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How much should I charge for my homemade fondant cakes? Im still fairly new at making cakes I started back in August. I sold one cake and I feel like I under priced. I make everything homemade from the cake its self to the fondant. Most of my cakes are just one tier but I've been asked to make two & even 3 tiered cakes. How much should I charge for a single tier, 2 & 3 tiers? Also how much should I sale my cupcakes. Ughh! Honestly didn't pricing would be that hard.

Cakes that I've done.



My fav


First cake I ever did

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Check out the Pricing Formula link in my signature below. You may also want to read the Copyright Law article (since you need permission in order to legally reproduce copyrighted characters) and make sure you are following licensing and food safety laws in your area.
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If you're selling, I'd like to suggest that you present your cakes a little nicer than that, customers deserve a nice looking cake, no matter what they're paying. The silver drum in the top picture is great, but maybe cover your board in coordinating fondant, and wrap a ribbon around the edge. You definitely don't want to give a customer a cake on an unfinished cardboard like that minion is sitting on, nor aluminum foil like the middle photo. Presentation is very important, it adds value to your product and just plain looks nicer.
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post #4 of 11
Very good for someone who just started a few months ago. Practice makes perfect.
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If you're selling, I'd like to suggest that you present your cakes a little nicer than that, customers deserve a nice looking cake, no matter what they're paying. The silver drum in the top picture is great, but maybe cover your board in coordinating fondant, and wrap a ribbon around the edge. You definitely don't want to give a customer a cake on an unfinished cardboard like that minion is sitting on, nor aluminum foil like the middle photo. Presentation is very important, it adds value to your product and just plain looks nicer.

 

AZ is right. These are some of the details that separate high quality professional cakes from mediocre homemade cakes sold on Facebook, craigslist, etc. If you want to stand out, strive for these types of details.

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Check out the Pricing Formula link in my signature below. You may also want to read the Copyright Law article (since you need permission in order to legally reproduce copyrighted characters) and make sure you are following licensing and food safety laws in your area.

I just created this about a week ago and although I'm excellent at wasting my time on social media.. I can't figure out what you mean by the "link in my signature below." Can someone PUH-LEEZ help a girl out? Thanks!

 

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Many of the links on this site are no longer working because members have moved on. If you want to know about pricing or copyright, please use the search function before asking the same questions that have been asked far too many times. Welcome to CC and good luck! 

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I just created this about a week ago and although I'm excellent at wasting my time on social media.. I can't figure out what you mean by the "link in my signature below." Can someone PUH-LEEZ help a girl out? Thanks!

 

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I believe the pricing link in Jason's signature line was removed by moderators possibly having something to do with the reason he was banned.

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Thanks morganchampagne!  I'm so glad she is doing great - I'm going to have to order one of those stands.  Love the silvery one she custom made for someone.

 

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If you're selling, I'd like to suggest that you present your cakes a little nicer than that, customers deserve a nice looking cake, no matter what they're paying. The silver drum in the top picture is great, but maybe cover your board in coordinating fondant, and wrap a ribbon around the edge. You definitely don't want to give a customer a cake on an unfinished cardboard like that minion is sitting on, nor aluminum foil like the middle photo. Presentation is very important, it adds value to your product and just plain looks nicer.

 

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I agree too... The cakes still need work, so a low fee to cover the material... its a fair price so you keep on practicing. Also, volunteering for friends bdays or bakesales can give you lots of practice. Best of luck :)

post #11 of 11

Like AZCouture said, respect you cake boards and cover them to coordinate your fondant. There's brilliant tutorials on Youtube. Try this one > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CitQJZ70zjA


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