Okay so there is a cake im doing for a friend and she sends me this photo and wants to know how much I would charge for this cake to feed 150 people. She wants ALL white cake with vanilla custard in every tier.
I told her I might have to use a dummy tier. My questions are
1: What size tiers do you think this cake has?
2: How many tiers would you reccoment being actual cake and how many dummies?
3: How much would you charge for this?
Thats the link to the photo.
I am guessing this is an 8", 10", 12", 14", (which would feed 161 people with 2"x1.5" servings) though i tmay be 6", 8", 10", and 12" (which would feed 110 people at 2"x1.5" servings). Many people go by the 1"x2" servings, which would give you more servings, but I don't. So, if I were to do it, I would do the first choice, with no dummies and I charge $3 serving, which winds up being $483 (it looks like it is buttercream. If you are going to do fondant, I would add $1 per serving). I may charge more for the bow on top (maybe make it an even $500). HTH
They're just stacked squares that are 2" apart in size. A 8, 10, 12, 14" configuration would yield 161 servings, if you go by Wilton's serving chart, available here: http://www.bakedecoratecelebrate.com/techniques/amountbakingguide.cfm and if the bride is serving the top tier, not reserving it for her first anniversary.
It's a very simple buttercream cake with picot dots, an embellished shell border, satin ribbon, and a fondant/gumpaste bow. I would charge $4 a serving, which is about right for my area. You have to charge what is appropriate for your area/market.
Psss...I would also do nice open bow loops though. That bow looks a wee bit floppy.
Thank you sooo much.
I swear I would have a heart attack if it wasnt for CC.
Thanks for everything!!!!
Yep, I think this is 6, 8, 10, 12. Its the right amount for the 150 people and you should charge between 450.00 and 500.00.