What size round cakes are they? Also, it depends alot on your area. I would probably charge my basic price for that, since there isn't alot of extra work involved.
I'm not sure but it's BEAUTIFUL!!! I like how the flowers take over the side instead of having the border all around...I LOVE IT!!!
Thanks- and forgot to add that it is a 16in and I live in Illinois.
My base price is $1.65 (this includes fillings) so my base price would be $132 (serving 80 ppl). I would also tag on about $15-$20 for the flowers.
For a 16" round (that's 100 servings) I would charge $450.00. And the flowers would be extra. They are pretty basic flowers (meaning they are flat and not wired or anything) so maybe and extra $50.00 to make it an even $500. My base price is $4.50/serving buttercream. It's not a $500 cake it's dessert for 100 for $5/serving. That's one HUGE cake.
That's a tough one! 16 inch is a huge cake, according to earlene it serves 90 people... It all depends on what the going rate for cake is in your area really. I would call around and see what the average cost per serving is, also call the grocery store type places and see if they offer anything to compare to. I think my area would be something around $2 or $2.50 per serving maybe but it's been awhile since I checked, that would be more for a tiered cake but since this is just one tier I would say that's too high. I don't know that I would pay for $180 for a cake which in turn means I could never charge more than I think it's worth... but I am notorious for undercharging, I practically pay people to eat my cake, so why am I even responding : ) I think your best bet is to call around to local bakeries and such and see if they have a flat rate for 16 round and if not, then ask what their price per serving is and go from there.
You absolutely cannot think of it in terms of what you would pay.. you will never make any money that way. I wouldn't want to pay $500 for a cake, but that's why I make them.. so I don't have to. But it doesn't mean that there aren't those out there who would and think nothing of it.
According to the Wilton party cake chart a 16" serves 60. My price per serving is $3 for buttercreme, so $180 + $20 for the flowers 'cause they're fast.
16" = 100 servings is from the Wilton wedding chart. Do you use the wedding chart for everything?
So, what did you charge?
it was free...
my mom was the godmother and i just couldn't charge her. But it seems that everyone wants the cake free, substituding the present.
Isn't that the truth! My DD calls me up and says mom I need a cake for a baby shower I'm giving it as a gift. OK no problem til I find out it has to feed 50 people.
I would have done it for free for my mom too.
I don't know about you, but I use the wedding chart for everything.. no way I am charging less for the same amount of cake just because it's not for a wedding. If anything.. you should charge MORE for party sized servings since they are 50% bigger than wedding slices and you still have to make the same amount of cake.
This is something I never understood.. let me make you an 8" cake and because it's for a party I will charge you less for it than I would if it was for a wedding because you will want to cut bigger pieces.
Well they got a good deal! It's pretty! Somehow the third layer has changed the proportion and it looks smaller then a 16..lol That is a huge cake! How many flowers are on there and what kind are they? Looks like there are a whole lot.
jkalman -I am with you on the serving thing and party cakes! Pricing doesn't seam to make much sence sometimes.