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sophisticatedsarcasm Fri 14-Sep-18 14:00:13

Just made this the cake for my daughter, everyone keeps telling me I should go professional. I’ve been making cupcakes for years but as gruelling as it I actually enjoyed it.. icing is my downfall but I’m sure with a few courses I can get the hang of it.
I’d just want to know how much people would be willing to pay for a cake like this....
(It is rainbow cake)

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MrsMotherHen Fri 14-Sep-18 14:01:07

£45 maybe

easternedge Fri 14-Sep-18 14:02:40

Yip I'd say 45-50 if the customer paid for the dolls.

It's a lovely cake! Well done.

Spacezombies Fri 14-Sep-18 14:03:21

If the decoration was a bit more.... well... colourful maybe, then I'd pay £80. I paid £65 for a slightly smaller kids cake.

Kraggle Fri 14-Sep-18 14:03:23


Enidblyton1 Fri 14-Sep-18 14:06:50

How many does it serve? I paid £45 recently for a similar looking cake from M&S, but without your decorations. LoL dolls increase the price too.
So I’d say at least £60-80. Anything less would be criminal.

Enidblyton1 Fri 14-Sep-18 14:08:43

Out of interest, if you added up the cost of the items and then charged an extra £5 per hour you spent making it, how much would that come to?

Dancer12345 Fri 14-Sep-18 14:19:11

Wow that’s lovely!

cocoallure Fri 14-Sep-18 14:26:13

£35. You pay for the work put into it, and in reality it's a basic buttercreamed cake with stuff on it, if it was decorated with icing etc then maybe £45 at a push. And obviously you can decorate a cake to make it look amazing but if it doe need to taste good too!

HollyBollyBooBoo Fri 14-Sep-18 14:50:33

Love this cake! It's fab! Probably £50 because the decorations aren't handmade and therefore you won't have spent time doing those. That is also assuming LOL dolls aren't included!

My DD would be in heaven with this cake!

sophisticatedsarcasm Fri 14-Sep-18 15:56:49

My cake is amazing... tooting my own horn.... but they are, but I know what you mean about looking good but tasting horrible, we’ve witnessed this many times.
Defo something to think about.,..

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Foggymist Sun 16-Sep-18 22:39:53

I don't think it's good enough standard to be professional/charge for it, sorry. It's a not very smoothly iced cake with lots of pre made decorations on it, any bakery could do that for a lot cheaper than a standalone baker could.

You need to calculate all of your costs, supplies, electricity, insurance, etc before including the hourly rate you need/wish to achieve and be realistic with how long it will take you to bake and decorate.

Didiusfalco Sun 16-Sep-18 22:42:07

I wouldn’t. It’s a really lovely cake, but it definitely looks homemade. Please don’t get me wrong, it’s fab - but not pro.

Haggishaggispudding Sun 16-Sep-18 22:43:06

Think carefully before going professional. People don’t understand the work that goes into these things. I paid £65 recently for a completely hand decorated cake, fully iced, with hand made decorations (sewing themed) which was smaller than that.

You also need to take area into account - I’m in a fairly cheap area.

TittyGolightly Sun 16-Sep-18 22:44:17

Not much. As a PP said it’s a basic buttercream cake with lots of pre-made stuff on it (and those biscuits would turn soggy overnight too).

Fucksgiven Sun 16-Sep-18 22:48:30

Around 15 quid from a supermarket for better finish then put a few bits on top

Bumdishcloths Sun 16-Sep-18 22:48:50

The market is flooded with WAHMs flogging cakes. I honestly wouldn't bother.

Bimgy85 Sat 29-Sep-18 14:25:30

Looks great probably 30/40 euro

Bimgy85 Sat 29-Sep-18 14:26:28

Oh sorry I just realised there's packet biscuits on top no homemade items.. probably 20/25

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