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    What would you pay for this? I am testing out the idea of selling cakes, and the next step is to work on putting prices on my cakes. Thanks!

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    My cousin makes cakes here is her FB pricing page if that helps any.

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    I think prices vary greatly by area. I paid about $250 for a cake for my parents anniversary party, a girlfriend in New Jersey paid $500 for something really similar
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    I have a friend who makes gorgeous cakes and she undercharges me. She made a Death Star cake with working lights and charged me about $100, that was 3 years ago. A Lego cake before that was about $80.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mom3girls View Post
    I think prices vary greatly by area. I paid about $250 for a cake for my parents anniversary party, a girlfriend in New Jersey paid $500 for something really similar
    Only the most elaborate wedding cake would cost that much here. I was thinking of somewhere along the lines of $25. Would any of you pay $25 for a cake like that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlyssaEimers View Post
    Only the most elaborate wedding cake would cost that much here. I was thinking of somewhere along the lines of $25. Would any of you pay $25 for a cake like that?
    There are two women in my town who run a business selling cakes very similar to your style and thats what I see a lot of from them price wise, between 25-35 a cake or cupcake ensemble. Sometimes they price extra for certain special fillings, things like that.

    I typically don't buy cakes for events but if i was looking i think that price range would be very reasonable. For something significantly higher it would need to be pretty fancy/well polished.

    I think it depends on the region you live in and the market you are trying to reach. THere is such a wide range of prices for these things.


    There is a very popular bakery in the city near me that will sell really nice cakes for a similar price range, only slight more expensive....so a small run individual business like this can really only go so high in price or they would lose their business to the bakery.

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    For $25 I could get a rectangular cake with that design printed on top at the supermarket, with my choice of cake flavor & filling. The fancy shape is something you just can't get at the supermarket or at a higher-end bakery, so I might pay more if a Mickey cake was something I wanted; OTOH there's no filling i.e. the cake itself isn't that fancy or customizable, so maybe not. Also, the frosting seems kind of amateurish, maybe it's just a bad picture? You did a great job on the eyes & smile, though, he really looks animated. If it was those tiny dots of frosting, or if the frosting was much smoother, more professional-looking, then I'd pay more. With nicer frosting, I'd happily pay $30-$35 for that cake.
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    Thanks for the ideas and responses.

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    Photo cakes here run about $25, but I think hand-designed ones are quite a bit more, depending on the level of professionalism.
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    OT but I think the pinata cakes my cousin makes are the coolest things. I am seriously wanting to try making one it doesn't seem like it would be that hard.

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