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!
My cousin makes cakes here is her FB pricing page if that helps any.
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
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.
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.
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.
Thanks for the ideas and responses.
Photo cakes here run about $25, but I think hand-designed ones are quite a bit more, depending on the level of professionalism.
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.
Bonita, when DD3 was turning 1 we did a ballerina hippo party, the bakery I used did the wilton pan like that using a hippo. I think they charged me $40 but they had to do a lot of modification because the hippo in the pan is wearing a tie and pants.
BTW I still have the pan and I have been meaning to get rid of it. Let me know if you want it I will mail it to you
$25 - $45 is right in line to what a grocery store around here would charge for a decorated that size.