but i was wondering how you charge people for cakes. i know theres methods out there. i was looking for base prices like what a sheet cake would cost and such. i've heard wilton has a pricing chart but i can't find it. so would someone please help me with this? thanks a bunch
a lot of it depends on your area and your level of decorating. I would do a search on this site and you will find lots of threads about this topic. It also depends on what you are doing on the cake.. fondant/gumpaste flowers extra, fondant covered cake extra, etc....
It is usually said to research decorators in your area to see what they are charging and then depending on your "credentials" ( licensed, years doing decorating, etc..) I would go from there. A lot of it is what you feel comfortable with also.
Hope this helps some
Here is a link to a friend's bakery in Oklahoma. She as reasonale pricing on her cakes so you could use them as a guide, then I would call around your area and see how these match . Hope this helps.
Sorry forgot the link: http://www.ruthssweetjustice.com/CategoryPages/Brochures.htm
That is a really helpful link! Thanks for passing that on!
thanks so much, that link was really useful. it seems like everyone overcharges- but those prices were pretty reasonable. it gave me a sort of guideline that i think i will use.
once again thanks