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soxfan

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ALSO!!! You guys could do me a really big favor. I'm having trouble figuring out what to charge for my cakes. What would you pay for this? *Keep in mind more gum paste flowers will be added- see pic!
 

Calliecake

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Please keep the pictures coming @soxfan . Your friend’s daughter is going to thrilled. I wish I was this talented.
 

Matata

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Awesome :dance:
 

Dancing Fire

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Looks...:lickout:
 

nala

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I would research your area’s going rate and probably charge 30 percent less to non friends or non family.
 

redwood66

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Oh my goodness you are talented! Those flowers are gorgeous! I have no idea about cost for a cake like that but checking around in your area is a good idea. People who are starting out always want to charge too little for their time.
 

ILikeShiny

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That is fabulous Sox! You're so talented =)2

I'd say $100 is pretty spot on for price.
 

canuk-gal

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HI:

Cute! Prolly yummy also....

PS you need to make a Kevin cake.....

cheers--Sharon
 

House Cat

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This cake is AMAZING!!! I love it!

You should charge at least ten million dollars.

Ok, as you can see, I have no experience with buying this kind of cake but I appreciate your talent.
 

KKJohnson

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Very talented
 

Tekate

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awesome cake @soxfan ! beautiful color. what kind of cake? wish I could do this.
 

MissGotRocks

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You are so talented! That constitutes a lot of work - I would probably say $80 - $100 in my area!

Even if I had the talent I certainly don't have the patience! Beautiful!
 

Maisie

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You have quite the talent! I would start an Instagram just for your cakes with tags people in your area would look for.
 

icy_jade

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You are super talented!!

Re: charges: I’ll scoop out what the home bakers in your country/area charge for cakes and do the same. And start a few social media accounts to showcase what you can do and how to order, etc. Good luck!
 

Rfisher

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Very cute cake.
Love that the top tier is taller.
Assuming it's a 6" and 8", that's close to $4.50/party serving. And assuming speaking of the general public-
Although most people around here wouldn't second guess that for a slice of dessert at a restaurant- very few of those same people will for a custom cake. Or they expect Sylvia Weinstock herself. Or say they can buy the 99cent box mix and 4.99 box of fondant for me that I don't want nor use!
I don't charge. After tallying up all the running around/shipping/utilities/ cleanup I had and calculated what I was 'earning' per hour it was depressing. I pick wisely. And gift it. And it's relaxing now.
 

soxfan

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Thanks everyone! Custom cakes are huge in my area. Everyone seems to do birthday parties for their kids until they are 18. :lol: I have another order for the end of the month. I do this as a hobby and for side cash (DH makes all the money around here:) I find word of mouth to be the best advertisement, but am in no rush to be busy all the time! Here is a pic with all the flowers on it:

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soxfan

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Very cute cake.
Love that the top tier is taller.
Assuming it's a 6" and 8", that's close to $4.50/party serving. And assuming speaking of the general public-
Although most people around here wouldn't second guess that for a slice of dessert at a restaurant- very few of those same people will for a custom cake. Or they expect Sylvia Weinstock herself. Or say they can buy the 99cent box mix and 4.99 box of fondant for me that I don't want nor use!
I don't charge. After tallying up all the running around/shipping/utilities/ cleanup I had and calculated what I was 'earning' per hour it was depressing. I pick wisely. And gift it. And it's relaxing now.
Oh I hear you....I spend so much on supplies and decorating tools that I don't even think I'll break even the first year! I also make cakes for friends and family for free. It IS depressing- It took me 2 days to make this and I charged my friend $85 because she's a repeat customer. That's like $2.50 an hour for my time. LOL!
 

missy

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Wow @soxfan simply gorgeous and cakelicious :lickout::kiss2:
 
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