3 Tier Mad Hatter Cake That Serves 25 People?? Advice Please

Decorating By Karabear1125 Updated 21 May 2008 , 3:53am by cakecakelady

Karabear1125 Posted 19 May 2008 , 1:06pm
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I just received an email and she wants a mad hatter tea party cake but only needs 25 servings and wants it to be a 3 tier. How in the world?! Can someone please tell me what I should tell her, I'm not good with words and need to price her appropriately and is it possible to do this in a 3 tier with so little servings?? Help!

Thanks so much!

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ccr03 Posted 19 May 2008 , 1:45pm
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Figure out the smallest cake you are able to make w/this design.
I would tell her that given the nature of the design, the minimum for this cake is the number you came up with.

This goes back to indydebi's KFC reference. YOu can't go into KFC and stay that you only want two piece of the four piece dinner - you have to pay for the whole dinner.

jmt1714 Posted 19 May 2008 , 1:59pm
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um, maybe "no"

honestly - just tell the person that your min # of servings for that type of cake is "x" and thus the min price is "X" times your normal per serving price.

Just b/c they WANT that doesn't mean you have to MAKE that.

KHalstead Posted 19 May 2008 , 2:04pm
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I made this one, it's a two tier and serves 25

Not sure HOW you would do it with 3 tiers though

KHalstead Posted 19 May 2008 , 2:05pm
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oh, by the way, it's an 8"carved down to a 6" and a 4" carved down to a 3 1/2" cake

lapazlady Posted 19 May 2008 , 2:18pm
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You can give the cake more height by using a cake drum, 2 layers of cake and then use the drum to make the 3rd layer, perhaps the largest layer.

goal4me Posted 19 May 2008 , 2:19pm
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There is a mad hatter 3 tiered cake on this site that is cute.
The bottom layer is the top hat, the middle layer the tea pot and the top layer a tea cup with rabbit ears sticking out.

Looks like you could make with 4", 6", 9"

Search: Mad Hatter

fabbo Posted 19 May 2008 , 2:27pm
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I agree with others and tell her you can do it with "x" servings at "x" dollars. You can always use a dummy cake for a layer or two. I know you still have to decorate it but you can include it in your price. In my photos I made a mad hatter/Alice in Wonderland theme cake. The Green top hat was made of foam and it still turned out good.

indydebi Posted 19 May 2008 , 5:45pm
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I tell brides all the time, "You can't have that design for that many people..." and then proceed to tell them what we CAN do instead.

You might be amazed how many brides want a 5-tier cake to serve only 75 people. icon_eek.gif

Karabear1125 Posted 19 May 2008 , 5:52pm
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I knew you guys could help me! Thank you soo much for the advice, I'm gonna email her back now.

Thanks again! I REALLY appreciate it! icon_smile.gif

cakecakelady Posted 21 May 2008 , 3:53am
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The two tiered topsy turvy posted previously for 25 people, Did you make each tier with two 2" high layers or three 2" high layers.

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