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Badger84 Tue 24-Jan-17 21:25:59

So I've started up a cake business and I'm struggling with pricing. There is quite a lot of competition in my area so want to price competitively but also want to make a profit! Some of the people I've quoted have been fine with my prices, others have scoffed and said far too expensive. I've attached a picture. Can you tell me how much you would expect to pay? I won't tell you how much I would charge to influence you

Ineedanewbody Tue 24-Jan-17 21:26:44

How big is it?

monkeysox Tue 24-Jan-17 21:27:06


llhj Tue 24-Jan-17 21:27:34


Mermaid36 Tue 24-Jan-17 21:27:40

Easily £35 to £40

RoganJosh Tue 24-Jan-17 21:28:01

If it's normal birthday cake sized then I'd expect it to be £45.

Nanasueathome Tue 24-Jan-17 21:28:04

Is it a sponge cake or a fruit cake?

wobblywonderwoman Tue 24-Jan-17 21:28:19

About 35

wowfudge Tue 24-Jan-17 21:28:23


FuckOffDailyMailQuitQuotingMN Tue 24-Jan-17 21:28:39

Cakes like that go for about £100-£125 here in London. On these threads price does seem to vary quite widely from region to region.

PolaDeVeboise Tue 24-Jan-17 21:28:51

Yup, I'd say £40.

VanillaSugar Tue 24-Jan-17 21:28:59


MrsTerryPratchett Tue 24-Jan-17 21:29:23

Try the one third labour cost, one third materials, one third profit equation. What pops out?

missm0use Tue 24-Jan-17 21:29:34

About £35 - £40.

MrsBellefleur Tue 24-Jan-17 21:29:36

A sponge one like that from our cake lady would be £40.

NowwhatdoIdo123 Tue 24-Jan-17 21:29:37

Badger how big is it?

TheresABluebirdOnMyShoulder Tue 24-Jan-17 21:29:46

About £30-£40

Badger84 Tue 24-Jan-17 21:31:05

It's 3 layer sponge, 9 inches filled with buttercream and jam

Aeroflotgirl Tue 24-Jan-17 21:31:11

My friend is a professional cake maker, and for that, she would probably charge around £50

Ineedanewbody Tue 24-Jan-17 21:32:06


Aeroflotgirl Tue 24-Jan-17 21:32:38

I am paying her £45 for a non character chocolate creation for feed 14 kids

SageYourResoluteOracle Tue 24-Jan-17 21:32:54

I'd expect to pay around £60- £70. Ingredients would cost a fair amount- sugar paste ain't that cheap- and the time to bake, make buttercream, crumb coat and then cover and decorate would amount to something like 3- 4 hours. So, if ingredients were around £15-20 and time at £10 per hour plus a bit of profit = £60 and up.

MadisonAvenue Tue 24-Jan-17 21:33:17

Around £50. It looks lovely.

Kmxxx14 Tue 24-Jan-17 21:33:24


SleepFreeZone Tue 24-Jan-17 21:33:46

You have to work out what it costs you to make in energy, materials and labour and then work out a profit margin. As you gain experience you will get quicker and more proficient. There is no point in charging less if you end up making a loss.

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