I have a bride who only want cake to serve 100 but want the cake to be 6 tiers. So of course I would have to use dummies. I haven't done that before so would love some help.
First, would you use the bottom layers as dummies or the top layers?
And how much less per serv. should I charge for the dummies?
You should charge just as much for the dummy layers as you would normally charge. They are just as much work as real cake. I would do them for the top layers and use real cake for the bottom. Good luck and have fun.
Agree, they are just as much work. I prefer the dummies to be the bottom tiers (better support) and it's less baking time (I can bake two 12" rounds and two 8" rounds (serves 82) in less time than I can two 14" rounds (serves 7. Either way will work, though .... I would make that decision based on what size cakes you'd prefer to bake/ice/decorate.