Here is how I structure my wedding cake/3d cakes pricing - it is based on 4 levels of decor/architecture (Basic, Level 1, Level 2, Level 3) then further broken down by icing choice (buttercream/creamcheese, poured fondant, rolled fondant) then per serving price breaks at 101 servings, 151 servings, 201 servings. Delivery is extra, gumpaste flowers are extra, and custom cake toppers in gumpaste or chocolate are extra.
So up to 100 servings prices range from $3 per serving to $11.50 per serving. 101 to 150 servings prices range from $2.75 per serving to $11.00 per serving. 151 to 200 servings prices range from $2.25 per serving to $10.25 per serving. and over 200 servings prices range from $2 per serving to $9.75 per serving. When a bride as a cake over 200 servings, I throw in delivery up to 20 miles, and a free cake attendant (a $150 value) No deposit is required on cake equipment when an attendant is present because they will bring back the stands/pillars/plates. For my wedding cakes that the bride elects to save her top tier I throw in a beautiful hat box to save her top tier in. The added thickness of the box insulates the cake better for freezing.
My sheet cakes cakes start at $22 for a 1/4 sheet with basic decor & buttercream icing. Fondant on a 1/4 sheet add $15. Fondant & Gumpaste decor is additional, kits are $10 to $20 additional depending on the kit. Photocakes add $10 per photo sheet used. 1/2 sheets start at $42 & Full sheets at $80, Fondant on a 1/2 sheet is $25 additional and $50 additional on a full sheet.
I am in Texas just north of San Antonio
Thanks for sharing your method. I especially like how you break the cake down into basic, level 1, and so on. That's a really good idea!
Thank you, Angela. Passing this on to my lovely wife.She tends to think she has to work for free !
My day job as a mechanic is pretty simple, $75 an hour, $ 85 if you watch, and $100 if you help !!! LOL
Thanks for the info. Each of your levels has a broad range of prices. So what's the difference between a $3/serving cake and $11.50/serving on Level 1?
Metro, I think what she's saying is that the basic starts at $3.00 and the level 3 elaborate cakes would be at $11.50/serving. Level 1 and Level 2 would be in the range somewhere too.
It was almost 1:00 a.m. when I posted. My response didn't come out right...lol. What I wanted to ask was, what type of design do you charge $11.50/serving? Brides in my area fall out of their chairs at $3.00 - $3.50/serving, even though the average cost per serving in the area is $4. I was thinking about incorporating higher end cakes along with the $3 - $4/serving designs. Therefore, the purpose of my question. Thanks!