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How to price your cakes

How do you price your cakes? Would it be too expensive for a 10" chocolate cake filled with a whole cheesecake covered with fondant and a soccer ball on top for $70?
Need tips pls…

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Yum Cakes and Treats

That’s too little. I would charge at least $85.

Prima Cakes and Cookies - Jennifer

I agree but mine would probably be around $100. I add up all my ingredients I need to make a cake. Add 10% to that total then I add in all my misc items such as boards and boxes fondant. Then I finally figure out how many hours it is going to take me. Multiply the hours by my hourly rate and then add that to the total.

Hope this makes sense.

LilianaVBakery

You just made my night.. thanks. The person who ordered the cake canceled me and said she found someone else to make her a cake. But I bet it will be a simple cake…
Thanks a lot.

Sharon

I agree that you weren’t charging enough. A whole cheesecake inside?? Wow! Interesting.

LilianaVBakery

Yeah I felt bad I thought I was over charging since I’m working from home. ..

Albena

It doesn’t matter you are working from home. You still have to keep in mind all the expenses as if you are not working from home ( rent, electricity…ect) because in case tomorrow you decide to open your own bakery it would be extremely hard to rise the prices at your customers.

LilianaVBakery

Very True. Thank you.

Sharon

I think people that do cakes out of their homes should charge just as much as a bakery. I own a bakery and yes I pay employees, taxes and blah blah blah but, everything is at our fingertips and we can bake and decorate a lot faster than most all home bakers/decorators. So, in my opinion, it takes home bakers/decorators a lot more time to make and decorate a cake than a bakery. You should be compensated for your time. I think when you weigh the difference between bakery and home, for all the different variables, it all works out the same…