I was asked to bake for a wedding of 100 people...nothing specific was requested..just a variety of pastries,desserts, etc..what do I charge??? I have to give a quote asap. When I do bake..I usually buy the ingredients..and go from there. Do I price piece by piece or by platter??
ANY advice or comments would be GREATLY APPRECIATED. TIA
What do you plan on serving? Costs could vary greatly. You can offer anything from a simple mini puff apple turnover to a three flavor frozen bavarian creme coated in choc.
I've done it per person, and per platter. Some of those little buggers can be a pain. If I were doing a platter to serve 10-12 ppl, I would charge $35++ and that would include mini key lime pies, pecan pies, truffles, choc. strawberries, brownies dipped in choc. then rolled in nuts/other things.
I'm actually doing a wedding in two like this. A 6" cake only, but lots of little individual desserts. I'm even serving some of them in mini-martini glasses. I quoted her $6/person and we are figuring 2-4 pcs per guest, since they are having appetizers and dinner. (If it was a dessert-only reception, I would have figured 6-8 pcs per person.)
I charge $1.85 per piece for mini-desserts, and encourage customers to choose about 3.5 pieces per person.