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  1. soxfan
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    by soxfan » Sep 7, 2018
    I recently started making cakes again. This one is a flamingo cake for a friends daughter. I call it "glamingo." I will put on the flowers later, they are still drying and gum paste is finicky!

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  2. soxfan
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    by soxfan » Sep 7, 2018
    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!
     
  3. whitewave
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    by whitewave » Sep 7, 2018
    I just started Keto and this looks delicious.
     
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    by whitewave » Sep 7, 2018
    That would easily be 80-100$ here at the premier bakery.
    What were you thinking?
     
    


    


  5. Calliecake
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    by Calliecake » Sep 7, 2018
    Please keep the pictures coming @soxfan . Your friend’s daughter is going to thrilled. I wish I was this talented.
     
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  7. Matata
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    by Matata » Sep 7, 2018
    Awesome :dance:
     
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  9. nala
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    by nala » Sep 7, 2018
    I would research your area’s going rate and probably charge 30 percent less to non friends or non family.
     
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    by redwood66 » Sep 7, 2018
    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.
     
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  11. soxfan
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    by soxfan » Sep 7, 2018
    $100
     
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    by whitewave » Sep 7, 2018
    I think that is spot on.
     
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  13. ILikeShiny
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    by ILikeShiny » Sep 7, 2018
    That is fabulous Sox! You're so talented =)2

    I'd say $100 is pretty spot on for price.
     
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    by canuk-gal » Sep 7, 2018
    HI:

    Cute! Prolly yummy also....

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

    cheers--Sharon
     
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    by Matthews1127 » Sep 7, 2018
    O M G!! That’s SPECTACULAR!! I bow to you!!! :clap:
     
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  16. House Cat
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    by House Cat » Sep 7, 2018
    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.
     
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  17. JPie
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    by JPie » Sep 7, 2018
    You did a great job on that cake!:clap:
     
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  18. KKJohnson
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    by KKJohnson » Sep 7, 2018
    Very talented
     
  19. Tekate
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    by Tekate » Sep 7, 2018
    awesome cake @soxfan ! beautiful color. what kind of cake? wish I could do this.
     
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  20. MissGotRocks
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    by MissGotRocks » Sep 7, 2018
    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!
     
  21. Maisie
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    by Maisie » Sep 7, 2018
    You have quite the talent! I would start an Instagram just for your cakes with tags people in your area would look for.
     
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    by icy_jade » Sep 7, 2018
    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!
     
  23. Rfisher
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    by Rfisher » Sep 7, 2018
    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.
     
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    by yennyfire » Sep 7, 2018
    Good advice Nala! That’s a gorgeous cake!! You have a rare talent!!
     
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    by HappyNewLife » Sep 7, 2018
    I’d probably pay $100 for that
     
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    by soxfan » Sep 8, 2018
    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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  27. soxfan
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    by soxfan » Sep 8, 2018
    It's just yellow cake on top and chocolate on bottom. Buttercream frosting:)
     
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    by soxfan » Sep 8, 2018
    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!
     
  29. missy
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    by missy » Sep 8, 2018
    Wow @soxfan simply gorgeous and cakelicious :lickout::kiss2:
     
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  30. soxfan
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    by soxfan » Sep 8, 2018
    I'm making this for the weekend of the 21st. It's my friends in-laws 50th (Golden) anniversary. The flowers will be green and beach plum pink. I am using gold non-pariels and golden sanding sugar as the center of the flowers.

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