What Do I Charge For A Bridal Shower Cake

Decorating By kitkatkit Updated 3 May 2014 , 9:00pm by -K8memphis

kitkatkit Posted 18 Jul 2007 , 4:04pm
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I'm making a bridal shower cake for September it is for about 50 poeple. How much do I charge. I think it might be a 2 layer cake.

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leah_s Posted 18 Jul 2007 , 4:14pm
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My charge for buttercream cakes is $2.60 per serving. Gumpaste flowers are extra and fondant motifs are extra. So a basic b/c covered cake for 50 = $130.

tnuty Posted 18 Jul 2007 , 4:21pm
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Wow I really undercharge...I charge 1.50 per serving. depending on the decorations..

SweetResults Posted 18 Jul 2007 , 4:24pm
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I start at $2.50 pp for basic IMBC with simple design - up to $3.50 for fondant with very simple design - $4.50 for sculpting/carving, etc... and higher depending design.

Gingoodies Posted 18 Jul 2007 , 4:25pm
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I charge a basic price of $65.. extra for specialized decorations.

marthajo1 Posted 18 Jul 2007 , 4:27pm
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You are going to get a huge range of prices on here... it depends on a lot of things! icon_lol.gif like... bakery or home....legal or not....style and frostings...Los Angeles, CA or New York, NY or Nevada, MO (sorry my favorite really small town! icon_lol.gif )

What do you think your time is worth add in the cost of your ingredients and there you go! icon_lol.gif Have fun!

Chef_Stef Posted 18 Jul 2007 , 4:29pm
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$3.00 per sv for bc, $3.50 for fondant, up from there for specialty flavors etc.

But IF...I am also doing their wedding cake, though, and IF I'm not busy, and IF I feel like it, I make them a terrific deal. For my last bride, I did her a little 6 and 10" shower cake for basically my cost plus about $15.00, but I was bored that weekend and I made her swear she wouldn't tell. icon_smile.gif

katerpillrgrl Posted 18 Jul 2007 , 4:29pm
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that depends...what kind of cake is it? fillings? if so what kind? chocolate? is it the good kind? how long will it take you? What do you think your time is worth?

Liz1028 Posted 18 Jul 2007 , 4:44pm
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I do the same as gingoodies. I charge a flat fee for a sheet or round cake and then up the price depending on the intricacy of the decoration. Good luck! icon_wink.gif

Baking Square1 Posted 3 May 2014 , 5:07am
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I was asked to make a bridal shower cake, two cakes 8in and a 10in with fondant for 25 people what should I charge?:smile: 

AZCouture Posted 3 May 2014 , 5:23am
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ASame amount as you would for a birthday.

-K8memphis Posted 3 May 2014 , 9:00pm
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Originally Posted by Baking Square1 

I was asked to make a bridal shower cake, two cakes 8in and a 10in with fondant for 25 people what should I charge?:smile: 



an 8x10 serves more than twice as many servings--over 60--


if they wanna order a 10x8 then it's 60 servings times how much you charge for fondant cakes --like somewhere around $3 - $5 a serving is an average price give or take so that's about $180--


but if they want a 2-tier cake to serve 25 that's different--think of it this way--both of these cakes would actually take about the same amount of time to make right? so you want to set a minimum order dollar amount --say your minimum order amount is $100 so for example if someone wants a 2-tier cake to serve 15 people you can do it for $100 -- $100 is the lowest amount you will allow yourself to receive for doing any tier cake --see what i mean? if you charged $4 per serving it should only be $60 but you have a minimum so it's $100 -- it's important because some people will try diligently try to lowball you--so just be aware of this--


so figure out a healthy per serving price and let them know they get 25 servings or 60 servings but they gotta pay for all of them--if you only have 10" and 8" pans buy another one to do this cake ;) like a 5" pan  

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