WHY DO I DO THIS TO MYSELF?!?!?!
Agreed to do petit fours for a co-worker's baby shower. I have never done them before, but figure "why not try something new"?
First of all, do they have filling or no? If filling, is one layer enough or 2-3 layers? Secondly, how much do I charge per piece?
$1 each no filling
$1.50 each with filling?
I have looked at bakerie's websites and they charge $30 for a dozen, but there is no way she will pay that!
Once again, thanks for reading!
The cake shops around here start at $2 each with a 2 dz minimum.
Ouch! That seems high. *sigh* I always have trouble asking for what I should...
they are a LOT of work that's why they charge that much - good luck, let us know what you decide
The instructor that I had charged $30 for 2 dozen and that's her minimum order.. I thought that was expensive until she brought in all the ingredients one night in class and we had to ice, fill, and pour the glaze over them... Then I thought maybe she wasn't charging enough! Those babies are alot of work!
I am also do these for the first time and need to figure out what to charge. I myself think even $1.00 each is kind of high!
Once you try making them yourself (with or without filling) you will see why $1.00 is not enough. These can take a lot of time and effort.
There are some shortcuts, use ganache (lots of it) or candy melts to coat the frozen cake pieces. There are lots of posts on this subject already.
A friend of mine owns a bakery & just did them for $2.00 a piece. She said it took her FOREVER and that it was not near enough! They take ALOT of time and she said next time, she would charge $2.50 each. Think of how much most people charge per serving for a cake....$2.00 to $3.00 ave. for buttercream and $4.00 & up for fondant. Think of each one as a serving....but more work.
the local bakery here makes them and they start at $2.99 and go up depending on decoration!
Petit fours are a tricky thing to do and price. I'd do a few and then see how much you think they're worth.