how would you price a 40th b-day cake that is a big 4 and big 0. I'll be using 2 9x13 sheets double layered cut to a 4 and 0. then, adding a gum paste shoe on top of the cake or board.....any ideas? My DH thinks at least $75
You will be baking 2 9x13's... that's 48 servings of cake. You will be carving some away, but you are still baking 48 servings of cake. You are making a template to use to carve your cake and getting frustrated while frosting the odd angles (just so you know how you'll be feeling ). You will be making a shoe from gumpaste. All for $75? That's not enough to make that worth it. Not for me anyway. Before carving that's $1.50-ish per serving. Is there anyway you could get ahold of pans in the shape of a 4 and a 0? That would make for much less waste and work. I haven't done the # cakes... but my base price is $5/serving. Looking at your site, it appears that your base price is around $2.50/serving for non-wedding cakes. I'd charge at least that for total servings baked. That's $120.
I agree with JKalman! I'd buy pans that are a #4 and #0. Save yourself the hassle and it will look great.
thanks for the advice...maybe I'll look for some pans....I'm so terrible at pricing
You might be able to rent the pans from a local cake supply place.