How Much To Charge For A Sheet Cake With Buttercream For 60

Business By duchess1120 Updated 8 Oct 2008 , 10:49pm by indydebi

duchess1120 Posted 7 Oct 2008 , 12:51am
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I was asked about making a sheet cake for a lady's 70th birthday to feed roughly 60 people. I have never made one that size and don't know what to charge or what size to make it.

Please help.

TIA

3 replies
sari66 Posted 7 Oct 2008 , 12:56am
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You should charge by the slice, call around your area to see what the going rate for bc sheet cakes is. Don't call walmart or costco call bakeries big box stores are a different animal all together!
An 11x15" should do or a 12x18

hth

liapsim Posted 7 Oct 2008 , 1:12am
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Use a 12x18...that is what wilton suggests for 60 pieces

indydebi Posted 8 Oct 2008 , 10:49pm
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An 11x15, when cut in approx 2x2x2 pieces (single layer) will serve 35.
An 11x15, when cut in approx 1x2x4 pieces (double layer) will serve 70.

A 12x18, when cut in approx 2x2x2 pieces (single layer) will serve 54.
A 12x18, when cut in approx 1x2x4 pieces (double layer) will serve 108.

Be sure to charge for the number of servings the cake is DESIGNED to serve ... not the number of pieces they plan to cut from it.

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