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I was asked to quote someone on a vanilla cake with dulce de leche filling, covered in fondant with three smurfs and the smurf house - for 30 people.  What would be a fair price.  I was thinking $200 - $250.  Please give me your thoughts.  Thanks.

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Where are you located? Also, is it a single tiered cake or is it stacked? The final price will depend on cost of your ingredients, how much you want to make etc. I would probably charge something between 130-175 here in Cayman, but it really just depends on the details of the cake.
I'm in Pembroke Pines, FL.  It is a one tier cake.
It looks like the average price is between $4 and $5 per serving for fondant cakes in your area. Any premium flavours, fillings and custom toppers would be extra. So use that as a guide to help you as you up with prices. Always factor in your time, ingredients etc as well! Hope that helps!
$200 is a little pricey, even for North Jersey.  I'd charge $150 for the cake, $10 for each smurf and $15 for the house.
Take the cost of supplies and triple the price. Maybe add $20 for labor. Most people charge $2-$3 a serving with regular cake and $4-$5 for fondant covered servings. are you making the smurfs or are they going to be toys?

I would charge $4-5 per serving. $10 a piece for each smurf and $15 for the house. $5 extra for the special filling. Include for your supplies like boards, boxes, etc. Also for your time and labor, however much you give yourself by the hour. So, if you give yourself $11.50/hr and it will take you 4 hours to make add that in as well.

 

 

It seems to me that what i should charge is around$175.00 to$200.00, right?

Faith Gealey-Brown said:
It looks like the average price is between $4 and $5 per serving for fondant cakes in your area. Any premium flavours, fillings and custom toppers would be extra. So use that as a guide to help you as you up with prices. Always factor in your time, ingredients etc as well! Hope that helps!
I would say a base price of $120 or so plus the cost of the figures, but that's just me...charge what you are comfortable with! If they are willing to pay and that's the clientele you're aiming for, then go for it girl! Good luck!
Thanks. I have such a hard time figuring out what to charge.

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Veronica Scurry said:

I would charge $4-5 per serving. $10 a piece for each smurf and $15 for the house. $5 extra for the special filling. Include for your supplies like boards, boxes, etc. Also for your time and labor, however much you give yourself by the hour. So, if you give yourself $11.50/hr and it will take you 4 hours to make add that in as well.

 

 

SOunds reasonable. Thanks.

Veronica Scurry said:

I would charge $4-5 per serving. $10 a piece for each smurf and $15 for the house. $5 extra for the special filling. Include for your supplies like boards, boxes, etc. Also for your time and labor, however much you give yourself by the hour. So, if you give yourself $11.50/hr and it will take you 4 hours to make add that in as well.

 

 

THanks.

Elizabeth Armijo said:
Take the cost of supplies and triple the price. Maybe add $20 for labor. Most people charge $2-$3 a serving with regular cake and $4-$5 for fondant covered servings. are you making the smurfs or are they going to be toys?

You're welcome. I agree with Faith as well. Charge what you're comfortable with and what you feel your cakes and time are worth.

There's a program that I purchased called CakeBoss http://www.cakeboss.com and if you have the money I would highly recommend it. It really helps with figuring out the cost of your cakes and it will keep you from undercharging yourself as we sometimes do. It's only a one time purchase price. No yearly renewals, etc. It's definitely worth the money.

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