fosterscreations Posted 22 May 2006 , 7:28am
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Ok after doing the cake for this weekend I am struggling with pricing.

the two tiered cake is pictured here
http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=coppermine&file=displayimage&meta=lastup&album=60&pos=-40448

and the coordinating cake is pictured here
http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=coppermine&file=displayimage&meta=lastup&album=60&pos=-40449

So now for my pricing dilema

Based on the wilton chart these 3 cakes would yield 68 party sized servings or 96 wedding sized servings.

I have a hard time rationalizing charging 1.75/serving for birthday cakes but this one was very elaborate.

If I go by the party servings it would be $119 and wedding would be $168.

Do you all just go by one serving chart for your tiered cakes.

Essentially it is the same exact cake but if it were a wedding cake I would charge $168 and it would yield 28 more servings than the party cake priced at $119 because it is a party cake even though technically they are the exact same cake. UGHH this is so frustrating.

I never had this problem until I started offering tiered birthday cakes and more elaborate birthday cakes.

I am going to take pictures of the above cakes to a couple of local bakers to see what they would charge but I was hoping I might get some guidance here as well.

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MikeRowesHunny Posted 22 May 2006 , 2:00pm
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Well, for me, if they are a single 2-layer cake, I have a basic pricing list, added on to with more complex designs. Any cake that is tiered, be it for a wedding, birthday or other occasion, I charge by serving. I charge more for party servings than wedding servings, because it's the same cake and the same amount of work, so the prices need to reflect that. I personally start my tiered cakes at E2,00 buttercream for wedding servings and E2,25 party servings, fondant has an extra 50cts per serving added to each price. Hope that helps!

fosterscreations Posted 22 May 2006 , 7:52pm
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Thanks so much I will eventually figure this out.

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