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!!!
Serving sizes are listed on the WIlton site. I think their servings are a little bit small.
I don't know what to charge, but you cake is absolutely beautiful!
anyone out there...
As for price, every area is different, you need to figure out the rate in your area and price accordingly...
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.
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!
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
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..
awesome cake!!! i love the colors!