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Seriously? I LOVE being irritated by pricing threads!

 

Easy there...you're the only one who's yelling so far. Relax...it's no big deal.

 

These actually help me to relax, I find them to be a fun read. It's my daily entertainment!

 

I agree! Sorry didn't know how to quote multiple people at once. 

I told you guys, just quote other people, and you're instantly an authority, with none of the effort. :D

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PEOPLE! IF THREADS ABOUT CAKE PRICING BOTHER YOU SO MUCH, THEN STOP OPENING THEM AND GETTING ANNOYED ABOUT IT!


I agree with you taartenmaker!

 

I would charge around $325.00.

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This is a 3 tiered topsy turvy cake that will be serving 50-70 people how much shouild I charge for it? I was told by one person $120

 

 

was that person the purchaser?

 

with today's higher prices for everything--bare bones minimum  probably $9 to $10 a serving--somewhere up around $700 depending on your servings etc.

 

it's a sculpture--

 

why is there such a huge serving range--almost half--

 

servings are based on the footprint of each tier--

 

these cakes need to be price higher not anywhere near 120 imo

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I agree with you taartenmaker!

 

I would charge around $325.00.

I would like you to come work for me. It would be great, you could crank out these cakes at below minimum wage and I could resell them for double what you charge. 

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was that person the purchaser?

 

with today's higher prices for everything--bare bones minimum  probably $9 to $10 a serving--somewhere up around $700 depending on your servings etc.

 

it's a sculpture--

 

why is there such a huge serving range--almost half--

This

servings are based on the footprint of each tier--

 

these cakes need to be price higher not anywhere near 120 imo


Edited by howsweet - 10/13/13 at 9:22am
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CCs policy on pricing threads:

 

http://cakecentral.com/t/764720/policies-for-posting-the-cake-decorating-business-forum

 

I see no indication the status of the OP, so either answer the question or get out of the thread.  Members that posted snark instead of flagging this post have been either banned or their posts have been deleted.

 

With clear guidelines posted by Heath, there is no room for nonsense.  If you like participating here on CC, you need to reconsider how you have been participating on certain topics and start choosing more wisely how you get your daily "entertainment".

post #15 of 21

From my high end commercial kitchen in an expensive part of California, this cake would be between $500. and $700. dollars.  Client might not purchase for that, but I wouldn't make it for less.

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