OK, so this woman wants me to make a 3 tier wedding cake iced in buttercream. She just wants it plain, nothing on it but icing. Basically, she wants to put the chocolate seashells on herself. How much should I charge for that? It's not a ton of work, but still, it's a wedding cake. It takes time to ice smooth and everything. She didn't say how many people yet, but I told her I need to know how many she needs it to feed, then I can quote a price from there. What like $3 a slice for plain cake?? I thought it was really weird request so IDK what to charge? Thanks so much for any help. Also, how would she even attach the shells? Wouldn't she need to "glue" them on with bc or something? TIA
Charge your usual base price, nothing less.
I agree...Charge whatever you charge for your base price. You'll still have to bake, ice (smooth) and stack the cake, she's trying to cheap out thinking that she can put the decorations on herself. You might want to offer to stick the shells on for her, or you could sell her a bag of icing to use as glue
yep. same price. I also have explained to brides that when they want a "simple" cake ... no borders, just iced, blah blah blah.... that they are causing me MORE work than doing a decorated cake.
So if you're one who charges according to the design (I'm a flat-priced person .. no extra charge for 99% of the design elements), charging the same price for this cake is justified because it IS more work.