I made a wedding cake this past weekend for a friend. I gave her a price and she ran with it. I have never charged for a wedding cake so I had know idea where to start. I think the local bakery's around here are crazy. So I would never compare my prices to theres. The whole thing took forever. Welll the roses did. I charged $600.00. Was this right? There is a 16in, 14in, and six 8in cakes. All the flowers are gumpaste. And the wohole cake is coverd in satin ice fondant.
I can't help you with a price because I only do cakes for friends and family and avoid wedding cakes if I can. You may want to include the sizes of the cakes you made and/or the serving amounts since that is a big part of the pricing. Are those fondant/gumpaste roses? Cake covered in Fondant?
I charge by servings, this cake would serve 245 so for me that would be $735 ($3 a serving for fondant) so with the friend discount that looks about right
Why can't you charge the same as the bakeries around your area if you're doing the same type of work?
I would never compare my prices to the local bakeries either. I charge way more. I don't and won't do assembly-line cakes.
I can't see the pic, but at 245 servings I would have charged minimum $2700, not including the roses. But like I said, I can't see the pic, so I'm not sure how much extra I would charge for the decorations.
(wondering where you are that you get $10+/serving not including decorations)
oh, and I just noticed that the OP is in my town. and you can and should charge decent prices this is a suburb of DC!
the average bakery prices are cheap...and the taste doesn't compare to ours. i would charge by the slice and if it was fondant covered and also if you made your own flowers. don't sell yourself short. your cake is beautiful!
that cake looks amazing! I hope that the price was right because it's gorgeous!
are those cakes the large tier is "standing" on? it's really pretty! excellent job.
The cake is beautiful! I charge $4.00 per serving and for 245 servings that would be $980.00. I would charge at least $75.00 for the flowers. You did a wonderful job and I am sure your friend loved it.
I can't say for price, sorry....but I DO know beauty and skill, and this cake is evidence of both!! Wow!! I love the design of the smaller cakes being the pedestal for the tiers - really nice idea!!
NOW I can see the cake! (at the other computer) Lovely flowers!