How Many Does This Serve?

Decorating By kimmyboo925 Updated 19 May 2008 , 9:47pm by gottabakenow

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kimmyboo925 Posted 19 May 2008 , 2:20pm
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I am new to charging people for my cakes. I got an order from my landlord for a birthday cake for his mom, who is 83 and in the last stages of Altimizers.. how ever its spelled. He was having a fund raiser for her cause. So, he told me a cake for 100 people. The cake I made is below, covered in fondant and the side is 14, 10 , 8. filled with buttercream , almond butter cream and raspberry buttercream. What does this serve and what is a fair price?.... I am so buying that cakeboss!!!
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goal4me Posted 19 May 2008 , 2:29pm
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Serving sizes are listed on the WIlton site. I think their servings are a little bit small.
www.wilton.com

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cwcopeland Posted 19 May 2008 , 2:30pm
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I don't know what to charge, but you cake is absolutely beautiful!

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kimmyboo925 Posted 19 May 2008 , 5:34pm
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anyone out there... icon_redface.gif

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foxymomma521 Posted 19 May 2008 , 5:41pm
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http://www.wilton.com/cake/cakeprep/baking/times/party_2inch.cfm
As for price, every area is different, you need to figure out the rate in your area and price accordingly...

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CSMoore Posted 19 May 2008 , 5:51pm
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14, 10, 8 would be 110 servings. Pricing is not my strong point but if it were a buttercream wedding cake, i would charge about $150...a little on the cheap side but that's me and if it were buttercream. Since its fondant make charge $200.

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akgirl10 Posted 19 May 2008 , 5:57pm
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110 servings for that cake is party size slices, not small at all. You could call around your area to get an idea of what the going rate is for a cake like that. I would say around 325-350. Very pretty cake!

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butterflywings Posted 19 May 2008 , 9:16pm
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I charge $3.00 for fondant and $2.50 for buttercream in my area, which is the mid range (more experienced, longer in business can charge more -- but I know I'm more talented than some local homebakers who's sites I've seen) so if it were 110 servings, they be paying $330 for fondant, and $275 for buttercream.

very pretty cake, btw

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kimmyboo925 Posted 19 May 2008 , 9:25pm
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Thanks guys... I am so new to "charging..".. lol I charged him 140 for the cake... I guess its ok since he is my landlord.. and it was a fundraiser for his mom. I wish I would have said 240 now..lol.. I have to go around my area and see.. Its hard here in Brooklyn, NY... goes from chepo to extravagant in the blink of an eye... neighborhood to neighborhood.. icon_smile.gif

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gottabakenow Posted 19 May 2008 , 9:47pm
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awesome cake!!! i love the colors! thumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gif

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