a friend of mine asked me to make a cake for her mom for mothers day. she wants a basket weave cake full of flowers with lemon filling.. pretty basic.. but i don't know what to charge her!! she also needs it to feed like 14 people.. do you think 8 in square is enough or should i do a 10 in?? i know this is so basic of a cake question..but i'm puzzled! lol
8" square, single layer, if cut in 2x2" = 16 pcs. If it's a 2 layer and if you cut it in 1x2x4 pcs, you will get 32 pcs (8 columns by 4 rows).
I base my pricing on a 1x2x4 double layer and charge per serving.
I do the same as Debi does.. an 8" square (double layer) will be MORE than enough.. truely a 6" square would be enough. An 8" round (again double layer) will feed 20.. that might be a better option than the square.
I charge per serving too.. it makes it MUCH easier to calculate things. I suggest finding a serving chart you like and sticking with it and then sitting down and figuring out your costs in making your cakes.. ingredients, time, gas, utilities.. all of it. Then you have a good place to start with your pricing.