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Hi there Tara, i too am from Canada and that is a question i would like some help with as well. Where abouts in Canada are you? Sylvia.
Hi there Tara, i too am from Canada and that is a question i would like some help with as well. Whwew abouts in Canada are you? Sylvia.
Here's an exersize for you--
Next time you bake a cake take note of how much you spend out of pocket for ingredients, add a little for your electricity, etc and then really look at your time. Make sure your price pays fairly for your time.
How much per hour do you deserve to be paid? Would you EVER take a job making $2-3 per hour? People aren't paying for ingredients, they are paying for the workmanship and your time and talent are worth it. In the end if someone wants a grocery store cake price they need to go to the grocery store to get it. Don't feel bad about that.
FYI - Here are my base prices
2-layer 10" round, 8" square - $35
2-layer 12" round - $50
Single layer 9x13 - $35
Additional for fondant, additional layers, gumpaste, intricate work, etc.
It really depends on where you live... I know some ladies on the East Coast that get $7; to $9 per serving.... where I am people growl at my $3 per serving. When I first started out I did cakes for $1 a serving becuase I did not think I was worthy of more... as I have improved and gotten a bit smarter I have raised my prices and yes, I have lost a few customers but at the same time I am not busting my tail to do cakes for people all the time and worn out with nothing to show for it. Any profit I have goes right back into new cake toys.