How much do cakes cost??

How much do cakes cost??

Let’s start with ingredients – Firstly, I price my cakes by estimating the cost of the ingredients I’m going to use, starting with the basics – flour, eggs, sugar, butter etc. But also the filling (buttercream, ganache, jam?), the coatings (sugarpastes, marzipan, chocolate), the materials for decoration, edible colours, paints, dust and sprays, the cake board, box, ribbon, tape, glue… etc.

Then there is the labour – Then I calculate the hours it will take to design, make, and decorate (labour). The biggest chunk of expense is actually Labour, I try and pay myself a reasonable hourly rate so I can keep the business going, and make a profit! The easiest thing to remember is that the more complex your cake design is ,the more expensive it will be. If your cake is going to have multiple models and a complex theme and decoration, then that will be a time consuming creation (hours of work). If the cake has multiple tiers and requires construction then this will affect the cost as well. Not forgetting electricity/water, cleaning (it all adds cost).

To give you a rough idea when contacting me for a quote please see some examples of cakes on this page with price ranges.😊 ‘2021’

Examples of cakes priced between £98 and £145

THFC Ball

Whisky Chocolate Drip

Max and Ruby Birthday

Examples of cakes priced between £145 – £190

Cockerpoo Cake

Gamer on sofa Cake

New York

Examples of cakes priced between £185 – £300

Gardening Flowers in flowerpot Cake

Peter Rabbit

Gun Dog Cake Springer

Examples of cakes priced over £300

Alice Topsy-Turvy Teapot Cake

Hunting Showstopper

Winter Fairy Queen

Please remember that I make bespoke cakes which are made to individual specifications unlike the mass produced supermarket cakes which are understandably a-lot cheaper!

“Surely it can’t be that much? it’s only flour, eggs, butter and sugar, after all!”